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South Africa’s Sere wind farm plugged in

South Africa’s Sere wind farm plugged in

Eskom’s first large scale renewable energy project, the Sere wind farm, in the Western Cape has been plugged into the national grid, with the ability to light up some 30 000 homes.

Rooibos refreshes the agri-tourism industry

The prized rooibos, indigenous to the south-western reaches of South Africa, has long been used by the Khoi and San as a refreshing drink and a medicinal herb. Today it is enjoyed around the world. Its following has grown so vast that a pair of enterprising sisters in a small rural town has set up the Rooibos Route.

South African fly farm to produce protein from waste

South African fly farm to produce protein from waste

The world's largest commercial fly farm, which will harvest the larvae of 8.5-billion flies to produce food for chickens, pigs and farmed fish, is under construction in South Africa, premised on an innovative waste-to-protein concept that could revolutionize the global animal feed market.

Liliesleaf remembered 50 years on

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the raid on Liliesleaf Farm – the day that South African police swooped on the hideout of key members of the African National Congress's struggle against apartheid.
From Liliesleaf to Robben Island

India's Suzlon enters SA power market

Suzlon’s SA wind project powers ahead

Construction on what will be the continent's biggest wind farm, the Cookhouse wind farm in South Africa's Eastern Cape province, is under way, with the first batch of giant turbines having arrived at the Port of Ngqura outside Port Elizabeth.
India's Suzlon enters SA power market

Suzlon to power Cookhouse wind farm

India's Suzlon Energy has signed a deal with African Clean Energy Developments for the supply and construction of up to 200 wind turbines for the Cookhouse Wind Energy Facility in the Eastern Cape, for an undisclosed sum.

Cape Town launches meat-free day

The City of Cape Town has launched a campaign to encourage people to eat less meat – at least once a week – for the sake of the environment and the welfare of humans and farm animals.
SA store shows new way to farm

Big birds are big business

Ostriches are big business. Farmed in South Africa for at least 130 years, these birds bring in R1.75-billion a year, 90% of it foreign exchange, with the country producing 70% of the world’s ostrich meat, leather and feathers.

From farmworker to farmer

From farmworker to farmer

Coromandel farm in Mpumalanga is showing the world that South African farmworkers can take over a large commercial estate and run it profitably - and get along with established local farmers.
Tenure security for farmworkers

Tenure security for farmworkers

In a bid to halt farm evictions in South Africa, the government is to propose legislation giving farmworkers tenure security. The Department of Housing wants to break the link between workers' employment contracts and their right to reside on farms.

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