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26 January 2015
View news from South Africa Drought Triggers Insurance Payout in Sahel Ahead of Humanitarian Aid
SOUTH AFRICA - ARC Insurance Company Limited (ARC Ltd) is to pay $25 million in drought insurance claims to three countries in the Sahel this month....
14 January 2015
View news from South Africa Government Implements Measures to Safeguard FMD Free Zone Status
SOUTH AFRICA - The Government will vigorously implement key control measures to safeguard the Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) free zone status in the country, said the Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Senzeni Zokwana....
17 December 2014
View news from South Africa Peanut Brittle Style Coating Offers Nutrition Breakthrough
SOUTH AFRICA - South African cattle are being fed “peanut brittle” style coated vitamins to ensure nutrient absorption....
12 December 2014
View news from South Africa OIE Encouraged by Progress Made in FMD Controlled Areas
SOUTH AFRICA - South Africa hosted a team of experts from the World Organization for Animal Health, (OIE) from 30 November to 06 December 2014. This mission's intention was to assess the implementation of OIE standards on zonal freedom of foot-and-mouth...
23 April 2014
View news from South Africa African Breakthrough Links Ticks to Lumpy Skin Disease
SOUTH AFRICA – A South African researcher has confirmed suspicions that tick species are involved in the transmission of lumpy skin disease to cattle....
18 March 2014
View news from South Africa Loan Scheme to Get Cattle Back in the Kraal
SOUTH AFRICA – Farmers in the east of the country are being thrown a farming lifeline through a regional Nguni cattle loan programme....
14 March 2014
View news from South Africa Mpumalanga Cattle Affected by FMD Outbreak
SOUTH AFRICA - The South African veterinary authorities have reported two further outbreaks of foot and mouth disease in Mpumalanga, affecting cattle herds....
24 December 2013
View news from South Africa FMD Outbreaks Reported in South Africa
SOUTH AFRICA - The South African veterinary authorities have reported two new outbreaks of foot and mouth disease in Mpumalanga, affecting cattle populations....
04 December 2013
View news from South Africa South Africa to Host Global Conference on Agriculture
SOUTH AFRICA - Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson will open the 3rd Global Conference on Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Security and Climate Change in Johannesburg today (3 December)....
02 December 2013
View news from South Africa FMD Outbreak in Mpumalanga Affects Cattle
SOUTH AFRICA- The South African veterinary authorities have reported an outbreak of foot and mouth disease (FMD) in Mpumalanga....
30 October 2013
View news from South Africa South African Farmers Wait for Drought Relief Assistance
SOUTH AFRICA - North West Premier Thandi Modise says everything is being done to expedite financial assistance to mitigate the drought conditions hitting farmers....
29 October 2013
View news from South Africa Five FMD Outbreaks in South Africa Affect Cattle
SOUTH AFRICA - The South African veterinary authorities have reported five outbreaks of foot and mouth disease in various regions across Mpumalanga affecting cattle and impala populations....
09 August 2013
View news from South Africa OIE Reports More FMD in South Africa
SOUTH AFRICA - The South African veterinary authorities have reported two further outbreaks of foot and mouth disease in Limpopo province, affecting more cattle herds....
22 July 2013
View news from South Africa OIE Reports FMD Outbreak in South Africa
SOUTH AFRICA - The South African veterinary authorities have reported an outbreak of foot and mouth disease in Limpopo....
22 April 2013
View news from South Africa SAFMA Launched Following 4th Global Feed & Food Congress
SOUTH AFRICA - The Southern African Feed Manufacturers’ Association (SAFMA) was officially launched following an agreement at the 4th Global Feed & Food Congress in Sun City, South Africa, under the auspices of representatives from the International...
11 April 2013
View news from South Africa Critical Feed Issues Under Discussion at IFRM
SOUTH AFRICA - The 6th annual International Feed Regulators Meeting (IFRM) meeting organised by the International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) in cooperation with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) brought together feed...
20 March 2013
View news from South Africa South Africa's Ag Minister to Open Congress
SOUTH AFRICA - The 4th Global Feed & Food Congress (GFFC), organized by the International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF), with technical support by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) will take place for first time on the...
06 February 2013
View news from South Africa Minister Announces New Minimum Wage for Farmworkers
SOUTH AFRICA - The new minimum wage for farmworkers for the next three years has been pegged at R105 per day, the Minister of Labour Mildred Oliphant announced in Pretoria....
15 January 2013
View news from South Africa Minister Calls for Restraint in Farmworkers' Protest
SOUTH AFRICA - Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant has called on parties in the Western Cape agricultural sector to settle their industrial disputes through talking and negotiations. ...
17 October 2012
View news from South Africa Boost for Women Farmers in South Africa
SOUTH AFRICA - The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has set a target to establih 15,000 smallholder producers, with a particular focus on women....
20 June 2012
View news from South Africa More FMD Outbreaks Reported in Mpumalanga
SOUTH AFRICA - South Africa's veterinary authorities have reported four further outbreaks of foot and mouth disease in Mpumalanga's cattle populations....
25 April 2012
View news from South Africa South Africa Reports FMD Outbreak in Mpumalanga
SOUTH AFRICA - The South African veterinary authorities have reported a new outbreak of foot and mouth disease in Mpumalanga, affecting cattle at a diptank adjacent to the Kruger National Park....
27 January 2012
View news from South Africa South Africa Reports One FMD Outbreak
SOUTH AFRICA - The competent South African veterinary authorities have reported an outbreak of foot and mouth disease in Mpumalanga....
10 January 2012
View news from South Africa OIE: South Africa Reports FMD Outbreak
SOUTH AFRICA - An outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) has been reported to the OIE by Dr Bothle Michael Modisane, Chief Director , Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Pretoria, South Africa....
12 May 2011
View news from South Africa FMD Breaks Out in South African Buffaloes
SOUTH AFRICA - The country's veterinary authorities have reported two outbreaks of foot and mouth disease in cattle....
12 April 2011
View news from South Africa Foot and Mouth Disease Controls Relaxed in KZN
SOUTH AFRICA - Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Tina Joemat-Peterson has relaxed the movement certain meat products out of the foot and mouth disease (FMD) infected zone in KwaZulu-Natal. ...
24 March 2011
View news from South Africa More Foot and Mouth Disease in South Africa
SOUTH AFRICA - The South African veterinary authorities have reported four more outbreaks of foot and mouth disease (FMD). ...
28 February 2011
View news from South Africa Foot and Mouth Disease Breaks Out in South Africa
SOUTH AFRICA - The South African veterinary authorities have reported twelve outbreaks of foot and mouth disease in cattle in the KwaZulu-Natal region....

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