South Africa’s agricultural policy in 2021

South Africa’s agricultural policy in 2021

Wandile Sihlobo, Johann Kirsten and Sifiso Ntombela[i] From the Reconstruction and Development Programme of President Mandela to the Accelerated and Shared Growth Initiative of President Mbeki, the National Development Plan of President Zuma and recently the...
Brief reflections on the recent rains over South Africa’s summer crop growing areas

Brief reflections on the recent rains over South Africa’s summer crop growing areas

We have seen a right mix of rain and sunshine in recent weeks across South Africa, which bodes well for all agricultural subsectors – field crops, horticulture and livestock. From my observations driving across some of South Africa’s regions these past few weeks, the crops look good from a distance. Also, conversations with farmers in various areas have been uplifting.

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