Entries by Lynne Bothma

Agriculture offers exciting career opportunities

The agricultural sector offers young people exciting career opportunities to leverage new innovative ways of farming to care for the food security of future generations. The agricultural sector is an exciting and challenging global industry that offers young people far more job opportunities than planting seeds and rendering animals. “The industry needs young people in […]

Maxwane to make Vodacom Bulls debut

Vodacom Bulls coach, Nollis Marais named FNB Tuks winger, Sibahle Maxwane, on the wing for the team’s Vodacom Super Rugby clash against the Emirates Lions in Johannesburg on Saturday to hand the 21-year old his team and tournament debut, whilst also making four changes in total to his backline. Maxwane replaces injured Jamba Ulengo, while […]

Ensuring a sustainable agricultural sector

Farmers face many complex decisions in order to ensure the sustainability of their enterprises and the food security of the nation. In a panel discussion as part of the Nation in Conversation series at Nampo Harvest Day, Johan Geel, Group CFO of AFGRI, said to ensure the long-term financial sustainability of the agricultural sector farmers […]

Innovative technology contributes to increased food production

Mechanisation and technological advances are crucial in the agricultural sector to improve crop yields through better efficiency and accuracy to feed the ever-growing population. Patrick Roux, MD of AFGRI Equipment, discusses the latest advances in equipment and highlights areas where technological innovation is already making a difference in the sector. Mechanisation and technological advances in […]

AFGRI to participate in Nation in Conversation and Nampo Harvest Day

AFGRI is proud to once again be a platinum sponsor of the Nation in Conversation series that will be broadcast live from the Nampo Harvest Day taking place in Bothaville from 16 to 19 May  AFGRI, the leading agricultural services company with a core focus on grain commodities and a vision of driving food security across […]

AFGRI Equipment Australia scoops sought after accolade

AFGRI Equipment Australia, a subsidiary of South African-based AFGRI, and the largest distributor of agricultural machinery in South Africa and Western Australia, has been awarded the status of 2017 Platinum Medallion Dealer by John Deere Financial Limited in Australia and New Zealand. “The Platinum Medallion is awarded to a dealer for achieving excellence through their […]

BUSINESS MEDIA MAGS: Farming For The Future

Big business is putting big effort into securing the world’s food supply – “sustainability” is the new “eco-friendly”, reports Trevor Crighton. The farming industry requires a system that produces higher volumes of a better-quality product without compromising on price, and which quantifiably improves the environment in which is it is produced… Does this sound like […]

Pollard, Kriel back to face Jaguars

Vodacom Bulls regulars, Handré Pollard and Jesse Kriel, are back in the starting fifteen for the Pretoria franchise that will face the Jaguares at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday. The two Springboks missed last weekend’s unexpected defeat in the Vodacom Super Rugby tournament against the Sunwolves in Tokyo due to a rest agreement between SA Rugby and […]