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August brings warmer, windy and dry weather – and also veld fires.  Farmers must ensure that the correct fire breaks have been done, that their fire-fighting equipment is in good order, fire drills are rehearsed and that there is good system in place in the district for a rapid, combined response to veld fires.  Move […]


Although good and even excessive rains have fallen in many areas to the north, this is not true for most of the Western, Eastern and Northern Cape Provinces.  Animal numbers are down and there are therefore less surplus animals to be sold, with lower incomes for farmers.  Breeding cows and ewes have or should have […]

RMRD SA Awards Top Scientists

At a prestigious ceremony held on the 24th October 2017 awards were handed to our to winners in 4 categories, as listed below. CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS Category “Young Researcher” – Ms Motshabi Mokolobate Category ” Outstanding Contribution” – Prof Michiel Scholtz Category “Veteran Researcher” – Prof Gareth Bath Category ” Research Project” – Ms […]

NSPCA Victory – High Court upholds judgement

“Disclosure of complaints made to the Respondent (the National Council of SPCAs) or local SPCAs could reasonably be expected to prejudice the future supply of similar information from persons wishing to remain anonymous and that it is in the public interest that similar information continue to be supplied so as to further the Respondent’s statutory […]