Farmers

Profitable partners or partners facing painful problems?

by Derick van der Walt on Jul 9th, 2014|

To share 50% of your worldly possessions with your farm workers, especially those who have been at your side for many years, seems a noble idea.

After all, they have been there for you through the droughts, the floods, that […]

Tina and the ‘turners’?

by Derick van der Walt on May 28th, 2014|

Now that the energetic Tina Joemat-Petterssen has moved on to an even more energetic portfolio, all eyes are on the new kids on the block who will head policy decisions with regard to agriculture in future. Will Senzeni Zokwana, […]

The mealie, the ballot-box and Marie Antoinette

by Derick van der Walt on Apr 6th, 2014|

That Marie Antoinette’s head eventually landed on the chopping block in 1789, because an angry mass stormed the Bastille on empty stomachs, is regarded by historians more as fiction than fact. Throughout history, however, governments learnt the hard way […]