Category archives for: Food & Drinks

Nigerians urged to shun South African companies

Shoprite Nigeria

from OKORO CHINEDU in Lagos, Nigeria Nigeria Bureau LAGOS, (CAJ News) – CALLS are intensifying for the boycott of South African companies in Nigeria following the recurrence of xenophobic attacks in the Southern African country. A human rights advocate led the latest calls amid the Nigerian government evacuating hundreds of its citizens from the volatile […]

Dodgy agents, informal traders wreck Malawi maize stability


from MAVHUTO BANDA in Lilongwe, Malawi LILONGWE, (CAJ News) – MALAWI, although confirming an increase in maize production compared to previous years, is tightening screws on informal maize traders importing maize grain to neighbouring countries, lest shortages set in. The move comes as almost the entire Southern African Development Community (SADC) regional bloc faces deficits […]

100 nabbed in Zimbabwe onslaught against wood poachers

Mopane worms

from ANESUSHE MAMHUTE in Chiredzi, Zimbabwe CHIREDZI, (CAJ News) – ZIMBABWEAN authorities have arrested some 100 people during a crackdown against illegal trade of firewood from the under-threat mopane tree. The Environmental Management Agency (EMA) has partnered with the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) and also Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) to address the crisis most prevalent […]

EXCLUSIVE: Jatropha project an inspiring international success

Female black farmer for Jatropha curcas, Julia Thandeka Shungube of Mbangwane, Ehlanzeni district in Mpumalanga, South Africa. Photo by Anna Ntabane, CAJ News Africa

from ANNA NTABANE in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga MBOMBELA, (CAJ News) – BEHIND the thriving essential oils and pharmaceutical sectors in the Mpumalanga Province and neighbouring countries is an enterprise that actually started as a hobby. Making the success more unimaginable is the fact that the individual spearheading this growth is a woman from a humble background, […]

‘Land reform to retain dignity of SA blacks’

Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Thoko Didiza

from ANNA NTABANE in Mbombela, Mpumalanga MBOMBELA, (CAJ News) – LAND reforms will bring dignity to the majority black South Africans, the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Thoko Didiza, has said. She was speaking at a land reform debate at the University of Mpumalanga in Mbombela on Friday. Hundreds of youth gathered at […]

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