NWK is hosting a series of thought provoking breakfast events for farmers during October, and members of the Agricultural Writers are invited.
To help journalists attend at least one of these events, NWK is sponsoring the media transport to the last event in the series on Friday 25 October in Lichtenburg, North West.
Bona fide members of the agricultural media are welcome to hop on the bus and join in to attend this event that promises to share some hard hitting truths about the state of the economy in the agricultural sector.
Come and participate in the questions and listen to the answers about ways farmers can ensure their sustainability in difficult times.
RSVP: Charmaine@abevents.co.za on or before Friday 18 October.
*OWN TRANSPORT: Any member of the media may attend or use their own transport to reach the event. If you are NOT using the sponsored mini-bus transport option, please RSVP directly to Jaques de Wet at email@example.com before 21 October.
Winners of our 2018 Farmers and Agriculturist of the year awards
At a gala event held in Stellenbosch on 16 November the Agricultural Writers SA announced the winners
of the 2018 National Farmer, New Entrant into Commercial Agriculture and Agriculturist of the Year.
The main sponsors of the event was Bayer, Santam Agriculture, Sanlam and Rovic Leers.
The three national winners are:
- The 2018 National Farmer of the Year is Pieter Graaff, a farmer from Ceres in the Western Cape.
- The 2018 New Entrant into Commercial Agriculture is Leonard Mavhugu, a farmer from the former Ciskei region of the Eastern Cape.
- The 2018 Agriculturist of the Year is Wandile Sihlobo, an agricultural economist from Gauteng.
South Africa hosted the International Agricultural Conference
South Africa hosted the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists’ (IFAJ) congress in 2017.
View the video ‘South Africa is different’ which was flighted during the bid.