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AmberMacs’ expo goes from strength to strength

Pictured above: Lize Roets, Joy Gulle, Lindria Lategan provided creamy samples of Giraf Macadamia Milk. AmberMacs hosted their third Macadamia Expo this year with the event growing from strength to strength. Held from 8 to 9 February in White River, Mpumalanga, the...

Real-time e-commerce platform could revolutionise mac trade

Mpumalanga macadamia farmer Cobus Kok has launched a Macadamia Services Management (MSM) platform that he says will revolutionise the nut trade by providing real-time and accurate data for improved marketing and sales decisions by registered users. The platform is...

Rolls Royce macadamia plan for KZN small-scale growers

Pictured Above: Siphelele Vumisa on his farm in the deep rural area of Macambini on the northern KwaZulu-Natal coast. When Covid-19 resulted in the lockdown of the world’s economies, young mechanical engineer Siphelele Vumisa began realising his dream to plant...

MSM ADDRESS BURNING MACADAMIA QUESTIONS

In the rapidly evolving landscape of macadamia trade, the presence of sudden supply surges looms large, presenting both challenges and opportunities for stakeholders across the value chain. Cobus Kok, MD of Macadamia Sales Market (MSM), underscores the critical...

Simplifying irrigation design through digital innovation

It is not every day that you implement a new irrigation system, but everyday technology and options for optimal irrigation evolve to suit the changing needs of climate, farmers, and consumers alike. Rivulis knows this, and how to make sure irrigation professionals are...

Sector should brace itself for tumultuous times

Pictured Above: Marlene Louw, senior agricultural economist at the Absa Group As the world teeters on the brink of World War III and foreign policy tensions between South Africa and the United States add impetus to worsening trade relations between the two countries,...

MSM Macadamia Trading Platform and market access: everyone in the know – at last!

Nelspruit Mpumalanga, South Africa - In a groundbreaking move set to redefine the macadamia nut trading arena, the MSM platform offers a seamless digital marketplace for buyers and sellers Worldwide. With an unwavering commitment to quality, transparency, and...

Perfect invader – a real and imminent threat to mac orchards

Pictured Above: In pear orchards in the Western Cape, Matthew Addison is leading research into the shot hole borer. Scientists warn that the deadly polyphagous shot hole borer beetle has the potential to decimate the country’s indigenous and agriculture tree...

Letter From The Editor: Summer Edition 2024

Thousands of farmers from Delhi to Paris and Athens have taken their tractors and in some instances their livestock, to the streets in protest. They say bureaucracy and overbearing government regulations, particularly linked to climate change, are putting them out of...

Aussie mac tree management under trial in southern KZN orchard

Pictured Above: In this orchard of 788s one line was selected as a trial. Every second tree was cut back post-harvest. Some trees will be left as 788s to rejuvenate them, to see how long they will take to come back into production. The remainder of the 788s that were...

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Join Us for MacDay 2024 and build on last year’s successes

Join Us for MacDay 2024 and build on last year’s successes

Together we move forward – fuelled by momentum The macadamia industry is abuzz with excitement as MacDay 2024 is set to take place at Whispering Thorns in White River from 10 - 11 September. Golf enthusiasts can also look forward to a golf day with their peers and the...

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Silence is golden in the modern garden

Silence is golden in the modern garden

Ten years after adopting quiet battery-operated landscaping and lawncare equipment the pioneering Hill Top Trading in Johannesburg has grown into a large and thriving enterprise employing more than 250 people and maintaining the gardens of more than 60 residential and...

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NEW LUBRICATION-FREE ROD ENDS

NEW LUBRICATION-FREE ROD ENDS

Pictured above: Igus has developed maintenance-free polymer-hybrid spherical bearings that need no lubrication The constant need for relubrication of metallic bearing points on rod ends industrial applications is a time consuming and expensive exercise and poses a...

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Exciting new offerings on the horizon for farmers

Exciting new offerings on the horizon for farmers

Evolving agricultural practices and new methods are reshaping the farming industry and leading equipment suppliers to constantly review and update their offerings to farmers. At the forefront of these developments is one of the country’s most diverse equipment...

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Beer brewers avoid grease contamination

Beer brewers avoid grease contamination

A study by RWTH Aachen University and igus recently quantified the financial and environmental benefits of using lubrication-free polymer bearings over traditional metal bearings. The study reveals that users can save up to R-million annually in lubricant costs,...

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AmberMacs’ expo goes from strength to strength

AmberMacs’ expo goes from strength to strength

Pictured above: Lize Roets, Joy Gulle, Lindria Lategan provided creamy samples of Giraf Macadamia Milk. AmberMacs hosted their third Macadamia Expo this year with the event growing from strength to strength. Held from 8 to 9 February in White River, Mpumalanga, the...

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