Agri podcast: NC Roads continue to deteriorate

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Agri podcast: NC Roads continue to deteriorate  | News Article

Roads in the Northern Cape continue to deteriorate following the past month’s heavy rainfall.

This is especially a concern to farmers and the agriculture sector, as many of them cannot transport their produce to markets because the road conditions aren’t safe. In an interview with OFM-news, The South African Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu) provincial chairperson, Senzo Mpalala, says these roads aren’t being attended to, and once repaired, the restoration of these damages only last temporarily.


Aqua-culture has been described as an economical, eco-friendly and increasingly sustainable method of farming with immeasurable efficient and effective advantages. Dr. Mary-Jane Thaela-Chimuka, senior researcher for the aqua-culture unit at the Agricultural Research Council, says aquaponics is predominantly practiced in provinces such as Kwa-Zulu Natal but has expanded to provinces such as the Free State, Gauteng and many more. Here she on the social and ecological advantages of aquaponics.

OFM News/Lee Simmons and Blaine Jones

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