CAPE MECHANISATION

BY RICHARD HURST, in Johannesburg
THE SOUTH African agriculture and land minister Thoko Didiza has urged wine growers in the Western Cape to embrace automation in the industry, to deal with the loss of low paid labourers who have left the region's agricultural industries since the onset of black majority rule in 1994.

The minister said that there was a need to inject new practices, techniques and machinery into the industry, adding that wine and fruit farmers were in a better position to investigate new ideas and innovations since they enjoyed a ...


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