April 26, 2017

Arrested pastor threatens to sue media

Lawyers for the embattled leader of the Jesus Dominion International (JDI) church Timothy Oluseun Omotoso who is facing allegations of human trafficking and sexually accusing female members of the church say their client is planning to sue the SABC and the eNCA for reporting falsehoods about their client. Alwyn Griebenow told The Weekly yesterday as they were preparing to present Omotoso to police in Port Elizabeth that their client denied all allegations against him and was going to sue the two broadcasters and other media houses for their biased reporting on the matter. “The pastor denies all allegations,” said Griebenow…

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‘Repositioning the FS for Agricultural Value Adding and Processing towards 2030’

The inaugural two-day Agro-Processing Summit hosted by the Free State Department Agriculture and Rural Development was held under the theme: ‘Repositioning the Free State Province for Agricultural Value Adding and Processing towards 2030’. Its main objectives were to identify the conditions necessary to create a broader and more solid knowledge base for the promotion of sustainable agro processing, including training and information-sharing needs; facilitate the reorientation of urban agricultural markets; develop targeted intervention strategies for up scaling and migration of emerging farmers to commercial farmers; position Free State as an agro processing investment hub for the country and the continent…

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Lack of strategy hinders agro-processing growth

MEC Oupa Khabane says lack of access to markets by emerging farmers also proving a major setback The Free State Department of Agriculture and Rural Development says its failure to come up with a pointed strategy to promote agro-processing has seen most farm produce leaving the province in a state to be processed elsewhere at the expense of the provincial economy. Free State agriculture and rural development MEC Oupa Khabane told The Weekly in an interview during the first ever Agro-Processing Summit held in Bloemfontein from April 11-12 that the provincial department acknowledged there were a number of factors contributing…

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