November 22, 2017

News:

All about Love brings African flavour to SA cinemas

Featuring an all-African cast and shot in Johannesburg, the new romantic comedy All about Love is coming to cinemas around South Africa in April. Written and directed by Adze Ugah (Jacob’s Cross, Isibaya, Mrs Right Guy), the film also showcases the talents of Emmy Award-winning director of photography Nicholas Hofmeyr. It opens at Ster-Kinekor cinemas on April 21. It stars Nomzamo Mbatha, Katlego Danke and Zenande Mfenyana, all from South Africa, along with Richard Lukunku (South Africa), Chris Attoh (Ghana), Leroy Gopal (Zimbabwe), Enyinna Nwigwe (Nigeria) and Angela Sithole (South Africa), among others. – Timeslive

More Land for small Farmers

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Government will make more land available to black farmers so that they can be involved in agriculture at a larger scale and contribute more meaningfully to the country’s economy, a senior official has said. The Free State provincial government chairperson for the economic cluster Sam Mashinini told The Weekly on the side-lines of the inaugural Agro-Processing Summit held in Bloemfontein from April 11-12 that government was looking at more effective ways to speed up the land redistribution process to ensure that more black farmers acquired more land to allow them to go into commercial farming and be more productive. Mashinini’s…

Tackling poverty head on

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As the provincial department of agriculture and rural development assembles experts to brainstorm on how to use agro-processing to add value to agricultural products… The Free State provincial government says it has rolled up its sleeves to tackle the triple challenges of poverty, inequality and joblessness that is more prevalent in rural and farming communities. Speaking at a two-day Free State Agro-Processing summit held at the Sand Du Plessies Theatre in Bloemfontein on Tuesday, MEC for police, roads and transport Sam Mashinini said the aim of the event was to contribute ideas in the fight against the three challenges. Mashinini…