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    Short-term (most of March) outlooks for rain are negative and can cause further drought damage to the maize crop in some areas, mainly the eastern Free State and Mpumalanga. Good yields are still possible but are down from previous record yields. Initial waterlogged conditions in the North West have been managed to a large extent. ...
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    There has been speculation around whether South African products, such as Rooibos, will continue to enjoy Geographical Indicator (GI) status following the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union. According to Dawie de Villiers, legal director for the SA Rooibos Council (SARC), the short answer is “yes”. “By its inclusion in the Geographical Indication Protocol of ...