Livestock

Animal production contributes approximately 41% to the country’s agricultural GDP. About 500 000 people are employed by the industry.

Milk production in South Africa contributes approximately 0,5% to the world’s milk production. South Africa has four major dairy breeds, namely Holstein, Jersey, Guernsey and Ayrshire.

Mpumalanga commands the greatest share of beef production in South Africa, accounting for 23% in 2009, followed with the Free State and Gauteng, taking up 20% and 13% respectively. Commercial farmers own 60% of the 14,1 million cattle available in South Africa.

There are 27 popular beef breeds in South Africa including the Brahman, indigenous Afrikaner and Nguni, Tuli, Boron, Bonsmara, Drakensberger, Simbra, Beefmaster, Angus and Braford.

Agri Eco Contribution

Agri Eco Contribution

While the primary agricultural sector contributes about 3% to the country's gross domestic product...

Taxation

Taxation

South Africa has a residence-based tax system, which means residents are – subject to certain...

Green Economy

Green Economy

The green economy is shaping the next wave of industrialisation and is a key sector in the New...

Trade and Industry

Trade and Industry

The Department of Trade and Industry's vision is of a South Africa that has a vibrant economy,...

Foreign Trade

Foreign Trade

Since the end of apartheid foreign trade in South Africa has increased, following the lifting of...

Economic Dev

Economic Dev

365 000 new jobs five major new state infrastructure projects R300 billion for the country's ports...

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