Products of Origin South Africa

© Chris Daly
South Africa is a land of diversity, not only in its people and nature, but also its industries and products of origin. South Africa is synonymous for its mineral riches such gold, diamond, platinum, manganese-ore and coal, while the fruits of its farming industry are savoured over the world. This includes wine, fruit, medicinal plants, wool, livestock, game and cut flowers. In addition, South African technological advances, designs and innovation can be seen in the areas of manufacture, technology, tourism and health. provides an extensive variety of industry product-related information that highlights South Africa’s most bountiful industries and encapsulates the country’s successes in a range of fields.

Climate and Farming in South Africa

Farming is not only about choosing a crop or an animal to farm. To farm successfully and to understand nature you will need to understand the climate, weather, rainfall and temperature of an area....more

Crop Farming in South Africa

South Africa’s agricultural sector is one of the world’s most diverse, consisting of corporate and private intensive and extensive crop farming systems, including vegetable, fruit, grapes...more

Farm Management in South Africa

Farmers in South Africa face changes on a daily basis and need to be able to adapt and manage droughts, escalating fuel prices, instability in market conditions and labour issues....more

Livestock Farming in South Africa

South Africa has a market-oriented agricultural economy that includes livestock production of cattle, dairy, pigs, sheep, goats, rabbits, ostrich and a well-developed poultry...more

Soft Skills for Farming

Young and new farmers are the future of South Africa’s agriculture. Apart from specific hard skills required by the various areas of farming, soft skills are also needed by new farmers....more