Farmer’s Weekly has a long and proud history of serving South Africa’s agricultural industry. Throughout the years, Farmer’s Weekly has been a clarion for South Africa’s farming community and, the magazine remains fully committed to its original undertaking – the advancement of the interests of farmers and their industry.
The first issue saw the light of day on 15 March 1911 under the editorship of Thomas Mackenzie, who at the time was the editor of the daily newspaper The Friend, based in Bloemfontein. In 1920 Mackenzie was appointed managing editor of all The Friend Newspaper Publishing Company’s publications and Sydney York-Ford became Farmer’s Weekly’s first full-time editor. Under his leadership, the magazine continued to grow. On his retirement 26 years later in 1946, York-Ford was succeeded by Ian “Chips” Barr.
By then the magazine had the enviable reputation of being “The Farmer’s Bible”. Barr was succeeded by his assistant editor, Carl Havinga, at the end of 1963, and remained in the post until 1979, when Lionel Mundell, former regional editor in Western Cape, was appointed the magazine’s editor. He was followed by Mike Fisher in 1987, Corrie Venter in 1994, Chris Burgess in 2000 and current editor Alita van der Walt in 2011.
The Power of Healthy Living
Longevity magazine, founded by internationally renowned health champion Kathy Keeton, has been published in southern Africa for the past 14 years. Since its launch, it has enjoyed a reputation of being one of the most reliable sources of health information in this country. It has the power to influence – and even change – lives and is endorsed by top local and international authorities in medicine, nutrition, fitness and beauty.
Media in Africa
Media in Africa is a renowned and respected publishing company that has been producing high-quality, glossy, niche, specialised publications for over 22 years, purposely tailored to the requirements of our markets and customers.
Why have an energy magazine?
Addressing global energy stress
There are manifestations of increasing stress on energy supplies from a global economy that is outgrowing its support systems; many people have crossed the bridge in accepting the idea that there is going to be a need for restructuring the global energy economy. Alternative energy is emerging as a cornerstone of the new economy.
Africa’s energy contribution
Africa’s energy potential is vast, but is coupled with serious socio-economic issues that also need to be addressed. This publication aims to provide meaningful, technical and edifying information to educate the global energy community about prospective opportunities for energy generation (and related issues) in Africa and report on innovations and technologies.
Unbiased and independent platform
As an independent platform, we aim to publish alternative viewpoints and opinions to enrich our readers’ outlook and become an integral part of the knowledge sharing process. We will ask, and attempt to answer, some tough questions: What is Africa’s real need and capabilities? What policies and strategies can reasonably be implemented in Africa?
If the information you seek relates to Africa, energy and the environment, www.25degrees.net will provide you with a smorgasbord of current, up-to-speed and incisive content dedicated to energy generation needs, moratoria and debates. 25° in Africa’s newly designed portal is dedicated to showcasing the magazine’s content, and all things energy related. It provides an at-a-glance overview of the Africa’s energy landscape, and also provides links to pertinent energy content, an updated business directory, reports and reviews and event announcements.
A virtual magazine
In a bid to save precious carbon miles, and lessen the amount of paper lugged across the ocean in print format, 25º in Africa, Africa’s Independent Energy Publication is now available as a VIRTUAL PUBLICATION online, also onwww.25degrees.net .
If you feel you have a contribution to make – let’s hear from you.