• Rating agencies and SA

    Warts and all, rating agencies kept SA on the straight and narrow, says Daniel Silke.

  • Crisis management fail

    Ford SA lost the plot right after the tragic death of a Kuga owner in 2015, says Solly Moeng.

  • Stop the roads carnage

    SA needs visible law enforcement to reduce our ghastly road death toll, says Mandi Smallhorne.

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BAT gets green light to acquire rival Reynolds

Jan 17 2017 14:24

British American Tobacco's $49.4bn proposal to acquire rival Reynolds has been met with approval, a move that will make it the world's largest tobacco company.


Alien armyworms invade maize in drought-hit southern Africa

Jan 17 2017 09:04

After southern Africa’s worst drought in more than 35 years ravaged crops and sent food prices soaring, farmers are battling a new crisis: alien armyworms.


US farmers sow smallest winter-wheat acreage since 1909

Jan 13 2017 09:13

The planted acreage for winter wheat in the US has fallen to the lowest level since 1909 as farmers from Kansas to Texas faced prospects for declining crop prices.


DTI responds to Malema's poultry tariff hike demand

Jan 13 2017 09:09

In response to Julius Malema's urging for a 50% tariff on poultry imports, Minister of Trade and Industry Rob Davies says a committee is examining the industry's challenges.


Chickens may starve if Eskom cuts power, warns Astral Foods

Jan 12 2017 19:20

Millions of chickens owned by Astral Foods will starve if planned power cuts to the poultry producer’s largest facility go ahead.


Impose 50% tariff on poultry imports, urges Malema

Jan 12 2017 19:35

The Economic Freedom Fighters called on Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies to impose a 50% tariff on all chicken importers to protect SA poultry farmers and their workers.


Tunisia desperately looking for orange lovers

Jan 10 2017 13:47

Tunisia is seeking buyers after a bumper harvest of 550 000 tonnes of oranges, half of which could be destroyed if there are no buyers, experts say.


Viking Fishing director: We were trying to save jobs

Jan 09 2017 18:44

Viking Fishing Holdings says it took court action to suspend hake trawling to protect the jobs of 179 people, and to make sure the fishing rights allocation is “rational”.

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Govt can save poultry sector as job losses loom - Fawu

Jan 09 2017 13:04

It is within the power of government to protect the local poultry industry which is experiencing massive losses due to low import tariffs, says union Fawu.


Viking Fishing's court bid a 'cynical, muscle-flexing' exercise - legal expert

Jan 08 2017 11:19

Viking Inshore Fishing's successful court bid to have hake inshore trawling temporarily suspended is cynical and unnecessary muscle flexing, says Shaheen Moolla, a legal advisor to the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing.

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