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No reason to explore 100% local food procurement, says agriculture minister

Aug 19 2019 21:34

Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Thoko Didiza said while there were "no compelling reason for undertaking such a study", the department studies food security levels, agricultural production trends, and agricultural trade patterns.


Tribunal greenlights merger of SA's biggest ostrich firms, but Ts and Cs apply

Aug 15 2019 10:05

The Competition Tribunal has conditionally approved the merger between SA's largest ostrich processing companies – Klein Karoo International and Mosstrich.


WATCH: Beyond Meat hungers for funding to fuel expansion

Aug 02 2019 10:50

Meat alternative company Beyond Meat announced details of a second share sale, just months after its blockbuster IPO, as the plant-based burger maker raises money to fuel an attempt to meet growing demand and beat out competitors.


Tobacco Wars: Industry body apologises to Van Loggerenberg

Aug 01 2019 06:00

The Fair-Trade Independent Tobacco Association has apologised to the SA Revenue Service and any of its employees who may have been harmed by FITA's members, saying the association was building a "new relationship" with the tax agency.


Dire consequences if 'unconsidered' poultry tariff is approved, warn meat importers

Jul 19 2019 12:32

According to a statement released by the association, government and its import tariff adjudication body are yielding to calls for a tariff increase on chicken product imports.


WATCH: Small farmers put Zimbabwe's coffee back on the map

Jul 04 2019 11:44

With companies like Nestle's Nespresso arm willing to pay a premium for Zimbabwe's Arabica coffee, small-scale farmers are returning to a sector that was all-but destroyed under former President Robert Mugabe.


WATCH: Locked out of China, US pork producers sniff out new buyers

Jul 02 2019 22:18

US hog farmers lost hundreds of millions of dollars in export sales to China and Mexico after President Donald Trump launched his trade wars last year.



Feathers fly as Competition Commission rejects merger for SA's biggest ostrich firms

Jul 01 2019 22:00

Two of the largest companies in the ostrich industry are heading to the Competition Tribunal in a bid to have a decision by the Competition Commission – to prohibit their merger – overturned.


WATCH: Italy’s cannabis light market fears legal buzzkill

Jun 27 2019 20:49

It’s been called the Italian "Green Gold Rush.” Barely there marijuana dubbed “cannabis light” has put Italy on the international weed map. But the industry is getting political and judicial blowback that some fear will nip business in the bud.

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