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Agribusiness

Kaap Agri remains optimistic

Feb 18 2019 18:00

Kaap Agri remains optimistic about the outlook for agriculture and expects a partial recovery of lost growth as drought conditions ease in the Western Cape.

Agribusiness

Brexit a hot topic for SA fruit exporters

Feb 18 2019 14:07

Brexit is a hot topic and SA fruit exporters are watching closely to see how it might influence the value of the pound, says the managing director Tru-Cape.

Economy

Nigeria set to overtake SA as largest maize producer in sub-Saharan Africa - economist

Feb 02 2019 10:00

Nigeria is poised to overtake SA and become the largest maize producer in sub-Saharan Africa in the 2018/19 production season, says agricultural economist Wandile Sihlobo.

Economy

SA plants smallest maize area since worst drought

Jan 29 2019 21:23

South African maize farmers, who historically produce the continent’s biggest harvest, have probably planted the smallest area with the grain since the worst drought on record three years ago.

Agribusiness

SA farmers raise alarm on persistent drought threat, seek aid

Jan 25 2019 20:32

As little as 60% of available land was planted this season and those crops are being threatened by heat stress, according to lobby group Grain SA.

Agribusiness

Why the tobacco industry wants a 0% tax hike and minimum price for cigarettes

Jan 22 2019 12:34

Tax collection from cigarettes has declined, despite successive "sin tax hikes", amidst an increase in illicit tobacco products, according to research conducted by Econometrix, on behalf of British American Tobacco.

Agribusiness

Underpaid SA wine producers 'undermine' industry, limit growth – Vinpro chair

Jan 18 2019 19:33

It is time for those wine producers, directors of wine companies and their agents who are accepting low prices to wake up, says the chair of Vinpro.

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Agribusiness

Karan Beef merger approved with conditions

Jan 16 2019 21:50

The proposed merger of Karan Beef Holdings merger with Karan Beef and Karan Beef Feedlot was approved by the Competition Tribunal with certain conditions.

Agribusiness

Tongaat Hulett appoints new CEO to sweeten its prospects

Jan 14 2019 16:13

In a SENS announcement released on Monday, Tongaat Hulett said Hudson’s prior jobs included serving as CEO of Turkish company Anadolu Efes, where he was also managing director of the company’s beer businesses in South Africa and abroad.

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