South Africa

‘Don’t stop farming’, Mbuza tells white farmers

‘Don’t stop farming’, Mabuza tells white farmers

Commercial farming will not be disrupted, land grabs will not be tolerated and food security will not be jeopardised by the ANC’s campaign to accelerate land reform.
Agri sector welcomes ANC reassurances on property rights

Agri sector welcomes ANC reassurance on property rights

A representative for organised agriculture who attended one of two meetings with top-level ANC officials said the engagement was critical in light of the current vacuum in which uncertainty was...
SABIO relieved at Zambia honey import ban

SABIO relieved at Zambia honey import ban

South Africa’s recent ban on imports of non-irradiated honey from Zambia has been described as a “good thing” by the chairperson of the SA Bee Industry Organisation (SABIO), Mike Miles.
Agri SA, Agbiz to meet with ANC

Agri SA, Agbiz to meet government to discuss land issue

Representatives from Agri SA and Agbiz were scheduled to meet with top ANC officials on Tuesday, 21 August, in what has been termed a series of many meetings yet to...
Soya bean crop

No transport differential for soya beans

Grain SA has welcomed a decision against the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) not to implement a transport differential for soy beans in SA.
North Africa and Middle East markets must be explored

North Africa and Middle East markets must be explored

South Africa has to explore North African and Middle Eastern markets, which will grow exponentially in the next decade. Those countries do not have the capacity to grow their own...

Superfruits can help save SA economy

While South Africa was creating jobs and achieving some economic growth, these processes were not happening fast enough to keep up with the rate at which the population was growing...
‘SA lost R1 trillion in economic growth in past seven years’

‘SA lost R1 trillion in economic growth in past seven years’

South Africans were on average 25% poorer today than we were seven years ago, according to Agbiz CEO Dr John Purchase, speaking at the annual Free State Agriculture Congress in...

BASF completes purchase of Bayer’s divested businesses

Multinational chemical company BASF has concluded its €7,6 billion (R123 billion) all-cash acquisition of various businesses and assets of global life sciences and agriculture company Bayer.
Farm list not real

Expropriation farm list ‘fake’ – department of land reform

The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR) has confirmed that the list containing the names of 195 farms allegedly earmarked for expropriation without compensation is fake.

Bankrupt bush encroachment on the increase

South Africa’s grasslands are threatened by the encroachment of bankrupt bush (Seriphium plumosum), according to Dan’sile Cindi, deputy director: Ecological Infrastructure at the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI).
Maize crop

El Niño forecast may mean better maize prices

Weather forecasts indicate that there was a more than 50% chance of another El Niño event occurring in the coming season, which could result in drought conditions, according to a...


Latest stats show slight decrease in rhino poaching

Latest stats show slight decrease in rhino poaching

The decline in South Africa’s 1 January – 31 August 2018 national rhino poaching statistics to 508 animals, compared to the 691 rhino that fell to poachers for the same...

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