South Africa

Table grape harvest on track as conditions remain unchanged

Table grape harvest on track as conditions remain unchanged

The South African table grape harvest is well underway with crop volumes estimated to be between 63,2 million and 70,1 million, 4,5 kg-equivalent cartons.
Feed donations for drought-stricken Sutherland farmers

Feed donations for drought-stricken Sutherland farmers

A convoy of 33 trucks recently left the Overberg region in the Western Cape with donated feed destined for farmers in the drought-stricken Sutherland district.
‘SA tourism could lose billion due to illicit wildlife trade’

‘SA tourism could lose billions due to illicit wildlife trade’

All indications are that the illicit wildlife trade in South Africa is flourishing. This was according to the Coalition Against the Breeding and Keeping of Lions and other Big Cats...
Tractor sales hard hit by dry conditions in November

Tractor sales hard hit by dry conditions in November

Dry conditions in early summer across the central and western regions of South Africa contributed to the 27,3% year-on-year decline in national tractor sales during November 2018.
Subdued interim results for Senwes

Subdued interim results for Senwes

The land debate and political uncertainty have negatively affected business confidence in the agricultural industry and this was reflected in the decline in producers’ investment and spending in the industry,...
Blueberry pest

North American pest threatens SA’s blueberry industry

A devastating pest, the blueberry bud mite (Acalitus vaccinii) has been detected in Mpumalanga.
Investigation into ‘illegal’ garlic imports

Investigation into ‘illegal’ garlic imports

An oversupply of garlic on local markets is currently dragging down the producer price.
‘Public-private teamwork must boost KZN small-scale farmers’

‘Public-private partnerships could boost small-scale farmers’

The private sector in KwaZulu-Natal should work with the provincial department of agriculture and rural development to help black farmers transform their farming enterprises from small- to large-scale commercial production,...
Concern about pressure on feedlot margins

Concern about pressure on feedlot margins

Concerns have been expressed that feedlot margins could come under pressure going forward, especially if feed prices increased on the back of delayed summer plantings.
Agribusiness can help speed up economic turnaround - Agbiz

Agribusiness can help speed up economic turnaround – Agbiz

The private sector and agribusiness in particular, can play a major role in a turnaround strategy for South Africa.

Parliament to set up land expropriation committee

The National Assembly recently passed a motion to establish an ad hoc committee to draft a Constitutional Amendment Bill to amend Section 25 of the Constitution to allow for the...
Less positive outlook for 2019 grain production season

Less positive outlook for 2019 grain production season

The agriculture sector will end 2018 on a mixed note as dry and hot weather conditions in many parts of South Africa create uncertainty for grain production, according to Wandile...

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Wine industry satisfied with inflationary sin tax increase

Wine industry satisfied with inflationary sin tax increase

The South African wine and brandy industry has welcomed the inflationary increase in excise duties announced by Finance Minister Tito Mboweni in the 2019/2020 National Budget Speech on Wednesday.

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