Credit Bill might be bad news for agriculture

The obligation that the National Credit Amendment Bill will put on credit providers and debt counsellors to report the reckless granting of credit could...

Illovo Sugar Africa makes major economic impact

Illovo Sugar Africa (Pty) Ltd announced that during the 2016/2017 financial year, the company’s total economic impact across its six countries of operation has...

Wine grape producers struggle

South African wine grape producers are under continued financial pressure due to the prevailing drought and economic challenges. But a structural shift is on...

Investment in agri is a must

“Without additional efforts to promote pro-agricultural investments, some 653 million people will still be undernourished in 2030.” This is according to Theo van der...

Public Investment Corporation takes 25% stake in ZAR X

The Public Investment Corporation (PIC), one of Africa’s largest asset managers, has bought a 25% stake in ZAR X for an undisclosed amount. The equity...

Orange River Cellars appoints new CEO

The South African agriculture landscape is not new to Charl du Plessis, newly appointed CEO of Orange River Cellars, but he quickly admits that...

Potential of blockchain technology in agriculture

Blockchain technology, the underlying technology for cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, will affect agriculture, although it started in the finance, health and supply chain industries. Blockchain...

SA food producer price inflation up to 1.0% y/y  

The headline food producer price inflation for December 2017 edged up slightly to 1.0% year-on-year (y/y) from 0.9% y/y in the previous month. Similarly,...

Nuwe minimumloon tree in werking

Die Departement van Arbeid het die nuwe minimumloon vir die landbou-en bosbousektore op 23 Januarie op hul webtuiste bekendgemaak. Volgens die inligting wat op...

Oorsig van huidige landboutoestande

Michelle Mokone, ’n landbou-ekonoom, het in ’n onlangse nuusbrief van Graan SA ’n oorsig gegee oor die huidige landboutoestande in Suid-Afrika. Read it in English. Suid-Afrika...