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Tru-Cape's successful harvest tempered by currency volatility

Despite challenges in terms of fruit size and quality, Tru-Cape says with all apple and pear trees picked, it has been a busy and successful harvest...

2 days ago

Import duties help, says ArcelorMittal SA

The government had gazetted all of the 10 applications that ArcelorMittal SA had put forward for import duties, the company said in a trading update on Friday. It had also seen a "significant improvement" in the group's net cash position...

By Mark Allix 25 Jul 2016

High feed costs could force permanent production cuts at Astral Foods

Astral Foods will consider permanent production cuts if feed costs stay high and South African consumers remain under pressure, with the broiler-chicken maker trimming output for a second time this year and reducing workers' hours to curb costs...

By Tshepiso Mokhema 21 Jul 2016

MoU to improve fresh fruit trade with Italy

In order to promote mutual trade and investment opportunities in the fresh fruit sectors between South Africa and Italy, Fruit South Africa and the AICE have signed a MoU...

15 Jul 2016

SA may not be able to import enough white maize to meet demand

SA, which is set to produce the smallest maize crop since 2008 this year, may miss a target to import enough of the white variety this season...

14 Jul 2016

Citrus growers expect easier UK access

Brexit has provided South African citrus growers a reason to cheer as the industry has been in a spot of bother because of stringent EU import requirements...

By Nompumelelo Magwaza 14 Jul 2016

FAO: Biggest food price jump in four years

In June, international food commodity prices shot up 4.2 percent, the steepest monthly increase in...

11 Jul 2016

New tomato paste plant a big boost for farmers

The hunt is on for Eastern Cape farmers to supply franchising giant Famous Brands' new tomato paste plant at the Coega Industrial Development Zone...

By Zandile Mbabela 6 Jul 2016

Brexit implications for local car market a waiting game

Britain's move to leave the European Union sent reverberations around the world, and analysts and economists are still scrambling...

30 Jun 2016

Maersk report: struggling trade market curbed by economic restraints

Container trade in South Africa has been negatively impacted by the declining demand for mining commodities, the economic slowdown in China, dwindling consumer spending and...

22 Jun 2016

Clothing sector pulls up its socks with exports

The government's efforts to boost the clothing industry are beginning to bear fruit, with the sector increasing its exports...

By Bekezela Phakathi 8 Jun 2016

When's the right time for SMEs to start exporting?

With the South African Reserve Bank having revised its economic growth outlook to 0.6% from 0.8% for the year, it is evident that the economy will continue to contract. For SMEs, this means that doing business will be even harder as profit margins are squeezed and consumers start cutting back on spending...

1 Jun 2016

Weak Rand stops SA benefiting from low global agricultural commodity prices

SA is till reeling from the effects of the drought despite a drop in global agriculture commodity prices in 2015 and early 2016 and has failed to capitalise on the slowdown...

27 May 2016

Pioneer Foods has sufficient scope to enhance efficiencies

In an interview with Business Day TV conducted on Monday, Phil Roux, CEO of Pioneer Foods, speaks about the company's half-year results, which showed...

25 May 2016

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