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US poultry producers visit SA

Members of the USA Poultry & Egg Export Council met local business and new importers during a visit to South Africa last month...

Issued by ITP Communications 3 days ago

RTD sports drinks gaining market share

Ready to drink (RTD) sports drinks were one of the few segments of the non-alcoholic beverage categories that recorded positive growth for the year 2017...

3 days ago

US poultry delegation scopes out opportunities in SA

The USA Poultry & Egg Export Council (USAPEEC) hosted its international staff meeting in South Africa recently, bringing producer members to the country to explore opportunities...

16 Apr 2018

Face lift for SA custom regulations

According to current statistics produced by SARS' manifest processing system (MPR), the country's road modality is at 76% when it comes to electronic submission compliance with sea and air lagging at 50% and 24% respectively...

By Dylan Govender 13 Apr 2018

China's appetite for macadamias fuel SA industry

The demand for macadamia nuts in China is on the rise and has local farmers feeling optimistic. And for good reason...

12 Apr 2018

Orange River Cellars makes strategic expansion into raisin business

"While we have become renowned as a volume wine producer, everyone knows that bigger is not necessarily better," says Du Plessis, "especially in a wine market where too many large South African producers find themselves as price-takers instead of price-makers."

11 Apr 2018

SA on back foot over listeriosis, Davies warns

The listeriosis outbreak has negatively affected trading partners' perceptions of the safety of food exports from SA and could have financial repercussions that extend far beyond the firms at the heart of the crisis...

By Tamar Khan 3 Apr 2018

Tripartite Free Trade Agreement to be tabled before Parliament

International Relations and Cooperation Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers says government is in the process of submitting documentation and the Tripartite Free Trade Agreement to Parliament for ratification...

28 Mar 2018

World's largest macadamia factory opened in White River

The South African market is largely driven by exports and, as demand increases, we have seen hectares under macadamias trees increasing rapidly in South Africa's macadamia growing areas...

By Marike Brits 28 Mar 2018

A new dawn for Africa as 44 countries sign CFTA deal

The African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (CFTA ) could enter into effect by the end of this year following signing by 44 countries yesterday at the 10th extraordinary African Union Summit...

By Collins Mwai 22 Mar 2018

Chicken sales continue to rise as world demand grows

Demand for chicken meat is showing no signs of declining, as poultry overtakes red meat consumption in markets around the world - including the United States and South Africa...

Issued by USA Poultry & Egg Export Council 19 Mar 2018

Apple and pear crops suffer hail, drought and high temperatures

"We saw sunburn damage from temperatures as high as 44 degrees centigrade for two consecutive days, followed by 75ml of rain in two hours during a drought period which led to flooding. Hailstones, the size of my thumbnail, came next... We are experiencing one extreme in climate to the next."

14 Mar 2018

SA's bulk exports rose 4.3% year on year in February

TNPA said there was an error in the formula calculation for iron ore in January 2018, which had been corrected in February 2018...

By Dominic Preuss 13 Mar 2018

Eastern Cape SMEs get a leg up with new Exporter Development Programme

A new Exporter Development Programme has been launched by the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber in partnership with the Eastern Cape Development Corporation...

13 Mar 2018

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