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Higher wheat import duties mean bread will cost R1 more a loaf

A loaf of bread will cost South African consumers nearly R1 more to buy at the till following the approval of an increase in the import duty on wheat, according to the National Chamber of Milling...

3 days ago

SA agri exports fall R2bn, first drop in 10 years

SA's worst drought in decades has cost the country billions of Rands in lost export revenue. The country's agricultural exports declined in 2015 for the first time in 10 years...

By Ntsakisi Maswanganyi 22 Aug 2016

TIKZN a catalyst for Southern African trade

Trade & Investment KwaZulu-Natal (TIKZN) Export Week is scheduled to take place 17-21 October 2016 at the Durban International Convention Centre...

Issued by Hypenica 19 Aug 2016

Finding the right partner key in navigating imports in drought-hit SA

We spoke to Adam Orlin, head of Investec Import Solutions, to find out more about the impact of the drought on the import and export of agriculture commodities...

By Cari Van Wyk 19 Aug 2016

SA wine exports set to soar over 10 years

South African wine exports are projected to grow 13% in the next decade‚ according to the latest Bureau for Food and Agricultural Policy baseline report‚ which provides a snapshot of the country's wine industry and the broader agricultural sector...

19 Aug 2016

Move to help small farmers

By exposing small farmers to big retailers, the Eastern Cape Rural Development and Agrarian Reform Department hopes to create 10,000 direct and indirect jobs annually...

15 Aug 2016

US chicken imports fall foul of quotas

US chicken-in-bone exports to SA have so far neither met expectations nor come near the maximum level allowed for under the quota agreement thrashed out between the US and South African governments earlier this year...

By Linda Ensor 12 Aug 2016

Doing business with China

Binu Pillai provides insight into Chinese importing opportunities, basic tips, and techniques for South African startups...

5 Aug 2016

Modest decline in international food prices in July

Following five consecutive months of increases, international prices for major food commodities saw a modest decline in July according to the FAO Food Price Index...

5 Aug 2016

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...

27 Jul 2016

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

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