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The time is ripe to expand into the continent and abroad says Smillie
The time is ripe to expand into the continent and abroad says Smillie

Durban-based VIPA Holdings has entered into an alliance with Cargill, the largest grain trading company in the world...

21 Jan 2015 16:00

SA bulk exports up 2.6% in 2014 to record high
SA bulk exports up 2.6% in 2014 to record high

SA's bulk export volumes rose 2.6% in 2014 to a record 156.5-million tons (Mt)‚ data from the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) showed on Tuesday, 13 January 2015...

By Helmo Preuss 14 Jan 2015 14:37

Foot-and-mouth eats up farming
Foot-and-mouth eats up farming

Agriculture in this country faces economic obliteration by a "bio-security threat" if steps are not taken to eradicate a fast-spreading animal disease that has already cost the country R15 billion over the past three years...

14 Jan 2015 07:45

Chicken imports may rise as duty lapses
Chicken imports may rise as duty lapses

Preliminary antidumping duties against imports of frozen bone-in chicken from three of SA's trading partners in the European Union have lapsed in the new year, opening the way for increased inflows...

By Amanda Visser 9 Jan 2015 14:35

China replaces rare earth quotas with export permits
China replaces rare earth quotas with export permits

BEIJING, CHINA: China has instituted a system of export permits for rare earth metals, used in hi-tech goods such as mobile phones, the government said...

5 Jan 2015 18:04

Apple Export Protocol gets access to China
Apple Export Protocol gets access to China

The South African Apple and Pear Producers' Association has announced that the Apple Export Protocol enabling apple exports to China has been approved...

11 Dec 2014 07:30

Uproar over Israel dominates Woolies AGM
Uproar over Israel dominates Woolies AGM

The traditionally staid Woolworths AGM on Wednesday at some points resembled the chaotic scenes that unfolded in Parliament recently, as activists against trade with Israel tried to hammer home their viewpoint...

28 Nov 2014 08:01

Why Africa should be on international SMEs' radars
Why Africa should be on international SMEs' radars

According to an in-depth study conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit, approximately 40% of global SMEs do not perceive Africa as a growth opportunity, despite positive economic growth stories...

27 Nov 2014 09:43

'SA's reputation is going up in smoke'
'SA's reputation is going up in smoke'

South Africa's reputation is going up in smoke. The country has been identified as one of the five with the highest incidence of trade in illicit cigarettes...

25 Nov 2014 12:33

Story of woe contained in import stats
Story of woe contained in import stats

South Africa's consumer woes are showing up in the container import numbers...

24 Nov 2014 08:05

Supplying locally with global quality
Supplying locally with global quality

In the UK, the debate raging is about the end of seasonality, with many young people not knowing when the season ends for a particular produce...

By Danette Breitenbach 20 Nov 2014 15:48

Citizens benefit from sub-Saharan globalisation
Citizens benefit from sub-Saharan globalisation

DHL has released its Global Connectedness Index (GCI) 2014, which is a detailed analysis of the state of globalisation around the world...

18 Nov 2014 10:37

Transnet dumps coal terminal for now
Transnet dumps coal terminal for now

Transnet has decided to put off its plans to build a R15bn new terminal to complement the Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT).

By Andiswa Maqutu 31 Oct 2014 11:08

SA to host leading US food export delegation
SA to host leading US food export delegation

With bilateral trade between the US and Sub-Saharan Africa topping $4.7 billion a year and US exports to the region having grown by over 200% in the past decade, US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking to showcase US food products to local business and highlight trade opportunities for US businesses in Southern Africa.

29 Oct 2014 12:27

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