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Weak Rand stops SA benefiting from low global agricultural commodity prices

Despite a drop in global agricultural commodity prices in 2015 and earlier this year, South Africa, which is still reeling from the drought

1 day ago

Intra-regional trade is the key to boosting economic growth in Africa, says Maersk executive

Despite the untapped opportunities that exist on the continent, trade between various African countries is still largely restricted as a result of various regulation barriers and a lack of supporting infrastructure and scale...

3 days ago

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...

3 days ago

Major Mauritian delegation to Source Africa

More than 1,500 professional decision makers are expected to arrive at Cape Town's CTICC on 8 and 9 June, 2016, for Source Africa, which will feature more than 180 exhibitors interested in expanding their exports...

24 May 2016

Feathers fly in chicken war

Consumers could be paying more for meat as local farmers push for higher taxes on imported frozen chicken. Chicken importers started a consumer campaign...

24 May 2016

Astral Foods' HI profits slide as drought bites

Astral Foods reported a slide in its first-half profit as the effect of the recent drought in the country took hold. Grain prices, notably maize, shot up...

By Andries Mahlangu 17 May 2016

Hello Kiwi programme to strengthen EU/SA bilateral trade relations

The EU established Hello Kiwi programme for the provision and promotion of kiwi fruit grown in Europe, is set to change the current situation where South Africa is exporting...

11 May 2016

ArcelorMittal SA's production falls but sales increase due to exports

The South African unit of global steel giant ArcelorMittal produced 9% less steel in the March quarter than the same period last year, but increased sales by 3%, mainly due to exports...

9 May 2016

Vehicle industry on the road to growth

The motor industry improved its annual trade balance considerably last year through a combination of record exports and slower import growth. But is this the first surplus...

By David Furlonger 26 Apr 2016

New brining regulations to make chicken unaffordable

New brining regulations will make chicken unaffordable and shrink the local poultry sector...

25 Apr 2016

No Africa plans at Astrapak

Astrapak, a manufacturer of plastic packaging material, has no immediate plans to enter other African economies, despite tough operating conditions in SA...

By Fifi Peters 21 Apr 2016

Bread price likely to rise 10% after hike in wheat import duty

Bread prices are expected to rise at least 10% as a result of the 34% increase in the import duty on wheat announced by the Treasury on Friday...

By Linda Ensor 11 Apr 2016

New container weight regulations have safety in mind

DURBAN - Shipping companies will in future have to adhere to strict international weight verification regulations for containers in an effort to prevent accidents...

By Nompumelelo Magwaza 6 Apr 2016

Call for steps against duty-free European chicken

The South African Poultry Association has asked the International Trade Administration Commission to impose an agricultural safeguard...

By Linda Ensor 30 Mar 2016

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