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Drought takes its toll on SA's most precious fruit export

The drought has caused a 21% drop in the production of oranges - South Africa's most precious fruit export...

1 day ago

Zimbabwe bans fruit, vegetable imports to save scarce forex

Zimbabwe has banned the importation of fruit and vegetables to save scarce foreign currency in the face of a worsening economic crisis...

2 days ago

Bird flu outbreak sees egg shortage, hefty price increases on the cards for SA

The bird flu outbreak in South Africa has wiped out more than 15% of layer hens and with the resultant shortage of table eggs, comes the prospect of hefty price increases...

2 days ago

Drought threatens industry, but fine wine booms

A significant drop in yield on an already unprofitable model means the industry will take a serious hit in 2018. The lack of rain during winter has left vines across the Cape without the required water reserves...

By Roland Peens 2 days ago

From the tree into the frying pan: The olive oil journey

As world demand increases, South Africa is stepping up to the plate in meeting the shortage of quality, fresh olive oil...

By Wessel Lemmer 13 Oct 2017

Growing need for greater, tech-enabled supply chain visibility

The need for importers to view their supply chain processes as real assets rather than just a means to an end is now more important than ever...

12 Oct 2017

Philafrica aims to become big food exporter

Philafrica Food says it plans to transform food processing in sub-Saharan Africa through investments of between R50m and R100m...

By Neels Blom 11 Oct 2017

Dangote: Nigeria is learning how to produce the entire value chain

"We are not going to import anything any longer," said Aliko Dangote in a candid discussion with Claridges in London editor in chief Lionel Barber at the Financial Times' 4th annual Africa Summit...

10 Oct 2017

Tru-Cape reaches over 20m apples, pears supplied to Shoprite Group

To date the Shoprite Group has purchased over 20 million cartons of apples and pears for its Shoprite and Checkers customers in 2,689 outlets throughout 15 African countries and the Indian Ocean Islands from Tru-Cape...

9 Oct 2017

NAEB markets Rwandan tea under national tea brand

Rwandan tea will now be marketed under the Rwanda National Tea brand name as one of the ways to strengthen consumer confidence, as well as promote and ensure its competitiveness on the local and global markets...

By Peterson Tumwebaze 5 Oct 2017

Nigerians spent $3bn annually on foreign goods - MAN

Local manufacturers lost an average of $3 billion annually due to the preference of Nigerian government and consumers for foreign goods...

By Olajide Fabamise 4 Oct 2017

SA companies explore opportunities in Tunisia, Algeria

A delegation of South African companies is currently on a trade and investment mission in Tunisia and Algeria, where they are exploring export markets...

3 Oct 2017

I.Coast freezes cocoa farmer prices due to falling rates

Ivory Coast, the world's top cocoa grower, set its minimum rate for farmers at 700 CFA francs per kilo for the 2017-18 crop, a steep drop over the previous year, due to falling global prices...

3 Oct 2017

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International

#BODJHB: Chris Weylandt on the basics of retail

In the afternoon on day two of the Johannesburg version of Business of Design, Chris Weylandt, founder and CEO of Weylandts, the contemporary furniture and décor chain store, explained his tactics to competing or rather leading in the retail game.

By Jessica Tennant 13 hours ago

Cognac craze in US, China prompts Hennessy expansion

PARIS, France - The world's biggest brandy producer Hennessy on Wednesday opened a new plant in southwest France to try to satisfy the seemingly insatiable thirst for its liquor in the US and Asia.

1 day ago

Bidding war heats up for $5bn second Amazon HQ

NEW YORK, US - It's the prize of a lifetime - a $5 billion investment creating 50,000 well-paid jobs that everyone wants, but only one US city will get.

1 day ago

#EntrepreneurMonth: Chris Weylandt on the business of contemporary home decor design

Chris Weylandt, founder and CEO of furniture and decor retailer Weylandts, forms part of the impressive line-up at this year's Business of Design conference held in Cape Town last week and Johannesburg this week.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 days ago

#EntrepreneurMonth: A premium African surf brand with global appeal

Little over a year ago, three friends with thriving creative careers embarked on a mission to combine their love of Africa with their passion for surfing. Thus, Mami Wata was born, a premium African brand of surf apparel and accessories with an undeniable global appeal.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 3 days ago

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