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#DesignIndaba2017: Li Edelkoort on fashion, textile, home and horticulture trends for 2018

Dutch trend forecaster Lidewij Edelkoort is back at Design Indaba to present her annual trend seminar on fashion, textiles, bio-engineering, home and interior and design empathy. The seminar will take place on Saturday at the Artscape from 10-3pm...

3 Mar 2017

#BizTrends2017: Building confidence in South African wines

We catch up with Lizelle Gerber, winemaker at Boschendal, to find out what will keep the wine flowing this year...

By Cari Coetzee 13 Jan 2017

2017: Weathering a tough year for business

Dr Yudhvir Seetharam says it isn't all doom and gloom as he shares his outlook on a few trends that we can expect in 2017 in various industries...

12 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Facing the realities of agricultural business

Grain farming is the primary area of South African agricultural production and the reality is that successive droughts have limited the financial capacity of many farmers to plant...

By Frank Winder 12 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Why more than ever, sustainability is good business

South African companies, including those in the retail sector, continue to experience a significant change in mindset among customers. The reality is that doing business is no longer just about profit, but also about creating shared value and meeting responsibilities to contribute to inclusive economic development, and to give back to communities and our planet...

By Justin Smith 12 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Agility, technology and investing in the African market

Drought, local political uncertainty and ongoing global macro-economic instability have placed many businesses on the back foot as they go into the New Year...

11 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Ever increasing costs to shape agriculture 2017

The emerging realities that will continue to affect farming are the ever increasing costs of irrigated land, inflation on input costs and the shift to longer term crops...

By Cari Coetzee 11 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Investment in youth, emerging farmers to develop the industry

2017 lies ahead of us and, like every year, there are some factors that will particularly influence the development of the agriculture industry...

By Cari Coetzee 10 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Fresh urban farming trends

Urban farming is growing popular and necessary to support urban populations. We spoke to RAW's Marlaen Straathof, a seed company who believes that the tiniest patch of earth can be transformed into a vegetable wonderland...

By Cari Coetzee 9 Jan 2017

SA agribusiness: looking ahead to 2017

As predicted, 2016 has been an extremely challenging and tumultuous year for the agribusiness environment and farmers alike...

29 Nov 2016

[BizTrends 2016] Agribusiness CEOs recognise impact of global megatrends

Global megatrends are changing the way business and society operate, including the agribusiness sector. African agribusiness CEOs see demographic shifts...

By Frans Weilbach 18 Jan 2016

[BizTrends 2016] The national minimum wage and South African agriculture

The implementation of a national minimum wage has been an important point of discussion in recent times. Few can argue against the need for decent wages...

By Thabi Nkosi 18 Jan 2016

[BizTrends 2016] Land reform - the unknown future trend

Land reform is a constitutional imperative but whether policy responses in support of this are currently serving equally important goals is debatable...

By Johan Pienaar 18 Jan 2016

[BizTrends 2016] New trends in Agriculture - the ZZ2 experience

Since the turn of the century ZZ2 had to adapt to (and often pre-empt) major changes in the agricultural landscape - locally and internationally...

By Erik Holm, Tommie van Zyl and Johan Koorts 18 Jan 2016

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