Many African countries are farming countries, where agriculture is both a major component of gross domestic product growth as well as local employment and food supply.
By Shaun Harris 26 Nov 2013 07:03
Shoprite Holdings‚ Africa's biggest retail group‚ reported that its turnover had increased by 10.2% in the three months to September.
29 Oct 2013 09:59
After two major acquisitions in international cognac and whisky brands‚ Stellenbosch-based liquor group Distell will now be prioritising the global growth of its highly-profitable cider brands.
By Marc Hasenfuss 18 Oct 2013 09:56
In SA, Famous Brands produces 265,000 cups of specially blended coffee a day. With 2,175 restaurants, the company, whose brands include Wimpy, Steers and Mugg & Bean, also makes 77m ice-cream cones a year. It's the big daddy of SA franchising, with a R9,7bn market capitalisation, and it wants to repeat its local success in the rest of Africa.
By Zeenat Moorad 16 Sep 2013 09:21
After 23 years in SA's R6bn fruit industry, many of them as managing director of Tru-Cape Fruit Marketing - SA's biggest producer of apples and pears - Charles Hughes is retiring without having fulfilled his ambition of gaining access to China's vast market. He blames it on the SA government.
16 Sep 2013 08:59
Africa's scope for investment is steadily increasing and demand for more formal retail options from shoppers is following suit.
By Zeenat Moorad 26 Aug 2013 07:54
African markets to the northern parts of SA are proving lucrative for local fruit and vegetable retailers, with business accounting for at least 10% of turnover for the sector.
By Shannon Sherry 16 Aug 2013 11:15
WASHINGTON, USA: Two genes that are resistant to fungal wheat disease may help ward off a growing epidemic of stem rust that threatens crops in Africa, the Middle East and beyond, researchers said.
3 Jul 2013 11:02
Economies in sub-Saharan Africa will ride out the bumpy global recovery in the next few years to post growth rates not seen outside Asia, the IMF said in its latest economic forecasts Tuesday (16 April).
17 Apr 2013 09:47
General Motors (GM) has announced a new strategy for African business, which it hopes will allow GM to capitalise on the growing opportunities around the continent.
By Michael Bratt 23 Nov 2010 12:36
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