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PnP educational programme to improve matric pass rate
PnP educational programme to improve matric pass rate

According to the Department of Education's 2014 matric review, approximately 41% of learners who enter Grade 1 end up matriculating...

22 May 2015 12:00

Grant's releases Select Reserve - the latest premium blend
Grant's releases Select Reserve - the latest premium blend

William Grant & Sons has launched the Grant's Select Reserve - a standout blend with an unmistakable sweet yet rich and peaty flavour...

22 May 2015 11:33

Grant's releases Select Reserve - the latest premium blend
Grant's releases Select Reserve - the latest premium blend

William Grant & Sons has launched the Grant's Select Reserve - a standout blend with an unmistakable sweet yet rich and peaty flavour...

22 May 2015 11:33

© Elena Elisseeva – 123RF.com
[Food for Thought] Feeding the nation

Food shortages and exorbitant taxes on bread was the spark that fuelled the French Revolution and brought down a monarchy. At a fundamental level, food security today is still as important for the well-being of a nation. The difference is it isn't just about providing food to the population...

By Nicci Botha 21 May 2015 07:00

Record year for Rekorderlig ciders
Record year for Rekorderlig ciders

Towards the end of last year, Rekorderlig, a Swedish fruit cider, entered the South African cider market with three of its flagship flavours, Strawberry and Lime, Wild Berries, and Pear...

20 May 2015 14:52

Record year for Rekorderlig ciders
Record year for Rekorderlig ciders

Towards the end of last year, Rekorderlig, a Swedish fruit cider, entered the South African cider market with three of its flagship flavours, Strawberry and Lime, Wild Berries, and Pear...

20 May 2015 14:52

Record year for Rekorderlig ciders
Record year for Rekorderlig ciders

Towards the end of last year, Rekorderlig, a Swedish fruit cider, entered the South African cider market with three of its flagship flavours, Strawberry and Lime, Wild Berries, and Pear...

20 May 2015 14:52

Aki Kalliatakis
The big new risk for business... being KFC'd on social media

Getting a 'roasting' from the eye-witness consumer is a growing risk for business now that social media can broadcast even the appearance of questionable behaviour. To be more specific, a brand can be 'KFC'd'...

By Aki Kalliatakis 15 May 2015 07:30

Clover upbeat about dairy's prospects
Clover upbeat about dairy's prospects

Clover recently posted improved interim results showing a 7,9% revenue increase, a margin partly attributed to higher retail prices...

By Nan Smith 14 May 2015 15:10

McDonald's SA launch "Know Our Food" programme
McDonald's SA launch "Know Our Food" programme

McDonald's SA has announced the launch of 'Know Our Food', a transparency journey programme delivered through digital platforms...

8 May 2015 14:51

It's a lager, it's a pilsner... No, it's super beer!
It's a lager, it's a pilsner... No, it's super beer!

The super-premium beer market in South Africa (traditionally called craft beer), may still be in the early development stage but Standard Bank estimates it could grow 30% this year...

6 May 2015 14:39

It's a lager, it's a pilsner... No, it's super beer!
It's a lager, it's a pilsner... No, it's super beer!

The super-premium beer market in South Africa (traditionally called craft beer), may still be in the early development stage but Standard Bank estimates it could grow 30% this year...

6 May 2015 14:39

It's a lager, it's a pilsner... No, it's super beer!
It's a lager, it's a pilsner... No, it's super beer!

The super-premium beer market in South Africa (traditionally called craft beer), may still be in the early development stage but Standard Bank estimates it could grow 30% this year...

6 May 2015 14:39

Local lady farmer to supply fresh produce to The Maslow
Local lady farmer to supply fresh produce to The Maslow

As part of its promise to help build sustainable communities through supporting small enterprise development, Sun International's The Maslow has partnered with Gugu Mlipha, founder of Gugu & Daughters Farming near Walkerville in Gauteng to provide vegetables and other fresh produce for use in the hotel's kitchens...

6 May 2015 11:15

Milking KZN's dairy potential
Milking KZN's dairy potential

KwaZulu-Natal has the ability to become South Africa's major dairy supplier, but challenges to the industry, such as cheap imports and departmental incompetency, must first be addressed...

By Edsel Hohls 6 May 2015 09:00

Food supply chains key item at inaugural 'Food for Thought' conference
Food supply chains key item at inaugural 'Food for Thought' conference

Social issues of food production and supply as well as the impact of climate change on these supply chains will be some of the topics to be covered at the inaugural 'Food for Thought' conference in Cape Town...

5 May 2015 09:23

Inflation set to rise as maize crop wilts
Inflation set to rise as maize crop wilts

The maize crop volumes that SA will produce this year have been revised slightly upwards, but the country will still need to import and food prices could rise at a faster pace as a result...

By Ntsakisi Maswanganyi 4 May 2015 12:35

Clover acquisition to work for Woolworths
Clover acquisition to work for Woolworths

Clover yesterday, 29 April 2015, announced the Competition Commission has approved the dairy company's acquisition of the business and assets of Nkunzi Milkyway...

30 Apr 2015 10:51

Can the fresh produce markets survive?
Can the fresh produce markets survive?

In the 1940s, there were about 135 fresh produce markets scattered around South Africa. Almost every dorp had a market...

By Mike Cordes 30 Apr 2015 09:30

Two new red wines ready for winter tasting
Two new red wines ready for winter tasting

The Strandveld and Shannon Vineyards have each released a red wine, just in time to warm those winter nights...

28 Apr 2015 11:19

Two new red wines ready for winter tasting
Two new red wines ready for winter tasting

The Strandveld and Shannon Vineyards have each released a red wine, just in time to warm those winter nights...

28 Apr 2015 11:19

Marcel's scoops 2015 SA Dairy Product of the Year
Marcel's scoops 2015 SA Dairy Product of the Year

Marcel's Frozen Yoghurt was awarded top honours at the DuPont Qualité Awards Dinner at GrandWest Casino on Wednesday, winning the prestigious title of the 2015 South African Dairy Product of the Year for its Woolworth's Tropical Fruit Frozen Yoghurt...

23 Apr 2015 11:30

A new, very dangerous cabbage disease
A new, very dangerous cabbage disease

As if a cabbage farmer does not have enough to contend with, a destructive new disease is currently doing the rounds...

By Bill Kerr 17 Apr 2015 16:10

Heritage Heroes wine is A-OK in UK
Heritage Heroes wine is A-OK in UK

Celebrity chef Marco Pierre White's new restaurant, called Wheelers Rib Room & Oyster Bar, located at the boutique Threadneedles Hotel in London, has added the Nederburg gourmet range, Heritage Heroes to its wine menu...

14 Apr 2015 16:03

Too much regulation?
Too much regulation?

Some pundits maintain that our fresh produce markets are over-regulated. I confess that I cannot make up my mind on the issue...

By Mike Cordes 10 Apr 2015 08:30

Nedbank, IFC provide $50m finance and warehouse scheme
Nedbank, IFC provide $50m finance and warehouse scheme

Nedbank (through its Capital Division) together with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) have launched a $50-million facility to help commodity traders and processors in sub-Saharan Africa import agricultural commodities and export cash crops...

10 Apr 2015 07:00

Train your sights on new range from Winters Drift, enjoy Elgin festival
Train your sights on new range from Winters Drift, enjoy Elgin festival

Winters Drift Tasting Station, housed in the historic Elgin station has launched a new range of wines called 51 Miles. The first two wines are a Sauvignon Blanc 2014 and an Unwooded Chardonnay 2014...

9 Apr 2015 11:20

Train your sights on new range from Winters Drift, enjoy Elgin festival
Train your sights on new range from Winters Drift, enjoy Elgin festival

Winters Drift Tasting Station, housed in the historic Elgin station has launched a new range of wines called 51 Miles. The first two wines are a Sauvignon Blanc 2014 and an Unwooded Chardonnay 2014...

9 Apr 2015 11:20

Green tea goes pear-shaped with new Lipton flavour
Green tea goes pear-shaped with new Lipton flavour

The first combination flavour, Green Ice Tea Pear and Peach, released by Lipton Ice Tea, is launching now at retailers nationwide...

8 Apr 2015 15:06

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