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Cape Wine Master Winnie Bowman on women winemakers and the state of the SA wine industry

Ahead of Women's Day on Sunday, August 9, Bowman talks about how the alcohol ban has seriously damaged an already frail wine industry and how much styles and trends have changed in recent years...

By Janine Greenleaf Walker 3 Aug 2020

The African Continental Free Trade Area - from agreement to implementation

The Agreement Establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) was brokered by the African Union (AU) and adopted by 44 of its 55 member states on 21 March 2018. By February 2019, all AU countries, save for Eritrea, had become signatories to the AfCFTA, which came into force on 30 May 2019...

By Robyn Berger, Theunis Claassen and Catherine Robson 30 Jun 2020

Level 3 liquor let-down looms, warns Sapics

When SA moves down to lockdown level 3, alcohol sales will be permitted under specific conditions. But does this mean that your local liquor store will be fully stocked and ready to sell you your favourite tipple?

28 May 2020

Current position on the movement of goods in South Africa

The nationwide statutory lockdown in South Africa has resulted in uncertainty in the transport industry relating to the movement of goods from ports of entry. In addition, it has added to supply chain and foreign investment challenges in South Africa, especially at the country's ports of entry...

By Prenisha Govender and Virusha Subban 28 Apr 2020

Further tax measures to provide support

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has provided more details on the second set of measures that are aimed at assisting individuals and businesses through the Covid-19 pandemic...

23 Apr 2020

Cross-border fruit trade affected by coronavirus lockdown

Apples and pears are particularly hard hit, with stocks building up...

20 Apr 2020

African farmers lose export market access amidst Covid-19 crisis

Millions of African smallholder farmers who grow fruits and vegetables (FFV) for export have lost market access as flights are cancelled and borders restricted around the world...

16 Apr 2020

Navigating the grey market is not a black-and-white issue

Grey-market goods are the genuine, non-counterfeit goods of a trade mark owner, imported into an economic area and sold without the trade mark owner's consent...

By Kay Rickelman 3 Apr 2020

#Covid19: Mitigating the impact on global food trade

Millions of people around the world depend on international trade for their food security and livelihoods. As countries move to enact measures aiming to halt the accelerating Covid-19 pandemic, care must be taken to minimise potential impacts on the food supply or unintended consequences on global trade and food security...

1 Apr 2020

SA's Rhodes Foods Group to supply Walmart stores

Rhodes Food Group has landed an export deal with Walmart US to supply its stores with an initial order of three canned pear variations...

18 Mar 2020

Increased tariffs on chicken imports necessary to protect local markets

"The South African chicken industry is in trouble because imports have grabbed nearly 30% of the local market. Real protection for the local industry, and a spur to job creation, would be to limit imports to 10% of local sales."

13 Mar 2020

Rooibos retains GI protection status in the UK

"A GI links a product to a specific geographical area, which indicates the origin of where the product is produced, processed or prepared."

12 Mar 2020

Covid-19: Factory closures in China may swell demand for SA-made products

Albert Louw from Lasher Tools says that the company has gained new business as a consequence of the outbreak of coronavirus in China and the closure of manufacturing in the country...

2 Mar 2020

SA design talent to showcase at NEXT20 Trade Exhibition

Forty-five talented South African designers will have their products feature at the NEXT20 Trade Exhibition, taking place from 27 February to 1 March 2020 at the V&A Waterfront...

14 Feb 2020

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