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Expropriation Bill hearings kick off in Mpumalanga

The Portfolio Committee on Public Works and Infrastructure will on Thursday start a four-day public consultation programme in Mpumalanga to gather public input on the Expropriation Bill...

3 days ago

Expropriation debate must not sap energy from agricultural master plan

"The debate over amending section 25 has gone beyond the realm of agriculture as various other stakeholders have engaged with parliament."

By Wandile Sihlobo 9 Apr 2021

Agriculture input cost pressures mount as fuel price increases further

The recent developments from a fuel perspective indicate that the determinants of fuel prices have all trended on the upside with Brent crude oil prices rising by 6.7% m/m in April 2021 to average US$64/ barrel...

By Paul Makube 8 Apr 2021

Global food prices rise for 10th consecutive month

Vegetable oils drive FAO's Food Price Index higher in March while cereal quotations dip...

8 Apr 2021

New scholarship to support doctors' certification in Lifestyle Medicine

Infinite Foods is launching a new scholarship programme to support medical practitioners in Africa to be certified in Lifestyle Medicine...

1 Apr 2021

What SA consumers can expect from food price inflation this year

With maize production estimates expected to be adjusted in the coming month with farmers on the ground continuing to express optimism about yield prospects, will likely add downward pressure on maize prices, which bodes well for SA's consumer food price inflation...

By Wandile Sihlobo 1 Apr 2021

Expropriation Bill: What you need to know...

In 2019, the Parliamentary Advisory Panel on Land Reform advised that the Expropriation Act of 1975 was unconstitutional and in conflict with section 25 of the Constitution...

By Bulelwa Mabasa and Thomas Karberg 31 Mar 2021

Creating an enabling environment for women entrepreneurs in agriculture

Access to finance, land and markets remain key barriers for women entrepreneurs in agriculture. When devising policy, governments should be mindful of these obstacles and deliberate about supporting women in agriculture...

Issued by Gordon Institute of Business Science 30 Mar 2021

Agribusiness bodies, dtic engage to discuss agricultural trade market access

The expected increase in agricultural output will require export markets, as South Africa's agricultural sector is export-orientated...

25 Mar 2021

Exeo Capital buys stake in Wellness Warehouse holding company

Exeo Capital has announced an investment into Maia Group, a holding company focused on consumer health businesses including Wellness Warehouse and True Health Holdings...

25 Mar 2021

South African government should focus on expansion of agricultural export markets

The increase in domestic agricultural output in the recent past and planned expansion in various subsectors in the coming years means that South African policymakers should focus on creating new opportunities in the export market...

By Wandile Sihlobo 19 Mar 2021

RCL in joint venture to scale plant-based food market in Africa

RCL Foods and US plant-based food collective Livekindly Collective have established a local plant-based joint venture, Livekindly Collective Africa...

18 Mar 2021

Proposed changes to the Distillate Fuel Refund System

The proposed draft amendments to the diesel refund scheme, which were released recently, has offered some clarity on certain aspects of the scheme...

By Rudi Katzke and Kagiso Nonyane 17 Mar 2021

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