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Unmeltable chocolate and bean-to-bar: A cocoa expert highlights 3 sweet trends

'Tis the season to eat chocolate. And for the chocolate industry, there's nothing sweeter, since this is the time of year when it enjoys a spike in sales and, at least for some, rising profits...

By Kristy Leissle 21 Dec 2018

Global mutton market dominated by China
Global mutton market dominated by China

China is the world's largest producer, consumer and importer of sheep meat, according to the ABSA Agribusiness 2018 spring outlook...

By Karabo Takadi, Wessel Lemmer and Pieter de Jager 18 Dec 2018

#BestofBiz 2018: Retail
#BestofBiz 2018: Retail

Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Retail site over the past year below...

18 Dec 2018

#IATF2018: Paving the way to increased intra-African trade
#IATF2018: Paving the way to increased intra-African trade

According to Minister of Trade and Industry, Rob Davies, the African continent is an "extremely important" market for South African business, especially those that trade in value-added products...

12 Dec 2018

Import tariffs increase encouraged to protect SA poultry sector
Import tariffs increase encouraged to protect SA poultry sector

Economists, trade unions and civic organisations including Fair Play and Proudly SA have added their support to a new application by the SA Poultry Association for a steep increase in import tariffs...

11 Dec 2018

Why citrus pectin demand dominates in 2018
Why citrus pectin demand dominates in 2018

A new study by Fact.MR's has found that global consumption of citrus pectin is expected to reach 10,000 tonnes in 2018, a marginal rise of 400 tonnes over 2017...

7 Dec 2018

Local TV manufacturers call for heavy duties on imported devices
Local TV manufacturers call for heavy duties on imported devices

Local television manufacturers have called for government to impose heavy import duties on cheap imported decoders and TV sets, in order to grow the local electronic industry and accelerate the implementation of the broadcast digital migration project...

19 Nov 2018

Customs officials confiscate counterfeit goods worth R10m
Customs officials confiscate counterfeit goods worth R10m

South African Revenue Service (Sars) customs officials have intercepted suspected counterfeit clothing and shoes valued at approximately R10,722,364 in the Western Cape...

15 Nov 2018

China set to produce 63% of global macadamia crop by 2025
China set to produce 63% of global macadamia crop by 2025

Predominantly, macadamias are consumed in kernel form as a snack, and specifically in China, in-shell. Appetite from the ingredients sector is expanding rapidly...

13 Nov 2018

Agricultural safeguard levy will boost the local industry, says FairPlay
Agricultural safeguard levy will boost the local industry, says FairPlay

According to Francois Baird, founder of FairPlay, the recently gazetted agricultural safeguard levy of 35.3% imposed on bone-in chicken cuts will impact importers, not consumers...

9 Nov 2018

Cape Classics scoops Importer of the Year at Wine Star Awards
Cape Classics scoops Importer of the Year at Wine Star Awards

Wine Enthusiast Magazine has named South African and French wine importer, Cape Classics, as the 2018 Wine Star Award winner for Importer of the Year.

7 Nov 2018

Plant-based Beyond Burger launches in South Africa
Plant-based Beyond Burger launches in South Africa

Infinite Foods recently launched the plant-based Beyond Burger in South African at an event held in Johannesburg. The burger's claim to fame is that it looks, cooks and reportedly tastes just like beef...

6 Nov 2018

Food prices dip in October
Food prices dip in October

International food commodity prices dipped in October, as falling dairy, meat and vegetable oils prices more than offset a surge in sugar prices, according to the United Nations...

5 Nov 2018

All in the family - Bosman Family Vineyards
All in the family - Bosman Family Vineyards

It's not easy living in the Karoo and having to bake your own bread because the nearest shop is so far away...

By Eugene Yiga 30 Oct 2018

SA tea company eyes growth in European export market
SA tea company eyes growth in European export market

Western Cape-based company, SA Rooibos Tea Supplies, is on a long-term mission to become the preferred supplier of packed rooibos to the European market over the next ten years...

25 Oct 2018

Corporate content should be part of your DNA
Corporate content should be part of your DNA

On the cusp of exciting and fruitful pan-African networking and trade, the time to make use of an unbiased B2B media showcase for all Africa's dynamic, entrepreneurial business communities is now...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 24 Oct 2018

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Government pledges to support fruit-exporting sector

The South African government has pledged its support to the country's fruit-exporting sector that is currently trading to the US...

24 Oct 2018

Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus
Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus

A comprehensive B2B Recruitment Focus from December 2018 to February 2019 will ensure that Bizcommunity is the go-to destination for all the B2B news you'll need to plan your HR and recruitment strategies in 2019...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Oct 2018

Trading while caring for people and planet
Trading while caring for people and planet

Ratifications are moving ahead, if slowly, on the newly signed AfCFTA - the world's largest free trade agreement (with the most member countries) since the founding of the World Trade Organization...

By Richards Munang and Robert Mgendi 22 Oct 2018

SA signs wine labelling protocol
SA signs wine labelling protocol

The Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Senzeni Zokwana, has signed protocol on labelling wine...

22 Oct 2018

Accessories brand Research Unit triumphs at Exporter of the Year awards
Accessories brand Research Unit triumphs at Exporter of the Year awards

Research Unit, a firm which manufactures designer handbags, and All Women Recycling, which makes gifts and gadgets from used plastic, were the big winners at the Exporter of the Year competition...

By Janine Myburgh 19 Oct 2018

The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!
The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!

Feeling a bit state-capsized, swept along by more waves than a cryptocurrency chart? Here are some life-saving festive content ideas...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 15 Oct 2018

Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry announces Exporter of the Year finalists
Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry announces Exporter of the Year finalists

The Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry has announced the finalists in this year's Exporter of the Year competition...

11 Oct 2018

NERPO calls on government funding to support SA meat trade concerns
NERPO calls on government funding to support SA meat trade concerns

The National Emergent Red Meat Producers Organisation has requested that the government's national treasury release funding that will capacitate the Agricultural Research Council to manufacture Foot and Mouth Disease vaccines...

11 Oct 2018

Agricultural safeguard levy on poultry could impact SA consumers negatively
Agricultural safeguard levy on poultry could impact SA consumers negatively

The latest gazetted agricultural safeguard levy of 35.3% imposed on bone-in chicken cuts has raised concerns for the Association of Meat Importers and Exporters...

3 Oct 2018

Lifting the lid on the black box of informal trade in Africa
Lifting the lid on the black box of informal trade in Africa

The share of internal trade in Africa remains low, as reflected by official statistics. This is despite numerous regional trade agreements that have led to tariffs removal within the trading blocs...

By Joachim Jarreau, Cristina Mitaritonna and Sami Ben 26 Sep 2018

Russia a major destination for SA fresh produce exports
Russia a major destination for SA fresh produce exports

Russia continues to be an important market for South African fresh produce, says the Fresh Produce Exporters' Forum (FPEF)...

20 Sep 2018

Dr Mukhisa Kituyi, UNCTAD Secretary-General.
Africa has phenomenal potential for intra-continental trade

When at least 22 countries ratify it, AfCFTA will officially come into force, potentially making the African continent the largest trading bloc in the world...

By Zipporah Musau 30 Aug 2018

African Union chairperson and president of Rwanda Paul Kagame (from left); president of Niger Mahamadou Issoufou and African Union Commission chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat at the launch of AfCFTA in Kigali in March 2018. Credit: Office of President Paul Kagame.
Africa's massive free trade area a "gamechanger"

Experts say the African Continental Free Trade Agreement is a game changer...

By Kingsley Ighobor 29 Aug 2018

Exports councils vital to stimulate economic transformation
Exports councils vital to stimulate economic transformation

Export councils are key drivers for South Africa's economic transformation and they should be supported and prioritised...

24 Aug 2018

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