Emergency relief efforts are under way in Cape Town after a runaway fire destroyed parts of the Rhodes Memorial restaurant and caused unknown damage to...
Sindy Peters 19 Apr 2021
Showtime Management will present a new theatrical piece, African Pulse - Celebrating the Ndlovu Youth Choir, at Montecasino's Teatro in Johannesburg on Saturday, 1 May 2021.
The South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg has ordered that the National Arts Council (NAC) pay the National Arts Festival R3.4m of its original R8m grant within 72 hours. The balance will form part of further legal action that the court ordered should be expedited.
The National Arts Council says R68.4 million has been paid to 512 beneficiaries as part of Covid-19 relief. The steps outside the Artscape Theatre in Cape Town were a hive of activity on Saturday, with about 50 artists, musicians, dancers and puppeteers performing as part of ongoing protests.
Marecia Damons 30 Mar 2021
There was a dramatic increase in patented table grape varieties from 27% in 2014 to 52% in 2020...
Some 1 215 practitioners in the arts, culture and heritage sector are receiving much needed relief as the National Arts Council (NAC) starts the distribution of the Presidential Employment Stimulus Programme (PESP) grants to successful beneficiaries.
The water level of South Africa's storage dams, which supply the fruit export industries, are generally much higher now than at any time during the past three years. This, and a cold, wet winter in most of the deciduous fruit regions, indicate that a good harvest is in the offing...
Fred Meintjes 22 Aug 2019
Sponsors and exhibitors have been announced for the 2019 PMA Fresh Connections: Southern Africa Conference and Trade Show, taking place on 30-31 July at the Century City Conference Centre in Cape Town...
While the South African wine industry understands the government's economic challenges, the above-inflation hikes in wine and brandy excise will be challenging for producers and cellars to absorb...
Not wanting to lose customers to online shopping, traditional retailers around the world are turning to big data and analytics to employ technology that will give them an advantage in a competitive industry...
1K1V, US-based private capital fund backed by some influential family investors, is on the hunt for opportunities in the sub-Saharan Africa agricultural sector...
Norman Celliers, CEO at Zeder, analyses the agri-group's latest results, new management fee arrangement and tough cycle for agriculture...
Tsogo Sun and Sun International will be spending much of this month trying to persuade the Competition Tribunal to ignore the Competition Commission's recommendation that their planned Cape market-share agreement be prohibited...
Ann Crotty 14 Apr 2015
PSG-controlled agribusiness conglomerate Zeder Investments recently concluded the largest transaction in its existence, boosting its investments in agriculture to more than R10 billion and proving the company's positive outlook on the industry. Jaco Visser interviewed CEO Norman Celliers...
Jaco Visser 29 Dec 2014
Stellenbosch-based PSG Group said it had about R500m available for investments and would use the bulk of the funds to subscribe for a rights issue in its investment Curro‚ a fast-growing company that provides private education.
Phakamisa Ndzamela 22 Apr 2014
On Wednesday, 13 November 2013‚ Zeder announced the acquisition of Mpongwe Milling - a privately owned maize and wheat mill based in the Zambian Copperbelt - for $27.5m (R275m).
Marc Hasenfuss 19 Nov 2013
Investec Property Fund (IPF) has acquired a portfolio of 17 properties which were acquired for an aggregate consideration of almost R600 million.
The agricultural industry is in need of fresh, young talent. In response to this lack, industry role-players recommended showcasing the industry to young people and raising awareness about career opportunities in the agricultural and food supply chain. As a result, several Career and Bursary Fairs have been held over the past two years at Stellenbosch University (SU) and the University of Pretoria (UP), as part of an initiative of the Produce Marketing Association (PMA), an international organisation for the fresh produce industry.
Zeder Investments‚ through its wholly owned subsidiary Zeder Financial Services‚ has reached an agreement with Total Produce to buy the shareholding held by Total Produce in Capespan for R258m in cash.
A partnership initiative to support the important role of early childhood education in rural South Africa was realised recently when two Grade R classrooms, constructed from decommissioned shipping containers, were handed to the Agter-Witzenberg farm community outside Ceres in the Western Cape.
Durban-based Shree Property Holdings, a leading SA property development and logistics business, has bought 22 sites - totalling 125,000m² - in phase one at Dube TradePort for R350m. It has also staked a claim to 250,000m² in phase two, which is launching in 2014.
Zoom turns 15 in February 2013 and, as this is reportedly a very busy period for its clients, the company decided to celebrate its birthday at the end of 2012 with a party on its premises. This was the perfect opportunity to refresh the brand and décor of the agency.
A cautionary announcement from Bellville-based fruit marketing company Capespan Group has set tongues wagging in agribusiness circles.
SA's largest fruit exporter, Capespan, has concluded its purchase of the remaining 50% shareholding in Capespan International, the group's European and UK marketing arm, from Dublin-based Total Produce for €13m (about R138m).
Hopewell Radebe 30 Dec 2011
The battle for outright control of Capespan, the Cape Town-based fruit exporter and logistics group, has seen a new twist.
Christelle Reade-Jahn, a professional marketing strategist, has been appointed as director of the South African Brandy Foundation. She will apply her wide communication experience by placing special focus on new media and social networks.
It was third time lucky for MTN-Energade's Kevin Evans as he soloed to his first victory in the Mondi Herald Addo Mountain Bike Challenge on the outskirts of Port Elizabeth on Sunday.
The economic crisis in Russia has caused a sharp cutback in imports from SA, especially our biggest seller, fruit.
Foreign Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma departed for Moscow, Russia, on Sunday 10 February, where she is to hold trade and economic talks with Russian Minister of Natural Resources Yuri Trutnev.
The Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) practice at Deloitte, which released its predictions for the telecoms sector for 2007 earlier this week, is forecasting three key trends: the Internet without the PC, paying for pipespace and large profits in small applications.
Capespan, a shareholder in Fresh Produce Terminals (FPT), has sold 26% of FPT to an empowerment consortium in a R104 million transaction. Players in the deal are Capespan, Nozala Investments, a grassroots female empowerment organisation, and Calulo Investments, a black-owned and -managed investment company established in 1999.
Platypus Productions' partner Stanley Edwards and cameraman Glen Thomas have just returned from two weeks international travel for client Capespan filming in eight cities on opposite ends of the globe. Surviving jetlag and life in a suitcase, the crew visited London, Sheerness, Brussels, Antwerp, Rotterdam, Dubai, Hong Kong and Singapore before returning home to complete shooting Capespan's local operations.
Golden delicious apples from nine South African fruit exporting companies will soon hit the shelves of supermarkets in the UK as part of an exercise to experiment with the best South Africa has to offer.
International communications group Citigate has acquired Cape Town design agency Visual Bridge for an undisclosed sum.