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Emergency relief efforts for Rhodes Memorial, UCT fire under way - here's how to help
Emergency relief efforts for Rhodes Memorial, UCT fire under way - here's how to helpArticle

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

New Montecasino show celebrating Ndlovu Youth Choir to create employment in the arts
New Montecasino show celebrating Ndlovu Youth Choir to create employment in the artsArticle

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.

19 Apr 2021

National Arts Council ordered to pay National Arts Fest R3.4m within 3 days
National Arts Council ordered to pay National Arts Fest R3.4m within 3 daysArticle

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.

1 Apr 2021

Cape artists protest against lack of government support
Cape artists protest against lack of government supportArticle

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

SA table grape industry growth trend expected to continue
SA table grape industry growth trend expected to continueArticle

There was a dramatic increase in patented table grape varieties from 27% in 2014 to 52% in 2020...

26 Mar 2021

National Arts Council starts distribution of PESP relief for artists
National Arts Council starts distribution of PESP relief for artistsArticle

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.

16 Mar 2021

Customer loyalty - It's a dog's life
Customer loyalty - It's a dog's lifeArticle

Acquiring today's customer is a lot like getting a dog. They provide an endless amount of value and the feel-good sense of confidence that you're doing a good job...

David Alves 4 Sep 2019

Improved water prospects bodes well for fresh produce growers
Improved water prospects bodes well for fresh produce growersArticle

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

2019 PMA Fresh Connections: Southern Africa - Sponsors and exhibitors announcement
2019 PMA Fresh Connections: Southern Africa - Sponsors and exhibitors announcementArticle

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...

Issued by Produce Marketing Association 12 Jul 2019

Zeder aims to level portfolio
Zeder aims to level portfolioArticle

PSG-controlled agribusiness investor Zeder continues to be dominated by its 27.1% "kingmaker" stake in consumer brands giant, Pioneer Foods...

Marc Hasenfuss 11 Apr 2017

Challenging times for SA wine industry with excise hikes
Challenging times for SA wine industry with excise hikesArticle

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...

23 Feb 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
Using big data to stay ahead in the retail industryArticle

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...

Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 6 May 2016

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US fund plans to plough into African agricultural sectorArticle

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...

26 Nov 2015

Zeder looking to rebalance portfolio, says CEO
Zeder looking to rebalance portfolio, says CEOArticle

Norman Celliers, CEO at Zeder, analyses the agri-group's latest results, new management fee arrangement and tough cycle for agriculture...

8 Oct 2015

Casino rivals unite to increase Cape share
Casino rivals unite to increase Cape shareArticle

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

Second buyout as Zeder makes bid for Capespan
Second buyout as Zeder makes bid for CapespanArticle

PSG-aligned agribusiness investor Zeder yesterday, 8 April 2015, confirmed persistent market whispers about its intention to buy out minority shareholders in R7bn-a-year fruit exporting giant Capespan...

Marc Hasenfuss 9 Apr 2015

An agribusiness giant rises
An agribusiness giant risesArticle

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

Capespan buys stake in clearing specialist
Capespan buys stake in clearing specialistArticle

Zeder-controlled fruit farming and marketing company Capespan has bulked up its logistics arm by snapping up a 75% stake in forwarding and clearing specialist Aspen International, it was announced at the weekend.

Marc Hasenfuss 15 Sep 2014

PSG sets aside Curro rights issue funds
PSG sets aside Curro rights issue fundsArticle

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

Zeder deepens roots in Zambia with US$27.5m acquisition
Zeder deepens roots in Zambia with US$27.5m acquisitionArticle

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 acquires 17 properties
Investec Property Fund acquires 17 propertiesArticle

Investec Property Fund (IPF) has acquired a portfolio of 17 properties which were acquired for an aggregate consideration of almost R600 million.

18 Oct 2013

Deals indicate an agricultural sector in flux
Deals indicate an agricultural sector in fluxArticle

The long-awaited consolidation of SA's fragmented agribusiness sector has finally got under way with some vigour.

Marc Hasenfuss 27 Sep 2013

Career and Bursary Fairs promote agricultural career opportunities
Career and Bursary Fairs promote agricultural career opportunitiesArticle

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.

23 Jul 2013

Zeder buys larger stake in CapespanArticle

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.

19 Apr 2013

Safmarine, Capespan donate shipping containers for classrooms
Safmarine, Capespan donate shipping containers for classroomsArticle

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.

11 Apr 2013

Shree 'lands' R350m Dube deal
Shree 'lands' R350m Dube dealArticle

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.

16 Feb 2013

Rebranding for Zoom Advertising
Rebranding for Zoom AdvertisingArticle

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.

5 Dec 2012

Capespan moves afoot
Capespan moves afootArticle

A cautionary announcement from Bellville-based fruit marketing company Capespan Group has set tongues wagging in agribusiness circles.

22 Oct 2012

Big guys at the gateArticle

There's a perception that investing in SA's agribusiness sector is at best a pastoral affair. But by the end of this year that notion might be blown right out of the farm dam.

Marc Hasenfuss 16 Mar 2012

Capespan gets full control of global unit
Capespan gets full control of global unitArticle

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

Three-way tussle for CapespanArticle

The battle for outright control of Capespan, the Cape Town-based fruit exporter and logistics group, has seen a new twist.

25 Nov 2011

New director at South African Brandy Foundation
New director at South African Brandy FoundationArticle

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.

3 Feb 2011

Third time lucky for EvansArticle

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.

1 Nov 2010

In Russia, bananas stay firm
In Russia, bananas stay firmArticle

The economic crisis in Russia has caused a sharp cutback in imports from SA, especially our biggest seller, fruit.

8 Oct 2009

Zeder plans to raise R500 millionArticle

Zeder Investments, which mostly makes investments in unlisted agricultural, food, beverage and food processing companies, aims to raise R500m on the market.

Nicola Mawson, Consumer Industries Correspondent 16 Apr 2009

SA, Russia to consolidate bilateral relationsArticle

South Africa and Russia are to consolidate and strengthen their bilateral relations at the inter-sessional meeting of the Inter-governmental Committee on Trade and Economic Co-operation (ITEC) on Tuesday.

Proffesor Ndawonde 24 Nov 2008

SA, Russia examine bilateral relationsArticle

Economic, trade and political issues will be high on the agenda when Deputy President Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and Russian First Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov meet today, Monday, 10 March 2008.

Michael Appel 10 Mar 2008

SA, Russia further trade links in ITECArticle

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.

12 Feb 2008

Deloitte releases telecoms trends for 2007Article

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.

18 Jan 2007

Fresh Produce Terminals on BEE expansion trailArticle

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.

1 Dec 2005

Platypus travels globe for CapespanArticle

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.

25 Aug 2005

SA companies loud and proud in UKArticle

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.

Issued by Proudly South African 9 May 2004

Citigate - Visual Bridge MergerArticle

International communications group Citigate has acquired Cape Town design agency Visual Bridge for an undisclosed sum.

19 Mar 2002

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