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Magazines ABC Q1 2021: Little good news for magazines
Magazines ABC Q1 2021: Little good news for magazinesArticle

The Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC) Q1 2021 shows a littering of publications resigning or being discontinued, with not much good news...

Danette Breitenbach 2 days ago

#Newsmaker: Yokesh Maharaj to advance Mondelez's growth in Sub-Saharan Africa
#Newsmaker: Yokesh Maharaj to advance Mondelez's growth in Sub-Saharan AfricaArticle

This Africa Month, we chat to Mondelez International's new president of its Sub-Saharan Africa business unit about his appointment and mapping a growth strategy in Africa...

Lauren Hartzenberg 3 days ago

Dentsu Africa launches Consumer packaged goods like never before
Dentsu Africa launches Consumer packaged goods like never beforeArticle

The second edition in the Dentsu wisdom series titled Consumer packaged goods like never before has officially launched. The content in the latest report includes analysis from 19 experts...

Issued by Dentsu 7 May 2021

International food prices continue to rise in April
International food prices continue to rise in AprilArticle

FAO Food Price Index posts 11th consecutive monthly increase, new forecasts point to growth in world wheat and maize output...

6 May 2021

Ogilvy and Cadbury's 'Generosity Shop' receive MMA Purpose-Led Marketing Award
Ogilvy and Cadbury's 'Generosity Shop' receive MMA Purpose-Led Marketing AwardArticle

Ogilvy Johannesburg's work for Cadbury Dairy Milk South Africa was recently awarded the Purpose-Led Marketing Award at the Marketing Achievement Awards (MMA)...

Issued by Ogilvy South Africa 23 Apr 2021

FAO, AUC launch guide to help countries enter Africa's new single market
FAO, AUC launch guide to help countries enter Africa's new single marketArticle

Increased agricultural trade between African countries can drive sustainable development and play a pivotal role in the transformation of our food systems...

16 Apr 2021

Global food prices rise for 10th consecutive month
Global food prices rise for 10th consecutive monthArticle

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

8 Apr 2021

All the Marketing Achievement Awards 2021 winners
All the Marketing Achievement Awards 2021 winnersArticle

The Marketing Achievement Awards (MAAs) took place last night by way of a premium virtual event, giving everyone the opportunity to safely participate in the evening's festivities...

Issued by Marketing Achievement Awards 1 Apr 2021

Record triumph for Woolworths Mature Gouda at SA Dairy Awards
Record triumph for Woolworths Mature Gouda at SA Dairy AwardsArticle

Lactalis South Africa's 10-months Mature Gouda, made especially for Woolworths, was once again crowned the South African Dairy Product of the Year...

29 Mar 2021

Truth Coffee's David Donde is taking on the world of chocolate
Truth Coffee's David Donde is taking on the world of chocolateArticle

David Donde, the visionary behind Truth Coffee, has broadened his horizons and launched a chocolate company with long-standing Truth COO Ken Walton...

Lauren Hartzenberg 24 Mar 2021

Afda alumnus and colourist Kyle Stroebel on Oscar nomination for My Octopus Teacher
Afda alumnus and colourist Kyle Stroebel on Oscar nomination for My Octopus TeacherArticle

Afda alumnus and accomplished South African colourist Kyle Stroebel's recent work on the picturesque documentary My Octopus Teacher received national and international praise...

Jasmine Walters, Issued by AFDA 19 Mar 2021

Government needs to remove restrictive regulations to allow the agricultural sector to grow
Government needs to remove restrictive regulations to allow the agricultural sector to growArticle

South Africa's economic recovery relies to a large extent on creating a more enabling business environment and putting the right structural economic reforms in place.

Ian van Niekerk 16 Mar 2021

African countries' agricultural reforms will ensure free trade deal benefits SA too
African countries' agricultural reforms will ensure free trade deal benefits SA tooArticle

In 2020 alone, amidst a pandemic, South Africa exported US$10,2bn worth of agricultural products, the second largest on record. One market that has consistently been important to South Africa is the African continent, which on average, accounts for 40% of South Africa's agricultural exports...

Wandile Sihlobo 12 Mar 2021

Global food price index rises for 9th consecutive month
Global food price index rises for 9th consecutive monthArticle

The early estimate for 2021's wheat output is positive but 45 countries are in need of external assistance for food...

4 Mar 2021

Kenya dairy farmers double income, milk yields with climate-smart fodder grasses
Kenya dairy farmers double income, milk yields with climate-smart fodder grassesArticle

Researchers have been working with farmers to test ten new varieties of grasses that are higher in protein, lower in fiber and mature faster. They boost both the quality and quantity of milk...

3 Mar 2021

Gamtoos River Valley buckling under drought as Kouga Dam drops below 7%
Gamtoos River Valley buckling under drought as Kouga Dam drops below 7%Article

Farmers to the south of the country are grappling with an unprecedented crisis as the Kouga Dam, dropping below 7%, looks set to run dry for the first time ever...

26 Feb 2021

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Technology and supermarket chains can help strengthen southern Africa's food systemsArticle

Covid-19 restrictions on restaurants and catering have led to supermarkets being the key route to market...

Thando Vilakazi and Namhla Landani 16 Feb 2021

Magazines ABC Q4 2020: Categories continue to haemorrhage
Magazines ABC Q4 2020: Categories continue to haemorrhageArticle

The attrition in the magazine category continues in the Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC) Q4 with many sectors losing members as the sector battles with resignations, discontinuations and terminations...

Danette Breitenbach 11 Feb 2021

New to motherhood in Covid-19 times
New to motherhood in Covid-19 timesArticle

As with pregnancy, nutrition is a particular focus of postpartum care. New mothers need the support to recover from the rigours of pregnancy and childbirth so that they can cope well with the different challenges presented by infant care...

Issued by Association for Dietetics in South Africa 11 Feb 2021

#StartupStory: Small-batch plant milk made in the Cape
#StartupStory: Small-batch plant milk made in the CapeArticle

From the bright minds behind Mielie Mailer comes Oh Oat, a locally-produced oat milk brand with a sustainable approach to packaging...

Lauren Hartzenberg 10 Feb 2021

Lactalis SA awards full-service account to HelloFCB+
Lactalis SA awards full-service account to HelloFCB+Article

Following a strategic and creative pitch, Lactalis SA has awarded its integrated marketing communications on its Parmalat, Melrose and President Cheese brands, excluding media planning and buying, to HelloFCB+...

Issued by Nahana Communications Group 21 Jan 2021

Fair Cape Dairies and Cape Talk #HelpTheHelpers partnership sees another R250,000 worth of dairy products donated to Western Cape feeding schemes
Fair Cape Dairies and Cape Talk #HelpTheHelpers partnership sees another R250,000 worth of dairy products donated to Western Cape feeding schemesArticle

Late last year, the Fair Cape Cares Foundation donated a further R250,000 worth of dairy products to feeding schemes in the Cape Town area in conjunction with Pippa Hudson's show on Cape Talk...

Issued by Primedia Broadcasting 18 Jan 2021

Boomtown hits the ground running in 2021
Boomtown hits the ground running in 2021Article

Boomtown has hit the ground running in 2021 with a new client - already! - to add to the half a dozen it signed up during the Covid-19 months...

Issued by Boomtown 13 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: The emerging plant-based paradigm - 7 trends for 2021
#BizTrends2021: The emerging plant-based paradigm - 7 trends for 2021Article

The plant-based movement has become an unstoppable trend globally as well as in South Africa during the last few years. Entrepreneur, food consultant and plant based advocate Mira Weiner highlights seven key plant-based trends for 2021...

Mira Weiner 11 Jan 2021

Global food prices rise for the 7th month in a row
Global food prices rise for the 7th month in a rowArticle

World food prices rose for the seventh consecutive month in December, led by dairy products and vegetable oils, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations reported...

7 Jan 2021

Call for entries for the 2021 SA Dairy Championships
Call for entries for the 2021 SA Dairy ChampionshipsArticle

The closing date for entries is 1 February 2021...

7 Jan 2021

#FreshOnTheShelf: New from Fitch & Leedes, Bernini and Cadbury
#FreshOnTheShelf: New from Fitch & Leedes, Bernini and CadburyArticle

In #FreshOnTheShelf, we round up our pick of food and beverage products that have hit the shelves recently...

Lauren Hartzenberg 14 Dec 2020

New test for Johne's disease could be a game-changer
New test for Johne's disease could be a game-changerArticle

A promising new test for Johne's disease in dairy cattle has been developed at the Institute for Global Food Security and School of Biological Sciences at Queen's University Belfast...

4 Dec 2020

Nestlé announces first net zero dairy farm in SA
Nestlé announces first net zero dairy farm in SAArticle

Nestlé has announced the launch of its Skimmelkrans Net Zero Carbon Emissions Project - a project set to create the company's first carbon-neutral dairy farm, located in George, South Africa...

4 Dec 2020

Global food prices rise by 3.9%
Global food prices rise by 3.9%Article

Global food commodity prices rose to a nearly six-year high in November...

3 Dec 2020

OFM cooking up a storm in central South Africa
OFM cooking up a storm in central South AfricaArticle

OFM, inspiring listeners to live the real good life in central South Africa, is looking for the dishes that make central South Africa salivate! The Real Good Recipe Book seeks to showcase central South Africa's favourite recipes...

Issued by OFM Radio 26 Nov 2020

#MarketingMasterminds: Mondelez | Cadbury Dairy Milk | Generosity campaign
#MarketingMasterminds: Mondelez | Cadbury Dairy Milk | Generosity campaignArticle

This month's Marketing Mastermind is Alanta Moodley, category brand manager at Mondelez International. She discusses the Cadbury Dairy Milk Generosity campaign...

Issued by Facebook 23 Nov 2020

#FreshOnTheShelf: New from Nescafé, 4th Street and Fry's
#FreshOnTheShelf: New from Nescafé, 4th Street and Fry'sArticle

In #FreshOnTheShelf, we round up our pick of food and beverage products that have hit the shelves recently...

Lauren Hartzenberg 11 Nov 2020

#ConsciousLiving: How the Vegan and Plant-Powered Show is harnessing the new virtual event space - Q&A with Heidi Warricker
#ConsciousLiving: How the Vegan and Plant-Powered Show is harnessing the new virtual event space - Q&A with Heidi WarrickerArticle

This year's Festive Vegan and Plant-Powered Show (FVPPS), set to take place online on Saturday, 28 November 2020, will play host to a wide range of plant-based food and lifestyle brands...

Ruth Cooper 10 Nov 2020

Magazines ABC Q3 2020: No good news in magazine categories
Magazines ABC Q3 2020: No good news in magazine categoriesArticle

As with Q2 of 2020, the Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC) Q3 results do not hold much good news in the magazine category as the effects of the discontinuation of several titles continue to be felt. As with Q2, many titles also did not submit data for this period...

Danette Breitenbach 9 Nov 2020

Global food system emissions alone threaten warming beyond 1.5°C - but we can act now to stop it
Global food system emissions alone threaten warming beyond 1.5°C - but we can act now to stop itArticle

Modern agriculture releases lots of different greenhouse gas emissions, each with complex effects on the global climate...

John Lynch 9 Nov 2020

Gold Pack Awards 2020 showcases SA's best packaging solutions
Gold Pack Awards 2020 showcases SA's best packaging solutionsArticle

The winners of this year's Gold Pack Awards were announced during an online ceremony last week. The awards platform is regarded as the premier event for South Africa's packaging industry...

3 Nov 2020

Simon Toohey to show off the 'coolness' of veggies at Festive Vegan and Plant-Powered Show
Simon Toohey to show off the 'coolness' of veggies at Festive Vegan and Plant-Powered ShowArticle

The Festive Vegan and Plant-Powered Show has announced that MasterChef Australia finalist Simon Toohey - who came third in last year's competition - has been added to the lineup...

26 Oct 2020

On Wednesday the Clover SA depot in Perseverance, Port Elizabeth, was operating in spite of a strike. Photo: Joseph Chirume.
Striking workers call for boycott of Clover SA productsArticle

The company says Covid-19 has made a difficult trading environment worse...

Joseph Chirume 15 Oct 2020

Thinking outside the box: How one local business tripled its turnover in lockdown
Thinking outside the box: How one local business tripled its turnover in lockdownArticle

As one of the beneficiaries of Tractor Outdoor's SME Advertising Fund, Foodbox stocks a wide variety of fresh, locally-sourced produce, which includes everyday staples such as meats, cheese, dairy and vegetables...

Issued by Tractor Outdoor 12 Oct 2020

Global food prices up 21% in September
Global food prices up 21% in SeptemberArticle

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations' Food Price Index averaged 97.9 points during the month, up 2.1% from August and 5.0% higher than its value in September 2019...

8 Oct 2020

Meet the SME Heroes: No use crying over spilt milk - how one local business was able to reach new markets during lockdown
Meet the SME Heroes: No use crying over spilt milk - how one local business was able to reach new markets during lockdownArticle

OkJa, one of the beneficiaries of Tractor Outdoor's fund, is a plant-based food and beverage business that was founded in 2019 by Rui Esteves and David Chait...

Issued by Tractor Outdoor 30 Sep 2020

Photo by Markus Winkler on Unsplash.
The rise of cancel cultureArticle

Tyrone Van Heerden, head of strategy at Iris, looks into the continuous trend of the cancel culture, the impact that it has on brands and how communications professionals can try and reduce the risk...

Tyrone Van Heerden 17 Sep 2020

The fourth agricultural revolution is coming - but who will really benefit?
The fourth agricultural revolution is coming - but who will really benefit?Article

AI, robots and other technologies could transform farming - for worse as well as for better...

David Rose and Charlotte-Anne Chivers 16 Sep 2020

Global food prices rise in August
Global food prices rise in AugustArticle

International quotations for sugar, vegetable oils and coarse grains increased from July, while worldwide cereal harvests remain on course to hit annual record...

3 Sep 2020

Genomic test for dairy cows launched in SA
Genomic test for dairy cows launched in SAArticle

Genomic testing will enable farmers to fine tune their management, selection and breeding decisions with confidence...

1 Sep 2020

Covid-19 has hit SMEs in SA's food sector hard. What can be done to help them
Covid-19 has hit SMEs in SA's food sector hard. What can be done to help themArticle

Covid-19 has prompted widespread discussion of the resilience of food systems and how efficiency and competitiveness have been previously understood...

Andrew Bowman and Reena das Nair 1 Sep 2020

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