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Agribusiness during Covid: How leadership creates winning strategiesArticle

"Even with the challenges left by 2020, the overall acumen showed by leaders in the agri sector, government and all allied industries adapted to existing conditions with great speed and robust solutions."

23 Apr 2021

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Zambia must find a way to balance the economy and public health in tax policyArticle

The burden of noncommunicable diseases is growing rapidly across sub-Saharan Africa. The conditions, which include obesity and diabetes, are now leading causes of premature deaths...

Mulenga Mary Mukanu 23 Apr 2021

Improving South Africa's food security
Improving South Africa's food securityArticle

Unathi Mhlatyana, MD at McCain Foods South Africa, unpacks the results of the 2020 Global Food Security Index report...

Unathi Mhlatyana 21 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

Is that a good egg? How chocolate makers rate on social and environmental measures
Is that a good egg? How chocolate makers rate on social and environmental measuresArticle

Easter is the biggest chocolate-buying time of the year. But who's really paying for the cost of that chocolate?

John Dumay and James Guthrie 6 Apr 2021

Checkers launches premium food range Forage & Feast
Checkers launches premium food range Forage & FeastArticle

Checkers has introduced a new premium food range, called Forage & Feast, tailored specifically to customers' desire for "an upmarket and sophisticated product selection"...

30 Mar 2021

How Cabo Verde indigenous beans could boost food security
How Cabo Verde indigenous beans could boost food securityArticle

Indigenous beans could enhance food security in Cabo Verde which depends on food imports...

Anyse Sofia Fernandes Pereira Essoh 11 Mar 2021

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South Africa's food security conditionsArticle

Increased unemployment, increased crime and land reform discussions among other critical factors, must be closely monitored to maintain South Africa's food security...

Wandile Sihlobo 19 Feb 2021

10th Annual Social Innovation Awards winners announced
10th Annual Social Innovation Awards winners announcedArticle

Meat Naturally and Agricool Finance were awarded joint first place in the 10th Annual Social Innovation Awards, while Leafline Washable Sanitary Wear scooped first place in the Disability Empowerment Awards...

10 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

7 easy ways to help support South African restaurants and wineries during Level 3
7 easy ways to help support South African restaurants and wineries during Level 3Article

It is no dispute that the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent restrictions - lockdown, curfew and the alcohol ban (as necessary as they have been in certain circumstances) - have had a devastating effect on South Africa's hospitality and wine industries...

Ruth Cooper 1 Feb 2021

Finalists in Social Innovation and Disability Empowerment Awards announced
Finalists in Social Innovation and Disability Empowerment Awards announcedArticle

17 finalists will walk away with awards and grants up to the value of R1.3m. A total of R12.6m will be awarded...

22 Jan 2021

Africa's untapped opportunity: How Africa's free-trade area could catalyse the agricultural sector's development
Africa's untapped opportunity: How Africa's free-trade area could catalyse the agricultural sector's developmentArticle

The African Continental Free-Trade Area could accelerate the development of sub-Saharan Africa's agricultural sector and help the continent to become self-sufficient in food production...

Louis van Ravesteyn 2 Dec 2020

Innovation on shelf as plant-based food market grows
Innovation on shelf as plant-based food market growsArticle

From conscientious animal lovers to health-conscious flexitarians, vegan food is gaining traction both locally and globally...

1 Dec 2020

Joe and Claudia Castellanos, Black Mamba Foods
Eswatini's Black Mamba Foods bags R9.2m investmentArticle

Enygma Ventures has invested R9.2m in Black Mamba Foods, an Eswatini-based ethical producer of specialty food products...

17 Nov 2020

Climate change is in your hands - top 10 things you can do to make a difference
Climate change is in your hands - top 10 things you can do to make a differenceArticle

Here are the top 10 things you can do to mitigate climate change...

Fiona Wakelin, Issued by Topco Media 8 Oct 2020

Woolworths products recognised in global private label awards
Woolworths products recognised in global private label awardsArticle

Woolworths has scooped four awards in the Private Label Manufacturers Association's 2020 International 'Salute to Excellence' Awards - the world's largest competition dedicated exclusively to own brands...

1 Oct 2020

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South African Food Loss and Waste Voluntary Agreement launchesArticle

The CGCSA has launched the South African Food Loss and Waste Voluntary Agreement, which commits food manufacturers and retailers to reducing food waste...

29 Sep 2020

Goedgedacht Trading now selling D2C under new brand goed
Goedgedacht Trading now selling D2C under new brand goedArticle

Goedgedacht Trading has made its proudly South African extra virgin olive oils and food products available online and direct to consumer under its new label 'goed'...

21 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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Food is one aspect, but safe food is crucialArticle

The Covid-19 crisis has magnified the incredible public health challenge our world face. Nowhere is this challenge more apparent than in food production...

24 Aug 2020

South Africa needs better food price controls to shield poor people from Covid-19 fallout
South Africa needs better food price controls to shield poor people from Covid-19 falloutArticle

The pandemic has put in stark relief the country's poorly understood food system, in which powerful firms operate with little oversight while vulnerable actors in the informal food sector face over-regulation...

Ihsaan Bassier, Refiloe Joala and Thando Vilakazi 14 Aug 2020

Could ghost kitchens and deliveries be the Covid-19 cure for SA's fast food industry?
Could ghost kitchens and deliveries be the Covid-19 cure for SA's fast food industry?Article

Insight Survey's latest SA Fast Food/QSR Landscape Report 2020 carefully unfolds the global and local fast food markets based on the latest information and research, including the impact of Covid-19...

Issued by Insight Survey 11 Aug 2020

How South African food companies go about shaping public health policy in their favour
How South African food companies go about shaping public health policy in their favourArticle

Diet-related diseases are major public health problems in SA. But many in the food industry strongly oppose globally recommended policies that could address these issues...

Gary Sacks, Eric Crosbie and Melissa Mialon 30 Jul 2020

Food or foe - the real cost of counterfeit consumables
Food or foe - the real cost of counterfeit consumablesArticle

The rise of counterfeit consumables has increased exponentially over the past few years across the African continent. A cause for major concern as many of these cases end in a fatality...

Vashti Nagel 28 Jul 2020

Report examines food price drivers and discrepancies during pandemic
Report examines food price drivers and discrepancies during pandemicArticle

The Competition Commission said that of the 1,600 complaints received under the excessive pricing and consumer protection regulations by the end of June, 19% related to basic food products...

17 Jul 2020

White Square 2020 winners announced
White Square 2020 winners announcedArticle

International Advertising Festival White Square has announced its 2020 winners...

10 Jul 2020

#BizUnity: How UCook's paying it forward as partners feel the pinch
#BizUnity: How UCook's paying it forward as partners feel the pinchArticle

'Together apart' has been the global rallying call as humanity unites in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, and UCook, through a number of its initiatives, has stepped up in answer...

Sindy Peters 10 Jul 2020

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How a global pandemic could strengthen agribusiness in AfricaArticle

As supply chains around the world are disrupted and the demand for certain types of food drops in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak, questions have begun to emerge about Africa and its ability to ensure food security for its citizens...

Louis van Ravesteyn 8 Jul 2020

Coconut oil production threatens five times more species than palm oil - new findings
Coconut oil production threatens five times more species than palm oil - new findingsArticle

The coconut - an icon of unspoiled tropical idylls - causes more environmental harm than many people realise...

Erik Meijaard 7 Jul 2020

Supporting manufacturers through a time of change
Supporting manufacturers through a time of changeArticle

Manufacturing is a key driver of job creation and national economies in general. But a component of manufacturing that is often taken for granted is supply chains...

Christopher Veerasamy 6 Jul 2020

Agile global supply chains: Supporting manufacturers through a time of change
Agile global supply chains: Supporting manufacturers through a time of changeArticle

Manufacturing is a key driver of job creation and national economies in general. But a component of manufacturing that is often taken for granted is supply chains...

Christopher Veerasamy 2 Jul 2020

White Square International Advertising Festival announces 2020 shortlists
White Square International Advertising Festival announces 2020 shortlistsArticle

The White Square International Advertising Festival has announced its shortlists for 2020...

2 Jul 2020

UCook Market Box launched to support small-scale farmers
UCook Market Box launched to support small-scale farmersArticle

Looking to help local, small-scale food producers make ends meet during the Covid-19 crisis, UCook has launched the UCook Market Box...

30 Jun 2020

CEO Luc-Olivier Marquet on Unilever's response to Covid-19
CEO Luc-Olivier Marquet on Unilever's response to Covid-19Article

Many Unilever brands form part of South Africans' everyday defence against the coronavirus...

Lauren Hartzenberg 15 Jun 2020

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Webinar: Why food safety is everyone's businessArticle

In collaboration with Business Day Dialogues, South African National Accreditation System (Sanas) recently held a discussion highlighting the critical role accreditation plays in improving food safety...

15 Jun 2020

12 ways to support your local community during Covid-19
12 ways to support your local community during Covid-19Article

In just a few short weeks, the coronavirus pandemic has turned our world upside down and as the crisis deepens, so do the challenges with a growing number of people facing unemployment, mounting debt and numerous other issues precipitated by the disruption of the virus...

Yael Geffen 1 Jun 2020

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How a post-Covid-19 revival could kickstart Africa's free trade areaArticle

The African Continental Free Trade Area was launched two years ago at an African Union (AU) summit in Kigali. It was scheduled to be implemented from 1 July 2020...

Faizel Ismail 27 May 2020

SU researcher shows how local small-scale farmers can start artisan cheesemaking businesses
SU researcher shows how local small-scale farmers can start artisan cheesemaking businessesArticle

Dr Faith Nyamakwere recently received her PhD in Animal Sciences in the SU Faculty of AgriSciences for her research on how small-scale farmers can start their own artisan cheesemaking businesses...

Engela Duvenage 30 Apr 2020

#ConsciousCapitalism - the new imperative for food and beverage manufacturers
#ConsciousCapitalism - the new imperative for food and beverage manufacturersArticle

To feed the world in a new era of awareness and to sustain their own future, manufacturers need to change their mindsets...

Roy Henderson 28 Apr 2020

#Covid19: Organised agriculture's role in sustaining food production
#Covid19: Organised agriculture's role in sustaining food productionArticle

"The agricultural sector has a responsibility to apply all precautionary measures necessary to prevent the further spread of this deadly virus and to make sure that all workers wear masks and gloves. The sector needs to strictly comply with social-distancing rules..."

30 Mar 2020

FoodForward SA makes R50m appeal to help up-scale its reach during Covid-19 lockdown
FoodForward SA makes R50m appeal to help up-scale its reach during Covid-19 lockdownArticle

FoodForward SA has launched a R50m appeal to extend its outreach footprint and get food to a wider network in order to mitigate the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic...

25 Mar 2020

Fry's joins new global plant-based food collective The Livekindly Co.
Fry's joins new global plant-based food collective The Livekindly Co.Article

A new global plant-based food collective, called The Livekindly Co., launched in New York and has joined forces with The Fry Family Food Co...

12 Mar 2020

75% of HDPE milk and beverage bottles recycled in 2019
75% of HDPE milk and beverage bottles recycled in 2019Article

In 2019, over 75% of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) milk and beverage bottles were recycled, injecting a significant amount of material back into the market...

12 Feb 2020

Cancer cases are on the rise in many parts of the continent. CI concept/Shutterstock
What needs to happen for better cancer prevention and control in KenyaArticle

Kenya, South Africa and Zimbabwe are leading in new cancer cases in Africa. In 2018 Kenya was reported to have 47,887 new cancer cases (130 cases daily) and 32,987 deaths (90 daily)...

Gershim Asiki 3 Feb 2020

Nutrition trends for a new decade
Nutrition trends for a new decadeArticle

If there's one thing that characterised the first decade of the 21st Century, it is the volume, velocity and variety of change in our lives. Now that we've entered into the 2020's that is something that surely won't change...

Issued by Association for Dietetics in South Africa 27 Jan 2020

The art of pivoting: How a major change can save your business
The art of pivoting: How a major change can save your businessArticle

Even good business ideas can start to fail. The most successful planners take this as an opportunity for a massive change, either pivoting the business model or reinventing the brand...

Issued by Lebrau Press 14 Jan 2020

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#BizTrends2020: How to succeed in agriculture in 2020Article

The broader agricultural economic environment is changing, and this would require us to revisit how we determine our success as well...

Nico Groenewald 13 Jan 2020

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Process manufacturing in 2020: Sustainability and servitisationArticle

Everybody wants sustainable products, and retailers are putting pressure on manufacturers to deliver goods that satisfy consumers' new preference for green and clean options...

Colin Elkins 19 Dec 2019

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