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News archive - June-2017

South Africa set to harvest the biggest soybean crop on record

Despite revising the country’s soybean production forecast to 1.23 million tonnes in May, the Crop Estimate Committee has again winched up its forecast to 1.34 million tonnes – making this season’s crop the largest on record - Wandile Sihlobo, Agbiz Economist

28.06.2017 / News

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More of the same - SA’s wheat import tariff review outcome

The outcome of the review of the dollar-based reference price and variable tariff formula for wheat was released this morning.  The review was initiated by the government in April 2016 due to concerns about the impact... - Wandile Sihlobo

23.06.2017 / Agbiz in the news

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Intro to Agbiz/Tiger Brands session for Vision 2030 Summit

It is indeed a rare opportunity in the history of South Africa, given its fractious past and legacy of conflicts, that a vision is developed that finds significant favour and support with the majority of people across its immense diversity. This vision is captured in... -  John Purchase, Agbiz CEO

22.06.2017 / Agbiz in the news

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A 5% cut in fuel price on the cards in July 2017

Fuel price is set to decline for a second consecutive month on 05 July 2017. This time around, we expect a significant cut of 5% from the previous month for both diesel and petrol price - Wandile Sihlobo, Agbiz economist

19.06.2017 / News

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Agbiz/IDC Agribusiness Confidence Index marginally declines in Q2, 2017

The Agbiz/IDC Agribusiness Confidence Index declined, albeit marginally, by one Index point to 56 points in the second quarter of this year. Despite the slight decline in confidence, the sector remains in expansionary territory - Wandile Sihlobo, Agbiz economist

12.06.2017 / Media Releases

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Ten major trends impacting on the future of agribusiness

The traditional agricultural business model is changing for various reasons, and this requires new thinking and strategies from leaders in agribusiness. Agribusinesses are challenged with meeting the growing demand for food, fibre and beverages, while... - Dr John Purchase, CEO

09.06.2017 / Agbiz in the news

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‘Back to basics’ approach needed for transformation in the agro-food sector, not a flood of new legislation

The past couple of months have seen the floodgates truly open with new Bills and regulations aimed at land reform, and the latest raft of legislation largely adds to existing confusion - Theo Boshoff, Manager legal intelligence

08.06.2017 / Agbiz in the news

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SA’s agricultural machinery market remains vibrant

The South African agricultural machinery market remains vibrant, driven by a robust recovery in agricultural production and a stable domestic currency, for now - Wandile Sihlobo, Agbiz Economist

07.06.2017 / News

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Agbiz Position – Manager: International Trade and Investment Intelligence

Agbiz has to fill the vacant position of Manager: International Trade and Investment Intelligence, as soon as possible.  The deadline for applications is end of June 2017.

07.06.2017 / Agbiz in the news

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SA agricultural economy now showing signs of recovery

The agricultural GDP has landed in positive territory for the first time since 2014, driven by a robust recovery in agricultural production - Wandile Sihlobo, Agbiz economist

06.06.2017 / Agbiz in the news

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Agbiz Members

  • Absa AgriBusiness
  • Afgri Operations Ltd
  • Afrivet
  • Agri Expo
  • AFMA
  • Agrifusion
  • Agri Mega Group
  • Alltech (Pty) Ltd
  • Association of Agritourism South Africa (AASA)
  • AVCASA
  • Barloworld Handling Materials
  • Bathopele
  • Beefmaster
  • BKB Ltd
  • Capespan
  • Certisure
  • Citrus Growers Association
  • Durban Fresh Produce Market
  • East London Industrial Development Zone
  • Engen
  • Farmwise Grains (Pty) Ltd
  • FNB
  • Fraserburg Koöp Bpk
  • Fresh Produce Exporters' Forum (FPEF)
  • GWK Limited
  • Highveld Egg Co-op Ltd
  • Hans Merensky Holdings
  • Humansdorpse Koöp Bpk Trading as The Co-op/Die Kooperasie
  • Industrial Development Corporation
  • Institute of Market Agents of SA (IMASA)
  • John Deere
  • Kimech Agri Tractor and Machinery CC
  • Kaap Agri Bedryf Ltd
  • KLK Landbou Bpk
  • Land Bank
  • Marsh Africa
  • Monsanto
  • Mosstrich Ltd
  • Mutual & Federal Agri
  • National Agricultural Marketing Council (NAMC)
  • Nedbank
  • Netafim
  • PMI SA
  • NWK Ltd
  • Obaro
  • Old Mutual
  • Overberg Agri Bedrywe (Edms) Bpk
  • OVK Operations Ltd
  • Pioneer Hi-Bred RSA (Pty) Ltd
  • PwC South Africa
  • Rovic Leers
  • SA Agri Academy
  • Saltcor
  • San Miguel Fruits SA
  • Sansor
  • Santam Agriculture
  • Senwes Ltd
  • Signa
  • Standard Bank Agriculture
  • SSK
  • Suidwes Agriculture Ltd
  • Sundays River Citrus Company (Pty) Ltd