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News archive - May-2013

No secrecy surrounding AFGRI investors

The mystery surronding the identity of shareholders of AgriGroup,a consortium of investors that has put in a R2,4 billion takeover offer for agricultural group Afgri,and their as yet unnamed  BEE partners, has given rise to suspicion in some circles.

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Go-ahead for biofuels

Biofuel blending will increase the demand for canola,sorghum and soya beans in South Africa.

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A cold, wet but wonderful Agri Mega Week

Despite rain, mud and some very cold weather Agri Mega Week succesfully celebrated its 21st anniversary recentlywith an expo dedicated to the theme 'Agriculture for Job Creation'. To download this article, click here.

Cape farm strikes 'a watershed'

THE farm workers’ strike that began in the Western Cape hamlet of De Doorns last year will go down with the tragic events of Marikana and Sondela as a watershed in South Africa’s labour history, according to Potchefstroom Business School special adviser Theo Venter.

The events demonstrated there was "no unity of vision in the ANC (African National Congress)" government, Mr Venter said at an agricultural outlook conference in Pretoria on Monday.

01.10.2013 / Agbiz in the news

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