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News archive - February-2017

Food prices to fall furthe

"The rain has had a positive impact on the agricultural sector. However, the reason why some of the fruit and vegetables prices have decreased is primarily because prices tend to go down during the harvesting time," says economist, Wandile Sihlobo.

02.03.2017 / Agbiz in the news


Good rain sees 72% jump in summer crop production forecast

The production estimate for South Africa’s summer crops over the 2016/17 season has risen 72,47%, due to widespread rains since the start of spring last year.
- Farmer's Weekly

01.03.2017 / Agbiz in the news


Zuma's SONA: Foggy stats or facts?

President Jacob Zuma delivered his 10th State of the Nation Address (SONA) and the team at Fin24 delved a little deeper to verify some of the statements he presented.  

01.03.2017 / Agbiz in the news


South Africa: Lots of grains and oilseeds on the horizon

South Africa could potentially harvest a bumper crop in the 2016/17 production season. This comes after the Crop Estimate Committee’s first production estimates for summer crops reached 16.21 million tonnes.
- Wandile Sihlobo

28.02.2017 / Agbiz in the news


Agbiz response to Minister Gordhan’s Budget Policy Statement

The National Budget Speech presented a fairly positive and optimistic outlook, projecting economic growth of 1.3% in 2017, up from 0.5% in 2016.
- Dr John Purchase, Agbiz CEO

23.02.2017 / Media Releases


SA’s bread and maize meal production painted a mixed picture in December 2016

South Africa’s total bread production saw a notable growth in 2016, starting the year with 171 million loaves in January 2016 and closing with 182 million loaves in December 2016.
- Wandile Sihlobo

21.02.2017 / Agbiz in the news


Agbiz response to Minister Gugile Nkwinti’s push for land restitution without compensation

This week Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti told Parliament that a single law should be developed to address the issue of land restitution without compensation.
- Dr John Purchase, Agbiz CEO

17.02.2017 / Agbiz in the news


SA’s annual food inflation decelerates

The recent food and non-alcoholic beverages inflation data suggest that we might have already reached the peak in food inflation and the coming months could show sideways to a downward trend. 
- Wandile Sihlobo, Agbiz economist

15.02.2017 / Agbiz in the news


Agbiz response to SONA 2017

President Jacob Zuma delivered the 2017 State of the Nation Address (SONA) in agains the backdrop of chaotic and unacceptable scenes in Parliament, slow growth and massive unemployment...
- Dr John Purchase, Agbiz CEO

10.02.2017 / Agbiz in the news


S.A govt tries to limit crop damage from armyworm

South Africa's agriculture minister says it is taking measures to determine the extent of damage from the armyworm pest in the Limpopo province. This follows confirmation of its detection on Friday. Wandile Sihlobo, Economist at the agricultural business chamber joins CNBC Africa for more.

08.02.2017 / Agbiz in the news


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