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News archive - August-2011

Agricultural exporters fume at port tariff hikes

Alle in- en uitvoerders van landbouprodukte kan geraak word deur ’n tariefverhoging van 18,06% in verskepingskoste, aldus die Landboubesigheidskamer (LBK).

Derhalwe doen die kamer in ’n nuusbrief ’n beroep op sy lede om deel te neem aan die openbare verhore oor die tariewe wat volgende week sal plaasvind.

Volgens Besigheidseenheid van Suid-Afrika (Busa) is hierdie verhoging, wat tans drie keer hoër is as die land se inflasiekoers, vir die 2012/’13-boekjaar voorgestel.

23.09.2011 / Agbiz in the news

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Klimaatmikpunte kan landbou knou

Suid-Afrika se mikpunte waartoe hy hom in 2009 by die Kopenhagen-klimaatsonderhandelings verbind het, was te hoog.

Dit kan die landbou se mededingendheid verder benadeel, sê dr. John Purchase, uitvoerende direkteur van die Landboubesigheidskamer.

Te ambisieus

Hy het op ’n nasionale konferensie oor klimaatsverandering in Pretoria gewaarsku dat die Regering se mikpunte te groot en te ambisieus is – veral in die afwesigheid van ’n internasionale ooreenkoms daaroor.

06.09.2011 / Agbiz in the news

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Dr John Purchase, CEO of the ABC, honoured as Kovsie Alumnus of the Year

Dr John Purchase, Chief Executive of the Agricultural Chamber of Commerce, was honoured as Kovsie Alumnus of the Year by the University of the Free State (UFS) during the annual Kovsie Alumni Awards Dinner on 2 September 2011. Dr Purchase and four other former Kovsies were honoured for exceptional achievements and contributions made to the UFS at this glittering event.

02.09.2011 / Agbiz in the news

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Hawens wil tariewe met 18% verhoog

’n Aansoek om ’n tariefverhoging

wat drie keer hoër is as inflasie

is deur Transnet se Nasionale

Hawe-owerheid (TNHO) by die

hawereguleerder ingedien. Dít

terwyl die Durbanse hawe reeds

as een van die duurste hawens ter

wêreld geag word.

Die owerheid vra om ’n verhoging

van 18,06% in sy tariewe vir

2012/’13. Die uiteindelike

tariefverhoging behoort egter net

minder as 13% te wees weens

ander faktore wat bygereken word.

19.08.2011 / Agbiz in the news

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Landbou steeds 'n belegging

As die debat oor nasionalisering aangaan, gaan die

uitwerking daarvan dekades lank gevoel word, het dr.

John Purchase, hoofdirekteur van die Landboubesigheidskamer

(LBK), op die boeredag gesê. “Ons

leef ekonomies en polities in onsekere tye. ’n Klomp

goed kan gehanteer word, maar ander nie. Produsente

moet duidelik sê watter waarde hulle na die waardeketting

bring, maar buigbaar bly.”

19.08.2011 / Agbiz in the news

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Arm Suid-Afrikaners word ryker

Die gemiddelde huishoudelike inkomste in Suid-Afrika

styg geleidelik. Van af 2004 tot 2009 het 62% van die

land se armste mense na hoer inkomsteklasse geskuif.

Dié inligting behoort meer onder die Regering se

aandag te kom, het dr. John Purchase, hoofdirekteur

van die Landboubesigheidskamer (LBK), tydens ’n

boeredag op Tzaneen gesê.

19.08.2011 / Agbiz in the news

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Feedback on NEDLAC's Trade and Industry chamber Strategic Session

The ABC participated in NEDLAC’s Trade and Industry Chamber (TIC) strategic session and was

represented by Dr. John Purchase and Mr Herbital Maluleke. The meeting was opened by the

Executive Director of NEDLAC, Mr. Herbert Mkhize who introduced the Chairperson of the session,

Minister Rob Davies of the Department of Trade and Industry and all delegates of the various

constituencies.

Minister Rob Davies welcomed the delegates. He reminded delegates about the challenges facing the

South Africa industries and dealt, among other issues, with:

12.08.2011 / Media Releases

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Not ‘either/or’ between small and large farming, both needed

It is not a case of South Africa needing to support either small- or large-scale farming, but that both are important for the country’s development, says business organisation Agricultural Business Chamber (ABC) CEO Dr John Purchase.

Specifically, large-scale farming will provide food security and sustainable agriculture, while support for the development of small-scale farming will improve household food security, social stability and reduce the drive towards urbanisation.

05.08.2011 / Agbiz in the news

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