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News archive - August-2010

Staat bekyk sy bydrae tot kospryse

Die Regering is besig om te ondersoek hoe die pryse van monopolistiese semi-staatsinstellings kospryse beïnvloed.

Dít volg nadat dr. John Purchase, uitvoerende hoof van die Landboubesigheidskamer, die Departement van Landbou, Bosbou en Visserye versoek het om die Nasionale Landboubemarkingsraad (NLBR) en die Buro vir Voedsel- en Landboubeleid (BFAP) te betrek by ‘n studie oor die invloed van staatsgeadministrateerde tariewe op voedselpryse.

13.10.2010 / Agbiz in the news

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Nationalisation under fire

 South Africa's business community is having sleepless nights about the continued calls for nationalisation of local companies.

Despite repeated assurances by President Jacob Zuma that nationalisation is not government policy, ANC Youth League president Julius Malema uses every platform to push nationalisation and insist that the ANC's national executive committee is discussing it.

10.10.2010 / Agbiz in the news

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New challenges for agricultural value chains - Interview with Dr John purchase, CEO of ABC

Dr John Purchase, CEO of the Agricultural Business Chamber(ABC), shares his insights about changing the Co-Operatives legislation and the importance of agricultural business in the agricultural value chain.

10.10.2010 / Agbiz in the news

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Landbou se PPI-syfer 'tel kop op'

Die produksieprysindeks (PPI)-syfer vir die landbou het met 1,2% tussen Julie en Augustus vanjaar gestyg, maar groter stygings is nodig, sê ekonome.

Volgens Statistieke SA het die algemene PPI vir Augustus op 7,8% te staan gekom, terwyl dit 9,4% in Julie was. Die verbruikersprysindeks (VPI)-syfer vir Augustus is 3,5%.

Wat die landbousektor aanbetref is ‘n styging van 1,2% aangeteken ná Julie se syfer van 0,2%, en Augustus op 1,4% te staan gekom het.

 

05.10.2010 / Agbiz in the news

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Update on transformation of agricultural sector

The parliamentary portfolio committee on agriculture, forestry and fisheries has been holding public hearings on transformation in the agricultural sector.

A variety of organisations have made representations to the committee, including the AgriBEE charter council. The department of agriculture, forestry and fisheries has also reported on the current status of transformation in the sector.

According to director general of the department, Langa Zita, the council is in the process of aligning the AgriBEE transformation charter with the requirements of a section 9 code of good practice as set out in Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) Act 53 of 2003. When the charter was gazetted in March 2008, it was aligned to section 12 of the act and is therefore not binding to enterprises. This has made reporting on the sector’s transformation difficult.

01.10.2010 / Agbiz in the news

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Analysis: NGC goes gaga for Chinese model

The ANC edged towards greater government intervention in the economy at its policy review

conference last week, while business commentators were concerned that mixed signals were

projected to the financial markets.

Key conundrums over policy were not tackled, argued Brait economist Colen Garrow. He said issues

concerning both domestic and foreign investors were not really addressed.

28.09.2010 / Agbiz in the news

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SA kan deel van goue hoofweg wees

Suid-Afrika kan deel wees van die toekoms van die “goue hoofweg” vir die vervoer van landbouprodukte tussen Asië en Suid-Amerika, meen prof. Johan du Plessis van Logistics International.

“Suid-Afrika moet dus sorg dat ons vervoer-infrastruktuur aan die uitdagings voldoen en ons moet ook na moontlikhede in die Suider-Afrikaanse Ontwikkelingsgemeenskap (SAOG),” verduidelik hy.

23.09.2010 / Agbiz in the news

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