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News archive - August-2010

Cosatu calls for business overhaul

Johannesburg - Labour federation Cosatu has put together a policy proposal document

calling for a radical revamp to how the country does business.

The proposed sweeping legislation changes include new taxing of the rich, regulating

farming, forcing business to mostly stock locally made products, restricting foreign ownership

of large corporates, banning the export of scrap metals and establishing a state bank.

05.09.2010 / Agbiz in the news

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Processed food imports dent jobs

Johannesburg — THE agricultural sector is losing jobs because processed products are being imported, instead of being produced and manufactured locally, Lindie Stroebel of the Agricultural Business Chamber said last week.

02.09.2010 / Agbiz in the news

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Positive Agribusiness Confidence does not yet excite

Agribusiness confidence is measured quarterly by the Agricultural Business Chamber (ABC) and

the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) through their quarterly ABC/IDC Agribusiness

Confidence Index. The confidence level in the third quarter of 2010 is 53% higher than the same

quarter of the previous year, which happened to be the all-time lowest level observed. This

significant increase was expected, considering the low basis it was measured from. The

confidence, however, decreased with 5% since the previous quarter, being the second quarter of

2010. This is of concern and definitely inhibits the excitement of the significant year-on-year

increase. A further decrease is not necessarily expected, however, this small quarter-to-quarter

decrease might indicate that confidence might remain in the low, positive range.

02.09.2010 / Media Releases

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Uitdaging om nuwe boere te help

Landboubesighede het die kundigheid en infrastruktuur op die platteland om nuwe boere volhoubaar te bemagtig, maar dan moet daar groter koordinering tussen hulle, staatsdepartemente en-agentskappe wees.

27.08.2010 / Agbiz in the news

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Somergrane: Speel die mark reg

Daar is geen enkele resep wat beleërde somergraanboere in die komende planttyd van verliese gaan red nie, maar daar is

heelwat riglyne wat dié boere in gedagte kan hou wanneer hulle besluit wat en hoeveel om te plant.

Met planttyd om die draai dui alles daarop dat nie een van die somergrane vanjaar vir die gemiddelde saaiboer ’n winsgewende uitweg gaan bied nie – weens hoë produksiekoste en voortgesette lae produsentepryse.

’n Algemene aanbeveling, ook deur Graan SA, is dat boere hul mielie-aanplantings drasties inkort in ’n poging om die pap mielieprys weer in die rigting van invoerpariteit – nou sowat R1 000 per ton hoër as die heersende Safex-pryse – te laat draai.

27.08.2010 / Agbiz in the news

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PPI wys boere trek swaar

Die produksieprysindeks (PPI)-syfers vir Julie dui ‘n styging van slegs 0,2% vir landboupryse aan, wat slegte nuus is vir boere wie se koste baie gestyg het, sê die Landboubesigheidskamer (LBK).

Statistieke SA sê die syfer het in die algemeen 7,7% gestyg vergeleke met die syfer van Julie verlede jaar. Dit is wel 1,7% laer as die PPI-syfer van 9,4% vir Junie vanjaar.

Wat landboupryse aanbetref is ‘n daling van 1,3% tussen Junie en Julie vanjaar aangeteken.

26.08.2010 / Agbiz in the news

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SEB:"Boere doen te min"

Die lae vlak van swart ekonomiese bemagtiging wat tot dusver op primêre produksievlak plaasgevind het, belemmer landbou-ondernemings se SEB-telkaarte, sê dr. John Purchase, uitvoerende hoof van die Landboubesigheidskamer (LBK).

“Talle boere het nog nie werklik bemagtig nie en dit is iets wat ontwikkel moet word.” Hy raai boere aan om wel SEB-telkaarte te kry sodat hul ondernemings se toekoms beter kan lyk.

18.08.2010 / Agbiz in the news

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