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News archive - August-2017

Land expropriation without compensation will impact the ordinary citizen

As we move closer to the elective conference of the ANC in December, South Africa’s focus is firmly set on who will emerge as the new leader of the ruling political party. Whilst the leadership race has certainly stolen the lime light, one should not neglect the central policy issues postponed in July that are due to be decided at this conference. Chief amongst these issues is the land debate and whether to amend the Constitution to allow for expropriation without compensation. Ironically, this ‘side show’ may well have the most direct impact as ordinary citizens will feel the crunch where it hurts the most, in their wallet. - Theo Boshoff, Head Legal Intelligence

19.10.2017 / Agbiz in the news

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SA food price inflation decelerates to the lowest level in 22 months

Food inflation continued to decelerate driven by lower agricultural commodity prices. In September 2017, the overall food price inflation eased to 5.4%, which is the lowest since November 2015 - Wandile Sihlobo, Agbiz economist

18.10.2017 / Agbiz in the news

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Rest of Africa must follow SA’s lead to feed her children

October the 16th is an important day as it is World Food Day. Unlike 2016 when this day was commemorated in the midst of a drought and higher food prices in some parts of Sub-Saharan Africa, this year presents positive developments - Wandile Sihlobo, Agbiz economist.

12.10.2017 / Agbiz in the news

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Recent discussions taking place in Parliament

A number of discussions recently took place in Parliamentary portfolio committees that can have an impact on the Agribusiness sector - Theo Boshoff, Agbiz Head: Legal Intelligence

12.10.2017 / Agbiz in the news

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