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News archive - November-2015

South Africans must dream big - Agbiz Congress

According to Statistics SA the percentage of black youth between the ages of 25 and 34 in professional, managerial and technical fields has dropped by 2% in the last two decades. "Currently, 60% of South Africa’s unemployed youth has never worked before and their parents are better educated and equipped than they are. This is a sign of regression," said Mpumelelo Mkhabela, station manager of commercial talk radio station POWER 98.7, at the congress.

10.06.2016 / Media Releases

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Agbiz elects office bearers

Agbiz last week elected its office bearers for 2016-2018 at a Members Meeting held in Somerset West, Cape Town.

 

08.06.2016 / Media Releases

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El Nino, drought play havoc with Illovo

Wandile Sihlobo, senior agricultural economist at Agbiz says despite the recent rains, the drought in South Africa was far from over. The high prices will still hurt companies operating in the agricultural sector as the after effects of the drought will continue.
-  www.iol.co.za

07.06.2016 / Agbiz in the news

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Wheat tariffs must fit SA’s context

TRADE policy debates are incomplete if argued without due consideration of the effect of selected instruments on both the consumption and production sides.
- Business Day 

07.06.2016 / Agbiz in the news

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‘Vertrou SARB se beleid’ – Kganyago

Die hoof van die Reserwebank het by Agbiz se konferensie gesê prys- en loonvastellings wat hoër as die inflasiekoers is, is ’n bron van kommer.

02.06.2016 / Agbiz in the news

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Agbiz to pave the road for the future during 2016 Congress

South Africa’s agricultural business chamber Agbiz hosts its biannual congress in the Western Cape this week. OFM News’ agri editor, Sabrina Dean, spoke to Agbiz CEO, Dr John Purchase, about some of the pre-congress highlights, as well as what can be expected for the rest of this week.

02.06.2016 / Agbiz in the news

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SA Maize supplies

The effects of the South African drought continue to be felt with imports of white and yellow maize increasing steadily, to meet local and regional demand.  Will Southern Africa be able to source sufficient white maize supplies from the global market?

27.05.2016 / Agbiz in the news

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Agbiz Congress aims to unpack business environment

With South Africa at a major cross roads, or even a T-junction, it is crucial for agri businesses and roleplayers along the food value chain to understand the environment in which they are operating.  This is according to Agbiz CEO, John Purchase, who says this has been among the main criteria taken into account in structuring the programme for the agricultural business chambers’ forthcoming biennial Congress.
- OFM

05.05.2016 / Agbiz in the news

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