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News archive - September-2015

Kommersiële landbou staan nou alleen

Die kommersiële landbou moet besef dat hy eintlik op sy eie is en moet geen aalmoese van owerheidsweë verwag nie.
- Landbouweekblad

25.02.2016 / Agbiz in the news

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Agbiz response to Minister Pravin Gordhan’s 2016 Budget Speech

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“Not in the last two decades has there been as much interest and anticipation in the annual budget speech of the Minister of Finance, as was the case with Minister Pravin Gordhan’s 2016 Budget Speech,” syas Dr John Purchase, CEO of Agbiz.

25.02.2016 / Media Releases

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Drought: As farmers wait for Gordhan, Agri SA warns of job losses, influx of migrants

The drought is clearly a national disaster, so it is important that South Africa makes available all possible resources. 
- City Press 

23.02.2016 / Agbiz in the news

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Carte Blanche feature on drought situation

The country needs to import an estimated 6 million tons of grain or we will face empty shelves due to the worst recorded drought the country is experiencing. Carte Blanche team did feature on the story with experts in the industry sharing their views.
-Carte Blanche 

25.01.2016 / Agbiz in the news

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SEB-vereistes te streng vir boere

Primêre landbouprodusente behoort nie aan dieselfde vereistes vir swart ekonomiese bemagtiging (SEB) te moet voldoen as wat vir landbou-sakeondernemings geld nie.  Só lui ʼn voorstel van Agbiz in sy kommentaar op die voorgestelde SEB-kode vir die landbousektor.
- Landbou.com 

25.01.2016 / Agbiz in the news

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Sluit graanhandelaars toe, sê Ehrenreich

Graanhandelaars manipuleer die mielieprys en Cosatu vra ʼn dringende ondersoek daarna sodat die skuldiges toegesluit kan word omdat hulle SA se voedselsekerheid ondermyn.  Dis Tony Ehrenreich van Cosatu se siening van die duur mielieprys.
- Landbou.com 

25.01.2016 / Agbiz in the news

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2016 to be a 'mixed bag' for agricultural input suppliers

Drought conditions across most of South Africa are likely to benefit some agricultural input suppliers while severely prejudicing others. The drought has negatively affected input suppliers to the grain and livestock industries.
- Farmer's Weekly 

22.01.2016 / Agbiz in the news

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Interview on drought situation

Radio interview with Dr John Purchase on the current drought situation.
-Talk Radio 702 

20.01.2016 / Agbiz in the news

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Drought impacts SA table grape crop

SA's table grape crop is expected to be between 1% and 4% lower than the actual 2014/15 exported crop size, according to The South African Table Grape Industry (Sati).
- Fin24 

15.01.2016 / Agbiz in the news

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Agoa: Swak rand maak speelveld gelyker

Agbiz het met Faizel Ismael, Suid-Afrika se hoofonderhandelaar oor die nuwe Agoa-ooreenkoms, gepraat om meer duidelikheid te kry oor die aankondiging dat Suid-Afrika se Agoa-voordele steeds opgeskort kan word.

14.01.2016 / Agbiz in the news

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VSA se reddingsboei wat SA in staat stel om belastingvrystelling op landbou-uitvoere te behou

RSG gesels met Dr John Purchase van Agboz oor die VSA se reddingsboei wat SA in staat stel om belastingvrystelling op landbou-uitvoere te behou.
- RSG Moneyweb

13.01.2016 / Agbiz in the news

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Net oorlewing tel nou – kenners

Nou gaan dit net om oorlewing, het kenners gesê oor boere se voortslepende stryd teen die ongenaakbare droogte.  Enige boer se strategie moet nou wees om ten minste tot die begin van die volgende somer te oorleef, se dr. John Purchase, uitvoerende hoof van Agbiz.
- Netwerk24 

06.01.2016 / Agbiz in the news

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SA and US Trade Negotiations

Radio interview with John Purchase (CEO) of AGBIZ, discussing the South Africa and the United States negotiations in detail. 
- RSG 100-104 

06.01.2016 / Agbiz in the news

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Zuma's shuffle sends rand down, down - and up

The Agricultural Business Council (Agbiz) has welcomed President Jacob Zuma's appointment of former Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) Minister Pravin Gordhan as new Finance Minister.
- Farmer's Weekly 

25.12.2015 / Agbiz in the news

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Rest in pieces 2015

Lindie Stroebel of Agbiz is of the opinion that farmers are diversifying their businesses so that they are able to participate in global value chains, thereby cushioning themselves against South Africa’s economic troubles.
- Farmer's Weekly 

22.12.2015 / Agbiz in the news

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Agbiz Outlook 2016

In the Agbiz Outlook 2015, Agbiz stated that 2015 will provide for a challenging environment for agribusinesses and farmers. This has proved to be true, but in as much as 2015 was challenging, 2016 will be far more so.
- Agbiz media release

09.12.2015 / Agbiz in the news

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