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News archive - August-2015

Agricultural industry in Africa could be 3 times as big as it currently is by the year 2030

A recent report from the World Bank shows that the agricultural industry in Africa could be 3 times as big as it currently is by the year 2030. Elsa Esterhuizen discussed this idea with Dr John Purchase, CEO of AgBiz.
- Groot Ontbyt 

08.12.2015 / Agbiz in the news

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National minimum wage will cause job losses, parties caution

EFF is adamant that it will not be satisfied with anything less than a R4 500/month national minimum wage, despite warnings from other political parties that a major hike in the minimum wage could cause the loss of more than one million jobs.
- FARMER'S WEEKLY 

27.11.2015 / Agbiz in the news

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Confusion over DAFF drought assistance

Following a meeting with major stakeholders in the agriculture sector on the effect of the current drought, confusion still remained about which areas had been declared disasters as well as how and where state support would be given.
- FARMER'S WEEKLY 

27.11.2015 / Agbiz in the news

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Agbiz BASA Financing of land reform plan implementation

Agbiz and the Banking Association of South Africa (BASA) earlier this year developed a financing for land reform model in line with the objectives of the National Development Plan.  

26.11.2015 / Agbiz in the news

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Relief, then grief for red meat lovers

Agbiz has warned that the drought has an extensive reach that will have further socio-economic and food security ramifications at regional level.
- www.fin24.com

19.11.2015 / Agbiz in the news

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