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News archive - September-2015

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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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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Agriculture sector warns of wider drought impact

It is clear that the drought situation is not limited to South Africa, but has an extensive regional reach that will have further socio-economic and food security ramifications at regional level as well, Agri SA and the SA Agricultural Business Chamber (Agbiz) said.
- Fin24 

11.11.2015 / Agbiz in the news

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