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News archive - March-2015

Grond: ‘Beleid sal beleggers geensins vervreem’

Die voorgestelde verbod op buitelandse grond­eienaarskap het die landbou­gemeenskap oor klasse- en ­rasse-lyne heen verdeel, aldus Gugile Nkwinti, minister van landelike ontwikkeling en grondhervorming.
- Netwerk24 

24.06.2015 / Agbiz in the news

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Minister firm on farm size limit, despite opposition

RDLR Minister Gugile Nkwinti rejected opposition to announcement that land ownership by foreign nationals would be prohibited. The Banking Association of South Africa, Agbiz and Agri-SA argued against the policy - Business Day 

24.06.2015 / Agbiz in the news

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Tot 397 000 nuwe grondeise verwag

Sowat 397 000 nuwe grondeise, wat die land tot R179 miljard kan kos, moet verwag word, sê dr. John Purchase.
- Landbouweekblad 

23.06.2015 / Agbiz in the news

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Nkwinti defends foreign land ownership

Government on Tuesday tried to alleviate jitters that the prohibition of land ownership by foreign nationals would drive away investors.
- IOL News 

23.06.2015 / Agbiz in the news

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US meat imports not quite a done deal

John Purchase, chief executive of Agbiz, said nontariff barriers, such as sanitary regulations, were often a greater barrier to trade than tariffs. “People are looking to use that as barriers to entry and South Africa is a part of that.”
- Mail&Guardian 

19.06.2015 / Agbiz in the news

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Nene 'overoptimistic' about economic growth prospects

Real GDP at market prices for the first quarter of 2015 increased by an annualised rate of 1,3%. This was well below Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene's GDP growth forecast for 2015 of 2% during his budget speech. At the time, Lindie Stroebel, agribusiness intelligence manager at Agbiz, told Farmer's Weekly that growth would probably not be much higher than 1,4%

12.06.2015 / Agbiz in the news

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Emphasing sustainable grain production during the process of land reform

Grain SA members, government officials, agricultural role players and other interested parties gathered on 4 and 5 March at NAMPO Park for the annual Grain SA Congress. The theme, “Sustainable grain production during the process of land reform”, promised to highlight important discussion points and encourage lively debate.
- Harvest SA 

10.06.2015 / Agbiz in the news

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'Stick to your knitting'

Well done to the organisers of the Pietermaritzburg Royal show for yet another splendid event. In its 165th year, the show manages to stay true to its character while keeping up with the times.

08.06.2015 / Agbiz in the news

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Regerings ook nou in hoenderkryt

Met ’n gaping van 60 000 ton hoendervleis tussen wat Amerika wil hê en wat Suid-Afrika bereid is om op te offer, het die twee lande se regerings nou ingegryp by onderhandelings tussen die twee pluimveebedrywe. 
- Landbouweekblad 

05.06.2015 / Agbiz in the news

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