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News archive - November-2016

SA’s annual food inflation decelerates

The recent food and non-alcoholic beverages inflation data suggest that we might have already reached the peak in food inflation and the coming months could show sideways to a downward trend. 
- Wandile Sihlobo, Agbiz economist

15.02.2017 / Agbiz in the news


Agbiz response to SONA 2017

President Jacob Zuma delivered the 2017 State of the Nation Address (SONA) in agains the backdrop of chaotic and unacceptable scenes in Parliament, slow growth and massive unemployment...
- Dr John Purchase, Agbiz CEO

10.02.2017 / Agbiz in the news


S.A govt tries to limit crop damage from armyworm

South Africa's agriculture minister says it is taking measures to determine the extent of damage from the armyworm pest in the Limpopo province. This follows confirmation of its detection on Friday. Wandile Sihlobo, Economist at the agricultural business chamber joins CNBC Africa for more.

08.02.2017 / Agbiz in the news


SA’s agricultural machinery sales show a monthly uptick

Recent agricultural machinery sales data indicates that in January 2017, tractor sales were down by 18% when compared to January 2016 — with 478 units sold. However, this was 37% higher than the previous month’s sales.
- Wandile Sihlobo

08.02.2017 / Agbiz in the news


State launches programme to make armyworm fall

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has confirmed that the fall armyworm is indeed in SA. But experts say the pest, which has already devastated crops in several neighbouring countries, is unlikely to wreak as much havoc locally as it has elsewhere.

06.02.2017 / Agbiz in the news


Zokwana likeable, but ineffective, agri leaders

Industry leaders agree that the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Senzeni Zokwana, demonstrates a healthy interest in agricultural matters, but is not particularly proficient in implementing policies for the sector.

03.02.2017 / Agbiz in the news


South African grains and oilseeds outlook

The outlook for 2017 is promising for the South African grains and oilseeds sector. 
- Agbiz economists: Wandile Sihlobo and Tinashe Kapuya

30.01.2017 / Agbiz in the news


'Biblical plague' stalks SA maize

Regional governments are to hold a crisis meeting in Johannesburg next month following signs that a virulent pest attacking maize crops may have found its way to South Africa. 

29.01.2017 / Agbiz in the news


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