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News archive - December-2016

Agbiz response to Minister Gordhan’s Budget Policy Statement

The National Budget Speech presented a fairly positive and optimistic outlook, projecting economic growth of 1.3% in 2017, up from 0.5% in 2016.
- Dr John Purchase, Agbiz CEO

23.02.2017 / Media Releases


SA’s bread and maize meal production painted a mixed picture in December 2016

South Africa’s total bread production saw a notable growth in 2016, starting the year with 171 million loaves in January 2016 and closing with 182 million loaves in December 2016.
- Wandile Sihlobo

21.02.2017 / Agbiz in the news


Agbiz response to Minister Gugile Nkwinti’s push for land restitution without compensation

This week Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti told Parliament that a single law should be developed to address the issue of land restitution without compensation.
- Dr John Purchase, Agbiz CEO

17.02.2017 / Agbiz in the news


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


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