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How much more will you pay food in S.A?

Last week South Africa's February consumer price inflation breached the Reserve Bank's inflation target and exceeded analysts' expectations accelerating to 7 per cent year on year in February from 6.2 per cent in January. Inflation was driven higher by food and transport prices. CNBC Africa speaks to Dr John Purchase, CEO at Agricultural Business Chamber about the effect this will have on consumers.

04.04.2016 / Agbiz in the news

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Crop Estimates 2016

South Africa will likely harvest 7.255 million tonnes of maize in 2016, 27 percent less than the 9.95 million tonnes reaped last year because of a scorching drought and late plantings.

26.02.2016 / Agbiz in the news

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Agbiz CEO John Purchase on #Budget2016: New direction, new hope for agriculture

Dr John Purchase, CEO of Agbiz reckons there were green shoots of hope in Budget 2016 as Pravin Gordhan confirmed the new direction which appears to becoming entrenched. 
- www.biznews.com 

25.02.2016 / Agbiz in the news

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Landbousektor se kommentaar oor die begroting

Landbou, en veral landbouvoedselverwerking, het meer na vorige gekom in vanjaar se begrotingstoespraak as in die verlede: Dr John Purchase 
- Moneyweb

25.02.2016 / Agbiz in the news

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Kommersiële landbou staan nou alleen

Die kommersiële landbou moet besef dat hy eintlik op sy eie is en moet geen aalmoese van owerheidsweë verwag nie.
- Landbouweekblad

25.02.2016 / Agbiz in the news

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Agbiz response to Minister Pravin Gordhan’s 2016 Budget Speech

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“Not in the last two decades has there been as much interest and anticipation in the annual budget speech of the Minister of Finance, as was the case with Minister Pravin Gordhan’s 2016 Budget Speech,” syas Dr John Purchase, CEO of Agbiz.

25.02.2016 / Media Releases

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