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News archive - September-2015

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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Agbiz responds to suspension of South Africa’s agricultural products from AGOA by USA

On the 5th November 2015, President Obama informed Congress of the intention to suspend the application of duty-free treatment to all AGOA-eligible agricultural products from South Africa.

06.11.2015 / Media Releases

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Agbiz responds to suspension of South Africa’s agricultural products from AGOA by USA Administration

On the 5th November 2015, President Obama informed Congress of the intention to suspend the application of duty-free treatment to all AGOA-eligible agricultural products from South Africa 

06.11.2015 / Agbiz in the news

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Agbiz responds to suspension of South Africa’s agricultural products from AGOA by USA Administration

On the 5th November 2015, President Obama informed Congress of the intention to suspend the application of duty-free treatment to all AGOA-eligible agricultural products from South Africa.

06.11.2015 / Agbiz in the news

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AGOA - Kommer ná SA nie spertyd haal

Groot kommer heers in Suid-Afrika oor die nuus Maandagaand uit die VSA dat Suid-Afrika ’n belangrike sper­datum misgeloop het wat kan beteken die VSA kan sy markte vir Suid-Afrikaanse vrugte, wyn, neute en plaaslik vervaardigde BMW’s sluit.
- Beeld koerant 

21.10.2015 / Agbiz in the news

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Minister Nhlanhla Nene’s medium term budget policy statement

A discussion about the country’s expectation of the finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene’s medium term budget policy statement which he is set to deliver today. Pieter Faber, Project Director for Tax at SAICA and John Purchase the Chief Executive Officer of Agbiz is interviewed.

21.10.2015 / Agbiz in the news

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Hoenders: VSA maak stem dik

Selfs Suid-Afrikaanse rolspelers waarsku nou dat die Obama-regering in die VSA keelvol raak omdat hy steeds nie ’n flentertjie hoender tariefvry na Suid-Afrika kon uitvoer nie.
- Beeld koerant 

14.10.2015 / Agbiz in the news

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Global honours for Stellenbosch University professors

Prof Johan van Rooyen, director of the Standard Bank Centre for Agri-Business Leadership and Development at SU, was recently elected as the new president of the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA), according to a statement by SU.
- Farmer's Weekly 

 

09.10.2015 / Agbiz in the news

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Agbiz hosts workshop on insurance in agriculture

Agbiz this week hosted a workshop on insurance in agriculture.  The workshop aimed at addressing the major insurance challenges faced by the agricultural industry, as well as opportunities through innovative approaches to address these challenges. 

09.10.2015 / Agbiz in the news

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