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News archive - August-2014

Regering en boere begin vatplek kry

Wedersydse aanklank was een van die kenmerke op ’n geskiedkundige ontmoeting tussen die Regering en van die land se voorste kommersiële boere.

29.08.2014 / Agbiz in the news

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Landbank staan blakend gesond uit sterfbed op

Die afgelope week het Lindiwe Mdladlose, waarnemende uitvoerende hoof van die Landbank, met groot trots die instansie se jaarresultate aangekondig.  Theo Potgieter, voormalige nie-uitvoerende direkteur van die Landbank het net lof vir die kundige direksielede wat deur die jare gehelp het om die skip van koers te laat verander – mense soos Nomavuso Mnxasana, deesdae onder meer in die direksie van Nedbank, Patrick Mathidi, nou by Rand Merchant Bank, prof. Mohammad Karaan asook, meer onlangs, dr. John Purchase van Agbiz.

23.08.2014 / Agbiz in the news

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Zuma woos USA investment in local agro-processing

President Jacob Zuma used his recent visit to the USA as an opportunity to encourage American investment in SA agro-processing.

22.08.2014 / Agbiz in the news

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Less than 2% of agriculture investments in Africa successful

African land for food production became a popular target for investors following the spike in food prices in 2008, even as less than 2% of agricultural investments showed signs of success in the south of the continent.

15.08.2014 / Agbiz in the news

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Agbiz wil ’neef’ van landbou bly

Die landbousakekamer Agbiz wil ’n gewaardeerde lid van die landboufamilie te bly, maar “ons is nie deel van dieselfde gesin nie”. Mnr. Schalk Pienaar, voorsitter van Agbiz, het op die kongres gesê Agbiz “wil ’n goeie neef bly, maar nie ’n broer nie”.

15.08.2014 / Agbiz in the news

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Heelwat grond in Afrika reeds boerderye

Hoewel Afrika se ingewikkelde  probleme vandag beter verstaan word, weet niemand werklik hoe om dit te oorkom nie.

15.08.2014 / Agbiz in the news

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Unity forum members disappointed by Agbiz's withdrawal

Members of the Agri-Sector Unity Forum (ASUF) have reacted with shock and disappointment to the news that Agbiz, the prepresentative chamber of South African agribusinesses, have decided to withdraw from the forum.

01.08.2014 / Agbiz in the news

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SA needs to grow its export market

A soft demand in tradional SA maize export markets was one of the main reasons for the relatively slow rate of local maize exports.

01.08.2014 / Agbiz in the news

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Invest in agriculture - and reap the benefits

The agriculture and agribusiness industry should be at the top of the agenda for economic transformation and development in sub-Saharan Africa, as expected to the triple in size by 2030, Agbiz CEO John Purchase tol the recent Farmlink Africa Agribusiness Africa conference in Midrand.

01.08.2014 / Agbiz in the news

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