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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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Agbiz Student Case Competition

Agbiz has selected top graduate students to take part in the Agbiz Student Case Competition at the Agbiz Congress, which is taking place on 28-29 August 2014 in Somerset West, Cape Town

31.07.2014 / Agbiz in the news

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Agbiz withdraws from ASUF, but continues to cooperate with ASUF

“After much deliberation and consultation, Agbiz has decided to withdraw from the Agri-Sector Unity Forum (ASUF).

17.07.2014 / Agbiz in the news

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ASUF Plenary meets to elect new leaders and chart the way forward

Agri-sector Unity Forum (ASUF) held an Extraordinary Plenary on the 8th of July 2014. 

16.07.2014 / Agbiz in the news

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Landbouministers laat nie gras onder voete groei

Anders as sommige van hul voorgangers, laat Senzeni Zokwana, nuwe minister van landbou, en sy adjunk, Bheki Cele, nie gras onder hul voete groei om belanghebbendes in die landbousektor te ontmoet nie.

02.07.2014 / Agbiz in the news

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President assents to the Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Act

President Zuma has assented to the Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Act. The Act provides, inter alia, for the reopening of lodgement of land claims. 

01.07.2014 / Agbiz in the news

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Good work ethic pays off

LEADING agri-business company, Syngenta’s Grain Academy, today conferred certificates to the class of 2014 that completed a four-month long leadership programme.

27.06.2014 / Agbiz in the news

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Landbou-ondernemings het goeie groeigeleenthede in die res van Afrika

Landbousake in Suid-Afrika vaar taamlik goed, maar met die strammer ekonomie kan nog konsolidasie verwag word.  John Purchase, uitvoerende hoof van die bedryfsliggaam Agbiz, sê hy verwag meer samesmeltings en oornames, ook met internasionale landbousake, soos gesien met Afgri, wat onlangs deur ’n Kanadees-Amerikaanse groep oorgeneem is.

20.06.2014 / Agbiz in the news

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Scepticism about FAO report on SA nutrition

Sections of organised agriculture in Sough Africa are questioning the accuracy of a UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) report, indicating that at least 95% of SA's population is properly nourished.

30.05.2014 / Agbiz in the news

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Agbiz on appointment of new Minister and Deputy Minister for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

The appointments of Minister Zokwana and Deputy Minister Cele as Ministers for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries were a surprise for Agbiz as we were not aware of either of them having agricultural experience.

28.05.2014 / Agbiz in the news

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Producer investment companies in the Northwest join hands in unique transaction

NWK Holdings and Senwesbel indicated their intention to join hands in order to form a producer holding company which could serve as a platform for consolidation and growth of agricultural enterprises.

19.05.2014 / Agbiz in the news

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Nampo: Dit gaan baie goed met ons landbou, hoor boere...

Op die 48ste Nampo-oesdag die afgelope week was dit duidelik: Dit gaan báie goed met landbou in Suid-Afrika, ondanks die beoogde heropening van grondeise en onvriendelike arbeidswetgewing.

17.05.2014 / Agbiz in the news

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