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News archive - February-2014

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


‘SA knel landbousake in Afrika’

Suid-Afrika se eensydige opskorting van bilaterale beleggingsooreenkomste knou die uitbreiding van Suid-Afrikaanse landbou-ondernemings na die res van Afrika, sê dr. John Purchase, uitvoerende hoof van Agbiz.

03.05.2014 / Agbiz in the news


Agribusinesses slow to implement AgriBEE codes

Almost half of the 21 agribusinesses surveyed by Agbiz recently are not compliant with current AgriBEE codes.

02.05.2014 / Agbiz in the news


2014 Cool Logistics Conference

Trade barriers are a growing concern, attendees heard at Cool Logistics 2014.

22.04.2014 / Agbiz in the news


Agbiz facilitates 2014 IFAMA World Forum

Agbiz has been a strong supporter of IFAMA and a regular participant in its events over many years and currently hosts the Secretariat of the Local Organizing Committee (LOC). 

22.04.2014 / Agbiz in the news


AgriBEE Results Released

The agricultural sector has been under severe scrutiny about transformation and the implementation of BEE. So far, Agbiz is the only organisation that measures implementation of AgriBEE, as well as officially determine the challenges and intentions of the sector – and that amongst the agribusinesses.

11.04.2014 / Agbiz in the news


Agbiz launches publication "Agribusiness contributes to the National Development Plan"

On Friday 11 April 2014, Agbiz launched a publication portraying the significant role that many agribusinesses play in improving the lives of previously disadvantaged people in rural communities.

11.04.2014 / Agbiz in the news


AMIE proposed a statutory levy on imported chicken products

The Association of Meat Importers and Exporters (AMIE) has requested for the establishment of statutory measures relating to levies, registration, the keeping of records and rendering of returns.

31.03.2014 / Agbiz in the news


PwC Agribusinesses Insights Survey 2013/2014

The vision of this publication is to provide thought leadership and add value in the agricultural industry: firstly, to support the business leaders in agribusiness to better understand their own industry through valuable benchmarking information; secondly to provide a solid economic overview of the agribusiness industry for any other interested readers.

24.03.2014 / Agbiz in the news


GOSA Symposium - 19-20 March 2014

Presenting at the GOSA Symposium on 19 March in Mossel Bay, Agbiz CEO Dr John Purchase addressed food security against the background of global population growth and the SADC Regional Agricultural Policy.

21.03.2014 / Agbiz in the news


Agbiz/IDC Confidence Index shows slight drop in confidence in the first quarter

The results for the quarterly constructed Agbiz / IDC Agribusiness Confidence Index indicated a slight drop in confidence in the first quarter of 2014. It is a mere 7% down from the preceding quarter and only 4% down since the first quarter of 2013.

07.03.2014 / Agbiz in the news


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