Monthly Archives: February 2015

Agbiz comments on Budget Speech

by Lindie Stroebel, Manager Agribusiness Intelligence, Agbiz on Feb 26th, 2015|

The 2015 Budget Speech by Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene was actually very predictable under the current volatile economic circumstances. The slow economic growth projections, large budget deficit and large expenditure expectation were expected. The hike in taxes and cuts […]

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    Workshop tackles road transport legislation and its impact on the economy

Workshop tackles road transport legislation and its impact on the economy

by Derick van der Walt (Freelance for Agbiz) on Feb 16th, 2015|

At Agbiz’s Grain Logistics Workshop, which took place outside Johannesburg on 11 February 2015, participants discussed solutions for complying with the amendments to the National Road Traffic Regulations. Matters such as the condition of South Africa’s roads, the many […]

Food security perspective

by Dr John Purchase, Agbiz CEO on Feb 15th, 2015|

The term ‘Food Security’ is often bandied about loosely by politicians, bureaucrats, farmers, businessmen, consumers, and even scientists, without many having a proper understanding of the underlying meaning thereof and the contributing factors thereto. While the concept of […]

President Zuma’s SONA raises concerns for agriculture and agribusiness

by Dr John Purchase, Agbiz CEO on Feb 13th, 2015|

Last night President Zuma delivered his State of the Nation Address (SONA) amid much turmoil in Parliament, but more importantly also amid a country grappling with many challenges, issues and frustrations. In his address President Zuma made considerable reference […]