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Farmers need a smart strategy for profit

*This column first appeared in Business Day on 17 August 2017 

Whilst the discussion in South Africa’s agricultural sector has been dominated by the record grain harvest, the discussion has been steadily shifting towards weather related issues and production strategies. […]

By |Aug 18th, 2017|0 Comments|
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    Draft Intellectual Property Policy, phase 1 released for public comment

Draft Intellectual Property Policy, phase 1 released for public comment

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On Tuesday the 8th of August, the Department of Trade and Industry released phase 1 of the draft Intellectual Property Policy for public comment. Interested and affected parties are afforded until the 9th of October to consider the document and […]

By |Aug 11th, 2017|0 Comments|

40 000 job cuts recorded in SA agriculture in Q2, 2017

After cutting 44 000 jobs in the first quarter of 2017, South Africa’s agricultural sector saw a further 40 000 jobs lost in the second quarter – putting the total labour force at 835 000 jobs (see Chart 1). […]

By |Aug 7th, 2017|0 Comments|

SA tractor sales saw a notable uptick in July 2017

The good performance in the domestic currency in June and early part of July, coupled with expected large domestic grain and oilseed harvest boosted the tractor sales in July 2017. The sales were recorded at 502 units – up […]

By |Aug 7th, 2017|0 Comments|
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    Impressions from the Werksmans Attorneys Land Reform Seminar

Impressions from the Werksmans Attorneys Land Reform Seminar

As reported in last week’s newsletter, Agbiz was invited to participate in a seminar on land reform hosted by Werksmans firm of attorneys at their office in Sandton. The session was facilitated by Werksmans’ Director Bulelwa Mabasa whilst presentations […]

By |Aug 3rd, 2017|0 Comments|

Post 2020 climate change framework becomes a little clearer

On the 27th of July, Agbiz attended a public consultation forum hosted by the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) on the recommended framework to combat climate change post 2020. The Department has recently published a plethora of draft policies, […]

By |Aug 3rd, 2017|0 Comments|

Women deserve more credit in farming

*First appeared in Business Day – 3 August 2017
https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/opinion/2017-08-03-wandile-sihlobo-women-deserve-more-credit-in-farming/

There was little mention of the fact that almost two-thirds of the 44,000 people who lost agricultural jobs in the first quarter of 2017 were women. This brought the number […]

By |Aug 3rd, 2017|0 Comments|
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    South Africa will experience a shrinkage in regional demand, as well as new competitors for existing markets

South Africa will experience a shrinkage in regional demand, as well as new competitors for existing markets

*First appeared in Farmers’ weekly – 4 August 2017

The most recent data from the US Department of Agriculture highlights a number of interesting dynamics in Southern Africa’s maize production, with Zambia and Malawi becoming increasingly important players in the […]

By |Aug 3rd, 2017|0 Comments|

SA food producer price inflation decelerates to 4.7% y/y

The annual food producer price inflation decelerated to 4.7% y/y in June 2017, from 5.7% y/y in May 2017. This shows the benefits of the higher agricultural output this year following good summer rainfall across the country. The deceleration […]

By |Jul 27th, 2017|0 Comments|

South Africa well on track for a record maize harvest

The annual food producer price inflation decelerated to 4.7% y/y in June 2017, from 5.7% y/y in May 2017. This shows the benefits of the higher agricultural output this year following good summer rainfall across the country. The deceleration […]

By |Jul 27th, 2017|0 Comments|