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More of the same – SA’s wheat import tariff review outcome

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The outcome of the review of the dollar-based reference price and variable tariff formula for wheat was released this morning. The review was initiated by the government in April 2016 due to concerns about the impact of the […]

By |Jun 23rd, 2017|0 Comments|

Agriculture confidence keeps sprouting

 

*Business Day column, 22 June 2017

Earlier this week, the South African Reserve Bank Governor, Lesetja Kganyago, remarked that at the present moment the country’s fundamental economic problem is weak confidence. Kganyago’s comments come after the Bureau for Economic Research’s […]

By |Jun 22nd, 2017|0 Comments|

Ten major trends impacting on the future of agribusiness

The traditional agricultural business model is changing for various reasons, and this requires new thinking and strategies from leaders in agribusiness. Agribusinesses are challenged with meeting the growing demand for food, fibre and beverages, while at the same time […]

By |Jun 14th, 2017|0 Comments|
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    Agbiz/IDC Agribusiness Confidence Index marginally declines in Q2, 2017

Agbiz/IDC Agribusiness Confidence Index marginally declines in Q2, 2017

The Agbiz/IDC Agribusiness Confidence Index declined, albeit marginally, by one Index point to 56 points in the second quarter of this year. Despite the slight decline in confidence, the sector remains in expansionary territory[1]. This is the fourth consecutive […]

By |Jun 12th, 2017|0 Comments|
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    ‘Back to basics’ approach needed for transformation in the agro-food sector, not a flood of new legislation

‘Back to basics’ approach needed for transformation in the agro-food sector, not a flood of new legislation

The past couple of months have seen the floodgates truly open with new Bills and regulations aimed at land reform:

The Regulation of Landholdings Bill, aimed at prohibiting foreign ownership of land and setting ceilings to ‘free up land’ for […]

By |Jun 9th, 2017|0 Comments|

Outlook is positive for agricultural jobs

*This column first appeared in Business Day on 25 May 2017.

Contrary to market expectation of a mild uptick in South Africa’s GDP in the first quarter of 2017, the country has slipped into a technical recession after two consecutive […]

By |Jun 8th, 2017|0 Comments|

SA’s agricultural machinery market remains vibrant

The South African agricultural machinery market remains vibrant, driven by a robust recovery in agricultural production and a stable domestic currency, for now. This vibrancy is reflected in the latest tractor sales, which reached 493 units in May 2017 […]

By |Jun 7th, 2017|0 Comments|

SA agricultural economy now showing signs of recovery

The agricultural GDP has landed in positive territory for the first time since 2014, driven by a robust recovery in agricultural production. The recovery in production is largely supported by a record maize and soybean harvest. Data released this […]

By |Jun 6th, 2017|0 Comments|
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    Property Valuation Regulations: current use…whatever happened to sustainable use?

Property Valuation Regulations: current use…whatever happened to sustainable use?

South Africa’s Valuer-General, an office created by the Property Valuation Act, will receive public comments up until the 21st of June regarding its proposed methodology to calculate the value of land identified for land reform. The Act mandates the […]

By |Jun 1st, 2017|0 Comments|

SA agriculture saw notable job cuts in Q1, 2017

South Africa’s agricultural sector saw 44 000 job cuts in the first quarter of this year from the last quarter of 2016 – putting the sector’s total labour force at 875 000 jobs (see Chart 1). Notable job losses […]

By |Jun 1st, 2017|0 Comments|