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    Land expropriation without compensation will impact the ordinary citizen

Land expropriation without compensation will impact the ordinary citizen

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As we move closer and closer to the elective conference of the ruling party in December, South Africa’s focus is firmly set on who will emerge as the new leader of the ruling political party. Whilst the leadership […]

By |Oct 19th, 2017|0 Comments|
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    Next month fuel prices could reach the highest level in three years

Next month fuel prices could reach the highest level in three years

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On 4 October 2017, fuel prices could increase for a third consecutive month and reach the highest level in three years. The prices of diesel and petrol could each increase by 3% from the previous month, partly […]

By |Sep 21st, 2017|0 Comments|

SA food inflation falls to the lowest level in 21 months

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Food inflation decelerated to 5.7% y/y in August 2017, from 6.8% y/y in the previous month. This is the lowest levels since November 2015 – thanks to good summer rain, which led to a higher agricultural output. While […]

By |Sep 21st, 2017|0 Comments|

BRICS a growing market for SA agricultural exports

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BRICS countries held their 9th summit from the 3rd of September in Xiamen, China under the theme of stronger partnership for a bright future. BRICS vision to deepen cooperation and trade for common development was this year boosted by […]

By |Sep 7th, 2017|0 Comments|

SA agricultural economy showing robust growth

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The second quarter agricultural GDP figures confirm that the sector is eventually out of the woods. Data released this morning showed that the sector grew by 33.6% q/q in the second quarter of 2017, which is significantly higher […]

By |Sep 5th, 2017|0 Comments|
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    Agbiz/IDC Agribusiness Confidence Index declines further in Q3, 2017

Agbiz/IDC Agribusiness Confidence Index declines further in Q3, 2017

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The third quarter results of the Agbiz/IDC Agribusiness Confidence Index underline the sector’s reputation of being counter-cyclical. Although confidence in other sectors of the economy remains subdued, the agribusiness sector is still optimistic about business conditions in […]

By |Sep 4th, 2017|0 Comments|

Bagful of cost rises could counteract lower maize price

I recently tweeted a chart showing a long-term trend of South Africa’s maize prices and the message behind it was that the price of a tonne of maize declined by roughly 60% year-on-year in July 2017. This came thanks […]

By |Sep 1st, 2017|0 Comments|

Win-win solution for land reform not out of reach

December 2017 will be the make or break point for land reform in South Africa. After more than twenty years into democracy, the country’s policies that drive transformation in various sectors of the economy has not quite lived up […]

By |Sep 1st, 2017|0 Comments|
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    SA food inflation falls marginally to 6.8%, but meat remains a key risk

SA food inflation falls marginally to 6.8%, but meat remains a key risk

Food inflation decelerated to 6.8% y/y in July 2017, from 6.9% y/y in the previous month. This mirrors the benefits of the higher agricultural output following good summer rainfall across the country. Although we expect further moderation in the […]

By |Aug 23rd, 2017|0 Comments|

SA agricultural trade balance remains positive

Despite the worst drought in more than a decade, the South Africa’s agricultural sector recorded a positive trade balance of US$2.3 billion in 2016. This was boosted by growth in exports of edible fruits, beverages, spirits and vegetables, with […]

By |Aug 22nd, 2017|0 Comments|