South Africa’s farming community took to the streets in their thousands across the country in a French-style, peaceful protest, to highlight the increasing numbers of farmers being killed in rural areas where police resources have been reduced
Comparing prices between September 2016 and September 2017, food price inflation in its basket of 36 items hit just under 3 per cent – but a new report questions whether some retailers used the drought to push up prices across all foodstuffs
Nearly three years ago, Pick n Pay’s CEO Richard Brasher told shareholders that the retail group had completed its phase of “stabilising the business” that was the first step in its effort to rein in losses and return the retailer to its former glory, says www.moneyweb.co.za
Losses are estimated at Rand 800m in six provinces of the Western Cape where Avian flu has already caused egg prices to soar and two million chickens have been culled. There could be job losses too warn industry chiefs. Other parts of south Africa have been hit as migratory birds spread the killer disease, including Johannesburg Zoo.
Alan and Russell Heger speak to Farming Weekly about their Eastern Cape farming operation, which has become a major supplier of cucumbers across South Africa
How Egyptian government called in an international standards agency to ensure the best quality of farmed fish produced in the country
Colonel Sanders’s Kentucky fried chicken is not only the country’s favourite fast food brand, but it’s the top brand overall according to a survey of 3,500 people even beating mobile phone giant Samsung to South Africa’s heart
“The reason for the rapid expansion of the South African blueberry industry is that it can place early volumes on the overseas market, starting from July through to September”
The country’s big three register strong trading at their bottle stores according to a figures released in a new report
South Africa’s agricultural sector leads the country out of recession – it expanded 33.6 per cent year on year thanks to the end of the three-year drought which caused a fall in crop production.
Africa’s Big 7 was a key part of Retail & Hospitality Week 2017, which also saw the launch of The Hotel Show Africa 2017 alongside SAITEX, the continent’s biggest retail product sourcing expo
“To be honest I have never been to a show where we have all these markets covered. We have also had a great quality of response. In fact, the best ever.”
“South Africa already has a trade agreement with the US, it’s called the Africa Growth and Opportunities Act (AGOA).”
Fish are then smoked or cured before being taken to stores or eateries or exported to countries including Namibia, Zimbabwe and Mauritius.
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