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Industry Warning – Scam

Industry Warning – Scam

Over the last few months Agri Online has picked up a string of “scam dealers” in the used equipment industry attempting to sell several implements. In the majority of these scams, the sellers use popular models in the market especially e.g Massey Ferguson 290. How to pick up a scam: Price – If its too […]Read More

MEC Manapole welcomes much needed rains in drought-stricken areas

MEC Manapole welcomes much needed rains in drought-stricken areas

6 January 2021 The Northern Cape Department of Agriculture, Environmental Affairs, Land Reform and Rural Development MEC Mase Manopole, has welcomed the good rains that has poured in most parts of the Province. For the past years, the Province hasn’t received good rains and this impacted negatively on game farming and farming in general. This, […]Read More

Liquor traders, taverners plead for off-premise sales

Liquor traders, taverners plead for off-premise sales

6 JAN 2021 Liquor traders from the tavern sector are appealing to the government to allow off-premise alcohol sales to resume on 16 January, to help protect the 250,000 jobs in the sector and safeguard livelihoods. The Liquor Traders Formation said in a statement that liquor traders continue to suffer the brunt of the lockdowns […]Read More

South Africa’s rand muted as investors eye COVID-19 council meeting

South Africa’s rand muted as investors eye COVID-19 council meeting

2021-01-06 The South African rand weakened slightly in early Wednesday trade against the dollar, due to speculation about further lockdown restrictions that could see the domestic economy come under further strain as infections continue to mount. The country’s national coronavirus command council is due to meet at 0700 GMT amid rising COVID-19 cases, sparking the speculation. The […]Read More

Public warned against using ivermectin to treat COVID-19

Public warned against using ivermectin to treat COVID-19

January 4, 2021 South Africans have been warned not to use the parasiticide, ivermectin, as a preventative or curative treatment for COVID-19. This is after the international debate on the drug’s effectiveness against the disease reached local shores late last year. Some South Africans are taking to social media to show themselves ingesting ivermectin that […]Read More

Nut markets take a tumble

Nut markets take a tumble

December 30, 2020 While macadamias rode out the storm last year, 2021 is likely to see a price decrease in US dollar terms for the first time in years. Alex Whyte, sales and marketing manager at Green and Gold Macadamias, said the reduced demand from the tourism, convenience and restaurant sectors had resulted in a […]Read More

Good wheat year ahead, but climate uncertainty prevails

Good wheat year ahead, but climate uncertainty prevails

December 29, 2020 Not only is a record crop predicted for this season’s wheat harvest, but wheat prices have also achieved record highs. According to the Crop Estimates Committee, the expected wheat harvest was 2,1 million tons, the largest harvest in 19 years. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, local wheat prices also increased to an average […]Read More

Avocados remain buoyant amid ‘insatiable demand’

Avocados remain buoyant amid ‘insatiable demand’

December 28, 2020 The strong demand for avocados is expected to keep prices stable during 2021 as global players start entering the Asian market. In the past, demand for avocados was driven by consumers in the US and EU, but Asia was fast catching up. Paulina Theologou, Westfalia’s group commercial executive, said although South Africa […]Read More

‘Consumer spending will determine poultry sector’s fortunes’

‘Consumer spending will determine poultry sector’s fortunes’

December 28, 2020 Although chicken and eggs are popular, lower-cost protein sources for many South African consumers, widespread unemployment and other COVID-19-related economic challenges will pose a major threat to demand in 2021. Izaak Breitenbach, general manager of the South African Poultry Association’s (SAPA) Broiler Organisation, said one of the goals of the national Poultry […]Read More

Citrus export levy to bring in additional R134 million

Citrus export levy to bring in additional R134 million

December 25, 2020 The Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Thoko Didiza recently gazetted the new statutory citrus export levy for 2021, which has been welcomed by the Citrus Growers’ Association of Southern Africa (CGA). Justin Chadwick, CEO of the CGA, said the statutory levy increased from 74c per 15kg carton in 2020 […]Read More

Mango season starts early with big volumes, depressed prices

Mango season starts early with big volumes, depressed prices

December 23, 2020 The mango harvest is in full swing, and an increase in volume on the market has led to pressure on prices. Johann du Preez, operational manager at Bavaria Fruit Estate, said they had started harvesting last week and that feedback from the marketplace was that the season had begun about a week […]Read More

South African sugar industry losing billions due to dumping

South African sugar industry losing billions due to dumping

December 23, 2020 During coming months, South African consumers will be educated about and encouraged to consume more locally manufactured sugar and sugar products. This will be done through the Home Sweet Home campaign recently launched by the South African Cane Growers’ Association (SA Canegrowers), and forms part of the goals set out in the […]Read More

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