Wandile Sihlobo: A slightly brighter outlook for SA's farmers

2020-02-03 20:14

Wandile Sihlobo is more optimistic than a few weeks ago, he writes.

Looming food insecurity in Zimbabwe - economist

2019-08-18 17:56

Hardships due to Zimbabwe's poor maize harvest are exacerbated by unstable economic conditions in the country, says Agbiz economist Wandile Sihlobo.

Confidence key to SA agriculture amid land, climate fears - Wandile Sihlobo

2019-01-17 14:17

The issue of confidence comes up over and over again when talking about investment in the agricultural sector, says the agricultural economist.

SA beef industry offers fresh meat

2018-11-06 15:16

The SA beef industry has made inroads into new export markets, says Wandile Sihlobo.

Move towards land expropriation could have unintended results, warn farm bodies

2018-02-28 13:18

Tampering with property rights is sure to divert potential investment away from the agro-food sector and lead to food price hikes, say agricultural bodies.

Agricultural stocks could buffer against high food inflation - economist

2018-01-14 12:54

The outlook on food inflation will not change significantly in the near to medium term, because of the buffer of large stocks, an agriculture economist believed.

Agriculture sector worried about lack of its importance in mini budget

2017-10-28 15:00

Agriculture received relatively little attention in Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba’s mini budget, according to Agri SA.

Good news: food inflation could remain relatively low

2017-07-29 09:00

SA could reap the benefits of higher agricultural output this year following good summer rainfall across the country, says the Agricultural Business Chamber,

SA set to have biggest soybean crop on record

2017-06-30 17:07

The Crop Estimate Committee has upped its forecast to 1.34 million tonnes – making this season’s crop the largest on record, according to Agbiz.

Sugar, milk, meat price hikes could stay high

2017-04-21 12:00

Sugar, milk and meat inflation could remain at relatively higher levels, according to agricultural economist Wandile Sihlobo.


Wandile Sihlobo: What to expect from food price inflation this year

2020-01-23 06:00

Wandile Sihlobo considers what could impact the contents of your food basket.

Valuer-General does not replace court in determining compensation for expropriation - chamber

2019-03-08 21:01

The Land Claims Court has in essence confirmed that a valuation by the Valuer-General would not replace the role of the courts when compensation for expropriation is calculated, says the Agricultural Business Chamber.

State has 1.2 million hectares available for redistribution - legal expert

2018-12-14 21:01

Research estimates that unused state-owned land parcels in SA suitable for redistribution amount to around 60% the size of the Kruger National Park.

Western Cape drought erodes SA status as wheat importer

2018-07-22 13:29

SA is traditionally a net importer of wheat, but the Western Cape drought resulted in an increase in wheat imports to the second-highest level on record, says Agbiz.

Researchers plot 4 outcomes for land expropriation without compensation

2018-02-26 17:25

The ANC's policy decision on land expropriation without compensation could result in four possible outcomes, say researchers at the Agricultural Business Chamber.

SA agriculture sheds 109 000 jobs

2017-11-03 19:41

The combined agricultural job cuts for the first three quarters of 2017 has reached 109 000, of which about 84% were in the Western Cape.

Land grab without compensation could affect all in SA - legal expert

2017-10-24 12:02

Expropriation of land without compensation will not only affect farmers or those in rural areas, but could snowball into a situation that touches all South Africans, says an industry insider.

Why SA won't starve for now

2017-07-23 21:38

Overall, South Africa is in a comfortable position regarding food production, according to Wandile Sihlobo, head of agribusiness intelligence at Agbiz.

All not rosy for SA maize exports - expert

2017-05-26 18:37

SA is facing stiff maize export competition, warns Wandile Sihlobo, head of economic and agribusiness intelligence at the Agricultural Business Chamber.

#Budget2017: Scope for improved transformation - Agbiz

2017-02-27 20:15

From an agribusiness perspective, Budget 2017 came against the backdrop of high food price inflation and a recent positive upturn in agribusiness confidence.

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