Why the tobacco industry wants a 0% tax hike and minimum price for cigarettes

2019-01-22 12:34

Tax collection from cigarettes has declined, despite successive "sin tax hikes", amidst an increase in illicit tobacco products, according to research conducted by Econometrix, on behalf of British American Tobacco.

Underpaid SA wine producers 'undermine' industry, limit growth – Vinpro chair

2019-01-18 19:33

It is time for those wine producers, directors of wine companies and their agents who are accepting low prices to wake up, says the chair of Vinpro.

Wandile Sihlobo: 2019 will have beef with SA's cattle farmers

2019-01-15 06:25

SA's beef producers will struggle to hang onto their hard-won export market this year.

Wandile Sihlobo: Can SA’s stagnating sorghum industry be revived?

2019-01-03 06:15

A revival of SA's stagnating sorghum industry could create jobs, boost the rural economy and create a market for smallholder farmers. But can the industry be revitalised?

Wandile Sihlobo: On the hunt for greener pastures

2018-12-25 06:00

What if sunflower seeds hold hope for summer crop regions ravaged by drought, asks Wandile Sihlobo.

Minister grants interim relief fishers access to West Coast Rock Lobster

2018-12-21 18:25

The minister of agriculture, forestry and fisheries granted a request by interim relief fishers to access the West Coast Rock Lobster offshore allocation.

WATCH: SA eyes green shoots in local cannabis industry

2018-12-14 21:52

South Africa is ready to reap the benefits of the cannabis boom as the first cannabis industry exhibition opens its doors.

Wandile Sihlobo: Smallholder farmers needn't be all that small

2018-12-04 06:00

Wandile Sihlobo takes a look at the contribution of commercial and smallholder farmers to SA's maize production.

Wandile Sihlobo: Why agribusiness in the Eastern Cape is ready for liftoff

2018-11-27 06:45

Wandile Sihlobo returns from the Eastern Cape full of hope for the region's agricultural sector.

New black fishing association launched to ensure transformation, better working conditions

2018-11-21 20:54

Chokka fishermen complain about working conditions.


Wandile Sihlobo: All eyes on maize output

2019-01-22 06:25

A notable uptick of South Africa’s headline food price inflation is unlikely, says Wandile Sihlobo.

Karan Beef merger approved with conditions

2019-01-16 21:50

The proposed merger of Karan Beef Holdings merger with Karan Beef and Karan Beef Feedlot was approved by the Competition Tribunal with certain conditions.

SA may miss maize-harvest forecast due to drought

2019-01-14 10:29

South Africa is likely to miss forecasts for maize production this year because dry weather conditions have delayed plantings, says the Agricultural Business Chamber.

Up for agritourism? Your wallet may thank you

2018-12-31 19:00

South Africans with a tight budget could consider that some of the most affordable holidays are found in rural areas, says the CEO of Agritourism Africa.

Rosy outlook for Rooibos

2018-12-23 08:22

The world is counting on agriculture to produce more nutritious food, and Rooibos fits the mould, according to the SA Rooibos Council.

AB InBev joins pot industry with Tilray Beverage partnership

2018-12-21 06:30

Budweiser maker Anheuser-Busch InBev SA has joined the growing ranks of alcohol giants dipping their toes into the cannabis industry through a research partnership with Canadian pot firm Tilray.

Bonnievale Wines, Wandsbeck create new wine company

2018-12-11 20:19

The Bonnievale Wines group and Wandsbeck Wines are to merge, creating a wine company with assets in excess of R300m.

Drought impacts Kaap Agri results

2018-11-29 13:06

JSE-listed Kaap Agri has achieved modest growth during the financial year ending September 2018, mostly impacted by the drought in the Western Cape.

Transnet and AFGRI partner to ensure thriving agri-terminals in SA’s ports

2018-11-21 21:42

Transnet intends to enter into an agreement with AFGRI Operations for the operation and maintenance of landside operations with Transnet Port Terminals.

Wine grape vineyards on the road to recovery after debilitating drought

2018-11-18 17:50

The SA wine industry expects at this early stage that the 2019 wine grape crop will return to normal levels in most regions thanks to good rainfall.

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