Kenyan farmers toast growing European demand for avocados

2018-08-15 12:14

It may be loved and derided as the go-to millennial brunch, but avocado toast is proving a boon for Kenyan farmers as they cash in on the seemingly ever-growing enthusiasm.

Black and white Zimbabwe farmers try to bridge a sharp divide

2018-07-30 06:01

Two years ago, a black Zimbabwean farmer saw a white farmer thrown off land by a violent mob. Now the two work together.

French discover new pleasure... adult comics about wine

2018-06-30 12:09

It is no secret that the French love wine. But they are also the world's second biggest consumers of graphic novels after the Japanese.

Buyout said to value Africa's largest feedlot at R6bn

2018-06-18 15:50

Africa’s largest cattle feedlot is considering a management buyout that will value the company based south of Johannesburg at about R6bn.

Tongaat Hulett whacked by strong rand and low sugar prices

2018-05-30 12:53

Tongaat Hulett recorded a 16.1% decrease in operating profits and a 37.2% decrease in headline earnings.

Flash Gala comes from Bigbucks

2018-05-28 16:50

Bigbucks is now the most successful new variety - in terms of orders placed - in the history of the SA Plant Improvement Organisation.

BAT signs MoU to help emerging tobacco farmers in E Cape

2018-05-15 16:48

The Eastern Cape Development Corporation has signed an MoU with BAT South Africa to support emerging tobacco farmers in the Eastern Cape.

Sewage, icebergs may hold answers to Cape Town water crisis

2018-05-07 19:47

The doomsday scenario of Cape Town’s taps running dry has been averted after its 4 million residents slashed their water consumption and supply was cut off to farmers, but the crisis is far from over.

Kaap Agri sees interim results as encouraging despite drought impact

2018-05-07 10:50

Kaap Agri’s interim results are encouraging despite difficult agricultural conditions specifically in the Western Cape, says the JSE listed company.

Mozambique is going nuts - cracks open cashews to boost economy

2018-04-29 15:20

The country's cashew nut industry, one of the world's biggest, was dealt a body blow first by the 1977-1992 civil war and then by a controversial World Bank assistance package.


Overhex drives digital innovation with new wine range

2018-08-09 17:49

Overhex Wines International of Worcester has taken digital innovation in the local wine industry to the next level with the launch of its new Mensa wine range.

Vegan wine produced in Swartland

2018-07-12 19:15

The wine industry can expect the demand for wines free from animal-based products to increase as veganism becomes one of the fastest-growing consumer trends globally.

WATCH: Avocado as good as gold for SA farmers

2018-06-21 20:47

South Africa is experimenting with ways to extend its avocado season, as the internationally popular fruit boosts the local economy.

Sea Harvest makes progress with Viking Fishing Group acquisition

2018-06-13 17:12

A consortium of black-owned companies led by the Sea Harvest Group has confirmed the terms of its transaction to acquire the fishing business of Viking Fishing Holdings.

Oceana shows solid interim results - interim CEO

2018-05-28 18:32

Oceana reported solid financials for the six months ended March 2018, with material volume improvements and continued efficiencies in Africa, says the interim CEO.

Castor seeds the basis for Thabang's bio business

2018-05-15 17:17

Thabang Mabapa is the founder of Selokong Sa Dimelana, which uses castor seeds to make castor oil and biodiesel.

A great cuppa tea

2018-05-13 06:00

The business rescue of the Magwa and Majola tea estates in Eastern Cape is proving to be successful, with their blend exported widely.

AdVini acquires majority share of Stellenbosch Vineyards

2018-05-07 18:17

With its wine making facility, bottling activities and logistical centre, the acquisition of Stellenbosch Vineyards provides a strategic benefit for AdVini SA.

Astral sees more than fourfold growth in earnings

2018-05-02 19:56

Astral Foods says its earnings per share and headline earnings per share for the six months to end-March 2018 will reflect an increase of between 450% and 460%, compared to the previous period.

Challenging macro conditions impact Zeder results

2018-04-17 16:15

Zeder, with its focus on the agri, food and beverage sectors, experienced challenging conditions that impacted the company and most of its portfolio companies.

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