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.

Criticism and praise for Western Cape Department of Agriculture

2018-04-07 11:00

Two members of the Western Cape provincial parliament share their opposing views of the performance of the Department of Agriculture in the province.

Drought worries prominent in Western Cape agriculture budget

2018-03-28 06:01

It is impossible to speak about the budget for the Western Cape Department of Agriculture without mentioning the drought, provincial legislature told.

Cape Thoroughbred Sales Ready to Run sale date announced

2018-03-22 16:48

The annual Cape Thoroughbred Sales Ready to Run (RTR) Sale dates have been announced.


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.

Why African farmers should balance pesticides with other control methods

2018-04-02 15:59

Farmers need a way to manage harmful insects without destroying the ecological balance, says Esther Ndumi Ngumbi.

Cocoa farmers in Ivory Coast may miss out on surging prices

2018-03-27 11:06

Cocoa prices have surged by a third this year, but that’s still unlikely to translate into big gains for farmers in top producer Ivory Coast.

Rupert & Rothschild Vignerons CEO resigns after 20 years

2018-03-16 17:55

Schalk-Willem Joubert has resigned as CEO of Rupert & Rothschild Vignerons after a career of 20 years.

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