Local citrus industry bears fruits of its labour with record exports

2019-03-24 20:24

CEO of the Citrus Growers Association Justin Chawick said in the statement that the rise in exports could bring job opportunities, more foreign exchange revenue and economic growth.

A major SA retailer is now selling citrus specifically for gin – and people are freaking out

2019-01-09 16:00

“Obviously, Gin is the reason all fruit exist,” one Twitter user said of Pick n Pay's very specific offering.

Citrus Black Spot proactive market closure

2017-10-24 13:59

The South African citrus industry has decided to proactively suspend the export of citrus fruit to the EU with immediate effect, but with certain exceptions.

Semolina, coconut and marmalade cakes

2017-02-02 11:16

A soft cake drenched in sticky citrus deliciousness.

Belvedere citrus spritz

2016-05-20 15:08

A great zesty vodka cocktail.

Low carb Key lime tart

2016-04-18 10:20

Sweet and tangy with fresh hints of citrus.

Zebediela Citrus seeks to overturn export ban

2016-01-26 20:30

Zebediela Citrus hopes to convince the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries to overturn a suspension order in the aftermath of a packaging scandal.

SA orange farmers turn east after EU fungus dispute

2015-08-30 13:00

Citrus farmers are turning to new markets in Asia after the European Union temporarily halted imports over concern that a fungal disease would spread to farms in Spain.

SA challenges EU over citrus block

2014-10-16 17:34

South Africa has turned to the World Trade Organisation over European Union threats to ban citrus because of a disease, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies.

Orange cake with lavender

2014-08-28 14:39

The addition of lavender sugar is a little twist and very subtly adds depth to the flavour.


Pick n Pay just dropped the price of its 'gin lemons' - which some people say are 'the most Cape Town thing' they’ve ever seen

2019-01-11 15:57

Pick n Pay said the pairing will be rolled out to additional stores due to its popularity.

From crisis to export success

2018-05-27 07:35

Emerging Limpopo citrus growers have increased production and profits with investment and strict controls.

Europe’s citrus demand boosts southern African exports

2016-06-16 19:53

European appetite for citrus is giving a lift to drought-threatened southern African exports, with the EU accounting for the biggest rise with a 34% shipment increase.

The lightest lemon squares

2016-04-20 13:00

A lovely, light cake with a soft crumb and a delicate lemon flavour.

SA citrus growers spend R1bn on disease curbs

2016-04-12 18:45

The citrus industry is spending more than R1bn annually to control black-spot disease in fruit from the country, according to the main industry lobby.

Bumper citrus end-of-season, but EU dispute persists

2015-12-11 09:46

The citrus season has ended on a historic high note, but the ongoing Citrus Black Spot dispute with the EU remains, says Justin Chadwick.

Can orange juice raise your melanoma risk?

2015-06-30 09:22

If you enjoy a glass of freshly-squeezed orange juice with your breakfast, you could be putting yourself at a higher risk of developing melanoma - a deadly form of skin cancer.

SA citrus growers suspend EU exports

2014-09-08 12:31

South African citrus producers will voluntarily suspend exports to the European Union in order to comply with EU standards against a fungal disease.

Caramelised citrus and vanilla rice pudding

2014-08-27 20:00

A traditional Spanish pudding with a citrus twist.

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