Update on Bayer’s Monsanto merger

In September 2016 Bayer and Monsanto announced that they signed a definitive merger agreement whereby Bayer will acquire Monsanto for US$128 per share in...

Astral Foods profits improve from last year

Astral Foods’ results for the six months ending March 2018 will show a marked improvement on that of the comparative period in 2017.  This...

Credit Bill might be bad news for agriculture

The obligation that the National Credit Amendment Bill will put on credit providers and debt counsellors to report the reckless granting of credit could...

Illovo Sugar Africa makes major economic impact

Illovo Sugar Africa (Pty) Ltd announced that during the 2016/2017 financial year, the company’s total economic impact across its six countries of operation has...

Wine grape producers struggle

South African wine grape producers are under continued financial pressure due to the prevailing drought and economic challenges. But a structural shift is on...

Investment in agri is a must

“Without additional efforts to promote pro-agricultural investments, some 653 million people will still be undernourished in 2030.” This is according to Theo van der...

Public Investment Corporation takes 25% stake in ZAR X

The Public Investment Corporation (PIC), one of Africa’s largest asset managers, has bought a 25% stake in ZAR X for an undisclosed amount. The equity...

Orange River Cellars appoints new CEO

The South African agriculture landscape is not new to Charl du Plessis, newly appointed CEO of Orange River Cellars, but he quickly admits that...

Potential of blockchain technology in agriculture

Blockchain technology, the underlying technology for cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, will affect agriculture, although it started in the finance, health and supply chain industries. Blockchain...

SA food producer price inflation up to 1.0% y/y  

The headline food producer price inflation for December 2017 edged up slightly to 1.0% year-on-year (y/y) from 0.9% y/y in the previous month. Similarly,...
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Nampo Kaap bars uit sy nate

Kyk weer 25 September 2018 se Grootplaas met Jannie de Villiers en Frans van Eden. Nampo het vanjaar vir die 1ste keer sy boetie in...

Nampo Kaap oortref alle verwagtinge

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Fashion houses pledge to ban mohair

Top fashion houses such as Ralph Lauren and Gucci have pledged not to use mohair in future fashion collections. This follows the exposé lead...