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Death of Prof Karaan a heavy blow to Agri SA

Agri SA has learned with sadness and shock of Prof Mohammad Karaan’s sudden passing due to COVID-19. We would like to express...

Agbiz condemns crime in South African rural communities

“Agbiz is alarmed at the high incidence of crime in South Africa, particularly in the rural communities where food producers and many...

Prospects for South Africa’s agricultural conditions in 2020 remain strong

Despite the ongoing challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, South Africa’s recent agricultural economic data has reaffirmed the view that this will...

An update on Brexit and its impact on SA agriculture

As of 1 February 2020, the United Kingdom (UK) withdrew from the European Union (EU), which now includes only 27 European countries. At a...

#AgriMarkets: Downgrade to sub-investment grade and SA agriculture

On 27 March 2020, Moody’s downgraded South Africa’s sovereign credit rating to sub-investment grade and placed a negative outlook on the rating. The key...

Market overview for February 2020

Dr Frikkie Maré, academic head of the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of the Free State (UFS), provides a monthly...

Agribusiness confidence improves in Q1, 2020

After remaining at levels below the neutral 50-point mark for six consecutive quarters, the Agbiz/IDC agribusiness confidence index (ACI) improved by six...

Repo rate cuts and the agricultural economy

In July this year the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) decided to cut the repo rate by 25 basis points to 6,5%. This, in turn,...