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President’s economic recovery plan lacks key details

The president’s economic recovery plan comes at a peculiar time as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to cripple many industries. South Africa’s already...

Monthly market overview for September 2020

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

SA agriculture sector performance in Q2 of 2020

South Africa’s agriculture sector had a solid start to the year with first-quarter gross value-added growing by 27,8% quarter-on-quarter (q/q) on a...

Scaled-down budget undermines agriculture as a pivotal sector for growth

Scaling down the budgets of core state departments that are responsible for the recovery of the economy, such as the Department of...

Senwes prospers amid challenging macro-economic conditions

The financial results of the Senwes group of companies reflect a 7,8% growth (R303 million profit), attributable to equity holders of the...

Industry giants comment on minister Mboweni’s Special Adjustment Budget

Prof Johan Willemse, an independent agricultural economist, says the supplementary budget delivered by the minister of finance on 24 June was a...

How AgriTech can save South Africa’s smallholder farmers

This article was originally published on BusinessTech. Click here to read the original article.South Africa’s agricultural sector is dualistic, characterised by 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...

Eastern Cape farmers on high alert over foot-and-mouth disease

Eastern Cape farmers are on high alert to prevent any cases of the dreaded foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) breaking out in the region...