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Robust first quarter performance for Kaap Agri, despite Covid-19

Kaap Agri has produced a robust financial performance amid a Covid-19 resurgence during the first quarter of its current financial year to...

Mixed responses from agri industry following Sona

For the agricultural industry, there were mixed responses to the State of the Nation Address (Sona). Organised agriculture responded with both positive...

New minimum wage threatens agri industry

The Department of Employment and Labour published the annual adjustment to the national minimum wage in the Government Gazette on 8 February....

Mohammad Karaan, the reluctant strategist

Strategy and leadership go together. People follow leaders who have an attractive dream, and a plan on how to pursue it. If...

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...

Agri’s third quarter GDP outcomes for 2020 still impressive

South Africa’s agricultural sector still had an impressive GDP in the third quarter of 2020 at 18,5% quarter-on-quarter (q/q), seasonally adjusted and...

Senwes performs well despite COVID-19 pandemic

The financial results of the Senwes Group reflect an 80% increase in turnover amounting to R3,517 billion (2019: R1,954 billion) while earnings...

#AgriMarkets: Agri looks to 2021 with more optimism

Agbiz’s first note for the year was sent out on 13 January 2020. It highlighted two threats that were imminent at the...

Identifying opportunities hiding behind agricultural challenges

According to Nico Groenewald from Standard Bank, producers need to be well acquainted with the myriad challenges in the agricultural sector. These...

The SA cattle and sheep market – Part 6: Producer analysis

The previous five parts of this series focused on the livestock market, which included production and price trends. This article looks at...