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Derivatives are important in managing currency risk

The rand has a history of volatility because it appreciates one day and weakens the next. It mainly takes its direction from the global...

First-quarter GDP stats exceed expectations

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) released the first-quarter (Q1) gross domestic product...

Agribusinesses remain optimistic in the first quarter of 2021

The Agbiz/IDC Agribusiness Confidence Index (IDC ACI) improved from 61 points in the fourth quarter of 2020, to 64 in the first...

National budget a blow to agri-industry

Finance minister, Tito Mboweni, shared the 2021 national budget with South Africans on 24 February. Subsequently, many agricultural organisations raised their concerns....

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...

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...