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Investment principles to stick to in uncertain times

Although the agricultural sector is all too familiar with the unpredictability of seasons, proper planning and structure create more certainty and pave the way...

Kaap Agri on track for growth above inflation

Kaap Agri remains on track to achieve inflation-beating growth in the medium term. While the past two years were not without challenges,...

Food inflation outcomes down for September 2019

South Africa’s consumer inflation came in at 4,1% for September and has remained within the South African Reserve Bank's target range of...

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,...

Food and drink inflation accelerate in March

While South Africa’s headline food and non-alcoholic beverage inflation accelerated to 3,1% in March from 2,9% in the previous month, the food category remained...

Food and beverage inflation unchanged

South Africa’s food and non-alcoholic beverages inflation remained unchanged in January at 3% year-on-year (y/y). Going forward, we think there will be upside pressures...

An El Nino event will put SA under pressure

Weather forecasts indicate more than a 50% chance of another El Niño event affecting South Africa in the coming months. El Niño is an...

When the economy turns in our favour

This year has already (and quite briskly) marched past the six-month mark. In July 2017, I wrote an article for FarmBiz on South Africa’s...

SA food and non-alcoholic beverages inflation further decelerates

Food and non-alcoholic beverages inflation decelerated to 3.5% in March 2018, from 3.9% in the previous month (February). This is the lowest level since...