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Further strong GDP growth for agriculture

By Paul Makube THE latest Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) GDP update shows further strong growth in agriculture of 5.9% (annualised seasonally adjusted quarterly) in the...

New disc hubs promise reliability in extreme conditions

FOR bearings deployed in the agriculture sector there is no shortage of potential hazards, including moisture, soil dust, corrosive fertilisers and very high shock...

Next-gen sprayer takes crop protection to new heights

“I wonder what my father and grandfather would have said if they had seen it,” says Johan Landman of Volksrust. He’s referring to the...

Does your agribusiness qualify for a slice of this R350m investment pie?

PRIVATE equity company Moshe Capital Fund Managers is actively seeking to invest R350 million into diverse companies with a solid presence in their sectors,...

Hygiene practices can help limit further spread of African Swine Flu

THE recent outbreak of African Swine Flu (ASF) is a reminder that the food supply chain is under constant threat of disease or contamination...

How farmers can reap rewards from renewables

DESPITE the outbreak of COVID-19 and the lockdowns in South Africa, the agricultural sector has been a star performer shipping about R150 billion worth...

Fuel price hikes bad news ahead of winter crop plantings

By Paul Makube IN just over a month’s time, farmers will be preparing themselves for the onset of the winter crop planting season. Farmers planted...

Call for probe into SA business links with Zim tobacco cartels

THE South Africa Tobacco Transformation Alliance (SATTA) has called for an urgent investigation into revelations of an illicit international axis involving Zimbabwean tobacco smugglers,...

Global forestry certification hailed a landmark for Africa

PULP and paper multi-national Sappi has announced that it has achieved the first Sustainable African Forest Assurance Scheme (SAFAS) certification to get the nod...

How to choose the right renewable energy solution for your small business

AGAINST the backdrop of a weak economy, businesses face further challenges when it comes to sustainable power supply. According to the 2020 CSIR Energy Report,...

Risky business – is water part of your business risk assessment?

Business leaders plan to avert the biggest risks that could impact their company, but as COO of Abeco Tanks, Mannie Ramos Jnr observes, water...

Switched on sales rep helps harvest big agri parts contract

A leading South African importer of innovative products and equipment for the local agricultural industry recently awarded its aftermarket business for combine header gathering...

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Metals, engineering indaba to tackle SA power supply problems

THE Southern African Metals and Engineering Indaba, which takes place on 24 and 25 May at the IDC Auditorium in Sandton will probe the...

Does extension of COVID loan scheme mean it’s a failure?

By Thakhani Masindi THE National Treasury, the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) and the Banking Association South Africa launched the Loan Guarantee Scheme on 12...

Desalination plant won’t be enough to avert NMB water crisis, chamber warns

ORGANISED business in Nelson Mandela Bay has welcomed the Council’s recent green light for the construction of a seawater desalination plant but warned that...

A Sage new way for SMEs to automate business accounting

FNB and cloud business management company Sage have announced a partnership that they say will simplify the process of transferring financial transaction history to...