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May 03, 2016
By 2050, agricultural productivity in Africa has the potential to increase by 70%, through technological innovation leveraged by the Internet of Things (IoT). This would meet the continent’s growing food demand which, based on population growth, is set to grow by...
May 03, 2016
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South Africa's maize crop, scorched this season by a blistering drought, would be in far worse shape if it were not for the country's embrace of genetically-modified (GMO) varieties and new farm technologies, an industry group said on Tuesday. South Africa's...
Apr 29, 2016
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a $76.2-million (P850-million) loan to help Botswana fund new investment in agri-business, clean energy, services, infrastructure and manufacturing as part of efforts to broaden the country’s narrow economic base and...
Apr 29, 2016
One of the key messages to emerge ahead of the review of South Africa’s sovereign credit rating is that the country needs to outline the practical actions it will take to reignite growth, which has more or less petered out in recent years, with few expecting the...
Apr 28, 2016
In an attempt to maintain a pro-poor stance on public spending aimed at improving social development, the City of Ekurhuleni will inject R3.5-billion of its 2016 budget for into its community empowerment package, Mintirho Ya Vula Vula. Tabling the budget vote for the...
Apr 28, 2016
The Namibian Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources (MFMR) has warned that illegal fishers stationed alongside Namibia’s 140-km-long Zambezi River border, which it shares with Zambia, are bleeding revenue from the country’s fishing industry. Speaking from...
Apr 28, 2016
Nigeria's Dangote Sugar Refinery plans to raise 100-billion naira ($503-million) through a mix of debt and equity by the third quarter, its chief finance officer Babatunde Ajao said on Wednesday. The company, owned by Africa's richest man Aliko Dangote, and supplies...
Apr 26, 2016
A total of 143 720 new land claims had been lodged across South Africa by the end of March 2016, Chief Land Claims Commissioner Nomfundo Ntloko-Gobodo said on Tuesday. Of those, around 27 696 were lodged with the help of officials who used mobile offices to reach...
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Apr 22, 2016
INVESTMENT NEED Mozambique is in the process of revitalising its economy, focusing on priority areas, such as agriculture, energy and infrastructure
The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has affirmed its commitment to continue supporting the growing Mozambique economy, particularly regarding the country’s energy, agriculture and infrastructure sectors. Leading a team of senior staff to Maputo earlier this...
Apr 22, 2016
Manufacturer of sustainable probiotic-based products Probio’s Bokashi Composter system will receive recognition at the yearly Eco-Logic Awards for its ability to reduce greenhouse gases.
Apr 21, 2016
JSE-listed SABMiller has had a strong year and increased momentum in the second half across all its regions, notwithstanding economic volatility and the potential distraction of the takeover offer from multinational brewing and beverage company AB InBev, says...
Apr 21, 2016
South Africa's estimates for key crops such as maize have become increasingly accurate thanks to satellite imagery and as farmers' often biased input has been cut out of the picture, a conference was told on Thursday. South Africa's maize crop has been hard hit this...
Apr 21, 2016
The Western Cape province has, in partnership with the National Treasury and the deciduous fruit industry, established the Deciduous Fruit Development Chamber (DFDC) Commercialisation Programme, which will disburse R120-million in funding to emerging fruit farmers to...
Apr 20, 2016
South African winegrowers need to prepare for the greater likelihood of climatic extremes and become more adaptable to drought conditions, stated multinational brewing and beverage company Distell grape and wine supply GM Erhard Wolf this month. He was commenting on...
Apr 15, 2016
METICULOUS Condra is involved in projects with highly specialised machinery and equipment that requires time to ensure quality and durability
Crane manufacturer Condra in February became the majority owner of Cape Town-based crane manufacturing company BB Cranes. The acquisition stems from a long-standing relationship spanning more than 22 years and is in line with Condra’s expansion plan. “We feel that BB...
Apr 15, 2016
Crane solutions provider Johnson Crane Hire believes that its fleet of 250 cranes, a network of 13 branches throughout major cities in South Africa and a business branch in Gaborone, Botswana, have led to its success in various heavy lift applications over the years....
Apr 15, 2016
THE BIG LIFT Mammoet’s lifting tower system was custom-built to recover Bertha
Global engineered heavy lifting and transportation specialist - Mammoet completed the recovery of ‘Big Bertha’ ; the world’s largest boring machine, which was built in 2013 specifically for the Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Tunnel in Seattle, Washington.
Apr 15, 2016
MODULAR PLANT Sanitech’s wastewater treatment solution can be upscaled and downscaled to requirements
Portable toilet and sanitation solutions company Sanitech has implemented a portable modular wastewater treatment solution that enables quick commissioning and versatility in upscaling or downscaling, depending on requirements.
 
 
 
 
Apr 15, 2016
INCREASED PRODUCT PORTFOLIO New rigging products allow for achieving a sustainable footprint in all markets
Owing to ongoing research and development (R&D), rigging and lifting equipment provider Kelmeg Lifting Services has expanded its product offering, which resulted in significant growth over the past five years, says Kelmeg factory manager Rodney Young. Kelmeg is a...
Apr 15, 2016
GIVING RENEWABLE ENERGY A LIFT ALE successfully transported and handled 56 wind turbine generators for the Amakhala project
Integrated heavy lifting, transportation and installation solutions provider ALE South Africa completed the handling and transportation of 56 wind turbine generators in February for the Amakhala project, in the Eastern Cape. The generators are made up of 10...
Apr 14, 2016
A satellite-based augmentation system (SBAS) that could help generate more crops and boost sales in South Africa’s agricultural sector has been proposed by the UK Space Agency-funded SBAS-Africa programme. The SBAS-Africa programme, aimed at demonstrating the...
Apr 14, 2016
South Africa this week further opened up the export potential of the country’s deciduous fruit to Indonesia after the Indonesian Agricultural Quarantine Agency granted South Africa “Country of Recognition” status for the food safety control system blanketing various...
Apr 11, 2016
Farmer-owned agribusiness GWK on Monday unveiled its R400-million GWK Farm Foods wheat mill, pasta plant and biscuit factory in Modder River, the Northern Cape, which was was completed on time and within a deviation of less than 2% of original cost projections.   Of...
Apr 11, 2016
The 34% wheat import duty increase would not affect the price of bread, farmers’ association Grain SA announced on Monday. Following the Finance Ministry’s announcement on Friday that it had approved a tariff increase on wheat imports – from R911.2/t to R1 224.31/t –...
Apr 08, 2016
Sea Harvest Holdings, a subsidiary of the JSE-listed Brimstone Investment Corporation, has entered into a bid implementation agreement with Perth-based agribusiness Mareterram, which could increase Sea Harvest’s already majority share in Mareterram to about 59.6%....
Apr 08, 2016
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South Africa's finance ministry said on Friday it had approved a 34% increase in the tariff on wheat imports to R1 224.31/t from R911.20/t. "The Ministry of Finance is particularly concerned about the impact of the higher import duty on wheat on the price of bread...
Apr 08, 2016
Diversified international food, ingredients and retail group Associated British Foods (ABF) has made a firm offer to acquire all the shares in JSE-listed sugar producer Illovo Sugar it did not already own through its subsidiary ABF Overseas. A transaction...
Apr 08, 2016
Zambia Deputy Agriculture and Livestock Minister Maxas Ng'onga
Copper, a significant economic driver in Zambia, had taken the country so far but would not be able to take it any further, said Zambian Deputy Agriculture and Livestock Minister Maxas Ng’onga on Thursday at the opening of the AGCO Future Farm training centre, in...
 
 
 
 
Apr 08, 2016
WAM METALS Acquiring robot automation to reduce operational costs and improve output
Nonferrous metal and plastic component manufacturer Wam Metals is acquiring robot automation of a forging press to reduce operational costs and improve output. Wam Metals will be in production for 30 years this year and has plans to continue operations as well as...
Apr 08, 2016
MARKET DEMAND TO INCREASE A large number of emerging manufacturers is expected to drive the heat exchanger market in future
India-based market research company Markets and Markets (M&M) predict that the heat exchanger market will be worth $21.08-million by 2019 owing to demand increase from Europe and Asia. The exchanger market report conducted by M&M is based on heat exchanger types such...
Apr 08, 2016
REEFER CARGO VALUE MAXIMISED Dole eefer container transport preserves and transports the fruit safely using as little energy as possible
The StarConomy reefer control software designed by manufacturer of dry containers Maersk Container Industry (MCI), in conjunction with fruit multinational Dole, supports reefer  refrigerated container operators by allowing them to maximise the value of their...
Apr 07, 2016
Having looked to quietly expand since delisting from the Johannesburg bourse two years ago, agricultural services and food processing company Afgri will turn its focus to supporting development and transformation in the agricultural sector in South Africa and beyond....
Apr 06, 2016
Glencore said on Wednesday that it had sold 40% of Glencore Agricultural Products (Glencore Agri) to the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) for $2.5-billion in cash. The distressed diversified natural resource company said it would use the proceeds to pay...
Apr 05, 2016
While consumers continue to grapple with high food prices triggered by the current drought and the ailing economy, milk will soon be added to the list of costly staple foods, according to FNB senior agricultural economist Paul Makube.   In a statement published...
Apr 04, 2016
Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant
Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant has cautioned against the “disingenuous practice” of farm and forest employers who are not complying with the recently upwardly adjusted minimum wages. Many employers were reportedly paying workers far less than the current stipulated...
Apr 04, 2016
President Jacob Zuma has committed all spheres of government to provide extra support to drought-hit areas, the presidency said on Sunday. Zuma was responding to a series of concerns raised by members of the community in the uThungulu district municipality and...
Apr 01, 2016
Inflation has shot up to its highest level since the 2008 economic downturn and South Africa should brace itself for further increases, especially in the agriculture sector, said Econometrix chief economist Azar Jammine on Friday. Speaking at a BMI Building Research...
Apr 01, 2016
NEIGHBOURHOOD FRIENDLY Battery-driven power tools offer more efficiency and reduce maintenance cost
Outdoor power product manufacturer Husqvarna’s 36 V lithium-ion battery-powered equipment provides long lasting power and greater economical value than petrol powered alternatives, says Husqvarna South Africa product support general manager Bronson Gunter. The...
 
 
 
 
Apr 01, 2016
AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPED Hydraform was contracted to undertake the construction of this project for the benefit of the community
The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform built 27 affordable homes on the Radway Green Farm Agri-Village outside of Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape, using brick- and block-making machine manufacturer Hydraform’s interlocking block-making technology. The...
Apr 01, 2016
A FIRST The STIHL TSA 230 is the world’s first cordless cut-off machine with a 230 mm cutting wheel
Power equipment manufacturer STIHL has developed what it says is the world’s first cordless cut-off machine that has a 230 mm cutting wheel for both indoor and outdoor cutting requirements. The STIHL TSA 230 is carbon emission-free compact and lightweight. The...
Apr 01, 2016
PRODUCTION RATE INCREASED First component of the a.b.e expansion programme at the bulk emulsion stainless steel tank in Boksburg
Construction product supplier and subsidiary of the Chryso Southern Africa Group, a.b.e. Construction Chemicals, is in the final phase of completing its modernisation and expansion programme that involves the installation of new high-technology equipment at its...
Apr 01, 2016
CUTTING EDGE Bosch’s new NanoBlade technology is ideal for do-it-yourself applications
Engineering and electronics specialist company Bosch is set to introduce its NanoBlade technology in October this year to selected markets, with initial availability being targeted for Europe. This follows the company’s strong growth in power tools last year that...
Mar 31, 2016
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South Africa’s black industrialists funding forum had its inaugural meeting in mid-March to consider 50 applications from aspirant black-owned manufacturing enterprises, Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies revealed this week. Speaking following a meeting with...
 
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