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South Africans calling for pledges of greater economic growth

By: Simone Liedtke     30th May 2019 Following the appointment of a new Cabinet by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday night, the country has called for pledges of greater economic growth and commitment to rebuilding the country. The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) welcomed the... 

Rise in unemployment rate a call for government to revisit policies

By: African News Agency      15th May 2019 The rise in unemployment levels in South Africa, especially in agriculture, is a major concern and deserves the immediate attention of President Cyril Ramaphosa in his new tenure, Agri SA said on Wednesday. South Africa's unemployment rate has risen to its highest level since the third quarter of... 

Agri SA launches court proceedings against granting of shale gas exploration rights

By: Simone Liedtke     7th May 2019 Agricultural organisation Agri SA has launched court proceedings in the Pretoria High Court against the granting of environmental authorisations and explorations rights for shale gas to Africa-focused oil and gas exploration and development company Rhino Oil and Gas. Although the authorized... 

Agri SA says concerned by Nersa’s reluctance to register small-scale embedded generator projects 

By: African News Agency      6th May 2019 Agricultural industry association Agri SA said on Monday it was concerned about what it called the National Energy Regulator of South Africa's (Nersa) reluctance to register small-scale embedded generator (SSEG) projects.  In a statement, Agri SA said its members had the potential to supply the... 

South African company providing agritech solution to combat yield loss

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     25th April 2019 With farmers losing 20% to 40% of their yield yearly to pests and diseases, new ways to combat these losses are required, and South African company Aerobotics is providing one such solution. Aerobotics CEO Timothy Willis presented the company’s solution during Agri SA’s Commodity and Corporate... 

Consumer trends present opportunities for agricultural industry

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     25th April 2019 There are a number of current trends that are unfolding globally that are impacting the agricultural industry, and the industry must be cognisant of these, while realising that these also have the potential to benefit the industry. The was the message delivered by Flux Trends finance specialist... 

Agricultural sector needs 'reality-based transformation'

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     25th April 2019 The agricultural industry must pursue "reality-based transformation" to effect initiatives that do not compromise the sustainability of the industry, Empowerdex executive chairperson Vuyo Jack said during Agri SA’s Commodity and Corporate Chamber Conference, in Pretoria, on Thursday. He called... 

Agricultural sector urged to collaborate

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     24th April 2019 The agricultural sector needs to pursue collaboration to mitigate the various challenges it is facing, as well as to grow the sector, says Agri SA Commodity Chamber chairperson Dr Pieter Prinsloo. Speaking at Agri SA’s Commodity and Corporate Chamber Conference, in Pretoria, on Wednesday, he... 

Agri SA applauds Santam donation to drought relief fund

By: African News Agency      18th April 2019 Agricultural industry association Agri SA on Thursday applauded a donation from financial services group Santam to help drought-stricken farmers in the Northern Cape province. It said the drought in Sutherland had caused a devastating decline in the sheep breeding population and placed the town’s... 

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