Weak rand; drought sends SA food prices rising

The drought and rapid depreciation of the rand have led to a rise in food prices, hitting poorest South Africans hard.
Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, today (12 August 2016) delivered the opening address at the launch of the latest annual baseline produced by the Bureau for Food and Agricultural Policy (BFAP).

Economic Performance Indicators for Cape Town (EPIC)

Key Highlights of the Economic Performance Indicators for Cape Town (EPIC) for the 1st Quarter 2016


•  While GDP growth remained stable for most developed economies, Germany experienced a notable decline from the fourth quarter of 2015 whereas in emerging economies, growth trends were diverse with high growth in India and China, yet the continuance of recessionary growth trends in Russia and Brazil.


Hulamin Containers exhibits at Propak Cape

Hulamin Containers exhibited at Propak Cape from 21 to 23 October 2014. Propak is a bi-annual South African trade show focusing on the food packaging industry. The location of the exhibition alternates between Johannesburg and Cape Town. Hulamin Containers is a regular exhibitor at both exhibition locations.


Two new Western Cape food listings on JSE

There are major new developments afoot amongst the large food sector players in the Western Cape – most notably two new listings on the JSE. The biggest development is the decision by Paarl-based convenience meal specialist Rhodes Food Group (RFG) to raise R600m from new investors by way of a listing on the JSE.

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