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South Africa’s Tiger Brands offloads 51% Haco stake

South Africa-based consumer foods group Tiger Brands has sold its 51% stake in Haco Tiger Brands to Kenyan multi-millionaire Chris Kirubi, who now takes full ownership of the company. Tiger Brands first...

Western Cape cherry farms bloom as overseas markets demand more

Cherries use about half of the water required per hectare to irrigate than apples, which is important in the drought-stricken Cape. Cherries are less thirsty than apples‚ and are proving...

Farmers lose R14bn as Cape drought bites

Western Cape farmers have recorded R14bn in losses so far, as a result of the crippling drought in the province, according to Agri Western Cape CEO Carl Opperman. Farmers have...

Decline in wheat production will not affect food prices

South African wheat production for the 2017/18 season is expected to decline by 23percent as compared to the previous season, mainly due to poor yields in the Western Cape and in...

Sable releases 30 000t AN fertiliser

The country’s sole manufacturer of ammonium nitrate (AN), Sable Chemical Industries, has released 30 000 tonnes of AN to the market to ease fertiliser shortages. This comes after Government conceded...

New training centre and upgrade for Engen Hillside in Durbanville

The people of Durbanville have a new-look Engen service station that boasts a diverse range of 24-hour convenience services including an Engen Quickshop, Corner Bakery...

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