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“South Africa faces food shortage in next decade”

South Africa is facing the prospect of looming food shortages in the next 10 years as the country struggles to attract new talent to its ageing crop of commercial farmers, according...

Oceana beats the competition

A few old salts on the Cape Town docks were knocked of their bollards when fishing conglomerate successfully appealed a judgement by the competition authorities that imposed unworkable (and unviable) conditions...

Insurance in the fishing industry

The fishing industry represents a dangerous environment – both from a physical peril point of view as well as a commercial operation point of view.  Life out at sea carries with...

Juicy R165m deal for Rhodes

ONLY months after listing on the JSE, Cape Town-based food conglomerate Rhodes has forked out R165m to acquire Pacmar Proprietary. Wellington based Pacmar started up in 1997, specialising in the manufacture...

Chinese investment in WC wines

Are Chinese investors fast cultivating a strong taste for the Western Cape wine lands? In December Chinese technology entrepreneur William Wu uncorked a deal that saw him taking a controlling...

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Fishing rights: lines are taut

THE delayed FRAP (Fishing Rights Allocation Process) appears to be increasing anxiety levels in the local fishing sector – especially amongst the larger players,...

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