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Agriculture on the up, despite challenges

AGRICULTURE in the Western Cape has enjoyed the “best winter rain season for years”, setting the sector on an excellent footing for successful crops in the months ahead, says Agri Western...

The fruit of Zeder’s labour

SOME OF the Western Cape's best known agricultural assets could be on the block. PSG controlled agribusiness investor Zeder Investments recently indicated that it had received unsolicited offers for certain of its...

Fruit washing – Technical advice from NDE stainless steel

In last month’s Cape Business News, I talked about the supplier’s importance as a partner in running a factory and minimising breakdowns. I mentioned the need for technical advice as part...

South Africa is missing out on fresh fruit export growth. What it needs to...

South Africa's urgent need to create jobs requires that the country take advantage of opportunities in the global economy that it can convert into quick wins. The fruit industry presents such...

Solutions for fruit exporters’ pesticide residue headaches

At 2,7 million tonnes per year, South Africa is the largest fresh fruit exporter by volume in the southern hemisphere. Local produce is sold in 92 countries around the world, ranging...

Tech that fruit

The lack of rainfall in the Western Cape is starting to have a knock on effect, not just in the sustenance for plants and drinking water, but also for animals and...

Strong Tru-Cape harvest tempered by currency fluctuations

With all Tru-Cape apple and pear trees picked, the company, the largest marketer of South African POME fruit, says that despite challenges in terms of fruit size and quality, overall it...

Drought to cut 2016 citrus exports

South Africa’s worst drought in a century will reduce the citrus harvest this year and result in smaller-sized oranges that are harder to sell, according to Bloomberg. Production of navel...

Low hanging fruit at Capespan?

AGRI-BUSINESS investor Zeder looks determined to own 100% of Bellville-based fruit exporting Capespan. Zeder has made an awfully generous offer to the 25% shareholding in Capespan that is in the hands...

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...

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