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SA pome fruit sector set for record exports in 2021

South Africa's apple and pear production is set for a record export crop this season. Apple exports are expected to rise by 5% year-on-year to 38,4 million 12.5kg equivalent cartons. Pears are...

Smart, robot-assisted production and packaging will maximise profitability

A challenge accelerated by the Coronavirus pandemic has seen producers having to juggle between longer term range proliferation centered on consumer demands, and range (SKU’s) reduction caused by retailers and consumers...

Thakadu nickel sulphate refinery starts production

THAKADU Battery Materials, a supplier of high-purity battery raw materials, has commenced production at its U$20 million nickel sulphate refinery, adjacent to Lonmin’s base metals refinery in Marikana, NW Province, putting Africa...

Cyclone Eloise’s damage could have implications for South Africa’s maize price outlook

At the start of the year, I expressed an optimistic view that SA's maize prices could begin to soften from about the end of February, as this is the time when...

Coffee production faces climate risk for Africa’s top grower

Ethiopia, Africa’s largest coffee grower, could face “significant volatility” in the crop’s yields in a decade due to changing weather patterns, according to McKinsey & Co. A drop in coffee yields in...


New B2C online shopping platform for engineering consumables

BMG’s online shopping platform now encompasses a newly launched E-Commerce service, designed especially for consumers, to boost their buying experience of engineering consumables. “The success...


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