SA’s new maize export season off to a good start

South Africa’s maize exports proceeded swiftly during April and May despite disruptions to trade caused by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, according to Johan...

Small bakeries boosted by 5 tons of free wheat

Thirteen small bakeries across the West Rand townships of Gauteng have received a boost after South African Breweries (SAB), together with IL Molino Specialty...

Sharp recovery in low maize stocks expected soon

The low supply of maize currently being experienced in South Africa, has resulted in a short-term squeeze and volatility in the market.Among other factors,...

Wheat imports to increase by 33% in SA

The Agricultural Business Chamber (Agbiz) said it estimates that wheat imports could increase by 33 percent year-on-year (y/y) in South Africa in the 2019-20...

Insights into the global barley market

The global barley market revenue amounted to $33.7B in 2018, picking up by 3.3% against the previous year. This figure reflects the total revenues...

Researchers investigate breeding a “hardier, more nutritious wheat”

Some new crop varieties are bred to be more nutritious. Others are more resilient, bred to tolerate harsh environmental conditions. In a recent study...

‘No risk yet’ to SA’s rice and wheat imports

There was no risk yet to South Africa’s rice and wheat imports despite some countries reducing exports amid the uncertain global economy and in...

Wheat breeding: “White flour is the healthiest it’s been in 200...

A new study comparing historic and modern wheat varieties has shown an increase in dietary fiber and a decrease in acrylamide, indicating that white...

From farm to table with Checkers artisan suppliers

Schoon, which was started by Fritz Schoon in Stellenbosch more than seven years ago, supplies artisanal and high-quality breads and pastries to selected Checkers...

Coronavirus in SA – Hygiene and prevention measures the cornerstone of...

The news of the first known case of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCov) in South Africa follows confirmed cases in both Algeria and Nigeria.  South...

Hostex 2020 Highlights

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Hostex 2020 – Day 2 Highlights

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Tongaat Hulett to sell starch division to Barloworld for R5.35bn

JSE-listed Tongaat Hulett will sell its starch business to Barloworld for an enterprise value of R5.35-billion.Tongaat will use the proceeds to reduce its debt.“This...

Hostex 2020: Delivering fresh innovation and opportunity

Hostex is coming to Johannesburg and will be delivering everything you’ve come to expect, and a whole lot more:Three jam-packed districtsOver 200 exhibitors and...

Higher taxes would hit retailers hard

SA’s retail stocks are likely to bear the brunt of tax increases, should finance minister Tito Mboweni target consumers with revenue-raising measures in his...

Libstar’s full-year earnings expected to rise

South African food producer Libstar Holdings Ltd on Tuesday flagged annual earnings up as much as 12%, boosted by improved profits in each of...

The rise of spazarettes; an invisible giant awakening in the informal...

While Shoprite, Pick & Pay, Spar and other formal retailers slug it out against each other for the purse of the consumer an invisible...

Here’s how food prices changed since 2017: mielie meal is cheaper,...

Statistics SA has released a list of prices of 191 popular retail items with data going back to 2017.It shows that the mielie meal...