Booming blueberry industry eyes Asian markets

SA does not have access to key markets such as China and South Korea at a time when blueberry imports are growing phenomenally in Asia

PODCAST | Business Day Spotlight: EU is not playing fairly with SA’s poultry industry

SA Poultry Association has lodged an application with Itac, calling for an increase in the ad valorem tariff on bone-in and boneless frozen chicken portions

Breeders fear EU-Mercosur pact will make mincemeat of Belgian beef

Producers of top-quality meat worry about a future dominated by large trading blocs

Astral says 15 people in hospital after Gauteng plant ammonia leak

The incident will be investigated by the relevant authorities and Astral will assist where necessary with due process, the company says

Embattled Tongaat to cut costs by R1bn

The sugar producer's focus will narrow to milling and refining

Embattled Tongaat to slash R1bn in cost-cutting drive

The sugar producer’s focus will narrow to milling and refining

Criminal case opened against former Tongaat Hulett executive

The sugar maker says the police are investigating an unnamed former executive for his role in an accounting scandal that has forced the company to restate ...

Astral CEO blasts government priorities as water cuts halve production

Astral says worsening municipal infrastructure in the Lekwa municipality has led to water-supply interruptions at its plant there

Halo Labs buys Lesotho cannabis producer Bophelo for R262m

Transaction is expected to strengthen Canadian company’s position in the mountain kingdom

Kenyan toilet waste turned into fodder for egg farmers

Recycling company harvests human excrement for high-quality animal feed

Embattled Tongaat board under whip after unprecedented JSE reprieve

JSE suspends Tongaat Hulett listing for at least five months

PROFILE: Anna Phosa thrives as a pig farmer

Phosa says she went into farming with a passion and acquired the knowledge along the way

Tongaat needs to restate results after finding inflated figures

The group may have to reduce the equity on its 2018 balance sheet by up to R4.5bn, with its results probably only being released by October

‘Collapsing municipality’ costs Astral Foods R85m, threatens jobs

The poultry producer says it has incurred multimillion-rand costs as Lekwa Municipality cannot render reliable water supply

Astral’s shares plunge on cost of water issues in Standerton

Poultry producer says the deterioration of the municipal water supply has worsened

Tongaat corporate governance director leaves beleaguered group

The troubled firm cites work commitments for Jenitha John's departure

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