Crookes first-half HEPS to drop 84% to 52.3c

The drop is due to lower sugar prices and a reduction in sugar cane under crop due to drought

Kaap Agri adds fuel to acquisition campaign in Gauteng and Limpopo

Kaap Agri is an agricultural services conglomerate with a fast-growing retail hub

Green shoots visible for Tongaat after devastating drought

Company expects its sugar production to improve substantially over the next couple of years, thanks to agricultural improvements and new planting initiatives

Sales grow at Kaap Agri in face of drought

The farming community retailer Kaap Agri has kept the profit taps open

Minister says farmers’ protests are not an attack on government

The Agriculture‚ Forestry and Fisheries Minister urges government departments and farmers associations to work together to isolate criminals

SA citrus industry suspends exports to the EU, with exceptions

The Citrus Growers Association of Southern Africa makes the call amid an ongoing dispute between SA and the EU about the fungal disease, citrus black spot

Afgri heads back to poultry business

Agricultural investment firm’s Philafrica Foods and integrated chicken producer Novos Horizontes agree to venture in Mozambique

Cape wine farmers’ harvest in danger

Drought, and now frost, will put pressure on wine grape producers’ 2018 harvest

Investors invited to help revive failed Eastern Cape tea estates

The two estates, Magwa and Majola, have been consolidated to facilitate the rescue

US poultry boss advises on fightback

Outbreaks of the highly pathogenic H5N8 strain of the virus have been hammering SA’s poultry industry for the past few months

Internal control deficiencies result in qualified audit opinion for state’s Safcol

The auditor-general says Safcol’s procurement processes are not fair, transparent and competitive, and proper control systems to safeguard its assets are ...

Poultry prices rise as flu spreads to more chicken farms

Exports of raw meat, eggs and live birds from South Africa to some trade partners have been disrupted

Avian flu at Sovereign a game changer, says CBH

‘We’ve decided to take the R12 and walk away,’ says CBH CEO Marthinus Stander

Tribunal overturns approval for Country Bird’s takeover of Sovereign

The takeover battle is back in limbo, and Country Bird will have to notify the commission and get approval for the deal if it plans to resuscitate the bid

Dawn sells GDW stake to slash debt

Maker of industrial, sanitaryware and kitchen products offloads 49% interest in Grohe Dawn Watertech to Japan’s Lixil Corporation

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