Swine fever spreads to Free State, the fourth province in SA

The diseases was detected in the North West, Mpumalanga and Gauteng in April

Fuelling Kaap Agri’s top-line growth

Agricultural services group has been aggressively acquiring new fuel sites, which has helped revenue grow 45%

Kaap Agri pushes to three-week high as revenue recovers

The agriculture group lifts dividend 4.7% as half-year revenues grow 28.7%, with analysts expecting a much better second half

Tough year for wine grape producers as harvests hits record low

Despite the smaller crop, wine enthusiasts can expect good-quality wines from the 2019 vintage

Smart tech becomes the new tool for African farmers

Farmers and crop buyers have started to harness smart gadgets and crunch numbers to improve productivity and reduce costs

Losses pile up for Tongaat investors

Loss of value for shareholders since the end of 2018 nears R5bn

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Embattled Tongaat to restate financial statement

Restatement might affect the price of the company’s securities, shareholders warned

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Zeder’s companies target acquisition opportunities

CEO Norman Celliers says rival companies that were once considered too expensive are now being revalued

Kaap Agri shares jump as sales rise

But Agri SA says while agricultural conditions in the Western Cape have improved, the recovery has been slow and it has weighed on some operations

Indian money-losing sugar mills owe $4.38bn to cane growers

Industry and government sources say 50-million farmers have gone unpaid for their produce for more than a year

Afgri opens a new investment unit to boost growth

Agri-business Afgri Group says its new investment vehicle has given it the capacity to expand its operations

York Timber sells plantation to Sappi at a premium

The funds raised will provide York with additional capital to fund purchases of land adjacent to its current plantation areas

Rhodes Food Group reports 8.2% rise in sales despite tough environment

Fruit juices, dry foods and meats helped turnover increase 8% in the five months to end-February

York Timber reports loss after strikes hurt sales

The forestry company says it imported plywood to service local customers during the industrial action, while harvesting activity either stalled or was scaled ...

Investors shrug off Quantum Foods’ profit warning

The market’s reaction was muted, implying that the fall had been expected

Tongaat share price slides to 25-year low

The embattled sugar producer says it may need to restate previous financial results

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