Changing the South African narrative

3 December 2019. There’s been much talk lately about “changing the South African narrative” – helped along no doubt by our Springboks; the President’s remarks at the latest Investment summit and the R700bn investment pledges. Read more…


How technology can help tackle corruption in Africa’s land divisons

27 November 2019. Corruption in the land sector in Africa is rampant and it has led to a rise in the number of land disputes before the courts, forced evictions and death of many people across the entire continent. Read more…


Brazil prosecutors push soy, cattle moratorium to protect natives

22 November 2019. In a part of Brazil plagued by land conflicts and violence against indigenous tribes, prosecutors say they are pushing major grains traders and meatpackers to stop buying from farmers and ranchers charged with crimes against natives. Read more…


India and China should be key target for South African agri exports

13 November 2019. South Africa’s trade policy is underpinned by an export-led growth strategy. This means that the country essentially looks to grow its economy by deepening and expanding its export markets. Read more…


Fresh Plaza News

23 October 2019. African Continental Free Trade Area. Read more…


Risks of Brexit for South Africa minimal, but not zero

22 October 2019. As Brexit unfolds without a clear and predictable outcome, the question remains: What are the implications of various possible outcomes for South Africa and the region’s agriculture sector? Read more…


Agriculture industry will power Africa’s economic transformation, says Agra Forum

22 October 2019. It is widely acknowledged that agribusiness is the key to transforming African economies – this was the core message at the 2019 Agra Forum in Accra, Ghana and a constant topic of discussion during the African Agri Council (AAC) recent West Africa roadshow. Read more…


Southern Africa Customs Union announces Post-Brexit economic partnership with UK

16 October 2019. The Southern Africa Custom Union (Sacum) countries, along with Mozambique, recently announced the agreement in principle of a new economic partnership agreement (EPA) with the UK. The parliamentary processes needed to bring the agreement into effect are currently in progress. The deal, which will govern bilateral trade between the Sacum countries and the UK, will come into effect when or if the UK leaves the EU in October. Read more…


Vulnerable and marginalised South African farm workers’ future hanging in the balance

15 October 2019. Farm workers are an integral part of South Africa’s economy and the food system. Yet they are often food insecure themselves, marginalised and vulnerable to exploitation. Read more…