Covid-19 will fast-track growth in contactless payments

8 April 2020. South Africa can expect significant growth in contactless payments on the back of Covid-19. It is also likely that the public’s newfound (and sensible) aversion to contact will spur additional innovation, especially given the uncertainty around second and third waves, says South Africa’s largest payment solution provider, DPO SA. Read more…


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8 April 2020. Covid-19: Update of important information / Opdatering van belangrike inligting Covid Communique 9 (7 April 2020)




#Covid19: Mitigating the impact on global food trade

7 April 2020. When acting to protect the health and well-being of their citizens, countries should ensure that any trade-related measures do not disrupt the food supply chain, says QU Dongyu, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and Roberto Azevedo, Directors-General of FAO, WHO and WTO. Read more…



ECB Slight drop in South African pear production

6 April 2020. At this point in time, South Africa’s pear production for 2020 is estimated at about 411,000 tons, which is a slight decrease on the 413,250 tons produced in 2019. Read more…


Challenging times for PPECB inspectors

6 April 2020. Just like most of the rest of the world, South Africa has gone into lockdown to try to limit the spread of the coronavirus. This comes as the county is in the topfruit season and heading into peak citrus and avocado seasons. Read more…



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3 April 2020. Update of important information / Opdatering van belangrike inligting