Level 1: Alcohol industry concerned about off-consumption restrictions

18 September 2020. South Africa’s alcohol industry welcomed today’s announcement by the government to place the entire country on Alert Level 1, but raised concerns about the continued restrictions for off-consumption sales of alcohol which will now include Fridays and the curfew being extended to midnight. These measures will come into effect at midnight on […]

Tim Atkin releases 2020 report for South African wines

17 September 2020. Leading UK wine writer Tim Atkin has released his latest in-depth look at the South African wine industry. His annual report, now in its eighth year, is regarded as one of the most detailed and authoritative overviews of South African wine. Read more…

The fourth agricultural revolution is coming – but who will really benefit?

16 September 2020. Depending on who you listen to, artificial intelligence may either free us from monotonous labour and unleash huge productivity gains, or create a dystopia of mass unemployment and automated oppression. In the case of farming, some researchers, business people and politicians think the effects of AI and other advanced technologies are so […]

SA Wheat Forum

15 September 2020. New voluntary levy for winter cereal industry.

GDP statistics: Agriculture is the economy’s backbone

15 September 2020. The gross domestic product (GDP) statistics released by Stats SA has indicated a decline of 51% in the second quarter of 2020. This is the fourth consecutive quarter decline since the second quarter of 2019 catapulted South Africa’s economy into a recession. Read more…

Covid-19 threatens the South African potato industry

14 September 2020. The South African potato industry is under threat due to a surplus of frozen and processed potato products in Europe. This surplus is a result of a decreased demand brought on by the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic. Consequently, prices are significantly depressed. Read more…