Challenges at South Africa’s ports remain the biggest issue

1 April 2020. While there was optimism that the 2020 season would be a success, the Citrus Growers’ Association (CGA) said in a statement that the organisation was also mindful of the challenges facing the industry that could affect final export numbers. Most notably, the coronavirus disease pandemic presented a new challenge to fresh produce […]

Bullish grain supplies estimates will tame food inflation

31 March 2020. South Africa’s Crop Estimates Committee (CEC) made a further upward adjustment to its 2019/20 crop estimates by raising the expected output by 1.8% to 17.07 million tonnes of grain and oilseed crops. The country’s biggest staple, maize, was raised by 1.7% from the first estimate in February 2020 to 14.81 million tonnes […]

COVID-19: Exporting, trading, serving and transporting liquor

31 March 2020. According to the Disaster Management Act and the national lockdown from midnight on 26 March 2020 to midnight on 16 April 2020, the export, sale, dispensing or transportation of alcoholic beverages are prohibited, with no exceptions. Read more…

Freshplaza News

30 March 2020. Today’s important COVID-19 news in the fresh produce sector. Read more…

Agbiz Press Release

28 March 2020. The correct agricultural working conditions during the national lockdown.


27 March 2020. Due to the large-scale COVID-19 outbreak worldwide, the demand for certain products, such as toilet paper, face-masks and disinfectants, has risen to unprecedented levels. Oranges and other citrus fruits are in high demand in the countries affected because they are rich in vitamin C. Read more…