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June 2020

Crop Committee Revises Total Maize Output Estimate Down To 15.514 M Tons

30 June 2020 – South Africa expects a commercial maize crop harvest of 15.514  million tons in 2020, down 0.48% from the previous forecast of 15.589 million tonnes, the national Crop Estimates Committee has said. In its fifth production report for summer field crops for 2020 published on Thursday, the CEC said the estimated maize […]

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Manufacturing Under Considerable Pressure During Lockdown

26 June 2020 – The results from JSE-listed Absa’s Manufacturing Survey for the second quarter show that even some essential service manufacturers were severely impacted on by the Covid-19-related lockdown, while even a resilient sector like food and beverage manufacturing saw a significant deterioration in business conditions. The quarterly survey, which covered about 700 business people

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Food Prices Will Fall As Country’s Economy Recovers From Covid-19

22 June 2020 – The Competition Commission says it expects food prices to fall and has vowed to monitor retailers to make sure savings are passed on to consumers. The commission’s acting spokesperson, Siyabulela Makunga, said the commission had been vigilant in responding to consumer complaints of price increases for essential food products. Makunga said

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