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Month: Sep 2020

Newest Ctrack Transport And Freight Index Shows Welcome Increase

30 September 2020 – The newest Ctrack Transport and Freight Index has shown an 8% increase between the quarter to August and the quarter to May ­– the first time in 13 months that the index has been back into the black. “It is almost a certainty that the broader transport sector will contribute positively to gross domestic product (GDP) growth …

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South Africa’s Post Coronavirus Economic Recovery Faces Risks

29 September 2020 – South Africa’s post coronavirus economic recovery will face a number of constraints, with risks of a larger than forecast contraction this year tilted to the upside, ratings firm Moody’s said on Monday. A recession deepened by the impact of the coronavirus has frustrated economic reform efforts in the country aimed at reducing …

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What Does The Shift To ‘Level 1’ Of The Lockdown Mean For SA Agriculture?

23 September 2020 – The move to ‘level 1’ of the lockdown is a welcome step from a broader macroeconomic perspective, as this ensures that economic activity in the country continues to normalize gradually across more sectors of the economy. Within agriculture, the only segment that will likely benefit the most from this move is …

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Joint Effort Keeps SA’s Agricultural Sector Thriving During A Pandemic

21 September 2020 – At the outset of the Covid-19 lockdown, agriculture and the food sector were classified as essential services to avoid disrupting the nation’s food supply. But there were always concerns about whether the agricultural value chains and logistics could work efficiently when most other sectors of the economy had ground to a …

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Master Plan Starts To Encourage Poultry Sector Expansion

16 September 2020 – South African poultry producers have pledged to invest R1.7-billion towards expansion and improvement of productive capacity in the country. Some investment projects have already been completed, including the expansion of a hatchery and processing facility which created 428 jobs. This while the financing model for contract farming had been developed to …

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