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Month: Oct 2021

Western Cape Exported R78 Billion Worth Of Agriculture Products In 2020

27 October 2021 – According to his latest report on jobs and exports in the Western Cape, the Western Department of Agriculture’s agricultural economist, Tshepo Morokong, notes that the Western Cape exported R78.68 billion worth of combined agricultural and agri-processing products in 2020. This is good news, says Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan …

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SA Economy Won’t Be Able To Maintain Its Pace Of Recovery Into 2022

26 October 2021 – Despite possibly achieving growth of 5% in 2021, revised from 4% previously, South Africa is unlikely to maintain this momentum into 2022 according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The multilateral institution on Thursday released a report on the regional economic outlook for sub-Saharan Africa. The region is expected to grow …

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What’s Causing Supply-Chain Delays? It’s Not Just Port Disruptions

22 October 2021 – After suffering nearly two years of strained global supply chains—where shipping routes have been snarled by the pandemic, extreme weather, and one notable canal blockage—the world’s ship runners believe building resilience into the shipping ecosystem is overdue. “What we’re seeing right now is, to a certain extent, a consequence of a single-minded …

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September Trade Conditions For Businesses Should Ease After Civil Unrest In July

20 October 2021 – SOUTH African businesses are expecting trade conditions to ease for the next six months and move into positive territory after the turbulence experienced in July and August. The SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) yesterday said the momentum in trade conditions remained in negative territory in September. Sacci said the …

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There Is Limited Scope For Growing South African Agricultural Exports In The African Markets

18 October 2021 – South Africa’s agricultural sector is arguably one of the most vibrant on the continent. This has largely been occasioned by technological adaptation, sound knowledge, regional and overseas market access, and logistical efficiency. Hence, the importance of trade and logistics to South Africa’s agricultural sector cannot be over-emphasised. This is because our …

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