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Pura Soda eyes international growth with Amazon listing

South African soft drink brand, Pura Soda, recently listed its product range on the Amazon platform...

1 day ago

The human cost of Chinese cotton: how does it impact SA?

A recent report detailed how ethnic minority labourers in the Xinjiang region in China - which produces 20% of the world's cotton - are forced to pick cotton by hand through state-mandated schemes...

1 day ago

Why it pays to link products to places - and how African countries can do it

How geographical indications can provide economic and financial advantages to a product's place of origin...

By Samuel Samiai Andrews 24 Feb 2021

TFG presses for cut in yarn import duties to advance SA manufacturing

TFG said this change is essential to enable larger purchases of locally-made fabrics...

22 Feb 2021

SATI, WCDoA partnership to increase table grape exports to China

The aim of the partnership is to increase exports of Western Cape agricultural produce by 5% over the next five years...

15 Feb 2021

AfCFTA: Alive with possibilities

The South African government says it will maximise the opportunities presented by the African Continental Free Trade Area, which came into operation on 1 January 2021...

By Onalenna Mhlongo 12 Feb 2021

Cost of soybeans will remain high for South Africa's poultry industry

South Africa's quest to retool its poultry industry depends on increased soybean availability, a crucial ingredient in poultry feed manufacture...

By Wandile Sihlobo 12 Feb 2021

SA's citrus industry celebrates record-breaking export season

The Citrus Growers Association of South Africa has announced a record-breaking 2020 export season that delivered 146 million cartons of South African citrus to the rest of the world...

2 Feb 2021

Identify and establish relationships between regional exporters and South African buyers in targeted sectors

The USAID TradeHub is seeking a suitably qualified and experienced service provider to identify and establish relationships with South African buyers in selected target sectors for the purposes of introducing export-ready regional exporters...

Issued by Development Alternative Initiatives 27 Jan 2021

Ethnic conflict could unravel Ethiopia's valuable garment industry

Ethiopia has long been considered one of Africa's economic wunderkinds. But for the past two months, violent conflict in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region fuelled by ethnic power politics has threatened the country's stability...

By Dorothee Baumann-Pauly 21 Jan 2021

Agriculture and the consumer's "right to know" movement

The International Bar Association recently held its annual conference where the Agricultural Law Section focused on the consumer's right to opt-out of climate un-friendly food...

By Theo Boshoff 18 Jan 2021

While everything is on ice, Zari celebrates openings!

Silvana Dantu, founding partner of African Equations, producer and marketer of Zari Sparkling a premium beverage range, discusses how Zari and stockists celebrate openings and occasions, despite lockdowns...

Issued by Zari Sparkling Grape 22 Dec 2020

New citrus export levy sees R1bn invested into sector

The new levy represents a 120% increase from the previous levy and will translate into an estimated R1bn investment by local citrus growers into the sector over the next four years. The levy will continue to be administered by the The Citrus Growers' Association of Southern Africa...

14 Dec 2020

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