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Meet the Moroccan women making argan oil for the beauty industry

In the arid mountains of southern Morocco, local women harvest argan oil, a natural product they have long used in cooking but which has become highly prized by the global beauty industry...

By Ahmed Eljechtimi and Abdelhak Belhaki 15 Jun 2021

North West govt intervenes in Clover factory closure

North West Premier, Prof Tebogo Job Mokgoro, has dispatched a team to meet the management of Clover in an effort to halt the looming relocation of the company to Durban...

10 Jun 2021

South African Breweries turns investment taps back on for home market

SAB has reinstated its investment programme that was cancelled last year, allocating R2bn for its home operations...

By Nqobile Dludla 8 Jun 2021

Rooibos added to EU's register of iconic geographic indicators

Rooibos is the first African food to be approved by the EU for listing on the register...

8 Jun 2021

SA pome fruit sector set for record exports in 2021

South Africa's apple and pear production is set for a record export crop this season. Apple exports are expected to rise by 5% year-on-year to 38,4 million 12.5kg equivalent cartons. Pears are due to grow by six% year-on-year to 17.9 million 12.5kg equivalent cartons...

2 Jun 2021

Halaal certification and consumer trust

Labelling on food and beverage products is critical for so many reasons, but the question is if consumers can trust the accuracy of these labels?

By Sameer Parker 2 Jun 2021

Soaring maize prices squeeze South African consumers, stoke inflation

A global run in the price of maize driven by higher import demand from China, droughts in South America and dry conditions in parts of the United States and Canada have raised local maize prices despite expectations of a bumper 2020/2021 domestic maize crop...

By Tanisha Heiberg 28 May 2021

What the much-anticipated AfCFTA will mean for SA's beef industry

"We welcome the government's commitment to this initiative's implementation and being able to get it off the ground in a relatively short space of time," says Roelie van Reenen, supply chain executive at Beefmaster Group.

26 May 2021

How scientists make plant-based foods taste and look more like meat

While earlier products like tofu and seitan were meant to replace meat, newer products are trying to mimic its taste, texture, smell and appearance...

By Mariana Lamas 20 May 2021

Sopia shines the spotlight on the potato industry's resilience

State of affairs addresses are not only hosted by and for local government. The South African potato industry recently hosted its very own State of the Potato Industry Address, giving an overview of this vital sector and commodity...

By Ursula Human 19 May 2021

As climate change threatens Kenyan tea, millions of workers seen at risk

Climate change is set to ravage tea production in Kenya, the biggest global supplier of black tea, threatening the livelihoods of millions of plantation workers, a report by British charity Christian Aid warned...

By Nita Bhalla 17 May 2021

Biosecurity measures can reduce the risk of avian influenza in farmer flocks

South Africa is on high alert with the Avian Influenza outbreaks. Implementing strict biosecurity measures can reduce the spread of this devastating virus through stringent action...

17 May 2021

Cannabis Master Plan to be presented to Nedlac

DALRRD Minister Thoko Didiza says as the legalisation and the commercialisation of cannabis remains at the forefront of public debate and on top of the agenda for policymakers globally, the plan will be presented to the National Economic Development and Labour Council by the end of May 2021...

14 May 2021

Ivory Coast, Ghana push cocoa industry to boost premium payments

Ivory Coast and Ghana, which together produce about two-thirds of the world's cocoa, introduced a $400 per tonne premium this season termed the living income differential to increase wages for farmers, many of whom live in poverty...

By Ange Aboa 14 May 2021

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