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    Manage your costs to mitigate COVID-19 impact

    The outbreak of Covid-19 across the globe is presenting a unique set of challenges to industries and causing severe disruption to global value chains, says Standard Bank’s Head of Agribusiness, Gerhard Mukuahima. He adds that this is especially true in relation to agriculture, raising questions and concerns about how the locking down of countries worldwide […] More

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    LEMKEN’s team is in the blocks after Covid-19 lockdown

    Most businesses in South Africa could not wait to reopen their doors after the lockdown period, but for few the occasion brought the same excitement as it did for the blue LEMKEN team because they could not wait to move into their spanking new offices and warehouse. Melissa Rossouw, financial officer, says they were on […] More

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    Port of Cape Town clearing backlogs

    The Port of Cape Town is ramping up operations and reducing shipping backlogs caused by the impact of COVID-19 on the port’s human resources. By 2 July 2020 the number of vessels waiting at anchorage had been reduced from eight to one vessel for the Multi-Purpose Terminal (MPT) and from 11 to four vessels for […] More

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    Temporary closure of Tshwane market

    Notice is hereby given to all staff members and members of the public that Tshwane Market will be temporarily closed for 48 hours with effect from the date of publication of this notice due to a reported positive COVID-19 case. Tshwane Market will be reopened on 27 June 2020 for business continuity. The interior of […] More

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    Saai requests clarity on CADS Fund applications

    The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development on 6 April 2020 issued a call for applications in respect of a COVID-19 Agricultural Disaster Support Fund (CADS Fund). The Department stated that they had ring-fenced R1,2 billion to assist financially distressed smallholder and communal farmers. The applications opened on 8 April 2020 and closed on 22 April 2020.  On 17 May 2020 Minister […] More

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    COVID-19: A disaster like no other

    Ctrack Freight and Transport index shows steepest decline yet! A world out of sync in a lockdown and goods stay at home too. Very few industries will escape being impacted negatively by the COVID-19 virus crisis and subsequent lockdowns around the world. The result is that the world’s transport logistics and supply chain management are […] More

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    Boerdery en COVID-19: ‘n Vergelyking van beheermaatreëls

    Die huidige COVID-19 pandemie bied dalk ‘n geleentheid om ‘n vergelyking te tref met dieresiektes. Hierdie artikel wil geensins die verlies en swaarkry wat mense weens die pandemie ervaar, onderskat nie. Die episentrum van die epidemie was in Wuhan, China en het deur die beweging van mense vinnig versprei na ander dele van China en […] More

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    NWK en produsente takel honger tydens inperking

    NWK is opgewonde oor die verskil wat Agbiz en Graan SA se landbouwaardekettingprojek in behoeftige, honger plattelandse landbougemeenskappe se lewens gaan maak. As Suid-Afrika se oudste landboumaatskappy, neem NWK met ywer hieraan deel en het die produsente in sy bedieningsgebied aangespoor om ʼn ton of meer van hulle oeste teen ʼn spesiale leweringsrekening te skenk.  […] More

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    SA bulk wine producers fear long-term knock of lockdown

    Since the start of South Africa’s lockdown, its wine industry’s backbone has been hit hard. Bulk wine producers represent approximately 85% of the industry in terms of production in South Africa. In exports, bulk wine surpasses bottled wine exports. “Bulk wine producers are the silent giants that labour away in the remote stretches of South […] More

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    Unmasking the contribution of local innovation in response to Covid-19

    With the world in lockdown, local businesses are innovating to ensure essential products are still available – these innovators and the people making them are some of the unsung heroes who deserve to be celebrated. The COVID-19 world crisis has changed the world’s narrative forever. There are many heroes in the story, health workers and […] More

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    SA’s fresh produce supply chain is strong: But informal traders need COVID-19 support

    Many South Africans aren’t aware of just how robust and resilient the country’s fresh produce supply chain is, or of how big a role informal traders, independent retailers and small businesses play in the buying and selling of fresh produce in this country, especially in rural communities and townships. South Africa’s supermarket shelves have remained […] More

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    Vernietigende ANC beleid gaan voort

    Deur Fanie Brink, Onafhanklike Landbou-ekonoom Die president van die land, Cyril Ramaphosa, het die afgelope week weer eens die vooruitsigte en hoop vir die moontlike herstel van die ekonomie verpletter deur sy bevestiging dat die ANC se ideologie voortgesit sal word ongeag die verdere vernietigende gevolge wat dit vir die ekonomie sal inhou,” sê Fanie […] More

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