South African government’s procurement process for renewable energy – how it could affect the rest of Africa

By |August 21st, 2014|

The South African government’s private procurement Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Programme (REIPPP) process has grown over the past two years to become a rare, major government success, lauded by almost everyone who knows […]

Outlook for agrifood market 10 years on

By |August 21st, 2014|

The Bureau for Food and Agricultural Policy (BFAP) South Africa has released its 2014-2023 gricultural outlook.
According to the experts at BFAP, oranges remain the single largest component of global citrus imports because of a […]

Solar Energy has great potential in Africa, but has yet to take off

By |August 21st, 2014|

This was the central message of photovoltaic (PV) expert Michael Franz as he presented impressions and conclusions of his extensive work on the development of a solar energy market in Kenya at a recent […]

Africa’s retail footprint

By |August 21st, 2014|

It’s almost impossible to attend a business event without hearing about Africa’s lucrative potential.
And when it’s substantiated by research it’s hard to ignore.
Joe Stolhman, wrote in Think Africa Press in 2011:“Although Walmart’s claim that […]

In the mix

By |August 21st, 2014|

Quantum AFS is a manufacturer and distributor of technology based products in the food industry. With more than 10 years’ experience in the food science sector Quantum AFS is, at its core, concerned with […]

Nampak CEO set to ramp up African assets

By |August 21st, 2014|

André de Ruyter, newly appointed CEO of Nampak, has outlined further growth opportunities in Africa. This follows the great stride made earlier this year with the purchase of the Alucan aluminium canning facility in […]

Perfecting the art of craft beer

By |August 21st, 2014|

Craft beer is taking Africa by storm, with South Africa particularly experiencing a significant growth of local craft brewers and microbreweries. Food Processing Africa spoke to a number of microbrewers about the art of […]

Innovative ideas for access to basic sanitation

By |August 21st, 2014|

The United Nations estimates that more than 600 million people in India do not use toilets or even pits called latrines, but relieve themselves on the ground, according to a report in the Journal […]

Spiroflow targets UK ingredients sector with new CTE bulk bag filler

By |August 21st, 2014|

Manufacturers requiring safe, pin-point weighing accuracy and dust containment need look no further than Spiroflow Ltd, world-leading supplier of conveying and weighing systems: the company has launched the Cone Table Elite (CTE), adding to […]

Growing use of ICT is helping transform agriculture in Africa

By |August 21st, 2014|

The use of information and communication technologies (ICT) has had a ‘significant’ impact on agriculture. It may even be helping to make a reality of the African Union’s 2063 Vision of a “transformed continent”, […]