Farm safety commitments

By |September 8th, 2014|

The Deputy Agriculture Minister, Bheki Cele was tasked to deal with the security of farms in the Gauteng province.
Cele spoke at the Kwanalu annual conference in Pietermaritzburg earlier this month saying that the task […]

Ebola outbreak leaves Africa food harvests ‘at risk’ (West Africa)

By |September 8th, 2014|

The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa places food harvests at a ‘serious risk’.
It has raised a special alert for Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. […]

Road connecting Ethiopia, Kenya opens for traffic (Kenya)

By |September 8th, 2014|

The Yabelo-Mega road that connects Ethiopia and Kenya was recently inaugurated and is now open to road users.
Speaking at the inauguration, Ethiopian Minister for Transport, Workneh Gebeyhu, said the road was one of several […]

Kauai expands to Namibia

By |September 8th, 2014|

The healthy quick-service-restaurant group, Kauai, recently opened its second international store in Namibia. The store is situated in the Maerua Mall in Windhoek and also caters to the needs of local shoppers and gym-goers.
“In […]

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 […]