Category archives for: Food & Drinks

SA in good stead to address global oils demand

Vegetable oil in South Africa on high demand globally

by AKANI CHAUKE Acting News Editor JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE rising demand for essential and vegetable oils worldwide has been hailed as opening up a wonderful opportunity for South Africa to be a worthy contender in exporting these commodities for global consumption. The country is in a favourable position because of its diversity of […]

SA citrus exports bear brunt of strikes, ports issues

South African citrus exports hard hit by strikes

by AKANI CHAUKE News Editor JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – LABOUR issues and infrastructural challenges at main trade ports could hamper plans to ensure export-led growth in South Africa’s agricultural sector. Industry experts raised concern following the recurrent strikes in the country’s harbours as workers demand increase in pay. There are also promotion disputes. The Agricultural […]

Hotel project diversifies Zambia economy through tourism

Protea Hotels

from ARNOLD MULENGA in Lusaka, Zambia LUSAKA, (CAJ News) – A LOAN of US$9 million towards the financing of a major hotel is set to meet the growing demand for business infrastructure, create jobs for youth and opportunities for services and goods providers in Zambia. International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank […]

Zimbabwe sugar farmers dump electricity for solar power

Sugar cane farmers in Chiredzi, Lowveld, Zimbabwe turn to solar energy

from PATRICK CHITONGO in Chiredzi, Zimbabwe CHIREDZI, (CAJ News) – SOME sugarcane farmers in southeastern Zimbabwe are shifting to solar energy to fend off serious shortages of electricity in the country. The power deficit afflicting the Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA) Holdings is affecting the operations of companies in the country already performing below capacity. […]

COMMODITIES: South Africa keenly following US agro decline


by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE agriculture sector in South Africa is keeping an eye on developments in the United States where declines in maize and soybean harvests are projected. Trends in the US markets usually influence foreign markets, with the country a net exporter of grain. Recently, the US Department of Agriculture […]

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