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SA PORTS: DIRE SITUATION

By Jacques du Preez Despite all the meetings from the operational level to Minister Pravin Gordhan and the National Logistics Crisis Committee under the auspices of the President we are finding ourselves in a dire situation with all the ports…

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Agents of change: Focus on social auditing of the industry

If you are a producer, a social (ethical) auditor is maybe not necessarily someone you might invite over for tea, yet these ‘agents of change’ form a crucial spoke in the economic value chain wheel. Elise-Marie Steenkamp investigates. As global requirements…

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Logistics update and the Cape Town port

By Jacques du Preez 25 March 2022 We were hopeful that the situation in the Cape Town port would improve after the issues encountered over December 2021 and into January/February 2022, but despite some glimmers of hope of clearing the…

Cargo Ships Entering One Of The Busiest Ports In The World, Singapore.

Cape Town Port Situation

Currently, the industry is in a very precarious position with the current operational status of the Cape Town (CT) port.  The industry, and country, is losing millions of Rands on a daily basis due to inefficiencies resulting in berthing delays…

Apples And Pears Whole And Halved Shot From Above On White Wooden Boards

EXCEPTIONAL FRUIT HARVEST AND NEAR-PERFECT GROWING CONDITIONS

Despite Covid-19 and a few tough drought years, the deciduous fruit industry has been blessed with exceptional harvests in every fruit category managed by Hortgro, after “near-perfect growing conditions”. Hortgro expects a record apple and pear harvest this season, despite…

Cargo Ships Entering One Of The Busiest Ports In The World, Singapore.

South African Stone Fruit Export Estimate 2020/2021

Press release: 15 October 2020 A normal outlook for South African 2020/2021 stone fruit exports The 2020/2021 season is upon us and the stone fruit forecast and overall estimate volumes are looking much better compared to the same time last…

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Africa – The last frontier?

By Jacques du Preez “Africa is not for sissies” is a term often used that undoubtedly describes Africa’s unique challenges – from the varying climates, logistics to doing business navigating the unfortunate “political challenges” prevalent in many countries. And of…

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‘SHIPS A-SAILIN’ AMIDST COVID CHALLENGES

“Industry high standards, agility, and resilience made quick adaptions possible.” During Week 25 of the current pome fruit season, there was a marked increase in apple exports. This in contrast to previous weeks where the impact of Covid-19 played havoc…

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