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So lyk voorlopige oppervlakteskatting vir somergewasse

Die Nasionale Oesskattingskomitee het onlangs die voorlopige oppervlakteskatting vir die jaar se somergewasse bekendgestel.

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Vleilanddag word internasionaal gevier

Elke jaar, op 2 Februarie, word Wêreld-vleilanddag gevier. Die doel van dié dag is om mense van oraloor bewus te maak van die belangrikheid van biodiversiteit, spesifiek binne vleiland-ekostelsels.

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Afrika Ontwikkelingsbank het jong agripreneurs in sy visier

Die Afrika Aanpassing-en versnellingsprogram is onlangs deur die Afrika Ontwikkelingsbank in die lewe geroep, en sal miljarde dollars aan jong agripreneurs bewillig in ʼn poging om die ontwikkeling van innoverende digitaal-gedrewe landboumodelle aan te moedig.

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UV-deskundiges eerste in SA met ivermektien studie

Deskundiges by die Universiteit van die Vrystaat (UV) berei tans voor vir die eerste kliniese studieprotokol in Suid-Afrika om die potensiaal van ivermektien as doeltreffende teenmiddel vir Covid-19 te ondersoek.

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Suid-Afrikaanse gemmermark is witwarm

  • 01 February 2021
  • 935

Gemmer word al eeue lank vir gesondheidsdoeleindes gebruik, en meer nog as ʼn immuunversterker gedurende die Covid-19-pandemie. Die vraag na gemmer het gevolglik die prys die hoogte in laat skiet, en teen R300 per kilogram is dié gesogte knol nou buite die bereik van baie Suid-Afrikaners.

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Nampo 2021, besluit gou verwag

ʼn Besluit oor die fisiese aanbieding van die Nampo-oesdag 2021 sal op Donderdag, 4 Februarie geneem word.

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Dubbelsyfergroei vir SA vrugtebedryf gedurende 2020

Die Suid-Afrikaanse vrugtebedryf het ʼn goeie jaar agter die rug, ongeag vele uitdagings wat oorkom moes word. Dit is die mening van Tru-Cape Fruit Marketing, die grootste uitvoerder van Suid-Afrikaanse appels en pere.

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Swaar neerslae verwag vir sentraal Suid-Afrika

Die Suid-Afrikaanse Weerkantoor waarsku dat die sentrale dele van Suid-Afrika vanaf Woensdag, 27 Januarie 2021 tot Vrydag swaar neerslae te wagte kan wees.

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Wees op die uitkyk vir herfs-kommandowurms

Die departement van landbou, grondhervorming en landelike ontwikkeling maan produsente en landbou-organisasies om op die uitkyk te wees vir die voorkoms van herfs-kommandowurms, veral na die goeie reënval wat in groot dele van die land geval het.

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Stormweer en swaar neerslae vergesel sikloon Eloise

Suid-Afrikaners kan hulself staal vir stormweer en swaar neerslae wat saam met sikloon Eliose gepaardgaan. Die sikloon het die land gister, Sondag 24 Januarie 2021, bereik.

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Sambreelprojek bied uitkoms ten tye van nood

Rampe en teenspoed hou nie kantoor-ure nie, dit vra nie uit oor jou straatadres óf hoe groot jou bankbalans is nie. Inteendeel, dit gebeur dikwels sonder waarskuwing en as dit doen, raak dit almal van ons – meer nog as dit die bedrywighede van die landbouwaardeketting bedreig.

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Waardeketting in die knyp na verlenging van drankverbod

In sy jongste boodskap aan Suid-Afrikaners het president Cyril Ramaphosa aangekondig dat die land op ʼn aangepaste vlak 3 van inperking bly.

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Ent nou in teen slenkdalkoorsvirus

Slenkdalkoors (SDK) hou ʼn daadwerklike bedreiging in vir mens en dier, en daarom moet vee-eienaars hul diere vroegtydig teen dié virus inent.

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Voëlgriep-paniek regdeur Europa

Voëlgriep het in minstens tien Europese lande uitgebreek en daar word gereken dat meer as 3,5 miljoen voëls reeds sedert Oktober 2020 as gevolg hiervan gevrek het. Dié uitbraak word as die ergste in vier jaar bestempel.

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Goeie trekkerverkope vir 2021 voorspel

Aanvanklike beramings dui daarop dat die 2021-kalenderjaar ʼn goeie jaar vir trekkerverkope sal wees.

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Goeie neerslae laat SA damvlakke styg

Die goeie reën van die afgelope paar weke het die land se watersituasie verbeter en damvlakke het aansienlik gestyg. Dit is aldus die nuutste data vanaf die nasionale departement van water en sanitasie.

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Grootste koringoes in 18 jaar verwag

Die Nasionale Oesskattingskomitee (NOK) het in sy jongste skatting vir die 2020-produksieseisoen die verwagte koringoes op 2,148 miljoen ton geraam, met ʼn verwagte opbrengs van 4,21 ton per hektaar.

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Brandstofprysskok wag straks op Jan Publiek

Suid-Afrikaners moet hulself staal vir ʼn moontlike skerp styging in die prys van petrol en diesel aan die einde van die maand.

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Internasionaal nog geen einde aan stygende voedselpryse

Data wat deur die Voedsel-en Landbou Organisasie van die Verenigde Nasies (FAO) bekendgemaak is toon dat voedselpryse in Desember wêreldwyd toegeneem het.

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In the Senwes Scenario

  • 12 January 2021
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The December – February edition of Scenario magazine looks back at the year 2020, rounding up all the highs and lows and reflecting on how spectacularly we survived the difficult year.

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Volgende twee maande is kritiek vir oes – Thys Grobbelaar

“Die hele oes is uitgelewer aan wat die volgende twee maande gaan gebeur. Die kans dat te veel reën die opbrengste onder druk gaan plaas, eerder as te min reën, is baie groot.” Dit is die mening van Thys Grobbelaar, senior graananalis by Senwes Grainlink.

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Nog neerslae vir Januarie en Februarie voorspel

Bekende landbouweerkundige, Johan van den Berg, voorspel dat nog reën gedurende Januarie en Februarie oor die sentrale en westelike dele van Suid-Afrika gaan voorkom.

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Totsiens sprinkane danksy slim tegnologie

ʼn Innoverende selfoonplatform wat produseerders en bestaansboere regoor Afrika kan help om sprinkaanplae te voorspel én te bestuur, is pas bekend gestel.

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So lyk SA se wildbedryf

Die Suid-Afrikaanse wildbedryf moes die afgelope vier jaar verskeie uitdagings die hoof bied, waarvan die effek van die koronaviruspandemie sonder twyfel die uitdagendste was.

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Sluitingsdatum vir vuurwapenamnestie kom nader

Die Suid-Afrikaanse Jagters- en Wilbewaringsvereniging (SA Jagters) maan dat daar slegs 15 werksdae oor is vir vuurwapeneienaars om onwettige vuurwapens aan die Suid-Afrikaanse Polisiediens (SAPD) te oorhandig.

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Debat oor ivermektien duur voort

Suid-Afrikaners word vanuit verskeie oorde gewaarsku om nie ivermektien te gebruik as ʼn voorkomende of genesende behandeling vir Covid-19 nie.

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Bonsmara SA blink uit as topstoettelers

Bonsmara SA het aan die einde van 2020 behoorlik die kollig gesteel tydens SA Stamboek se Elite-prysuitdeling waar die topstoettelers in die bedryf vereer is.

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Wynbedryf bekommerd oor derde verbod op alkohol

Die Suid-Afrikaanse wynbedryf is bekommerd oor die negatiewe gevolge wat die derde verbod op alkoholverkope op wynverwante ondernemings en die totale waardeketting gaan hê.

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Skryf nou in vir SA se suiwelkampioenskap

Die gesogte titels van SA kampioen, die Qualité-merk van gehalte en Produk van die Jaar is weereens op die spel tydens die 2021 weergawe van die Suid-Afrikaanse suiwelkampioenskap.

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Acquisition of Ordinary Shares in Senwes Limited

Agribel shareholders are hereby advised that Agribel has entered into an agreement with Grindrod Trading Holdings Proprietary Limited (“GTH”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Grindrod Limited, on 28 December 2020 (“Agreement”), in terms of which Agribel has agreed to acquire from GTH, its entire shareholding in Senwes Limited (“Senwes”), being 37 395 213 Senwes ordinary shares (“Sale Shares”), for a cash consideration of R 385 170 693.90 (“Sale Consideration”) (“Transaction”).

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Internasionale erkenning vir navorsing oor veediefstal

  • 23 December 2020
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ʼn Navorser en dosent verbonde aan die Universiteit van die Vrystaat (UV) se Departement Landbou-ekonomie het ʼn internasionale toekenning ontvang vir sy navorsing oor die ekonomiese impak van veediefstal in Suid-Afrika.

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Grondgesondheid belangrik vir almal

Wêreldgronddag is aan die begin van Desember, gevier en die tema van vanjaar se geleentheid was: “Laat grond lewe, beskerm biodiversiteit in die grond.”

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Wipplank jaar vir SA eierbedryf

  • 23 December 2020
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Die Suid-Afrikaanse eierbedryf beleef ʼn wipplank jaar, en alles dui daarop dat die gepaardgaande druk na 2021 kan uitkring.

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Voorspellings dui op ʼn nat Somerkersfees

Produsente in die somerreënstreek kan hul regmaak vir ʼn nat Kersfees. Dit is die voorspelling van Johan van den Berg, ʼn onafhanklike landbouweerkundige.

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Gunstige vooruitsigte vir SA kernvrugte

Die Suid-Afrikaanse kernvrugtebedryf staan ongeveer R10 biljoen sterk, en verskaf werk aan meer as 27 000 mense. ʼn Verdere 109 000 afhanklikes word ook direk deur die sukses van dié bedryf geraak. Om dié rede is die goeie produksievooruitsigte vir appels en pere goeie nuus.

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Kleinhandelprys van melk en vleis bly hoog

Die kleinhandelpryse van melk en vleis bly hoog, selfs nadat die streng inperkingsregulasies in Suid-Afrika verslap is. Daar bly ook geen vergelykbare ooreenkoms tussen die produsente-en-kleinhandelpryse te wees nie.

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Niks soets aan ingevoerde suikerprodukte

Die Home Sweet Home-veldtog, soos van stapel gestuur deur SA Suikerrietkwekersvereniging, poog nie net om die verbruik van plaaslike suikerprodukte te bevorder nie, maar ook om minstens ʼn miljoen mense se bestaansmiddele te red.

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Wagyu-vleissnit behaal top internasionale gradering

  • 21 December 2020
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Wagyu word as die kaviaar van beesvleis beskryf, en nadat ʼn plaaslike Wagyu-vleissnit onlangs ʼn buitengewone hoë marmergradering behaal het, word dié feit nie betwis nie. Die gradering word nie net as die hoogste in die land beskou nie, maar straks ook internasionaal.

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NviroTek Laboratories now part of the Senwes family

Under the auspices of the Senwes Group of companies, NviroTek will continue to expand its sphere of impact by maintaining service delivery of world-class quality that speak to international standards.

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Blink jaar wink vir SA wyndruiwe

Die eerste oesskatting van die Suid-Afrikaanse wynbedryf dui op ʼn belowende 2021-wyndruifoes. Volgens die bedryfsliggame Suid-Afrikaanse Wynbedryfinligting en -Stelsels (SAWIS) en Vinpro, is wynmakers en wingerdboukundiges positief oor die gehalte van dié oes.

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Senwes en vennote dra by tot droogtehulp in Noord-Kaap

  • 17 December 2020
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Groot dele van die Noord-Kaap beleef die ergste droogte in 50 jaar.

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Trekkerverkope groei tydens pandemiejaar

Met die landbouvertroue-indeks wat op sy hoogste vlak in meer as ses jaar is, kom dit as geen verrassing dat trekkerverkope ook positiewe groei toon nie.

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Gewasprodusente gemaan oor voorkoms van bruinsprinkane

Dr. Gerhard Verdoorn, hoof van bedryfsake en rentmeesterskap van die chemikalieë-bedryfsliggaam CropLife SA maan alle produsente in die Noord-Kaapse Karoo, die suidelike en westelike gebiede van die Vrystaat, die Oos-Kaapse Karoo, woestyngebiede en die Kalahari-gebiede in Noordwes om op die uitkyk te wees vir die voorkoms van bruinsprinkane.

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Completion and results of the Agribel Share Repurchase programme 2020 (“the repurchase programme”)

  • 03 December 2020
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Agribel hereby notifies shareholders of the results of the Repurchase Programme launched on 2 November 2020 in terms of sections 45, 46 and 48 of the Companies Act. The Repurchase Programme was undertaken by Agribel Capital Proprietary Limited, a 100% subsidiary of the Company, who in turn appointed an independent broker to undertake the purchase of the shares on its behalf.

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Senwes performs well in Covid year

The financial results of the Senwes Group reflect an 80% increase in turnover amounting to R3,517 billion (2019: R1,954bn) while earnings before interest, depreciation and amortisation increased by 49%, from R343m to R511m.

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Projek laat kinders toe om te droom

“Die tragedie van ons tyd is dat ons so besig is om te oorleef, dat ons heeltemal verleer het hoe om te droom.”

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Senwes and Thobo Trust launch new ECD centre

Senwes and its socio economic development partner, Thobo Trust, recently celebrated the official launch of a new Early Childhood Development (ECD) centre at the Itokisetseng Combined School in Wesselsbron.

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Senwes geloof vir besigheidsvolhoubaarheid

Die ouditeursfirma PriceWaterHouseCoopers (PwC) het ter viering van Senwes se 111ste bestaansjaar, ʼn besonderse beeldhouwerk aan die Groep Hoof Uitvoerende Beampte, Francois Strydom, oorhandig.

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Landboutoestande gunstig vir Desember

Desember sal na alle verwagting ʼn gunstige maand vir landbou in die somergraangebied wees, danksy die effek van die sterk La Nina-stelsel.

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Verbruikers dok meer op vir kos in Desember

Suid-Afrikaners sal dié feestyd hul sente moet omdraai om ʼn Kersmaaltyd soos ouds te geniet. Statistiek Suid-Afrika (StatsSA) het onlangs bekend gemaak dat verbruikersinflasie op die hoogste vlak in sewe maande is, en dat die oorhoofse inflasiekoers stans op 3,3% staan.

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Desember is Brusellose bewustheidsmaand

Tydens Desember val die fokus opnuut op die voorkoming en behandeling van Brusellose, en verskeie rolspelers in die landbouwaardeketting het hul steun tot dié inisiatief toegesê.

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World AIDS Day 2020

1 December is World AIDS Day. Each year on the 1st of December, the World Health Organisation (WHO) begins a month-long campaign set out to increase awareness and strengthen its efforts in the fight against the HIV AIDS epidemic.

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Staalmeester jou toerustingsvennoot in sentraal SA

Staalmeester, ʼn gesamentlike onderneming met Senwes, is een van die oudste vervaardigingsondernemings vir landboutoerusting in Suid-Afrika. Dié maatskappy is in 1951 gestig met die doel om produsente in die sentrale dele van die land van landboutoerusting te voorsien.

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Swerms bruinsprinkane in Karoo fyn dopgehou

Swerms bruinsprinkane, waarvan sommige nou al begin vlieg, kom in die Karoo in die Noord- en Oos-Kaap voor, en word fyn dopgehou vir tekens wat op ʼn verdere uitbreking kan dui.

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Voorkoms van snywurms laat die gevaarligte flikker

Die voorkoms van snywurms in die somerreënvalstreek mag vanjaar ʼn potensiële uitdaging vir produsente inhou.

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Senwes neem deel aan nasionale week van rou

Ons bedryf is nie kwytgeskeld van die hartseer van die koronaviruspandemie of geslagsgeweld nie, en baie van ons personeellede, familie, vriende, kliënte en sakevennote word hierdeur geraak.

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Landbou uitvoere groei tydens derde kwartaal

Landbou uitvoere het tydens die derde kwartaal van 2020 met 5% gestyg, op ʼn jaar tot jaar grondslag. Op die keper beskou, verteenwoordig dit ʼn rekord-kwartaallikse uitvoerwaarde van US $3,2 miljard. Dit is aldus ʼn markverslag wat onlangs deur die Landbousakekamer, Agbiz, uitgereik is.

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Suikermeesterplan fokus op groei

ʼn Meesterplan vir die suikerwaardeketting het dit ten doel om te verseker dat 95% van alle suiker wat in Suid-Afrika verbruik word, teen 2023 van plaaslike produsente kom.

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How 4IR can benefit your farming business

The fourth industrial revolution (4IR) is starting to change how every agricultural player, from a family subsistence farmer to big commercial producers, produces food and related products. With the world changing at a rapid pace, farmers across the globe are beginning to make use of advance technology to improve their business operations and increase profits.

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Wees waaksaam teen Brusellose

ʼn Drastiese styging in die voorkoms van Brucellose-besmetting in beeskuddes in KwaZulu-Natal is ʼn bron van kommer vir beesboere.

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Tjekboek se dae getel

Die einde van die tjekboek-era is in sig. Vanaf 31 Desember 2020 sal tjeks nie meer in die nasionale betalingstelsel gebruik word nie.

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Rekordoes vir kanola verwag

Alle aanduidings is dat vanjaar se kanola-oes selfs groter gaan wees as die 2014-rekord.

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Petrolprysdata dui op gemengde vooruitsig vir November

Die nuutste petrolprysdata toon ʼn gemengde vooruitsig vir die einde van November, met ʼn skerp toename in internasionale oliepryse terwyl die rand versterk. Petrol sal na alle waarskynlikheid met 36s per liter daal, terwyl diesel met 4s sal daal en paraffien met 10s per liter sal styg.

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Werkers in die landbousektor nie onaangeraak deur virusperiode

Die getal werkers in die primêre landbousektor het in die derde kwartaal van die jaar met 1% gestyg tot 807 882. In vergeleke met die ooreenstemmende tydperk in 2019, is daar egter ʼn inkrimping van 8% in indiensneming te bespeur.

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Landboumarkoorsig vir Oktober

Dr Frikkie Maré, landbou-ekonoom en akademiese hoof van die Departement Landbou-ekonomie aan die Universiteit van die Vrystaat, gee maandeliks ’n landboumarkoorsig van die vorige maand se markte. Hierdie is die landboumarkoorsig vir Oktober 2020.

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Beleidsekerheid en samewerking die sleutel tot voedselsekerheid

Die landbousektor kan nie verantwoordelik gehou word vir Suid-Afrika se gebrek aan voedselsekerheid nie. Dié blaam moet, volgens dr March Wegerig van die Universiteit van Pretoria (UP), toegeskryf word aan beleidsonsekerheid en ʼn gepaardgaande tekort aan sektorale samewerking.

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SA voer vanjaar meer tafeldruiwe uit

Alle voorspellings dui daarop dat daar vanjaar meer Suid-Afrikaanse tafeldruiwe uitgevoer gaan word as verlede seisoen.

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Amerika vergroot marktoegang vir SA sitrusprodukte

Die vreugdevure brand hoog vir die Suid-Afrikaanse sitrusbedryf na ʼn aankondiging deur die Amerikaanse regering dat verskeie nuwe hawens vir die invoer van plaaslike sitrusprodukte goedgekeur is.

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SA ekonomie kan baat by Biden se presidentskap

Die verkiesing van Joe Biden as die Amerikaanse president kan uiteindelik ʼn geleentheid vir Suid-Afrika skep om sy ekonomiese verhouding met die VSA, vanuit ʼn handel- asook beleggingsoogpunt, te versterk.

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Senwes Kersboomprojek sorg weereens vir pret en plesier

Nie eens die koronaviruspandemie kon ʼn stokkie voor die jaarlikse Senwes Kersboomprojek ten bate van liefdadigheid steek nie. Al het hierdie jaar se projek baie anders daarna uitgesien as in die verlede, was vrolike gesiggies steeds aan die orde van die dag.

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Watervoogdyskap almal in landbou se plig

Water is ʼn deurslaggewende kommoditeit, en in ʼn waterarm land, soos Suid-Afrika, moet almal in die landbouwaardeketting verantwoordelikheid neem vir die beskerming van skaars varswaterbronne.

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Buy local produce during world vegan month

November is world veganism month. Every year during this time, the spotlight falls on those who have opted to adopt an animal cruelty free life. This brings produce farmers to the forefront of the conversation as well as plant-based options become the go-to choice for people pursuing veganism as a way of life.

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Elke druppel help damvlakke aan

Die gemiddelde vlak van damme in Suid-Afrika word tans op 60,7% geskat. Namate die somerreën die land deurdrenk, sal die vlakke na verwagting geleidelik styg tot in Maart volgende jaar.

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Agritoerisme kan inkomste aanvul

Agritoerisme is meer as net ʼn nuwe gonswoord. Dit bied nie net aan produsente ʼn moontlike tweede bron van inkomste nie, maar dra ook by tot werkskepping, ekonomiese groei en bewaring.

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Virtuele toer bring Duitse heelwerktuie tot by jou voorstoep

Grondvoorbereiding is ʼn belangrike stap in die plantproses. Om dié rede is dit belangrik dat produsente in implemente belê wat nie net voorbereiding vergemaklik nie, maar ook uitsette verhoog.

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Gebrek aan plaaslike bevoordeling kos katoenwaardeketting miljarde

Ten spyte van sewe jaar se volgehoue groei word die Suid-Afrikaanse katoenbedryf steeds gekortwiek deur ʼn gebrek aan kapasiteit en vaardighede. Dié uitdaging gee daartoe aanleiding dat die bedryf nie kan kapitaliseer op die voordele wat plaaslike bevoordeling inhou nie.

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Koringboere gewaarsku oor voorkoms van Russiese koringluis

Koringboere moet vanjaar hul landerye dophou vir die Russiese koringluis. So het dr Vicky Tolmay van die Landbounavorsingsraad (LNR) se Kleingraaninstituut, in ’n onlangse onderhoud op RSG Landbou gesê.

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Verwerkingsaanlegte veg in die voorste linies vir biosekuriteit

  • 06 November 2020
  • 1358

Verwerkingsaanlegte word gemaan om hoë gereedheidsvlakke te handhaaf nadat varke wat met Afrika-varkpes (AVP) besmet was, aan abattoirs in Gauteng gelewer is. In die lig hiervan noop die Rooivleis Abattoir Vereniging sy lede om hulself deeglik te vergewis van hul verantwoordelikhede in terme van bestaande wetgewing.

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Belowende plantseisoen wag op saaiboere

Dit is planttyd in die Vrystaat, en saaiboere sien versigtig-optimisties uit na ʼn goeie seisoen, gegewe die bevorderlike weerpatrone en die gunstige markpryse.

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Voorneme bestaan om meer somergewasse aan te plant

Luidens ʼn persverklaring van die Nasionale Oesskattingskomitee is kommersiële produsente van voorneme om 2,746 miljoen hektaar mielies vir 2021 aan te plant. Dié skatting is 5,18% of 135 200 hektaar meer as die 2,611 miljoen hektaar van verlede seisoen.

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Die langtermyn impak van brande op lewendehaweboerdery

Nadat brande die afgelope paar weke meer as 100 000 hektaar landbougrond vernietig het, en tot die verlies van honderde vee en wild, asook skade aan infrastruktuur gelei het, val die fokus opnuut op die langtermyn impak wat sulke brande inhou. Dr Willem Lombaard, van die Fakulteit Natuur- en Landbouwetenskappe aan die Universiteit van die Vrystaat (UFS) deel sy kundige mening hieroor.

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Weerkundige maan produsente om gou te plant

Die onafhanklike landbouweerkundige, Johan van den Berg, maan somergraanboere in die oostelike somergraangebiede aan om so gou as moontlik te begin plant. Dit volg na die aanvang van die reënseisoen in die somerreënvalstreek.

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Insetbewyse poog om bestaansboere te bemagtig

Die minister van Landbou, Grondhervorming en Landelike Ontwikkeling, Thoko Didiza, het aangekondig dat haar departement, as deel van die regering se ekonomiese herbou-en herstelplan, insetbewyse aan bestaansboere gaan bied ten einde volhoubaarheid te help verseker.

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Hou jou sambreel byderhand

Die Suid-Afrikaanse Weerdiens (SAWD) voorspel van Woensdag af wydverspreide reën vir bykans die hele land. Dit volg na goeie neerslae die afgelope naweek.

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Brandstofprys daal verder gedurende November

Die brandstofprys sal na verwagting verder daal gedurende November en motoriste kan uitsien na ʼn prysverlaging van tussen 24s en 27s per liter vir petrol, terwyl die prys van diesel met tussen 10s en 11s kan sak.

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Gemengde gevoelens oor komende lietsjie-seisoen

Met die Suid-Afrikaanse lietsjie-seisoen wat teen die middel van November ʼn aanvang neem, het produsente gemengde gevoelens oor vanjaar se vooruitsigte.

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Landbou groei te midde van ekonomiese inkrimping

Die Suid-Afrikaanse ekonomie is tans in ʼn benarde posisie, en volgens Tito Mboweni, Minister van Finansies, sal daar na alle waarskynlikheid eers in 2024 ʼn ommeswaai wees. Desondanks dié somber werklikheid, het die landbousektor daarin geslaag om sy uitsette gedurende die eerste helfte van 2020 te verhoog.

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Grant to help revive wool value chain in Free State

In its bid to empower communities to create a sustainable livelihood for themselves, the University of the Free State (UFS) is driving a project to further develop the wool value chain in the Free State. The project ultimately aims to build competitiveness for communal woolgrowers.

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Hantering van lewendehawe na brande

Met die verwoestende nadraai van die brande in die Wes-Vrystaat en die Noord-Kaap steeds op die voorgrond, val die fokus opnuut op reaksieplanne en die gepaardgaande prosesse wat gevolg moet word. Daar is ook duidelike veterinêre riglyne vir die hantering van lewendehawe na afloop van sulke brande.

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Nat November en Desember voorspel

Alhoewel Suid-Afrika tans ʼn La Nina-stelsel en gunstige see-oppervlaktemperature in die Indiese Oseaan ervaar, is dit nie duidelik wanneer die reënseisoen in alle erns sal begin nie.

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Goeie markvooruitsigte vir beesvleis

Dit word verwag dat die verslapping van inperkingsregulasies en die gepaardgaande heropening van die gasvryheidsbedryf ʼn beduidende invloed op die plaaslike en internasionale prys van beesvleis sal hê.

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LNR vereer meestersuiwelboere

Die Landbou Navorsingsraad (LNR) het tydens die onlangse Nasionale Meester Suiwelboer toekenningsgeleentheid erkenning gegee aan Suid-Afrika se beste kommersiële en kleinskaal presteerders.

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Share Repurchase - Agribel Holdings Limited

The Board of Directors of Agribel hereby notifies shareholders that it has resolved to repurchase ordinary shares in Agribel (“Agribel Shares”) listed on ZAR X via Agribel Capital Proprietary Limited (“Agribel Capital”), a subsidiary of the Company, who will in turn appoint an independent broker to undertake the purchase of the shares on its behalf.

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Trading Update

Shareholders of Senwes Limited (“Senwes”) are hereby advised that a reasonable degree of certainty exists that the headline earnings for the six months ended on 31 October 2020 will be materially higher than for the previous comparable period. The headline earnings are expected to be between 65% to 75% higher than the previous comparable period.

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Wolprys verbeter na rekord laagtepunt

Die wolprys is besig om goed te herstel nadat dit ʼn paar weke gelede op sy laagste vlak in vyf seisoene verhandel het.

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Senwes is geared to contribute towards fire relief efforts

The entire agricultural value chain has been adversely affected by the fires that gutted through large parts of the Free State and the Northern Cape. It is therefore important that all role players join hands to address the impact of this tragedy.

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Agri SA vra privaatsektor om hulp na brandskade

Na afloop van die verwoestende brande in groot gedeeltes van die Vrystaat en die Noord-Kaap, rig Agri SA ʼn dringende beroep op die privaatsektor om betrokke te raak by die humanitêre noodleningsprojekte in dié gebiede.

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Verbruikers dok meer op vir aartappels

Suid-Afrikaanse verbruikers betaal sedert Junie vanjaar ongeveer 46% meer vir aartappels as ʼn jaar gelede. Dit beteken dat ʼn 10kg sak aartappels jou R83 uit die sak sal jaag, teenoor die gemiddelde prys van R34,40 aan die begin van die jaar.

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Noodroep na brande verwoesting saai

  • 22 October 2020
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In een van die ergste brande nog dié seisoen en die afgelope paar jaar, is sowat 100 000 ha in die Boshof/Dealesville/Hertzogville area verwoes. Derhalwe honderde stuks vee en wild wat doodgebrand het, het talle huise ook in die slag gebly

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Local is lekker en nodig

President Cyril Ramaphosa sê ekonomiese herstel is moontlik mits elke Suid-Afrikaner homself proaktief daartoe verbind.

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Die lus vir aartappels nog lank nie geblus

  • 20 October 2020
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Die naam van Aartappels Suid-Afrika (ASA) se nuwe ‘Amazambe for Life’-veldtog is ʼn mondvol! As jy in ag neem dat aartappels wêreldwyd die vierde grootste verbruikte voedselsoort naas mielies, koring en rys is, word dit gou duidelik dat die lus (en voorliefde) vir aartappels nog lank nie geblus is nie.

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Positiewe vooruitsigte vir steenvrugbedryf

Die 2020-’21 steenvrugseisoen is op hande en alle aanduidings is dat dié seisoen, in vergeleke met 2019, baie goed sal wees.

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Kwik styg straks tot hittegolftoestande

Suid-Afrikaners in die somerreënstreek kan hulself voorberei vir baie warm dagtemperature wat aan hittegolftoestande grens tot en met die einde van die maand.

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Skerp styging in internasionale voedselpryse gedurende September

  • 19 October 2020
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Volgens ʼn verslag wat deur die Verenigde Nasies se Voedsel- en Landbou-organisasie (VLO) uitgereik is, het die standaardprysindeks vir voedselprodukte in September met 21% gestyg.

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Invoer en uitvoer van suiwel tydens eerste halfjaar van 2020

  • 16 October 2020
  • 1430

Ten spyte van goeie uitvoere van produkte soos wei, weipoeier, botter en kaas is daar tydens die eerste halfjaar van 2020 ongeveer 8,4% minder suiwelprodukte, in gewig, uitgevoer as in die ooreenstemmende tyd verlede jaar. Dit is aldus die nuutste markverslag van die Suid-Afrikaanse Melkprosesseerdersorganisasie (Sampro).

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Senwes enables food heroes to make a difference

It is World Food Day, and as one of the United Nations’ most recognised observances, it offers an important opportunity to bring much needed awareness to the issue of food security.

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International Day of Rural women

  • 15 October 2020
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15 October is International Rural women day. The day is earmarked to highlight the role that women play in carrying rural communities. The theme of this year’s International Rural Women’s Day is “Building rural women’s resilience in the wake of Covid-19”.

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Good news for the South African citrus industry

  • 15 October 2020
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At the beginning of 2020, the USDA Foreign Agriculture Service citrus annual report predicted that the South African citrus industry would continue to grow strongly in the production and export of soft citrus, lemons, and limes in the 2019/2020 season.

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Nuwe perspektief kan voedselsekerheid op huishoudelike vlak help verseker

  • 13 October 2020
  • 1098

Ter wille van groter voedselsekerheid op huishoudelike vlak is dit belangrik dat kleinboere en kommersiële boere sterk en betekenisvolle vennootskappe vorm. Hierdie vennootskappe moet voorts deur voldoende staatshulpbronne ondersteun word.

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Press release regarding the implementation date of the merging of the companies

  • 12 October 2020
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The Companies announced that the date of operational implementation of the merger will be Monday, 12 October 2020.

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Announcement regarding the implementation date of the merger and appointment of directors

  • 12 October 2020
  • 1566

The boards of directors of the Senwes Group refer the Senwes Group shareholders and the Suidwes shareholders to the announcements of 18 August 2020 and 6 October 2020 regarding the Scheme of Arrangement and the Offer to Suidwes Shareholders (“the Offer”). It is hereby confirmed that the Offer and the Merger between the Companies and its operations will be implemented with effect from Monday, 12 October 2020.

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Voedseldag eersdaags internasionaal gevier

  • 12 October 2020
  • 1495

Wêreld Voedseldag word eerskomende Vrydag gevier, en te midde van die koronaviruspandemie val die fokus vanjaar opnuut op voedselsekerheid en die belangrike rol wat kosproduseerders, soos die landbou, speel.

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Verkoopsyfers van landboumasjinerie spreek van optimisme

  • 09 October 2020
  • 1519

Die Suid-Afrikaanse landboumasjineriebedryf beleef sedert Junie vanjaar ʼn gunstige groeikurwe. Dit kan toegeskryf word aan die verbeterde finansiële posisie van produsente na die groot somergraanoes én die relatiewe hoë kommoditeitspryse.

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Latest production forecast foresees dip in maize output

  • 07 October 2020
  • 1297

The crop estimate committee has released its eighth production forecast for the year 2020 and by all indications, the maize crop is estimated to be 37% higher than the 11.275 million tonnes harvested in the 2018/2019 season.

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Plan vir pluimveebedryf lewer positiewe resultate

Die pluimveemeesterplan wat die regering, die hoenderbedryf, vakbonde en invoerders in November 2019 onderteken het, blyk positiewe resultate te lewer.

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Digital livestock identification and traceability system a first for SA

If there is one thing the Covid-19 pandemic has taught us, it is the importance of bio- and food security. This not only contributes to customer satisfaction, but also to market confidence.

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Second World Cotton Day celebrates cotton as a unique crop

It is World Cotton Day, and South Africa is joining in to celebrate the second rendition of this celebratory event.

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Announcement regarding the extension of the implementation date of the scheme of arrangement

  • 06 October 2020
  • 3321

Suidwes shareholders are referred to the Scheme of Arrangement and the Offer to Suidwes Shareholders (“the Offer”) of 30 April 2020.

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Lewendehaweprodusente bekommerd oor stygende gewaspryse

  • 06 October 2020
  • 932

Die stygende graan- en oliesaadpryse kan ʼn negatiewe invloed op Suid-Afrikaanse lewendehaweprodusente hê, aldus Wandile Sihlobo, landbou-ekonoom van die landbousakekamer Agbiz.

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Senwes Equipment – diensvennoot waarop jy kan reken

As dit kom by landboutoerusting en instandhoudingsoplossings is Senwes Equipment die produsent se aangewese keuse.

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Thoughts on South Africa’s Food Price Inflation

The rising grain prices, which over the weekend I highlighted their impact on the livestock sector, present upside risks also to South Africa’s food price inflation. This is a case although the pass-through of the recent price increases remains fairly muted, with “bread and cereals” category of the food price inflation basket rising by only 2.8% y/y in August 2020, marginally up from the previous month.

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Regering se plan vir landbou – konsepplan op die tafel

  • 05 October 2020
  • 993

Die regering se beoogde meesterplan vir die landbou en landbouverwerking het dit ten doel om werk te skep en groter maatskaplike verdrag tussen die regering, die landboubedryf, arbeid en gemeenskappe te bewerkstellig. Hierdie verdrag sal die weg baan na die verdere ontwikkeling van die landbou- en voedselsektor.

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Update on State Land Release

  • 02 October 2020
  • 1074

The minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Thoko Didiza, announced the procedures to be followed when applying for state land. She also said that women and people with disabilities would be prioritised when allocating 896 farms measuring 700 0000 hectares of underutilised or vacant state land, which will be advertised over the next two weeks.

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Vernuwing en aanpasbaarheid die sleutel tot agri-sukses

In ʼn onlangse onderhoud met FinWeek het Francois Strydom, Groep Hoof Uitvoerende Beampte, daarop gewys dat die veld waarop die land se grootste agri-besighede speel, toenemend aan die verander is. Trouens, hy verwag dat daar binne die volgende 12 tot 18 maande dalk slegs vier groot groeperings kan oorbly.

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Aussies se La Nina – goeie nuus vir SA

Die Australiese buro vir meteorologie het vroeër die week die Enso-status van ʼn La Nina-waarskuwing na ʼn aktiewe La Nina-stelsel verander. Hierdie verandering is goeie nuus vir Suid-Afrika se somerreënvalstreek.

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SA wildbedryf -dekade van groei en bloei

Die Suid-Afrikaanse wildbedryf het in die laaste dekade heelwat veranderinge en uitdagings beleef en gevolglik ʼn beduidende rol in die groter waardeketting gespeel. Dr Flippie Cloete, Hoof van Kommersiële Agri Finansiering by Senwes, het tydens die program, Landbou Radio, sy siening oor dié bedryf gedeel.

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Rabies – prevention is better than cure

Following World Rabies Day, the message from the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) is clear: rabies is 100% preventable by means of vaccinations.

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Meaningful transformation a priority for SACTA

Funding meaningful transformation remains a strategic priority for the South African Cultivar and Technology Agency (SACTA). This is according to its Chairman, Deon van Rooyen.

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Quarterly Labour Force Survey – Agriculture still our saving grace

  • 30 September 2020
  • 1142

Statistics South Africa released the Quarterly Labour Force Survey data for the second quarter of 2020. We had all braced ourselves for a notable increase in unemployment figures, the stats tell a complicated story.

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Nog bibberweer voorspel vir SA

Dit wil voorkom asof die winter van 2020 nog lank nie sy koue greep op Suid-Afrikaners laat vaar het nie. Volgens Johan van den Berg, ʼn onafhanklike landbouweerkundige, kan die land tot en met die eerste week van Oktober nog bibberkoue weer beleef.

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Aartappelbedryf normaliseer na verslapping van inperking

Die verslapping van die Covid-19-inperkings en die gepaardgaande heropening van die gasvryheidsbedryf het ʼn positiewe uitwerking op die aartappelbedryf, veral in terme van vraag en aanbod.

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Slim sakeplan die sleutel tot finansieringsukses

  • 25 September 2020
  • 1468

In die swak ekonomiese klimaat is finansiering vir produsente lank reeds nie meer ʼn gegewe nie. Hierdie tendens kan onder meer toegeskryf word aan die probleme by die Land Bank, wat sowat 30% van die landbou finansier, asook die feit dat banke se kredietrisiko verhoog en hul kredietkriteria verander.

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Senwes nou alleenbeheer oor Hinterland

Die Mededingingstribunaal het die ontbondeling van Afgri en Senwes se gesamentlike besit van die kleinhandelsnetwerk, Hinterland, goedgekeur.

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Uitvoerseisoen gunstig vir sitrus - BFAP

  • 22 September 2020
  • 1071

Terwyl die koronaviruspandemie ʼn demper op byna alle ekonomiese aktwiteite geplaas het, wil dit voorkom asof die pandemie vir sitrusprodusente ʼn gulde markgeleentheid bied.

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BBP-insinking kan landbou oor langtermyn skaad – Francois Strydom

“Hoewel dit op die korttermyn lyk of die landbou gespaar is, gaan die ekonomiese inkrimping op die langtermyn na die sektor begin deurwerk en dit voorspel slegte nuus.” Dit is die mening van Francois Strydom, Senwes Groep Hoof Uitvoerende Beampte.

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Daling in brandstofprys vir Oktober – AA

Met die voorbereiding vir die komende plantseisoen in volle swang, word die aankondiging van die Automobiel Assosiasie (AA) oor ʼn moontlike daling in brandstofpryse vir Oktobermaand, wyd verwelkom.

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The impact of lockdown on the flower industry’s bottom line

  • 17 September 2020
  • 1424

The agriculture sector has been lauded as one of the sectors that has kept the economy afloat during the difficult months following the hard lockdown that commenced on March 27, 2020. Along with agriculture being declared an essential service, good weather conditions boosted crop prospects, allowing farmers to plant 7% more hectares of grain and oilseed crops.

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Notice of change of name: Senwesbel Limited amended to Agribel Holdings Limited

  • 17 September 2020
  • 5415

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on 27 August 2020 the shareholders of the Company adopted a special resolution to change the name of Senwesbel Limited to Agribel Holdings Limited.

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Feeding Africa’s cities: agri’s future focus

Demographic forecasts indicate that Africa’s rate of urbanization is the highest in the world. This means that rapidly growing cities and food markets pose unique opportunities for the continent’s estimated 60 million farms.

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Sakevertroue in landbou op die herstelpad

  • 16 September 2020
  • 1279

Die indeks vir sakevertroue in die landbou is in die derde kwartaal opwaarts aangepas. Dit volg nadat die indeks in die tweede kwartaal op sy laagste vlak sedert 2009 was.

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SA wolbedryf hoopvol op herstel – NWKV

Die Nasionale Wolkwekersvereniging (NWKV) meen die geleidelike toename in verkope, veral op internasionale markte, is ʼn teken dat die bedryf besig is om weer op dreef te kom. Dit kom na ʼn uiters moeilike 2019-‘20-seisoen wat gekenmerk is deur erge droogte, die uitbreking van bek-en-klouseer én die daaropvolgende koronaviruspandemie.

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Multinational task team to probe greater US market access – Minister Didiza

It is all systems go for the establishment of a multinational technical task team to investigate and facilitate greater market access between South Africa and the United States (US).

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Tegnologie en dienslewering ʼn dubbeldoor-aanslag vir sukses

Tegnologie en innovasie beïnvloed nie net die wêreld waarin ons leef nie, maar ook die manier waarop ons leef. Dieselfde geld vir landbou.

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Pandemie-kwartaal uitslae: diagnose nie goed vir SA ekonomie

Die diagnose is gemaak, en dit voorspel niks goeds vir die Suid-Afrikaanse ekonomie nie. Die jongste verslag deur Statistieke Suid-Afrika (StatsSA) toon ʼn inkrimping van 51% in die Bruto Binnelandse Produk (BBP) vir die tweede kwartaal van 2020.

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Sentiment in die landboumasjineriebedryf is positief – Salma

  • 10 September 2020
  • 1332

Sentiment in die landboumasjineriebedryf is positief. Dit is aldus Karel Munnik, voorsitter van die Suid-Afrikaanse Landboumasjinerieassosiasie (Salma).

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SA goed op pad om 2,2 miljoen ton mielies uit te voer – Sagis

In Mei vanjaar het die Nasionale Landboubemarkingsraad se vraag-en-aanbodkommitee bereken dat Suid-Afrika tydens die 2020-’21 bemarkingsjaar ʼn geraamde 2,2 miljoen ton mielies sal uitvoer.

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Goeie geleenthede skep gunstige omgewing vir produsente – Francois Strydom

“Daar was lanklaas soveel goeie geleenthede vir produsente soos wat tans die geval is. Om die waarheid te sê, hierdie is een van daardie seisoene wat net elke twintig of dertig jaar voorkom.” Dit is aldus Francois Strydom, Hoof Uitvoerende Beampte van die Senwes Groep.

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Senwes Grainlink gee gemoedsrus aan klante rakende sekere silos na Tribunaal-uitspraak

  • 07 September 2020
  • 1807

Die Mededingingstribunaal het op 18 Augustus 2020 goedkeuring verleen vir die Senwes en Suidwes-transaksie, met sekere voorwaardes. Gevolglik skuif die fokus nou na die implementering van die voorgeskrewe voorwaardes.

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Agrinet celebrates 70 years of driving wholesale solutions

At Senwes we understand and appreciate the efforts that are needed to ensure brand longevity.

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Senwes vier 111 jaar van waardetoevoeging

  • 03 September 2020
  • 1679

Senwes se wortels is stewig in die landbou geanker, en gedurende 2020 kyk dié landboumaatskappy terug op ‘n ryk en trotse geskiedenis wat oor 111 jaar strek. Die verhaal van die Senwes-groep is gegrond op ‘n klantgerigte visie en getuig van innovasie en aanpassing van geslag tot geslag.

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SAVPO-leier meen varkvleisbedryf is toekomsfiks

“As ‘n bedryf moes ons oor die bestek van die laaste twee tot vier jaar baie uitdagings oorkom, maar ek glo dat die lesse wat ons geleer het, ons toekomsfiks gemaak het.” Dit is die mening van Johann Kotzé, Hoof Uitvoerende Beampte van die Suid-Afrikaanse Vark Produsente Organisasie (SAVPO).

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September fuel price adjustment: sizeable drop in the price of diesel

The latest fuel price adjustment, as announced by the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Gwede Mantashe, has farmers breathing a sigh of relief ahead of the start of planting season.

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Koring en kanola kraai koning tydens eerste produksieskatting

  • 31 August 2020
  • 1494

In sy eerste produksieskatting vir wintergewasse het die Nasionale Oesskattingskomitee (NOK) vanjaar se koringoes op 1,96 miljoen ton geraam. Dit is sowat 28% meer as die vorige oes van 1,53 miljoen ton.

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Senwes and Senwesbel Annual General Meetings

The Senwes and Senwesbel annual general meetings were held on Thursday, 27 August 2020, at Senwes Head Office in Klerksdorp. The strategy and results were presented by Senwes Group CEO, Francois Strydom, and Senwes Group CFO, Corné Kruger.

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Senwes expands commitment to finance emerging black farmers

  • 26 August 2020
  • 2506

As announced on 18 August 2020, the Competition Tribunal approved the merger between the Senwes Group of Klerksdorp and the Suidwes Group of Leeudoringstad. As part of the approval agreement, the merging parties undertook to enhance their current offering to black emerging farmers.

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Senwes-direksielid deel advies voor aanvang van plantseisoen

“Doen jou huiswerk oor wisselbou, markneigings, prysverwagtinge en die rand/dollar-wisselkoers.” Dit is die advies wat Jaco Minnaar, adjunkvoorsitter van Agri SA en ‘n Senwes-direksielid met produsente wil deel alvorens die plantseisoen begin.

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Samesmelting verseker wyer voetspoor en voortgesette diensverskaffing

“Die kritiese element van hierdie samesmelting, wat ononderhandelbaar is, is die voortgesette diensverskaffing aan en betrokkenheid by aandeelhouers en produsente in a groter gekombineerde landboubesigheid met ‘n wyer voetspoor.” Dit is die mening van mnr Francois Strydom, Hoof Uitvoerende Beampte van Senwes, na die Mededingingstribunaal Senwes se samesmelting met Suidwes goedgekeur het.

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Joint announcement regarding the scheme of arrangement and approval by the competition tribunal

  • 18 August 2020
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The boards of directors of the Senwes Group and Suidwes refer the Senwes Group shareholders and the Suidwes shareholders to the announcements of 27 February and 2 April 2020 respectively regarding the Scheme of Arrangement and the Offer to Suidwes Shareholders (“the Offer”).

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Joint media announcement regarding the approval of the merger between the companies

  • 18 August 2020
  • 2136

The boards of directors of the Senwes Group and Suidwes refer the Senwes Group shareholders and the Suidwes shareholders to earlier announcements regarding the Scheme of Arrangement and the Offer to Suidwes Shareholders (“the Offer”).

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R585: the rising cost of a full stomach

  • 18 August 2020
  • 1293

Poverty is a dire reality in South Africa. Even before the commencement of the lockdown in March, the economy had entered a technical recession with two successive quarters of economic decline. With the coronavirus in full swing the economy remains under immense pressure and vulnerable communities are faced with severe food security concerns.

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Senwes kossambreel-projek bring verligting tydens koronaviruspandemie

  • 17 August 2020
  • 1294

Die koronaviruspandemie eis sy tol, nie net wat lewens betref nie, maar ook in terme van toenemende werkloosheid en hongersnood. In die lig hiervan het Senwes vroeër vanjaar die AVC Food Umbrella-projek van stapel gestuur in ‘n daadwerklike poging om hongersnood-verligting met voedselhulp aan gemeenskappe regoor die land te bied.

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Virtual Discussion Series: valuable lessons learnt during lockdown

As lockdown regulations are further relaxed and South Africa prepares to fully reopen its economy, it is important to pause and reflect on the lessons learned from the Covid-19 crisis. This is especially applicable within the agricultural value chain.

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Senwes Graduate Programme: calling all graduates

  • 13 August 2020
  • 2172

The deadline for applications for the 2021 rendition of the Senwes Graduate Programme is fast approaching and all graduates are invited to apply before 15 September 2020. If you are looking for a stimulating, rewarding, learning and growth experience – that allows you to experience #BestOfBothWorlds - then this 12-month development programme is the perfect fit.

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Retail reverts back to shareholders

Hinterland, the joint venture business of AFGRI and Senwes' retail branches established in 2013 is in the process of disbanding. The decision, taken by the two shareholders, is based on the fact that the two agricultural businesses‘ strategic approaches and business models are substantially different.

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Agricultural Value Chain (AVC) Virtual Discussion Series – Wine Industry

  • 11 August 2020
  • 1864

South African wine producers, like their global counterparts, are left reeling from the negative effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on the industry. An initial ban, imposed when lockdown began at the end of March, lasted for nine weeks – and for five of those weeks, wine exports were also banned. On 12 July, amid soaring rates of Covid-19 infections, President Cyril Ramaphosa re-imposed the ban on the sale, dispensing and distribution of alcohol.

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Agricultural Value Chain Virtual Discussion Series – Alcohol Industry

  • 11 August 2020
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It is estimated that the recommencement of the ban on alcohol sales would affect up to one million people working within this industry value chain. This includes the likes of producers, manufactures, wholesalers and retailers of beer, wine, spirits and flavoured alcoholic beverages.

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Agriculture Value Chain Discussion Series – Tobacco Industry

  • 03 August 2020
  • 917

The twelfth session of the Agricultural Value Chain | Discussion series continues to explore the value chain and its different components. This time, the series takes a closer look at the Tobacco industry, with considered commentary on the recent ban on the sale of tobacco products in light of the covid-19 pandemic.

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Senwes Grainlink focuses on procurement for the market

A strategic decision by Senwes resulted in grain being offered on Basislink and that no further trading will be done via the entity known as Tradevantage.

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The one of a kind Senwes Graduate Programme

We offer young graduates the opportunity to be a part of a structured 12-month development programme, allowing a safe and supportive environment to transition into the world of work.

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Constraints to growing Agriculture and broadening the inclusion of youth and women in the sector

The eleventh session of the Agriculture Value Chain | Discussion series is a two-part discussion tackling issues that constrict youth inclusion and transformation in the South African agricultural landscape.

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KLK Lanbou Beperk - Jou Vennoot. Betroubaar. Innoverend

Die ontstaan van KLK - of soos dit voorheen bekend was – SAKK is sinoniem met karakoelpels. Sedert die eerste 11 karakoelskape in 1907 uit die destydse SuidwesAfrika ingevoer is, het die bedryf snel ontwikkel.

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Donate maize, receive seed and support your community

South Africans have always been known for their willingness to reach out and help each other in times of need. This characteristic has clearly shone through once again. A number of projects have been launched to assist those who are struggling and in need, living in areas where the destructive effect of the disrupted economy is most visible.

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Senwes prospers in challenging macro-economic conditions

The financial results of the group of companies reflect a 7,8% growth to R303m profit attributable to equity holders of the parent company for the 2019/2020 financial year. Earnings before tax, depreciation and amortisation increased by 17,6% from R533m to R627m, while earnings per share increased by 5,4% to 178,3 cents per share.

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Tech Terrain - OPENING A NEW WORLD OF TECH INSIGHT

Narrower margins and a more urgent quest towards sustainability has increased farmer’s appetite for new technologies. But finding the right fit in a sea of solutions can be daunting, considering the implementation costs.

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Agri Value Chain Virtual Discussion Series – Informal Trade Part2

Session 10 of the Agri Value Chain Virtual Discussion Series continues to explore the complex world of Informal Trade in South Africa. The panel for this discussion is diverse and representative the different components of the entire agricultural value chain.

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Agri Value Chain Virtual Discussion Series – Informal Markets

The ninth session examines the ins and outs of the agricultural informal trade sector in South Africa. The discussion explores the different issues and challenges around the sector as well as the viability and tremendous potential in small business development for this sector.

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Agriculture Value Chain, Food Supply and Distribution

The Agri Value Chain Virtual Discussion Series takes a closer look at various projects in the country that strive to curb the surge of hunger and desperation experienced in poor communities, where the devastating effects of the lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic is increasingly evident.

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Agri Value Chain Virtual Discussion Series - The SAFEX differential

Session 7 of the Agri Value Chain Virtual Discussion Series tackles the SAFEX Differential as a hot topic and provides insights from various role-players within the Agri Value Chain. Anchor Dr John Purchase leads the panel once again and is joined by panellists Chris Sturgess JSE, Former Director: Commodity Derivatives; Frans Dreyer Senwes, Manager: Brokerage; Luan van der Walt Grain SA, Economist; Johan Strauss UFS, Lecturer; Stephan Kruger Producer; and Tjaart Kruger Premier Foods Ltd, CEO.

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Agri Value Chain Virtual Discussion Series – Logistics

The sixth session of the Agri Value Chain Virtual Discussion Series brought to you by Senwes in partnership with Agbiz takes a closer look at logistics as one of the critical pressure points in driving our food security and competitiveness.

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Agri Value Chain Virtual Discussion Series – Finance

In the fifth session of the Agricultural Value Chain Virtual Discussion Series, brought to you by Senwes and Agbiz we get an introduction to the importance of open and competitive value chains and financing in the system, including the extent of primary agricultural debt and the need for insurance.

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Senwes launches Agri Value Chain Food Umbrella

Delivery number 418688 open for donations - Senwes is uniting the agricultural value chain with the launching of the Agri Value Chain Food Umbrella. This initiative is answering the call of Agbiz to ensure food security amidst the disrupted economic activities due to the lockdown, as a result of the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Agriculture Value Chain Series – Producers

Session 4 of the Agricultural Value Chain Virtual Discussion Series, brought to you by Senwes and Agbiz, featured producers in the spotlight. The panel, anchored by Agbiz CEO Dr John Purchase, included Danie Minnaar Chairperson, Senwes, Pierre Vercueil, President, Agri SA, Louw van Reenen, CEO, Beefmaster, Jaco Minaar, Chairman of Grain SA, Jannie de Villiers, CEO Grain SA and Omri van Zyl, CEO, Agri SA.

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Agri Value Chain Virtual Discussion Series – Milling industry

In the third session of the Agricultural Value Chain Virtual Discussion Series, brought to you by Senwes and Agbiz, viewers get a lesson on the milling industry and how it operates.

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Agri Value Chain Virtual Discussion Series – The Meat Industry

  • 30 April 2020
  • 2671

The second session of the Agricultural Value Chain discussions brought to you by Agbiz and Senwes, puts the spotlight on the animal industry. Dr John Purchase, CEO of Agbiz, is anchoring the session and discussions are held between panellists who are key experts in the animal industry.

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Agricultural Value Chain Virtual Discussion - Session One

  • 30 April 2020
  • 2313

Senwes launched the Agricultural Value Chain Virtual Discussion series on 24 April 2020. With the aim of educating consumers and the general public about the value chain and what it means for the ordinary man in his everyday life. This series is designed to provide intricate details of the inner processes of the agricultural sector, from the farm to the table.

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Agricultural Value Chain Virtual Discussion Series

  • 24 April 2020
  • 1382

Senwes, in collaboration with the Agricultural Business Chamber (Agbiz), will be hosting a virtual discussion series on the agricultural value chain. These are the first virtual discussions in the new revolutionary series - A new way of conversing and bringing the agri value chain together.

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Notice of election of directors

  • 15 April 2020
  • 2117

Senwesbel Limited the majority shareholder in Senwes Limited, hereby invites shareholders to submit nominations for candidates on the Board of Senwesbel Limited. Senwesbel is listed on the restricted board of ZAR X, the licenced exchange.

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BFAP launches information page on the impact of Covid-19 on the Food System

The outbreak of COVID-19 and measures announced to contain its spread has impacted all of us in almost every way imaginable. The outbreak is considered a “black swan” phenomenon: entirely unexpected, and completely unpredictable.

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Agbiz submits written inputs on Draft Constitution Eighteenth Amendment Bill

Agbiz has submitted its written inputs on the Draft Constitution Eighteenth Amendment Bill to amend section 25 of the Constitution to allow expropriation without compensation to the chairperson of the Ad Hoc Commitee, Dr Mathole Motshekga. The Bill was approved in early December before it was opened for public comment. In the submission, Agbiz reiterated its position that land reform objectives can be achieved without resorting to expropriation at nil compensation, if the administrative process is overhauled to ensure efficient administration.

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Amendment notice relating to the changes to the financial impact of the proposed offer to acquire the entire issued share capital of Suidwes

  • 02 April 2020
  • 2259

Amendment notice to Senwesbel and Senwes shareholders relating to the changes to the financial impact of the proposed offer to acquire the entire issued share capital of Suidwes in terms of a scheme of arrangement and notice with regards to Covid 19 essential service delivery.

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Recommended Standard Operating Procedure for Agribusinesses in light of the COVID 19 shutdown

As you are aware, the President has announced a 21-day national lockdown starting from Midnight on Thursday the 26th of March 2020. The Regulations outlining the restrictions will be applicable on the movement of people and goods during this time has been published on the 25th of March 2020 and can be accessed here.

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COVID-19 Lockdown: Implications for transport in Agriculture

  • 31 March 2020
  • 1843

Outline: Selected definitions relevant to agriculture, Transport overview: Aspects relevant to agriculture and Transport of staff (Bakkies & Trucks).

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DAFF provides additional links on code of hygiene practices across the board

  • 30 March 2020
  • 1454

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries provides additional links on code of hygiene practices across the board.

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Senwes ready to serve during 21-day national lockdown

  • 27 March 2020
  • 2330

On 23 March 2020, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that South Africa will enter a nation-wide lockdown commencing at midnight on 26 March 2020.

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Results and completion of the Senwes share repurchase programme 2019/2020

  • 26 March 2020
  • 1973

Senwes hereby notifies shareholders of the results of the repurchase programme launched on 3 July 2019 in terms of the general authority granted by shareholders on respectively 22 August 2018 and 22 August 2019.

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Watch out for armyworms

Many queries were received about what the command worm looked like. Worms have already been spotted in some districts. The worms can do great damage to crops and pastures.

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Joint announcement relating to the firm intention by Senwesbel and Senwes to make an offer to acquire the entire issued share capital of Suidwes

  • 27 February 2020
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The boards of directors of the Companies (each the "Senwes Board", the "Suidwes Board" and the "Senwesbel Board") hereby inform their respective shareholders that Senwes and Suidwes have entered into a loan (“the Loan Agreement”) and Senwesbel, Senwes and Suidwes have entered into an implementation agreement (“Implementation Agreement”).

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Notice relating to the financial impact of the proposed offer to acquire the entire issued share capital of Suidwes

  • 27 February 2020
  • 2621

The Senwesbel Group shareholders are referred to the cautionary announcement of 5 December 2019, as well as the joint firm intention announcement of 5 February 2020, issued by Senwesbel, Senwes and Suidwes Holdings (Ring-Fenced) Proprietary Limited (Registration number 1998/007242/07) (“Suidwes”) (hereinafter referred to as the “Joint Announcement”).

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Omdraaistrategie werp vrugte af

Senwes Scenario het ’n draai by Corné Kruger, Senwes Hoof Finansiële Beampte, gaan maak oor wat die omdraaistrategie destyds, na die draai van die eeu, behels het, dit wat vooraf gebeur het, die impak daarvan en die lesse wat geleer is, sowel as hoe dit die pad vorentoe bepaal ’n paar dekades daarna, met 2020 en die toekoms om die draai.

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Gesamentlike omsigtigheidsaankondiging

  • 05 December 2019
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Die aandeelhouers van die maatskappye word hiermee ingelig dat Senwes en Senwesbel van Klerksdorp en Suidwes Beherend van Leeudoringstad in onderhandelinge getree het rakende moontlike transaksies wat, indien suksesvol, 'n wesenlike effek op die prys van die aandele van die onderskeie maatskappye kan hê.

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Good results despite challenging first semester

  • 05 December 2019
  • 5320

The interim financial results of Senwes reflect an 8,4% increase on the results of the previous year and earnings after tax attributable to ordinary shareholders of R168m.

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Agri SA ready to engage on Water Master Plan

  • 04 December 2019
  • 3928

On 28 November 2019 the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation, Lindiwe Sisulu, launched the much anticipated National Water and Sanitation Master Plan (NW&SMP) in Pretoria. The NW&SMP outlines the short, medium, and long-term strategy to safeguard water security for all South Africans.

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Important facts you should know about foot and mouth disease

  • 27 November 2019
  • 3143

Foot and mouth disease is a serious disease that spreads easily. It is caused by the virus that is found in all body fluids such as saliva, urine, faeces and milk. Animals get this disease when eating or breathing in the virus from these body fluids. People can also spread the virus by unclean clothing, shoes, hands and car tyres. It affects mainly cattle, pigs, goats, sheep and other cloven-hooved animals, including wildlife such as buffalo and antelope.

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Konstruktiewe samewerking tussen regering en die Rooivleisbedryf

  • 25 November 2019
  • 2887

“Die gesprek met die Minister van Landbou, Grondhervorming en Landelike Ontwikkeling wat gister oor die rooivleisbedryf en die bek-en-klouseer-situasie gevoer is was uiters konstrukstief,” sê Koos van der Ryst, voorsitter van die Rooivleisbedryfsforum.

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Grave concern over FMD outbreaks

Agri SA expresses its concern over the national banning of livestock auctions as a result of the latest cases of foot and mouth disease (FMD) in Limpopo.

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Agricultural Writers SA awards

  • 18 November 2019
  • 2254

South Africa’s top contributors to agriculture have been recognised at the Agricultural Writers SA Awards. The event, sponsored by Bayer, Rovic Leers, Santam Agri and Sanlam gives recognition to the work of those that seek to elevate food security and rural economies.

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Senwes adds Falcon to its input offer

Falcon Agricultural Equipment will form part of the input supply service offer of the Senwes group of companies as from today, 1 November 2019.

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Conversion Offer to AgriRewards Participants 2019

Notice of extension of timeline for implementation of a voluntary Offer to AgriRewards Participants to convert AgriRewards loyalty benefits to Senwes Shares (“the Offer”)

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Senwes Christmas Project the biggest ever!

  • 31 October 2019
  • 3679

Project going well since 2007. Who could ever have guessed that a small gesture at one children's home in 2007 would result in such a massive action! Senwes staff and joint ventures, partners and sponsors delighted the hearts of hundreds of residents from 10 organisations in the Matlosana district and surrounding areas with a Christmas experience like never before, in October.

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Attention all suppliers and potential suppliers: Fraudulent credit applications

  • 30 October 2019
  • 1920

Senwes is aware of numerous incidents where fraudsters attempted to open an account and apply for credit with various third-party suppliers in the name of Senwes.

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Value for producers during the 16th Senwes Future Focus

  • 30 October 2019
  • 7134

Hundreds of producers descended upon Nampo Park on 29 October for the very popular Senwes Future Focus, which was presented in co-operation with Agri NW, Free State Agriculture and Grain SA, with OFM as media sponsor.

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Senwes launched first #BreakingNewGround initiative with the naming rights sponsorship of the Senwes Dragons Women

  • 28 October 2019
  • 2401

On Thursday, 24 October 2019 Senwes turned the spotlight to women’s cricket at the official press launch held at Senwes Park when Senwes CEO, Francois Strydom announced that the company has obtained the naming rights for the Senwes Dragons Women team.

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CSA partners with DBE and Senwes to hand over cricket facility and mobile kitchen to Rabana Primary

Cricket South Africa (CSA), the Department of Basic Education (DBE) and Senwes joined arms in the pursuit of their shared vision of promoting holistic development when they handed over a cricket facility and mobile kitchen to Rabana Primary School in Ventersdorp on 25 October 2019.

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Conversion Offer to AgriRewards Participants 2019

  • 30 September 2019
  • 1938

Notice of a voluntary Offer to AgriRewards Participants to convert AgriRewards benefits to Senwes Shares (“the Offer”)

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Veiligheid in landelike gebiede sterk op die voorgrond

Veiligheid in landelike gebiede is sterk op die voorgrond, maar dit behels veel meer as net veediefstal en aanvalle op plase en kleinhoewes.

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How effective do you use the BIG 5 in your farming operations?

  • 06 September 2019
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Measure yourself at this year's 16th Senwes Future Focus. Are your farming operations truly Future Focused? Well, on 29 October 2019 at Nampo Park, producers will have the unique opportunity to address the most important aspects in farming during the 16th Senwes Future Focus.

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2019 Senwes and Senwesbel Annual General Meetings

  • 23 August 2019
  • 2709

The Senwes and Senwesbel annual general meetings were held yesterday, 22 August 2019, at The Barn conference venue, Senwes Head Office in Klerksdorp. Non-executive director Simon Mohapi opened the meeting with the message that we are finding ourselves in very uncertain times while attempting to rebuild the country. The strategy and results were presented by Senwes Group CEO, Francois Strydom, and Senwes Group CFO, Corné Kruger.

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Senwes serves from farm gate to mill-door

  • 15 August 2019
  • 3116

The Senwes Group has been serving the agricultural and food sector for more than 110 years. This service offer was expanded over the past 110 years with innovative solutions to the integrated business model on which Senwes depends today to make a meaningful contribution to food security in South Africa.

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Agbiz responds to the release of the Presidential Land Reform and Agriculture Advisory Panel Report

“The Agricultural Business Chamber (Agbiz) has noted the release of the report by the Presidential Land Reform and Agriculture Advisory Panel for public comment today. Agbiz will study the report and its recommendations in detail and respond according to its mandated policy positions on land reform and agriculture,” Dr John Purchase, CEO of Agbiz, said today.

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Agricultural Market Viewpoint: What to make of Minister Didiza’s latest budget vote speech?

In her first policy speech as Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Thoko Didiza’s message was centred on the ethical and efficient implementation of the department’s programmes, as well as the collaboration with stakeholders in the sector. Although it was her first policy speech, it, however, cannot be read as a blueprint of the department for a number of reasons that we outline below.

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Senwesters do their share on Mandela Day

Thursday, 18 July 2019, was the tenth celebration of International Nelson Mandela Day, Madiba's birthday. As usual, Senwesters committed themselves to a 67-minute action which will bring about a sustainable change in the community.

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Senwes steun 67 minute krieket vir Madiba

Senwes is trots om ‘n vennoot te wees tydens die 67 Minute Krieket vir Madiba wat op Vrydag, 19 Julie 2019 by die Laerskool Wolmaransstad sal plaasvind.

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Die Bultfontein Boertjiefees beloof om een vir die boeke te wees

Dié egte plattelandse fees, in samewerking met Senwes, vind vanjaar op 30 en 31 Augustus plaas en is belaai met kompetisies, vermaak vir oud en jonk, musiek vanaf die Senwes uitsaai-eenheid, ‘n pretpark vir die kleingoed, kontantkroeg en hope stalletjies te kies en te keur.

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Adaptability effects good results, despite volatile macro-agricultural environment

  • 28 June 2019
  • 734

Despite decreasing hectares under the production of cash crops, unplanned load shedding, dwindling rural infrastructure, political policy uncertainty, an erratic rail network, increasing labour unrest, unemployment, exceptional input inflation, interference in the local market by international grain traders, ineffective duplication in the supplier chain, a declining exchange rate, erratic climate and the increased cost of compliance, the Senwes group managed to deliver a profit after tax of R283 million.

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Share repurchase programme 2019/ 2020

Senwes advises shareholders that it will mandate an independent broking firm to effect the repurchase via a subsidiary of Senwes, of ordinary shares in Senwes (“Senwes Shares”) through ZAR X from 3 July 2019 until 31 March 2020, or until such time that the repurchase consideration has been expended, or 2,34% of the issued shares have been repurchased, whichever occurs first (“the Repurchase Programme”). The Repurchase Programme is being implemented in order to provide all shareholders with a value unlocking opportunity, at their voluntary election.

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Senwes Credit | Make intelligent decisions

Use Senwes Credit’s E-Buro service when doing economic analyses of your production season. This helpful service also assists with market comparisons regarding the profitability and technical efficiency of your farm business. Senwes E-Buro can also help to determine the most profitable segment and the desired average (R/t) breakeven price regarding proactive grain price management.

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Omnia neem reuse tree na groener vervaardiging

Die nuwe nitrofosfaataanleg op Sasolburg wat die landboumaatskappy Omnia Nutrilogie™ onlangs in produksie gestel het, is ’n belegging van R695 milljoen in die landbou. Die produk wat die aanleg lewer sal as fosfaatbron in die maatskappy se kunsmis-verkorrelingsaanleg gebruik word.

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Senwes Equipment | Protect your investment

Use Senwes Equipment's vehicle inspection plan, service plan and Powerguard extended warranty to protect your investment.

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Agbiz/IDC Agribusiness Confidence Index weakened in Q2, 2019

Following a marginal improvement in the Agbiz/IDC Agribusiness Confidence Index to 46 in the first quarter of this year, sentiment fell back in the second quarter to 44. A level below the neutral 50-point mark implies that agribusinesses are still downbeat about business conditions in South Africa. The survey was conducted between 27 May and 6 June 2019 and comprised agribusinesses operating in all agricultural subsectors across South Africa.

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Senwes Spinners High Performance 14 – 16 June 2019 Winter Program

North West Cricket and Senwes will be hosting the Senwes Spinners High Performance team in Potchefstroom from the 14th – 16th June 2019. The Senwes Spinners High Performance team will be playing matches against Matlosana Hub as part of their High-Performance Program for the 2018/19 season.

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Conclusion of the General Offer to KLK shareholders

The Senwes Group and KLK independent board refer the Senwes Group shareholders and the KLK shareholders to the announcement of 20 May 2019 regarding the offer made by the Senwes Group to KLK Shareholders (“the Offer”) and hereby confirm that the Offer has been concluded and implemented according to its terms.

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South African agricultural fortunes shrink in Q1, 2019

South Africa’s agricultural economy started the year on a bad footing, contracting by 13.2% on a quarter-on-quarter seasonally-adjusted annualised rate (q/q saar). This came as a surprise as we expected a positive reading on the back of improvement in some horticultural subsectors, and the winter crops harvest.

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Free State Agriculture demands strong action by law enforcement on anthrax

“Free State Agriculture (FSA) expresses serious concerns about the outbreak of anthrax in Lesotho. This could have catastrophic consequences for the meat industry in the province,” said Francois Wilken, President of FSA, after an outbreak of the disease near Maseru in Lesotho was confirmed.

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Latest update on Land Reform

As we welcome a new Minister, Ms Thoko Didiza, to the now amalgamated Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, it is important to assess where we currently stand with regard to Land Reform. Land reform is a complex and emotive subject, but critical that it is implemented in a manner that does not compromise the optimal functioning of the commercial land market and creates the opportunity to broaden ownership.

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SA maize harvest estimate lifted by 2% from last month

South Africa’s maize supplies for the 2018/19 production year are shaping up better than we previously feared at the beginning of the year when dryness in the western parts of the country led to delayed plantings. Figures released by South Africa’s Crop Estimates Committee earlier in the afternoon show that 2018/19 maize harvest could amount to 10.9 million tonnes, which is a 2% increase from last month’s estimate.

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Recommendations for Commodity Futures Delivery on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange

Dr. Matthew C. Roberts prepared this report for the Johannesburg Stock Exchange as published on 15 May 2019. The report takes a look at the economics of futures markets, what has changed since 2009 and makes recommendations for commodity futures delivery on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.

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This is what agriculture's future looks like, NAMPO 2019 shows

NAMPO 2019 was characterised by good weather and 81 345 visitors who attended the trade show and popular gathering place for people involved in agriculture. As quite a number of grain producers in the interior were holding their breath about early frost that could affect crop yields, the relatively warm weather up to the week of NAMPO was welcomed.

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Results of the general offer to KLK shareholders

The Senwes Group and the KLK independent board refer the Senwes Group shareholders and the KLK shareholders to the announcements of respectively 11 March 2019 and 30 April 2019 regarding the offer made by the Senwes Group to KLK Shareholders (“the Offer”) and hereby confirm that the Offer closed on 16 May 2019 at 12:00 (subject to the provisions of regulation 105(5)(b) of the Companies Regulations, 2011 ("Regulations") as referred to below in this announcement).

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General offer to KLK shareholders and approval by the competition tribunal

The Senwes Group and the KLK independent board refer the Senwes Group shareholders and the KLK shareholders to the announcement of 29 March 2019 regarding the Offer made by the Senwes Group to KLK Shareholders (“the Offer”) and hereby confirm that, in accordance with the suspensive condition in terms of the provisions of the Offer, the Competition Tribunal has approved the merger (as defined in section 12 of the Competition Act, 1998), between KLK and the Senwes Group as from 29 April 2019.

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SA consumer watchdog serves Brazilian chicken interests

A South African consumer watchdog that used to be against predatory trading practices like dumping has apparently switched sides. In what appears to be a negation of its own position, the SA National Consumer Union (SANCU) has now lent its name to the campaign of Emerging Black Importers and Exporters South Africa (EBieSA) on behalf of Brazilian chicken exporters.

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Raisins take the spotlight

  • 15 April 2019
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Thought raisin's market consists only of packets of raisins sold in chain stores? Think again. The episode, which centered on raisins brought up some interesting facts that will make you sit upright and pay attention.

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Nation in Conversation takes us through the wonderful world of maize

  • 08 April 2019
  • 2131

If you thought you knew all there is to know about the grain maize and starch industries, the first episode of the brand new Nation in Conversation season would have been a welcome eye-opener. It was so interesting; it was like reading the maize encyclopedia.

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Nation in Conversation is back with a brand new series

The exciting 2019 Nation in Conversation series kicks off this Thursday, 4 April 2019 with the opening program focusing on maize and more specifically, the starch industry.

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Combined general offer circular and prospectuses to KLK shareholders

Issue of the combined general offer circular and prospectuses to KLK shareholders

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South African Monetary Policy Committee issue update

  • 28 March 2019
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The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) issues statement maintaining repurchase rate.

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Thoughts from some of the country's most influential livestock farmers

Senwes Group CE Francois Strydom hosted a meeting at the Senwes Head Office in Klerksdorp on Friday, 15 March 2019 with a group of the livestock industry’s most influential producers. Johan Dannhauser, Brian Angus, John Devonport and Gideon Oosthuizen share their impressions following the meeting.

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Senwes Spinners Media Release

  • 12 March 2019
  • 2921

This year’s Senwes Spinners Cricket Tournament is taking place from Friday, 15th – 17th March 2019. The Senwes Spinners Farm School Project indicates the believe, support and commitment of Senwes to “Breaking New Grounds” in terms of impacting positively in the lives of their rural communities.

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Senwes Spinners Tournament 2019

  • 11 March 2019
  • 2773

The 13th annual Senwes Spinners cricket tournament takes place from 15 March – 17 March 2019 with the final taking place at Senwes Park in Potchefstroom.

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Increase in offer consideration applicable to general offer

The Senwes Group, in terms of regulation 104 of the Companies Regulations, 2011, has resolved to increase the consideration payable in terms of the Senwes Offer to a cash consideration of R19.50 per KLK share (previously R18.50), alternatively, and in any combination, 1.5 Senwes shares for each KLK share and/or 2 Senwesbel shares for each KLK share (previously 1.4 and 1.8 respectively).

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North West University Precision Farming Congress 2019

  • 07 March 2019
  • 1831

Following a very successful precision farming congress in 2016, the School of Agricultural Sciences at the North West University, Potchefstroom campus will be hosting another precision farming congress on Thursday, 4 April 2019.

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Senwes’ For the Farmers Campaign Extended

  • 27 February 2019
  • 4707

On 1 February 2019 Senwes answered AgriSA’s call to “braai the farmers’ problems away” by initiating a social media call to action which saw the leading agri-company’s staff hosting braais on company premises.

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Agbiz responds to Minister Mboweni’s 2019 Budget Speech

  • 21 February 2019
  • 2199

This year’s Budget Speech comes against the background of tough macroeconomic conditions, characterised by weak economic growth, less effective tax administration and collection, and rising demand for government expenditure, amongst other factors.

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Update on posting of combined offer circular to KLK shareholders

  • 21 February 2019
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Shareholders of KLK ("KLK Shareholders") are referred to the announcement by KLK of 18 December 2018 regarding the firm intention by the Senwes Group to make an offer to KLK Shareholders, as described in that announcement ("Senwes Offer").

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Senwes Park fixtures 2019

  • 08 February 2019
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With the next few months at Senwes Park fully packed with non-stop cricket action, you, your friends and family won’t have any time to be bored this Summer.

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Senwes challenges the nation to braai for the farmers this Friday, 1 February 2019

Leading Agri-company, Senwes has laid out a challenge to all South African companies, to answer the call to assist farmers who are suffering the conditions of drought and a drop in red meat prices. AgriSA recently called on South Africans “to braai the famers problems away.”

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Senwes Expo 2019: Postponed until further notice

  • 08 January 2019
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It is with sincere regret that we have to announce the postponement of the upcoming Senwes Expo 2019, which had been scheduled for 29 and 30 January 2019 at Nampo Park near Bothaville.

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Wil jy jou boerdery-onderneming versterk wat ‘n direkte effek op jou welvaart sal hê?

  • 07 January 2019
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Dan is hierdie strategiese bestuursprogram net die regte medisyne vir jou boerdery.

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Announcement to acquire KLK Landbou shares

An announcement of a firm intention by the Senwes group to make a general offer to acquire all of the issued ordinary shares of KLK Landbou Limited (“KLK”).

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Good grain flows ensure six-month results

  • 05 December 2018
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Senwes, one of the largest agri-companies in South Africa, announced its interim financial results for the six months ended 31 October 2018.

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Senwes hosts another successful Christmas Tree event!

  • 08 November 2018
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Eleven years ago an idea to treat local children from institutions aimed at child care for abused, special needs and abandoned kids, to a Christmas party arose. It began with three institutions - House Rethabile, House Adonai and Matlosana Childcare in Klerksdorp.

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Want to be part of Senwes’ annual christmas tree project?

  • 09 October 2018
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Hosted by Senwes and its partners, the project started 11 years ago when Senwes staff wanted to make a positive difference in the lives of the less fortunate children and differently-abled persons.

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Senwes proud to be main sponsor of Boertjiefees

Close to 8000 people attended the Bultfontein Boertjiefees last year, which marked the return of the festival after a hiatus in 2016 due to the drought.

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Senwes Future Focus zooms in on the importance of personal development in agriculture

The 15th Senwes Future Focus will this year be held on the 5th of September at Nampo Park. The day, in collaboration with Agri NW, Free State Agriculture and Grain SA kicks off at 08:00 and focuses on the importance of personal development in agriculture.

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Senwes is a proud sponsor of the LBW and AgriSA “Land Solution” Summit

  • 02 August 2018
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All farm roads will lead to Limpopo on 23 and 24 August 2018 when some of the country’s leading authorities on South Africa’s Land debate will gather near Bela Bela to discuss this contentious issue.

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Aardklop se program word eersdaags bekendgestel

Die feesspan kondig met groot opgewondenheid aan dat Aardklop 2018 se feesprogram op 17 Julie in Potchefstroom en 18 Julie in Johannesburg bekendgestel word.

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SENWES PERSONEEL MAAK 'N VERSKIL OP MANDELADAG

Senwes personeel het voorwaar hul deel gedoen tydens gister, 18 Julie, se vieringe van Mandeladag, die dag waarop Nelson Mandela 100-jaar oud sou word. Personeel het die oproep van die oud-president, om 67-minute van onbaatsugtige diens te lewer, uitgeleef deur besoek by minderbevoorregtes van verskeie instansies in en om Klerksdorp af te lê.

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Senwes staff make a difference on Mandela Day

Senwes personnel rose to the occasion yesterday in recognition of Mandela Day on July 18, the day that Nelson Mandela would have turned 100. Staff answered the former South African president’s call for 67minutes of selfless service to those less fortunate at various institutions in and around Klerksdorp.

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Boere kap misdaad deur tegnologie

Die Agri Securitas Trustfonds het onlangs geld vir die beskerming van boere en hul plaaswerkers, deur gespesialiseerde tegnologie, bewillig. Dié geld van die Trustfonds en boere se planne help hulle om hulself en hul plaaswerkers teen misdaad en geweld te beskerm.

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Senwes Says Thank you | Headland Braai

Senwes’ agri financing managers, whole good marketers, grain procurers, agri business managers, area managers, branch managers and support staff are taking time off to say a special thank you to our clients over the next few weeks in the form of a braai on their farms.

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Good results and increased capital expenditure

In the financial year 2017/18, Senwes handled and stored the largest maize crop ever produced in South Africa. Based on the above, the profit after tax increased by 86%, from R167million in 2017 to R311million in the 2018 financial year.

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MagGrow signs a three-year deal with Senwes

MagGrow and Senwes have announced a three-year partnership to distribute MagGrow technology in Central South Africa. The announcement was concluded on 10 May 2018. Both companies are excited to introduce the technology to crop growers in South Africa.

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Senwes graduate program sowing seeds of knowledge

The Senwes graduate program is an excellent example of the company’s efforts to grow its own timber. By employing young graduates, supporting their growth and teaching them new skills while polishing their existing ones, the program is designed to shape newly acquired talent into the kind of employees that will be able to carry out the company’s vision.

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Grainlink bags indoor Stand of Excellence award at Nampo!

Senwes Grainlink received a Silver Award for its innovative and unique stand at Nampo 2018.

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Senwes and SGS NviroCrop to work together

Senwes, a major role-player in the local agricultural commercial sector, and SGS has successfully concluded a co-operation agreement in terms of which the service delivery to customers of both these entities is to be substantially enhanced.

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Substantial nampo attendance shows producers still have hope

A new record attendance figure achieved during NAMPO 2018 and the feedback from the exhibitors that they mainly did good business testify to the optimism of the agricultural sector despite all the uncertainties facing South African producers.

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Senwes continues to support Agri Risk Desk

Agri SA is pleased to announce that Senwes will continue funding the Smart Agriculture Risk Management Desk.

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Senwes Spinners, twelve years in action ​

The winner of the 12th annual Senwes Spinners Farm School cricket tournament is Dr Sello Primary School. The Free State boys beat crowd favourite Phakela Combined School by just 15 runs in a tense finish on Saturday 12 May 2018.

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Senwes Credit provides unique solutions to clients

Senwes Credit proved itself as a cornerstone of the Senwes business model over the past decade and continuously strives to rendering a better service and value proposition to customers.

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The Making of Heroes

Senwes’ new TV commercial captures the “goodwill that still exists between ordinary people, it reminds us that ordinary people can do extraordinary things… its small things like these that can create a wave that no one can foresee or stop.” So says Francois Strydom, Senwes Group CEO, about the company’s new television commercial due to hit the small screen in April 2018.

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Kynoch Fertilizer celebrates 100 years in South Africa

Leading supplier of plant nutrition solutions

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How to ensure your equipment survives this winter with Ferdie Pieterse

Winter is slowly creeping in and Ferdie Pieterse: Senwes Equipment Managing Executive has some handy tips on how to ensure that your Equipment survives this Winter.

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Senwes announce interim financial results

Senwes, one of the largest agri businesses in South Africa has released their interim financial statements for the period May to October 2017.

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Senwes Scoops Risk Management Award

The Institute of Risk Management South Africa recently bestowed an Industry Award upon Senwes for an outstanding risk management initiative in the category: Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing.

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Institute of Risk Management South Africa (IRMSA) Award

Senwes has been awared the Institute of Risk Management South Africa (IRMSA) Award at a gala event held on Friday, 3 November 2017.

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Senwes receives special award at Agricultural Writers SA awards function

The 40th Agricultural Writers SA awards function was held this past weekend at the University of the Free State with Die Heuwels Fantasties providing the entertainment.

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Klagte by Hennenman Silo

Hierdie blad vervat al die gebeure, sienings en inligting rondom die voorval wat Donderdagaand, 9 November by Henneman Silo in die Vrystaat plaasgevind het.

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A WOW Christmas Party in October

Senwes and its partners recently hosted a wow Christmas Party for five hundred and ninety children.

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Senwes producers share in the benefits of AgriRewards

It has been a year since Senwes launched the AgriRewards deferred bonus scheme on various platforms as well as in the Senwes Scenario magazine.

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Meer as R2.2 miljoen vir Agri Securitas Trustfonds

Tydens die 2017 Agri SA Kongres in Oktober is R2.266 miljoen van verskeie organisasies aan die Agri Securitas Trustfonds geskenk.

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Win a T20 cricket experience at Senwes Park with North West Cricket, Elgro Hotel and Mike’s Kitchen

One lucky cricket enthusiast and five additional persons of his choice can win a T20 cricket experience when the Proteas take on Bangladesh at Senwes Park on Sunday 29 October in Potchefstroom.

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Braunvieh SA, is the legal registered Breeders’ Society for Braunvieh stud animals

Regarding recent rumours involving the Braunvieh SA Cattle Breeders’ Society, the Council of Braunvieh SA would like to set the record straight concerning the following:

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Read the latest Senwes Scenario now

The unique town of Schweizer-Reneke is the area of focus in the October/November 2017 edition of Senwes Scenario. A Senwes producer, Johan van Wyk, or rather Boeta, appears on the cover page of this edition, on his farm Klipfontein in the Schweizer district.

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Win one of 12 sets of test tickets at Senwes Park Proteas vs Bangladesh - 28 September to 2 October

During the next few weeks cricket lovers stand a chance to win one of 12 sets of test cricket tickets of ten tickets each to watch one day of the 5-day test between the Proteas and Bangladesh at Senwes Park in Potchefstroom.

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Impressive line-up of speakers at Senwes Future Focus at Nampo Park

This year patrons of the 14th Senwes Future Focus, to be held at Nampo park on 27 September 2017, in association with Nation in Conversation, will again be treated to a host of respected speakers.

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Senwes is ‘n trotse borg van Aardklop 2017

Die Aardklop Kunstefees vind vanjaar vanaf 2 tot 8 Oktober in Potchefstroom plaas. Lees meer oor wat jy kan verwag van die fees en skryf in vir ons weeklikse kompetisies waartydens kaartjies na verskeie vertonings weggee word.

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Tons of Cricket Action at Senwes Park in 2017/2018

Cricket enthusiasts are in for a real treat when an action packed programme for the 2017/2018 season starts this month at Senwes Park.

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JCB en Senwes Equipment - a winning combination

At the beginning of 2016 we reported that Senwes Equipment had become the proud, official distributor of JCB products.

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Senwes Future Focus with Nation in Conversation

Come and join the 14th Senwes Future Focus event with experienced producers in the industry on 27 September 2017 from 09:00 at Nampo Park.

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No Change of Banking Details

We are aware that there is currently an increasing number of fraudulent requests doing the rounds regarding instructions to change banking details.

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Senwes outperforms macro-economic conditions

While the GDP of agriculture drastically narrowed during the 2016/17 season, the Senwes group reflected an increase of 7,1% in net profit. The group announced a R167 million net profit for the financial year ended 30 April 2017.

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Solar PV for Hennenman silo

The first ever silo Solar PV in the Senwes group and in South Africa was launched in the first week of June at Hennenman silo. This comes after the company launched the installation of 2 392 solar panels with a total capacity of 753.48kWp in June 2016 at their head office in Klerksdorp.

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Senwes makes important announcement at Nampo

Joint Media Release - Agri SA and Senwes

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Something for everyone at Senwes Grainlink exhibition

Have you ever wondered what a grain silo looks like on the inside and how it works?

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Senwes again part of Nation in Conversation at Nampo

Senwes will again be one of the sponsors of the country's leading agricultural talkshow, Nation in Conversation, which will be broadcasted live from various platforms during the four-day Nampo Harvest Day from 16 to 19 May.

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Your new JCB Sales Manager at Senwes Equipment

Senwes Equipment is now a proud distributor of JCB products and Antoon Smalberger is the right man to contact, since he has been filling the position of JCB Sales Manager and Sundry Equipment since 1 March 2017.

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Senwes Group introduces Group Careers Platform

The new Group Careers Platform serves as a career portal for the Senwes Group of companies - one place where all vacant positions within the group are advertised and where job seekers can get more detail and/or instantly apply for current vacancies.

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Bowlers dominate Eleventh Edition of the Senwes Spinners farm school tournament 2017

Senwes and North West Cricket hosted the eleventh edition of the Senwes Spinners Farm School tournament from the 31st March – 2nd April 2017 in Potchefstroom.

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Effect of the credit rating downgrade on agriculture

At midnight on Thursday the 30th of March 2017 President Jacob Zuma’s announcement of a cabinet reshuffle signaled the final straw for the credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s who downgraded South Africa’s sovereign credit rating to BB+. The one notch reduction in the credit rating means that the country’s bonds are now classified as “junk” or “speculative grade” according to the agency.

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Senwes website refreshed

The new Senwes website is live. With this change comes a more understandable structure and an improved user experience.

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On their way towards greatness: Senwes helps emerging farmers

A number of emerging farmers are being supported by the Senwes Development Programme. But how does the program actually work?

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