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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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“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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Senwes lists on ZAR X

Senwes and Senwesbel (the Companies) shares are trading on a licenced exchange, ZAR X as of 20 February 2017. The provisions of the Financial Markets Act obliged the Companies to migrate the share trading to the licensed exchange environment.

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Hundreds of producers flock to the 2017 Senwes Equipment Expo

The 2017 Senwes Equipment Expo was brimming with excitement on Wednesday, 8 February and Thursday, 9 February when no less than 600 producers flocked to Nampo Park near Bothaville.

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JCB and Senwes Equipment: A perfect match

It’s official, Senwes Equipment is now the official distributor of the JCB product range.

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