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R585: the rising cost of a full stomach

  • 28 Augustus 2020
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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 expands commitment to finance emerging black farmers

  • 28 Augustus 2020
  • 349

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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Virtual Discussion Series: valuable lessons learnt during lockdown

  • 17 Augustus 2020
  • 186

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

  • 11 Augustus 2020
  • 184

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 Augustus 2020
  • 170

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 Augustus 2020
  • 352

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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Wilson Giel swaps construction boots for farming gear

  • 03 Augustus 2020
  • 352

Wilson Giel is a developing farmer success story. Fresh on the heels of his impressive wheat harvest, Scenario visited him on his farm AfgriFarmer, Harstwater, Phokwane municipality to talk to him about the growing pains, challenges and wins that he has experienced on the journey to farming success. A civil engineer by profession, he decided to give that up to pursue his farming passion.

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Wat is die beste “all round” kaliber?

  • 31 Julie 2020
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As ‘n baie matige en gemaklike mens, is daar baie min goed wat my van stryk af bring. Maar die bespreking van die beste all round kaliber is een wat my dwars in die krop steek. Die grootste rede vir die gevoel is dat die antwoord - “want ek het een”, eintlik geen water dra nie, en in die meeste gesprekke gereeld opduik. Kom ons kyk of ons met feite dalk nader aan ‘n goeie all round kaliber antwoord kan kom.

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Senwes Equipment: 2020 Visie

  • 27 Julie 2020
  • 400

Die uitbreek van die Covid-19 pandemie het alle besighede op 'n verskeidenheid vlakke geaffekteer. Sommige besighede se aktiwiteite het tot stilstand gekom, terwyl ander dit weer vinnig moes hersien en wyses moes vind om aan te gaan, ongeag die unieke en uitdagende omstandighede.

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The long wait for SA’s second biggest harvest

  • 27 Julie 2020
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Favourable weather conditions have secured positive predictions for the South African agriculture sector’s maize harvest for 2019/2020. According the South African Crop Estimation Committee, South African maize farmers are expected to harvest 38% more grain in the 2019/2020 season compared with the previous season.

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Alternatiewe voerbronne vir herkouers

Wat moet in aanmerking geneem word? Voer is die grootste enkele koste in beesproduksiestelsels en is alternatiewe en goedkoper voer altyd in oorweging. Daar is verskillende roumateriale wat in herkouervoer ingesluit kan word en is daar nie noodwendig enige spesiale aspekte wat oorweeg moet word nie.

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The 5 letters, dash and 2 numbers that pushed print media over the edge

  • 17 Julie 2020
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Covid-19 has brought about many unprecedented changes in our lives over the past few weeks with lasting effects on individuals, families, companies, industries, countries… in fact globally.

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Bekalk, dit is hoog tyd

Optimale saaiboerderypraktyke begin met betroubare monsterneming en ‘n goed beplande bekalkingsprogram. Sodoende word die pH-vlakke reggestel tot op die vlakke wat gewasse nodig het om optimaal te groei.

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Toename in invoere kan die plaaslike landbou-ekonomie benadeel

  • 14 Julie 2020
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Agri SA doen ‘n beroep op die regering om waaksaam te wees wat handel in landbouprodukte betref. Globaal, het die afname in vraag na landbouprodukte aanleiding gegee tot voorraadsurplusse en oorvol bergingsfasiliteite.

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

  • 10 Julie 2020
  • 375

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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Development farming funding and how to access it?

  • 03 Julie 2020
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Farming is a business. Like any business, farming businesses require funding in order to perform at peak productivity.

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Skenk mielies, kry saad en ondersteun jou gemeenskap

  • 03 Julie 2020
  • 384

Suid-Afrikaners is nog altyd gekenmerk deur hul bereidwilligheid om uit te reik en ander by te staan in tye van nood en hiérdie karaktereienskap is weereens op die voorgrond. Talle projekte is vanuit verskeie oorde van stapel gestuur om ‘n helpende hand na behoeftiges uit te steek, waar die vernietigende effek van ontwrigte ekonomiese aktiwiteite baie meer sigbaar is.

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Senwes presteer in uitdagende makro-ekonomiese toestande

  • 03 Julie 2020
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Die groep van maatskappye se finansiële resultaat vir die 2019/2020 boekjaar toon ‘n 7,8% groei tot R303m in wins toeskryfbaar aan ekwiteitshouers van die moedermaatskappy. Verdienste voor rente belasting, depresiasie en amortisasie het met 17,6%, vanaf R533m na R627m verhoog terwyl verdienste per aandeel met 5,4% na 178,3 sent per aandeel gestyg het.

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Pandemics through the eyes of History

It may seem sudden to us, it may also seem like we are living through exceptionally unique circumstances, but history has seen it all before. Disease and plague have been a part of history for as long as the earth has existed.

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Hoe groot is die ureumrisiko in my lek?

Oor ureum en ureumvergiftiging is daar al baie geskryf, en alhoewel ons glo dat ons vertroud is met die risiko’s verbonde aan die gebruik van ureumbevattende rantsoene, sien ons steeds jaarliks groot verliese as gevolg van ureumvergiftiging.

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Agri Value Chain Virtual Discussion Series – Informal Trade Part2

  • 25 Junie 2020
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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

  • 19 Junie 2020
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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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Winter vegetable & lentil soup

Beat the Winter chills with a healthy and hearty vegetable and lentil soup, perfect to keep any family warm.

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Agri Value Chain Virtual Discussion Series - The SAFEX differential

  • 15 Junie 2020
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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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Agriculture Value Chain, Food Supply and Distribution

  • 15 Junie 2020
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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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'AVC Food Umbrella' kry momentum

​Senwes vat hande met landboubesighede en rolspelers in die waardeketting met die loodsing van die 'Agri Value Chain Food Umbrella’. Die doel van die inisiatief is om die gebrek aan voedsel en desperaatheid wat in arm gemeenskappe ervaar word, waar die vernietigende effek van die grendeltyd baie meer algemeen is, aan te spreek.

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Misdaadtoename ‘n bedreiging vir landbou

  • 10 Junie 2020
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“Die hoë misdaadvlakke, veral plaasaanvalle wat boerderygemeenskap baie weerloos laat, het die afgelope weke opgevlam na die verslapping van die inperkingsmaatreëls. Dit het weereens skokgolwe deur die landbougemeenskap gestuur. Misdadigheid affekteer nie net die boer nie, maar ook plaaswerkers en die landelike gemeenskap, wat niks anders is as ‘n ekonomiese- en emosionele aanval op die landbou nie,” sê Tommie Esterhuyse, voorsitter Agri SA Sentrum van Uitnemendheid: Landelike Veiligheid.

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Virtual Discussion focuses on goodwill

  • 08 Junie 2020
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Session 8 of 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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Message from Senwes Group CEO to clients and staff

  • 08 Junie 2020
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Francois Strydom addresses staff and clients where he highlights three key aspects of the Covid-19 pandemic and also touches on commodity prices where he paints the short and medium-term outlook for grain, fruit and vegetables, and meat industries.

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Die impak van COVID-19 op Suid-Afrika

  • 05 Junie 2020
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Theo Vorster praat oor die impak van die CoronaVirus op Suid-Afrika. Die eerste in ‘n reeks video’s waar Senwes sy klante, primêre produsente en prosesseerders, raad gee oor hoe om die COVID-19 pandemie te hanteer.

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Agri Value Chain Virtual Discussion Series – Logistics

  • 29 Mei 2020
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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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AVC Food Umbrella radio interviews

  • 21 Mei 2020
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Francois Strydom, Senwes Group CEO talks on various radio shows about the AVC 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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Raad vir klante | Die impak van COVID-19 op die ekonomie

Theo Vorster praat oor die impak van die CoronaVirus op die ekonomie. Hierdie is die tweede video in die reeks waar Senwes sy klante, primêre produsente en prosesseerders, raad gee oor hoe om die COVID-19 pandemie te hanteer.

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Stygende elektrisiteitstariewe is grootste hindernis vir landbou en die breër ekonomie

  • 21 Mei 2020
  • 577

Nersa het sy besluit oor Eskom se regulatoriese aansuiweringsrekeningaansoek (RCA) vir die 2018/19-finansiële jaar bekendgemaak. Nersa het die RCA-balans van R13,3 miljard in Eskom se guns goedgekeur. Eskom het aansoek gedoen vir R27.32 miljard.

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Agri Value Chain Virtual Discussion Series – Finance

  • 18 Mei 2020
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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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Raad vir klante | Die impak van COVID-19 op die landbousektor

  • 15 Mei 2020
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Theo Vorster praat oor die impak van die CoronaVirus op die landbousektor. Hierdie is die derde video in die reeks waar Senwes sy klante, primêre produsente en prosesseerders, raad gee oor hoe om die COVID-19 pandemie te hanteer.

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Senwes loods 'AVC Food Umbrella'

  • 15 Mei 2020
  • 417

Senwes span kragte saam met die landbouwaardeketting met die loodsing van die 'Agri Value Chain Food Umbrella’. Hierdie inisiatief volg na 'n beroep wat deur Agbiz gedoen is om voedselsekuriteit te verseker te midde van die ontwrigte ekonomiese aktiwiteite in die grendeltyd as gevolg van die uitbreek van die Covid-19 pandemie.

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Raad vir klante | Wat is die verskil tussen paniek en beplanning?

  • 07 Mei 2020
  • 567

Theo Vorster praat oor rasionele teenoor emosionele besluitneming en stel dat klante na die feite moet kyk en meganismes in plek te moet sit om emosies te bestuur. Emosionele besluite is gewoonlik die verkeerde besluite. Wees realisties oor aannames, hierdie probleem gaan met ons wees vir ten minste die volgende 12-maande.

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Agri Value Chain Virtual Discussion Series – Milling industry

  • 07 Mei 2020
  • 532

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

  • 07 Mei 2020
  • 567

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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