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Economic collision course: driver or driven?

  • 15 September 2022
  •  Nation in Conversation
  •  951

The impact of global markets on South Africa’s growth trajectory cannot be underestimated, but many role-players in the local Agri sector are pushing for a more proactive approach to economic policy, rather than merely reacting to events and conditions beyond our control. This calls for a united goal, and a concerted, collective effort from Agri organisations, agribusinesses, and producers alike, to drive more favourable conditions.

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Nation in Conversation back at Nampo Cape 4-6 September 2019

  • 02 August 2019
  •  1341

The agricultural community is gearing itself for the second annual Nampo Cape Agri-festival which will be held at Bredasdorp Park in the Overberg in September. And naturally, South Africa’s leading agricultural talk show, Nation in Conversation will be there to host engaging discussions on hot topics in agriculture, featuring some of the industry’s foremost thought-leaders. Panel discussions will be hosted by Theo Vorster.

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Sunflower and Soya Bean on Nation in Conversation

  • 17 May 2018
  •  1347

Episode 7 of the current season of Nation in Conversation takes the viewer on a journey into the fascinating world of sunflower and soya bean farming and processing.

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Nation in Conversation – Focus on SADC (The South African Development Community)

  • 23 May 2016
  •  Nation in Conversation
  •  1762

Hosted by Dr. Mmatlou Kalaba, International Trade Economist at UP, with panel members: Theo Vorster, CEO of Galileo Capital; Bonani Nyhodo, Manager: Research National Agricultural Marketing Council; Theo de Jager, President of the Pan African Farmers Organisation (PAFO) & Southern African Confederation of Agricultural Unions (SACAU); and Jacob de Villiers, MD Grain Management at AFGRI.

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Nation in Conversation – Family Businesses

  • 20 May 2016
  •  Nation in Conversation
  •  2137

Session two of day three of Nation in Conversation focused on family businesses in agriculture with anchor Theo Vorster, CEO of Galileo Capital, hosting a panel discussion with Tommie van Zyl, CEO of ZZ2; Pieter Karsten, Deputy MD of Karsten Group; Prof. Elmarie Venter, Director of NMMU’s Unit of Family Businesses; and Danie Minnaar, Chairman of Senwes Ltd.

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Nation in Conversation – Policy Matters

  • 19 May 2016
  •  Nation in Conversation
  •  1823

The third and final session of the second day of Nation in Conversation focussed on Policy Matters and was hosted by Theo Vorster, CEO of Galileo Capital, while the discussion panel consisted of Jannie de Villiers, CEO of Grain SA; Dr John Purchase, CEO of Agbiz; Hamish McBain, Retired Executive Director of Tiger Brands; and TP Nchocho, CEO of Land Bank.

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If the rains do not come soon, South Africa and its consumers will face serious difficulties

  • 04 December 2015
  •  Nation in Conversation
  •  2023

Special drought aid fund established to help alleviate the plight of farmers and support the agricultural sector to maintain food security

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Primary food production and its challenges – what does the future hold?

  • 06 November 2015
  •  Nation in Conversation
  •  2124

There is a lot of room for innovative entrepreneurs who are in it for the long term and ready to compete globally to start creating a home for themselves

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Locally produced products – can Rooibos, Karoo Lamb and Honeybush be protected?

  • 23 October 2015
  •  Nation in Conversation
  •  2101

“Nowhere else in the world but South Africa would you find a five-star hotel with mieliepap on its restaurant menu”, says Theo Vorster, CEO of Galileo Capital.

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Nation in Conversation aims to bring different views in the agricultural industry closer to consensus

  • 11 September 2015
  •  Nasie in Gesprek
  •  7159

Thirteen part dialogue series which will be broadcast on Kyknet, Business Day Television and Soweto TV.

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