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Better access: infrastructure & logistics

  • 18 May 2022
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From deteriorating rural roads and rail infrastructure to bottlenecks at harbours, South Africa’s agricultural sector is negatively affected by a lack of investment in efficient logistics. Production areas are often far from the main consumers and export markets, and a breakdown in logistics can have dire consequences for producers.

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The state of the economy: onwards and upwards

  • 17 May 2022
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The world economy is under pressure, and South Africa is not immune to the impact. Input costs are rising, consumer spending is cautious and general turmoil in world markets contributes to a sense of trepidation.

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Nation in Conversation talks all things wine

  • 06 September 2019
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During the last session at Nampo Cape 2019, the table was set and Nation in Conversation anchor, Theo Vorster and the panel focused on the issues and challenges in the local wine industry. The session was presented in collaboration with Vinpro.

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Nation in Conversation investigates security issues in farming areas

  • 05 September 2019
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The second session on Day 2 of Nation in Conversation during Nampo Cape focused on the full impact of security issues facing rural communities, from immigration to infrastructure and production

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Nation in Conversation tackles the future of the grain industry

  • 05 September 2019
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Session one on day two of Nampo Cape 2019 dealt with the grain industry with a focus on cash crops such as wheat, canola, malting barley and other alternative crops.

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Nation in Conversation takes a look at transformation success stories in the Western Cape

  • 04 September 2019
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Session two on day one of Nampo Cape 2019 focused on the transformation success stories in the Western Cape. Nation in Conversation anchor, Theo Vorster and his panel discussed the ways in which the successes were achieved and also looked at how these could inspire further successes.

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Nation in Conversation blows winds of foresight during Nampo Cape 2019 opening session

  • 04 September 2019
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The first session of Nation in Conversation at Nampo Cape kicked off at Bredasdorp Park on 4 September 2019 at 10:30 am, with the topic: The role of the private and public sectors in creating a growing economy in SA.

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Nedbank to unpack agrisector solutions through Nation in Conversation at Nampo Cape

  • 02 September 2019
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Africa's largest agriculture gathering, Nampo, is coming to the Western Cape this week, and Nedbank is once again proud to sponsor the groundbreaking Nation in Conversation dialogue, which puts the spotlight on challenges and innovative solutions for the farming sector.

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Senwes serves from farm gate to mill-door

  • 14 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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Nation in Conversation concludes with a look into the future

  • 17 May 2019
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Friday 17 May 2019, Session 1: Nation in Conversation concluded on a very positive note on the final day of the NAMPO Harvest Day 2019, with “A glance into the future – Opportunities in agriculture”. The session, anchored by Theo Vorster of Galileo Capital, stood apart from the rest of the week’s sessions, in that 80% of the audience was school learners and university students.

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