Entries by Lynne Bothma

Philafrica Foods partners with Novos Horizontes in Mozambique in move to transform small agribusiness in the poultry sector

Philafrica Foods (Pty) Ltd (“Philafrica Foods”), part of AFGRI Group Holdings, and one of the largest food processing companies in South Africa, has entered into a 50/50 joint venture with Novos Horizontes (“New Horizons”), an integrated chicken producer located in northern Mozambique. This forms part of Philafrica Foods’ planned investment of between R1 billion and […]

New market player poised to enhance food processing in Africa

Food security a global concern – Africa well-positioned to provide the answer  Newly-established Philafrica Food (Pty) Ltd (“Philafrica Foods”) – part of AFGRI Group Holdings, a leading investment holding company focused on food and agriculture – has plans to change the face of food processing both locally and across sub-Saharan Africa. With a focus on […]

Another award for AFGRI’s unstoppable legal eagles!

AFGRI Legal Team wins “Best Legal Department in Africa” for fourth time The AFGRI Legal team has secured yet another award for excellence, this time at the 2017 African Legal Awards, which were announced on Friday evening. The team won the award for “Best Legal Department in Africa (Small Team)” at the ceremony, making this […]

Agtech to bring about the second “Green Revolution”

As the issue of food security takes grip around the world, agricultural technology (Agtech) is set to become one of the most impactful uses of modern technology, in that it is changing how we grow food. Fundamentally, it has introduced the second “Green Revolution”, putting to use real-time data and innovative technology to ensure effective […]

FIN24: Tribunal approves SA Bank of Athens merger

The Competition Tribunal has approved a large merger between GroCapital Holdings, a subsidiary of AFGRI Holdings and Fairfax Africa Investment, and the South African Bank of Athens (SABA). The merger was approved by the Tribunal on 22 August, 2017 without conditions. Minister of Finance Malusi Gigaba has indicated that he will not oppose the merger. […]

Agriculture offers exciting career opportunities

The agricultural sector offers young people exciting career opportunities to leverage new innovative ways of farming to care for the food security of future generations. The agricultural sector is an exciting and challenging global industry that offers young people far more job opportunities than planting seeds and rendering animals. “The industry needs young people in […]

Ensuring a sustainable agricultural sector

Farmers face many complex decisions in order to ensure the sustainability of their enterprises and the food security of the nation. In a panel discussion as part of the Nation in Conversation series at Nampo Harvest Day, Johan Geel, Group CFO of AFGRI, said to ensure the long-term financial sustainability of the agricultural sector farmers […]

Innovative technology contributes to increased food production

Mechanisation and technological advances are crucial in the agricultural sector to improve crop yields through better efficiency and accuracy to feed the ever-growing population. Patrick Roux, MD of AFGRI Equipment, discusses the latest advances in equipment and highlights areas where technological innovation is already making a difference in the sector. Mechanisation and technological advances in […]