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June 20, 2018
Due to the climatic challenges, Post estimates that Zimbabwe’s corn area harvested decreased by 36 percent to 1.2 million hectares in the 2018/19 MY..
June 1, 2018
In May 2018, Namibia officially opened its market for U.S. processed and unprocessed poultry products from establishments approved for export by the United States Department of Agriculture....
May 18, 2018
The severe drought in the Western Cape, will severely impact the availability of irrigation water in the 2017/18 MY. As a result, the 2017/18 MY production and export of deciduous fruits....
May 8, 2018
South Africa is a middle-income emerging market economy with well-developed infrastructure and a domestic food market worth $55 billion.
April 26, 2018
Post forecasts that sugar production in South Africa will increase by 7 percent to 2.2 million MT in the 2018/19 MY, based on the improvement in sugar cane quality, better factory recoveries....
April 10, 2018
Post estimates that South African beef imports will remain relatively flat at about 45,000 tons in 2018.
April 2, 2018
Post forecasts that a record area of 1.6 million hectares will be planted with oilseeds in South Africa later in 2018, for the 2018/19 MY, which is predominantly driven by increased soybean plantings.
March 30, 2018
Post forecasts that South Africa’s wheat imports for the 2018/19 MY will decline marginally to 1.8 million tons, on an expected increase in local production.
March 28, 2018
On March 20, 2018, the South African Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries announced that it has suspended imports of meat and meat products from Brazilian establishments....
March 19, 2018
On March 4, 2018, a large number of Southern African countries, including Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe....
March 9, 2018
On February 26, 2018, Sfiso Nobert Buthelezi was appointed as the new Deputy Minister of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF).
March 9, 2018
On February 26, 2018, the South African Parliament passed a motion to begin a process of considering to amend Section 25 of the Constitution to allow for the expropriation of land....
February 5, 2018
On January 18, 2018, recently installed Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa issued the national investment policy statement that outlines the guidelines for investing in Zimbabwe....
January 24, 2018
South Africa should return to being a net exporter of corn in the 2017/18 MY and 2016/17 MY on higher production after South Africa had to import 2.2 million tons of corn in the 2015/16 MY....
January 19, 2018
All the sections of the Report have been updated based on recent regulation amendments, updated website links and to comply with the updated reporting instructions.
January 19, 2018
All the sections of the Report have been updated based on updated website links and contacts, as well as to comply with the updated reporting instructions.
December 27, 2017
On December 15, 2017, the South African Revenue Services (SARS) announced that it will start to collect sugar tax from all sweetened beverages, excluding 100% fruit juices....
December 20, 2017
The production area of Genetically Engineered (GE) corn, soybean and cotton in South Africa increased to 2.7 million hectares in 2016, a 17 percent increase....
December 20, 2017
South Africa`s production of grapefruit, oranges and lemons/limes is forecast to increase in the 2017/18 MY, based on the increase in area planted and normal weather conditions....
December 19, 2017
Namibia consumes about 49,000 tons of beef, 40,000 tons of poultry meat and 6,000 tons of pork per annum.

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