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28 July 2017
POLICY AND LEGISLATION

"The Land Question" has recently been a subject of intensive emotional debate in South Africa. Werksmans Attorneys, through its representation of landowners, land claimants and funders of land related projects, has a unique insight into the practical application of the changing framework that deals with the land question. At a Werksmans seminar to be held on 3 August, Theo Boshoff (Agbiz Head: Legal intelligence), Adv Alan Dodson (former Judge in the Land Claims Court) and Thami Mdontswa (Deputy Chief Land Claims Commissioner) will -
· provide an overview of the legislative framework applicable in land restitution
· explore the rights and obligations of landowners faced with land claims
· discuss mitigating land claim risks in the context of project financing and construction and engineering projects general
· cover notable decisions emanating from the judiciary.
Agbiz members are invited to attend this unique and topical seminar in Sandton, Johannesburg.  Click here for more information and to register.
ECONOMIC INTELLIGENCE
SA food producer price inflation decelerates to 4.7% y/y

The annual food producer price inflation decelerated to 4.7% y/y in June 2017, from 5.7% y/y in May 2017. This shows the benefits of the higher agricultural output this year following good summer rainfall across the country. The deceleration was largely in grain, sugar, dairy, starches, and vegetable and fruit products. Meanwhile, meat and meat products accelerated due to on-going cattle herds restocking process resulting from the 2015-16 drought, as well as low base factors. Wandile Sihlobo, Agbiz ecnonomist provides more information in the linked update»
South Africa well on track for a record maize harvest

The annual food producer price inflation decelerated to 4.7% y/y in June 2017, from 5.7% y/y in May 2017. This shows the benefits of the higher agricultural output this year following good summer rainfall across the country. The deceleration was largely in grain, sugar, dairy, starches, and vegetable and fruit products. Meanwhile, meat and meat products accelerated due to on-going cattle herds restocking process resulting from the 2015-16 drought, as well as low base factors. Wandile Sihlobo provides more information in the linked update»
MEMBERS NEWS
Senwes Integrated Report

The Senwes Integrated Report for the financial year ended 30 April 2017 is linked. This report covers Senwes' activities, which include those conducted by the company's key operating divisions (Senwes Credit, Senwes Grainlink and Senwes Equipment), Senwes' subsidiaries, joint ventures and associates - www.senwes.co.za
OTHER NEWS
Doing business in rural Africa: Strategies for success

There are various examples of companies doing thriving business in Africa's rural areas. Through innovative sales, marketing and distribution tactics, they are overcoming common rural challenges such as under-developed infrastructure and low purchasing power. The linked report examines some of the strategies companies have employed to capture the opportunities in the continent's hinterlands -  www.howwemadeitinafrica.com
Trucking industry should brace itself for radical digital transformation

A new era has dawned in South Africa where digitalisation is rapidly transforming the trucking industry, and it is a business imperative to start embracing this concept as soon as possible - or fleet owners will not be able to compete in the near future - read more»
www.truckandfreight.co.za
UPCOMING EVENTS
AFASA Agribusiness Transformation Conference
30 July - 1 August 2017
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ExtruAfrica 2017
1-4 August 2017
Land Reform Seminar
3 August 2017 | Sandton

Agbiz Grain Mini-Symposium Registration closes on 4 August 2017
15 August 2017 |  CSIR, Pretoria
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PMA Fresh Connections Southern Africa Conference and Trade Show
16-17 August 2017 |  CTICC | Cape Town

Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition Symposium
23 August 2017 | CSIR, Pretoria
Enquiries: candice@fertasa.co.za

Agro-processing Investment & Technology Summit
29-31 August 2017 | Premier Hotel | OR Tambo International Airport | Johannesburg 
Skills Development Summit
31 Aug - 1 September 2017 | CSIR | Pretoria

South African Association for Food Science & Technology (SAAFoST) 22nd Biennial International Congress and Exhibition 
3-6 September 2017 | Century City Convention Centre | Cape Town

SA Innovation Summit
6-8 September 2017 | Cape Town

Agricultural Economics Association of South Africa (AEASA) 55th Annual Conference
19-21 September 2017 | Elangeni Hotel | Durban
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MPO National Congress
20 September 2017 | Protea Hotel King George | George
Contact:  Julie McLachlan on julie@mpo.co.za

Potatoes SA Congress
28 September 2017 | Premier Hotel OR Tambo | Johannesburg

East and Southern Africa Fertilizer Agribusiness Conference 2017
9-11 October 2017 | Maputo | Mozambique
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International Conference on Global Food Security 
3-6 December 2017 | CTICC | Cape Town
Conference Theme: Food Security: Global challenges, local solutions
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