keyboard_arrow_upSustainable packaging – Don’t throw away your brand
keyboard_arrow_downSustainable packaging – Don’t throw away your brand

With sustainability and recycling on the legislative agenda globally, it’s only a matter of time before non-sustainable practices are met with penalties and brands are taking preventative measures. Sustainable packaging has, rightly so, started to receive increased attention which has encouraged leading brands across all sectors to review their use of plastics and consider alternative, […]

keyboard_arrow_up2018 Diners Club Winemaker and Young Winemaker of the Year announced
keyboard_arrow_down2018 Diners Club Winemaker and Young Winemaker of the Year announced

The winners of the 2018 Diners Club Winemaker and Young Winemaker of the Year awards were announced at a black-tie gala dinner at La Residence Hotel in Franschhoek on Saturday 24 November, with Clayton Reabow (Môreson, Franschhoek) and Rudger van Wyk (Stark-Condé Wines, Jonkershoek Valley, Stellenbosch) claiming top honours respectively.

keyboard_arrow_upSAB introduces inner-city rooftop farming ‘Hola Harvest’
keyboard_arrow_downSAB introduces inner-city rooftop farming ‘Hola Harvest’

SAB and AB InBev Africa has introduced its first group of ‘urban farmers’ in Johannesburg’s inner-city and surrounds with the installation of three 200m2 rooftop farms, facilitated by its youth entrepreneurship programme, SAB KickStart, in partnership with the City of Joburg, the Department of Small Business Development (DSBD) and the Small Enterprise Development Agency (SEDA).

keyboard_arrow_upSurvey finds that South Africans are surprisingly heart healthy
keyboard_arrow_downSurvey finds that South Africans are surprisingly heart healthy

Lucky Star – together with the Heart and Stroke Foundation of South Africa (HSFSA) – ran an online survey from World Heart Day on 29 September 2018 to see how heart healthy South Africans are and the results were surprisingly positive.

keyboard_arrow_upKevin Hedderwick and Antony Ball join Real Foods
keyboard_arrow_downKevin Hedderwick and Antony Ball join Real Foods

Kevin Hedderwick, the former Famous Brands group chief executive has joined the Real Foods board as group strategic director. Antony Ball, the former co-founder, CEO and major shareholder of Brait, a leader in the private equity industry in SA, has also joined the Real Foods board as of 1 October 2018. Real Foods is a […]

keyboard_arrow_up2018 Ask Afrika Orange Index winners announced
keyboard_arrow_down2018 Ask Afrika Orange Index winners announced

The service industry is transforming as we enter the fourth digital revolution and it is important for companies to get the correct synergy between humans and technology. This was just one of the top-line insights revealed at the recent 2018/19 Ask Afrika Orange Index Awards where the overall top 10 winners of South Africa’s premier […]

keyboard_arrow_upThe Lazy Makoti and McCain feed 1000 kids for World Food Day
keyboard_arrow_downThe Lazy Makoti and McCain feed 1000 kids for World Food Day

World Food Day is a day dedicated to raising awareness about the plight of global hunger and malnutrition. Held annually on 16 October, people and organisations from around the world come together to declare their commitment to eradicate malnutrition and hunger by 2030. With her passion for creating inspiring and nutritious meals Chef Mogau Seshoene, […]

keyboard_arrow_upSouth African vegan food company making waves in valuable global markets
keyboard_arrow_downSouth African vegan food company making waves in valuable global markets

With the demand for meat-alternatives greater than ever, The Fry Family Food Co., a Durban based, South African business is showing impressive global growth with their range of chilled plant-based products. Fry’s new product for the Australian market

keyboard_arrow_upEU Agricultural Safeguard will place unnecessary burden on hard-pressed SA consumers
keyboard_arrow_downEU Agricultural Safeguard will place unnecessary burden on hard-pressed SA consumers

The Association of Meat Importers and Exporters (AIME) raised concern regarding the latest gazetted Agricultural Safeguard levy of 35.3 per cent imposed on bone-in chicken cuts. Europe – South Africa’s largest trading partner and a particularly important importer of many of our own agricultural products – sees the Safeguard as a considerable blow to the […]

keyboard_arrow_upAll set for Africa’s first investment marketplace
keyboard_arrow_downAll set for Africa’s first investment marketplace

The African Development Bank’s Africa Investment Forum (AIF), a game changer for financing Africa’s infrastructure development, is scheduled to take place at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa from 7 to 9 November 2018.

keyboard_arrow_upPassina sells Dutch operations to Döhler Group
keyboard_arrow_downPassina sells Dutch operations to Döhler Group

Döhler Group and Passina Group have reached an agreement on the acquisition of Concentra Europe BV with its Dutch and German subsidiaries by Döhler Group. The proposed transaction has now been filed with the relevant antitrust authorities and is conditional upon their approval.

keyboard_arrow_upCPUT student off to London thanks to winning salad dressing recipe
keyboard_arrow_downCPUT student off to London thanks to winning salad dressing recipe

There will soon be no need to order your salad dressing on the side thanks to a CPUT BTech Consumer Science student.

keyboard_arrow_upFusion brings brands back to market in South Africa
keyboard_arrow_downFusion brings brands back to market in South Africa

Brands are back – bigger and better than ever before, with the official launch of PAMS/CPS Fusion data.

keyboard_arrow_upS&W Seed Company and AGT Food and Ingredients embark on joint venture
keyboard_arrow_downS&W Seed Company and AGT Food and Ingredients embark on joint venture

S&W Seed Company announced that it has created a joint venture with Canadian-based AGT Food and Ingredients subsidiary, AGT Foods Africa to form a new company registered in South Africa to operate under the name of SeedVision SA. S&W provides expertise in agricultural breeding, production and processing for the alfalfa, sunflower, sorghum species, and stevia […]

keyboard_arrow_up2018 SASKO Soweto Kota Festival exceeds expectations
keyboard_arrow_down2018 SASKO Soweto Kota Festival exceeds expectations

On 8 to 9 September, over 6000 people flocked to the Walter Sisulu Square in Soweto to celebrate the second SASKO Soweto Kota Festival.  With russians, viennas, a fried egg, a beef patty, or even a battered fish on the menu, no matter your taste preference, the 45 kota vendors participating in the festival put […]

keyboard_arrow_upFusion brings brands back to market
keyboard_arrow_downFusion brings brands back to market

Brands are back – bigger and better than ever before, with the official launch of PAMS/CPS Fusion data. Initiated and funded by the Publishers Research Council (PRC), with Consumer Panel Survey (CPS) data supplied by Nielsen, the product will see the fusion of the existing PRC PAMS 2017 data, to real audited and scanned purchase […]

keyboard_arrow_upRand-Air moves to ‘hire’ levels of customer service
keyboard_arrow_downRand-Air moves to ‘hire’ levels of customer service

The staff at Rand-Air’s Durban depot have set themselves ambitious targets.

keyboard_arrow_upSovereign Foods announces large BEE deal
keyboard_arrow_downSovereign Foods announces large BEE deal

Sovereign Foods, South Africa’s third largest producer and distributor of frozen, fresh and value-added poultry products, announced it has entered into an empowerment transaction with Cultiver Investments, a dynamic and well experienced black economic empowerment agricultural company.

keyboard_arrow_upGreen Cell Technologies and Citrosuco sign exclusive global license agreement
keyboard_arrow_downGreen Cell Technologies and Citrosuco sign exclusive global license agreement

South African biotechnology company, Green Cell Technologies announced it has signed an exclusive global licensing agreement for the world’s largest orange juice producer, Citrosuco, to make use of its proprietary Disruptor technology, intellectual property, processes and applicable trademarks.

keyboard_arrow_upTshwane food and beverage Company looks to establish new market in Mozambique
keyboard_arrow_downTshwane food and beverage Company looks to establish new market in Mozambique

The director of Khora Africa Projects Co-operative Limited, a Tshwane-based food and beverage company that produces fruit jam, chutney, chilli sauce and atchaar, Thadishe Phoku says their main target is to establish a new market and potential distribution channels for exporting goods and services to Mozambique.

keyboard_arrow_upAccolade for aseptic blow-fill-cap technology
keyboard_arrow_downAccolade for aseptic blow-fill-cap technology

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) awarded GEA a letter of no objection for its ABF 1.2 technology. This integrated blowing, filling and capping solution features a fully aseptic rotary blowing machine.

keyboard_arrow_upNWK is a proud partner of South Africa Day and the Coligny Cleaning Project
keyboard_arrow_downNWK is a proud partner of South Africa Day and the Coligny Cleaning Project

NWK is proud to be the primary sponsor of the South Africa Day Towns Makeover. The purpose of this initiative is to provide dilapidated and derelict towns in South Africa with much needed resources and support to help rebuild infrastructure and restore investor interest.

keyboard_arrow_upIndustrial food applications now big for Kwatani
keyboard_arrow_downIndustrial food applications now big for Kwatani

Known mainly for its large screens and feeders for mining, Kwatani has in recent years expanded substantially into various industrial and food sectors – currently providing screening solutions for almost 50 different materials and products.

keyboard_arrow_upA new facility for ULMA
keyboard_arrow_downA new facility for ULMA

The Guipuzcoan cooperative, which belongs to the ULMA group, has moved the manufacturing activity of its traysealing machines to a recently opened plant in the Goribar neighbourhood in Oñati (Gipuzkoa). The facility comprises a 5000m2 spread over two floors. It can be expanded in future to incorporate an adjoining 4000 m2.

keyboard_arrow_upBreakthrough in natural anti-oxidants wins the IFT innovation award
keyboard_arrow_downBreakthrough in natural anti-oxidants wins the IFT innovation award

Since the last decade, consumer demand for clean label products have increased. Nowadays, consumers demand a lot more from food. Delivering fresh and tasty food is not enough, it must also be natural and healthy. Everyone loves to eat fresh food. But as time passes, the quality of food starts deteriorating and it’s quite inevitable. […]

keyboard_arrow_upCoca-Cola’s investment in Cape Town Water Fund
keyboard_arrow_downCoca-Cola’s investment in Cape Town Water Fund

The Coca-Cola Foundation (TCCF), Coca-Cola Peninsula Beverages (PenBev), and The Nature Conservancy (TNC), along with other partners, celebrated the completion of a successful pilot project for The Greater Cape Town Water Fund. As a founding investor in the Water Fund, TCCF’s investment of US$150,000 has helped to clear 64 hectares of invasive plants in the […]

keyboard_arrow_upWonderware Southern Africa undergoes
name change to IS3
keyboard_arrow_downWonderware Southern Africa undergoes
name change to IS3

Wonderware Southern Africa, sole regional distributor of Wonderware industrial software solutions, an EOH company, has undergone a digital transformation to become IS³ – Industry Software, Solutions and Support, pronounced as ‘eye-es-cube’, a move that makes the company the official distributor of AVEVA Software for the sub-Saharan African region.

keyboard_arrow_upRhodes Quality celebrates the love of winter
keyboard_arrow_downRhodes Quality celebrates the love of winter

Rhodes Quality has partnered with SA’s culinary darling, Zola Nene, to give South Africans even more reasons to love winter. The #FORTHELOVEOFWINTER campaign will run from beginning of July to the end of August and will see one lucky R100 000 grand prize winner and weekly winners of R5 000 each.

keyboard_arrow_upEskom offers special rate for boiler energy consumption
keyboard_arrow_downEskom offers special rate for boiler energy consumption

Eskom has a variety of new growth-oriented offerings for the industrial market – the focus being on new and existing electricity-driven technologies that improve plant efficiency and unlock new markets.

keyboard_arrow_upOne million meals for Mandela Day food drive
keyboard_arrow_downOne million meals for Mandela Day food drive

On 18 July, people around the world are encouraged to spend 67 minutes doing something positive for their communities in honour of Nelson Mandela’s 67 years spent fighting for social justice, equality and democracy. FoodForward SA has partnered with Pick ‘n Pay and the Nelson Mandela Foundation to take up the challenge to collect enough […]