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SONA 2023 | Business groups optimistic after President’s SONA

Business organisations say they are cautiously optimistic over support plans included in the State of the Nation Address. President Cyril Ramaphosa announced measures which include plans to finalise amendments to the Businesses Act, to reduce regulatory impediments...

Consumers should brace for steep increase in rice prices, Agbiz chief economist warns

Agricultural Economist, Thabile Nkunjana said rice was one of the few food commodities that remained cheaper, despite several other agricultural commodities experiencing some of the highest food inflation last year.

Retailers report shortages of certain food items due to rolling blackouts

Retailers have reported shortages of certain food items - as some manufacturers battle to achieve their output targets due to rolling blackouts. There are concerns that the current load shedding could pose a serious threat to food security. Among items in short supply include...