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Latest South African News
Fighting back for bread
With excess carbs in the Western diet increasingly under scrutiny, leading bakery ingredients supplier Anchor Yeast has gone on the PR offensive to illustrate that SA bread offers great nutritional and price value in every slice.
Checkers takes aim at Woolies’ convenience food market
Checkers, part of the country’s largest supermarket group Shoprite Holdings, has mounted an onslaught on Woolworths’ lead in the convenience food market. Its mission is deceptively simple: “Match the taste and quality of the market leader at better value”.
SA conference on quackery and pseudoscience: call for papers
Stellenbosch University is hosting "Quackery and Pseudoscience: How the False Hope business endangers people’s health and wellbeing – and how science communication can counter it", a two-day conference in November, the first of its kind in Africa and the developing world.
March of the dreaded armyworm into SA threatens maize crop
Outbreaks were first reported in West and Central Africa at the beginning of last year. They have since jumped the Equator into Burundi, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Malawi and have spread to some of the northern areas of South Africa.
South Africa’s sugar tax: a bold move, and the right thing to do
The reality is that the move to introduce a sugar tax in South Africa is necessary because of the scourge of non-communicable diseases and obesity in the country, write three University of Pretoria researchers.
How big supermarket chains in southern Africa keep out small suppliers
The food game gives rise to many entrepreneurs full of bright new ideas and concepts - which is all well and fine until it comes to the all important step of getting them to the consumer, as this article highlights.