The Institute of Packaging SA’s Gold Pack Awards are the showcase for the local packaging industry – here is news of the 2019 food winners. This prestigious event is now held every year instead of bienially.
Rhodes Food Group has reported a strong rise in full-year earnings, helped by a recovery in its international operations and a weaker rand. Baked beans have been a notable performer in its broad basket of products.
Sometimes, a really bad dose of pollution news can have a silver lining. On 13 August about 30,000 litres of edible cooking oil and caustic soda spilled from collapsed storage tanks at the Willowton Oil factory into a tributary of the Msunduzi River, scene of the historic Dusi Canoe Marathon between Pietermaritzburg and Durban.
AgriProtein, the SA company behind the world’s first industrial-scale maggot farm based on organic waste, plans to kick off its international expansion with a plant in California next year, taking advantage of two global problems: a shortage of protein and an abundance of trash.
No matter what the news media would have you believe – there is no better time to be thinking about starting a small business in South Africa than right now, argues Jonathan Cherry, well-known futures researcher and innovation practitioner.
Most of South Africa’s olive groves are owned by just 11 growers, who each have more than 50 hectares of trees. This article goes behind the scenes to see how this luxurious liquid is made on a large scale.