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New Potatoes South Africa awareness campaign highlights resilience, optimism of unsung industry heroes

New Potatoes South Africa awareness campaign highlights resilience

April 27, 2021
Potatoes South Africa (PSA) has launched a bold new awareness campaign in a bid to create perspective about the resilience and performance of the potato industry’s stakeholders in the country, especially in the context of South Africa recently marking the one-year anniversary of the COVID-19 disruption.
Nature-friendly farming reduces costs for potato farmer

Sustainable potato farming in South Africa reduces costs as well

February 11, 2021
Managing plant health and strict water monitoring have paved the way to success for AL 3 Boerdery in Dendron, Limpopo.
McCain Foods South Africa appoints new managing director

McCain Foods South Africa appoints new managing director

February 04, 2021
McCain Foods South Africa has appointed Unathi Mhlatyana as its new managing director (MD) effective yesterday. Mhlatyana brings more than 20 years experience in the FMCG industry, having previously been employed in leadership roles with Pepsico and SAB/AB InBev.
Willie Jacobs appointed as CEO of Potatoes South Africa (PSA)

Willie Jacobs appointed as CEO of Potatoes South Africa (PSA)

February 01, 2021
Willie Jacobs took over the leadership of Potatoes Potatoes South Africa (PSA) as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) after Dr. André Jooste, who as part of his career planning, left the organization after 9 years.
Outgoing chief executive hails the potato growers of South Africa

André Jooste is leaving Potatoes South Africa

November 10, 2020
Dr. André Jooste, an agricultural economist who joined Potatoes South Africa eight years ago as chief executive officer, is leaving the organization at the end of the month for personal reasons.
South Africa Has Seen a Massive Surge in Potato Prices in Recent Months

Why South Africa Potato Prices Exploded by 140% in Just Four Months

October 23, 2020
Since mid-June, potato prices have been on average 46% higher than in the same period last year. In four months, the average market price of a 10kg
bag has rocketed from below R35 to R83.
World Potato Congress Inc. Webinar: 'Above and Below Ground: Diseases threatening sustainable potato production'

World Potato Congress Inc. Webinar: 'Above and Below Ground: Diseases threatening sustainable potato production'

October 21, 2020
The World Potato Congress is pleased to be beginning its Fall webinar series on November 12, 2020, with Professor Jacquie van der Waals from the University of Pretoria, South Africa.
The long, hard road to profiting from potatoes

The long, hard road to profiting from potatoes

January 10, 2020
For as long as Monique Vlok can remember, her father, Frans, produced vegetables on rented land near Citrusdal. When the company he worked for was bought out, he took his package and in 2003 cashed in all his investments to buy the farm Valskuil.
Potato supplier HZPC and its distributor Wesgrow charged by South African Competition Commission

Potato supplier HZPC and its distributor Wesgrow Seed Potatoes are charged by the South African Competition Commission

April 10, 2017
South Africa’s competition watchdog (Competition Commission South Africa) has charged the Dutch seed potato breeder HZPC Holland B.V. and its exclusive South African distributor Wesgrow Potatoes for anti-competitve conduct for the exclusive supply of the variety Mondial.
Potato Prices in south Africa set to spike

Potato Prices in South Africa set to spike

October 25, 2016
The price of potatoes in South Africa is expected to increase in the next four weeks – and there is a chance of even more hikes in December.

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