Entries by Antsnever Sleep

MONEYWEB: A cotton industry revival

Big retailers commit to orders, spurring development The demise of the cotton industry along with the rest of the South African textile industry as a result of cheap imports from the East has been well documented. In the late 1980s the country produced about 80 000 tons of cotton fibre, but in 2013 it was […]

South African maize crop 2017/18

By now it is widely known that South Africa delivered a bumper maize and soya bean crop this season. Some farmers are still harvesting, but we have already seen new record yields being reported. The latest reported delivery figures up to the 25th of August 2017 as reported by SAGIS put this into perspective: a […]

SA COTTON INDUSTRY: OUTLOOK

Although the cotton industry in South Africa has been on the path to recovery for the past few years, GroCapital’s involvement started in 2015 when it financed Organimark (Pty) Ltd, which plays a critical role in linking producers with manufacturers through the Sustainable Cotton Cluster (SCC). The cluster is an initiative of Cotton SA, Government […]