EU wants to stop S. African citrus imports

citrusThe European Union (EU) is preparing a ban on South African citrus imports that could take orange juice off Europe’s breakfast tables next summer and sour efforts in Brussels to broaden trade with Africa’s biggest economy.

The move follows the … Read the rest

European Union must not side with the farm murderers of South Africa

by Dan Roodt

The news that South Africa supplies 70% of the citrus fruit consumed in the European Union adds another ingredient to the debate around farmland in South Africa. In strictly economic terms, both farm murders and ANC’s radical … Read the rest

South Africa is world’s biggest exporter of oranges and grapefruit

International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane and European Commission vice-president Baroness Catherine Ashton discussed citrus exports on Monday.

“Yes, we engaged on the citrus issue and there has been an undertaking, and producers will still be engaging,” Mashabane told reporters in … Read the rest