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Rudy and Marietjie Visser have re-energised the Cape Floral Kingdom Expo in Bredasdorp to showcase the beauty and diversity of the province’s fynbos and to promote conservation efforts. Picture: LESLEY STONES

Keeping the fynbos heritage alive

Conservation-focused fynbos show reawakens to promote the beauty and diversity of SA’s heritage, writes Lesley Stones

Higher wheat import duties mean bread will cost R1 more a loaf


The import tariff on wheat, which was introduced in October 2014, has increased more than 900% in almost two years

Boycott Robertson’s wines, striking workers urge the public

An EFF supporter backs striking workers outside Robertson Winery on Wednesday. The workers are on strike over a wage increase . Picture: THE TIMES

Roberston Winery is operating at 30% capacity owing to the strike over wages, as most of its 300 workers stay away from work

Slightly more maize expected this year than previously estimated

Maize. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL

The Crop Estimates Committee also expects wheat production to jump almost 17% on last season’s crop

Treasury dismisses sugar industry fears but will research tax

HIDDEN INGREDIENT: The proposed sugar tax at 2.29c per gram translates into a 20% tax on fizzy drinks and other added-sugar drinks, the industry argued this week. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

The Treasury dismisses dire claims of widespread job losses and business closures as the bitter harvest of its planned sugar tax

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