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Trouble brewing for Kenya’s coffee growers

Kenyan farmers say theft of their crop is endemic – and they suspect collusion

Trouble brews as coffee faces extinction

Deforestation, climate change and disease threaten 60% of coffee species with extinction

Kenyan farmers toast growing European demand for avocados

Across Kenya's ochre fields, farmers are switching coffee and tea for avocados in a bid to profit from increasing European demand

Ugandan budget: Striking a balance between infrastructure and social sectors is key

In coming years, Uganda's GDP growth is set to accelerate as recent and ongoing public investments begin to yield returns

Emerging markets have seen a boom in coffee consumption, but has SA hit its peak?

The high-end coffee shop experience is a huge roastery drawcard as talk of market saturation begins.

Get roasted in a boere machine

At 238° in a stream of hot air the roastmeister of the Magaliesberg toasts the perfect coffee beans.

Starbucks to push up cost of coffee

Starbucks intends to keep prices in its SA shop in line with what it charges internationally, which could spark an increase in retail coffee prices.

Late rains in Vietnam alleviate coffee fears

A late start to the wet season has brought farmers the moisture their trees need to absorb fertiliser, which prevents the fruit from falling to waste.

Coffee delivers a kick to the hair follicles

German scientist Dr Adolf Klenk has developed a brand of shampoos and conditioners containing caffeine to combat hair loss.

Get revved up for a good cup of java in Umhlanga

Coffee Tree and Duke and Duchess Café are churning out some of the best coffee in interesting settings in Umhlanga, KwaZulu-Natal.

Coffee drives you crazy (give it up and see)

Caffeine addiction and withdrawal have now been classified as formal mental disorders.

African coffee isn’t worth a bean

Africa does not have the same coffee export volumes to follow what Latin America did in the 1970s, but the ingredients for success are the same.

Bean there, drank that

Coffee is one of Africa's great gifts to the world. Brent Meersman rounds up the best local offerings.

Coffee gives the spirits a lift

A small café lets you appreciate the significance of a memorial to the long-forgotten dead.

India’s coffee war brews

While some establishments bustle with wealthy young consumers, others are falling victim to radical changes in Indian society, writes Jason Burke.

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The living nightmare of environmental activists who protest mine expansion

Last week Fikile Ntshangase was gunned down as activists fight mining company Tendele’s expansions. Community members tell the M&G about the ‘kill lists’ and the dread they live with every day

Durban city manager says NPA erred in his bail conditions

The corruption-fraught metro is coming to grips with having a municipal manager who is on bail for graft, yet has returned to work

SA justice delays extradition of paedophile to UK

Efforts to bring Lee Nigel Tucker to justice have spanned 16 years and his alleged victims have waited for 30 years

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Itec serves up high-tech integrated surveillance system for family food company

The system includes facial recognition software and a thermal screening solution that will provide instant temperature screening of all employees

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

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