Agbiz CEO John Purchase on #Budget2016: New direction, new hope for agriculture

Dr John Purchase, CEO of Agbiz reckons there were green shoots of hope in Budget 2016 as Pravin Gordhan confirmed the new direction which appears to becoming entrenched.
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With South Africa’s agricultural sector having experienced its driest year since records started in 1904, farmers have the backs very much against the wall. Overlay years of anti-business sentiment and the national food security concerns loom large. Dr John Purchase, CEO of the Agricultural Business Chamber reckons there were green shoots of hope in Budget 2016as Pravin Gordhan confirmed the new direction which appears to becoming entrenched. But as with SA business generally, he believes that although what was contained in the speech is a move in the right direction it will take time – 12 to 24 months – and execution of proposed changes for trust to be rebuilt. Read more