Entries by Lynne Bothma

BUSINESS REPORT: AFGRI Holdings buys SA Bank of Athens

Agricultural services and food processing group Afgri Holdings announced on Tuesday that it had bought National Bank of Greece Group’s (NBG’s) 99.81 percent stake in the South African Bank of Athens (Saba) for an undisclosed amount. NGB, the second largest Greek bank by total assets, said in a statement that the deal was part of […]

BUSINESS DAY: AFGRI pursues Bank of Athens’ SA stake

Afgri CEO Chris Venter says the 94-year-old business was constantly evolving and looking at ways to better service its customers Afgri is seeking to acquire the South African portion of Bank of Athens. The deal would give Afgri, which has long been a financier of farmers in partnership with the Land Bank, a banking licence. […]

AFGRI acquires stake in bank and broadens financial offering

AFGRI Holdings Proprietary Limited (“AFGRI”), the leading agricultural services and food processing company is pleased to announce the potential acquisition of the National Bank of Greece Group’s stake in the South African Bank of Athens Limited (“SABA”), corresponding to 99.81% of the issued share capital (the ‘’Transaction”) of SABA . The Transaction is subject to […]

BUS BYWAY: Large South African Presence at Agritech Expo in April Indicates Strong Interest in Zambia’s Agri Sector

Chisamba, Zambia, March 05, 2017 – “Zambia is an exciting market to explore, not just for South African suppliers to the agriculture sector, but also for South African farmers,” says Liam Beckett, commercial director for the upcoming Agritech Expo Zambia. The award-winning event is owned by the Zambia National Farmers Union (ZNFU) and returns to […]

Vodacom Bulls change two for trip to Bloemfontein

Vodacom Bulls coach Nollis Marais drafted in Jason Jenkins to replace injured Lood de Jager and swopped around Lizo Gqoboka and Pierre Schoeman in the Vodacom Bulls team that will take on theToyota Cheetahs in the second round of the 2017 Vodacom Super Rugby competition. These are the only two changes to the starting side […]

Vodacom Bulls to partner with CHOC

The Vodacom Bulls are pleased to announce their exciting partnership with the Childhood Cancer Foundation SA (CHOC) a day after International Childhood Cancer Day which was on 15 February. The Vodacom Bulls and CHOC have worked together in the past but have solidified their relationship as the two organizations look to create awareness about childhood […]

BUSINESS DAY: Fairfax bullish on SA and has cash to deploy

Fairfax Financial Holdings, a Canadian-based investment holdings business with predominantly insurance and reinsurance assets, says it has $500m to deploy in Africa. The group, listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and led by billionaire Prem Watsa, is also bullish on SA. “We happen to be really quite optimistic about SA. We take a long-term view […]

De Jager to start first match for Vodacom Bulls

New signing Lood de Jager will make his first appearance for the Vodacom Bulls against the Chiefs in Brisbane on Thursday, after being named in the squad that face the New Zealand team in a Vodacom Super Rugby friendly at the Ballymore Stadium. De Jager, who moved from the Toyota Cheetahs, will form a lock […]