South Africa

Cape Town on Verge of Running Out of Water

Residents have been restricted to 50 liters of water a day before city taps are projected to be turned off in April.

South African Olive Farmers Feel the Heat as Wildfires Take Their Toll

South Africa's olive industry is set to take a blow from recent wildfires that have plagued the Western Cape region, an area home to most of the country's olive farms.
Special Report

Future Looms Large for South Africa’s Rio Largo

After taking home the Best in Class award for their robust Premium Blend in the 2016 New York International Olive Oil Competition, South Africa's Rio Largo is ready for a promising 2017.

Seal Factory Looks to Olives in the Off-Season

A seal processing plant plans to provide new employment by producing olive oil in Henties Bay, Namibia.
Olive Oil Times Special

Olive Oil, Rice Center Stage at Third Southern Hemisphere Championship

Producers and enthusiasts from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa will compete in a competition recognizing award-winning olive oils and innovative dishes.

South African Olive Oil Producers Seek Reforms

A new chapter for South African olive oil is taking shape with several major developments promising reform for the local industry.
Special Report

South Africa’s New Gold Standard

Educating the public is the key to reducing the dependency on imports and ensuring that the potential of this liquid gold is shared with all South Africans.

Industry Group Pushes to Adopt Australian Olive Oil Standard in South Africa

The president of South Africa's olive oil producers' association said the country's government has formed a committee to consider adopting Australia's standard.