South Africa

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.

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.
Special Report

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, 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.
Olive Oil Times Special

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.

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.
Special Report

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.

South African Olive Oil Goes Wild

When you run down the list of emerging olive oil producing countries don't forget South Africa, with its growing production of quality olive oils and ever more appreciative consumers.