South Africa

Sep. 14, 2021

After Slow Start, South African Producers Celebrate Record Harvest

While many growers reported more rainfall and record harvests, others fared less well and worry about the future.

Jun. 22, 2021

Bountiful Harvest Yields Wins for South African Producers at World Competition

South African producers earned a record-tying nine awards at this year’s NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition, more than twice the number they earned in 2020.

Jun. 15, 2021

Mixed Expectations as Harvest Gets Underway in South Africa

While the country’s long-standing drought finally broke, pests, blackouts and Covid-19 restrictions resulted in a harvest of mixed results thus far.

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Jun. 18, 2020

South African Producers Share Realities of Harvesting During Lockdown

Even with ongoing water shortages and the challenge of working during a lockdown, growers anticipate a good harvest.

May. 19, 2020

South African Producers Persevere to Win 4 NYIOOC Awards

South African producers earned four awards at the world's premier olive oil quality competition. Producers persevered through drought to make their oils and the coronavirus pandemic to send them to New York.

Apr. 8, 2020

Olive Harvest in South Africa Proceeds Largely Unhindered

South Africa is in lockdown to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, but with the necessary permits, EVOO producers continue harvesting.

Sep. 5, 2019 Africa / Middle East

Bonsai Masters: The Art of Olive Bonsai

Jun. 19, 2018 Africa / Middle East

Olive Farm Helps Save Rhinos

Feb. 8, 2018 Africa / Middle East

Cape Town on Verge of Running Out of Water

Dec. 21, 2016 Africa / Middle East

Future Looms Large for South Africa's Rio Largo

Feb. 15, 2015

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.

Aug. 20, 2014

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.

Apr. 30, 2013

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.

Jul. 31, 2012

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.

Nov. 15, 2011

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.

Jun. 28, 2011

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.

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