The Lila Casablanca off-loading yellow maize in Cape Town

SA imports yellow maize – first vessel in five years off-loading in Cape Town

SACOTA provides an update on the recent yellow maize imports and future prospects. Read more >
Egypt opens up as market for SA maize and soybean exports

Egypt opens up as market for SA maize and soybean exports

SACOTA members gained access to the Egyptian market for maize and soybeans exports after their Foreign Agricultural Relations and Plant Quarantine signed off on 12 March 2024. To learn more read SACOTA’s April 2024 Newsletter: Volume 07, 2024.
DALRRD - Maize grading regulations changed

Maize grading regulations changed

The proposed maize grading regulations were gazetted on Friday, 16 February 2024. Read more >
SA yellow maize exports to China continue to draw attention

SA yellow maize exports to China continue to draw attention

Although South Africa only contracted and loaded two export vessels to China when the opportunity arose at the beginning of April 2023, their arrival continues to receive positive feedback in China. This is evident when listening to this local news clip. Read more >
54,43 million tons! The country's first South African feed corn arrives in the Mayong port area of Dongguan Port

SA yellow maize arrives in the Mayong port area, China

Due to three good agricultural grain and oilseed production years, exports of South African maize and soybeans continue unabated. However, this also requires that South Africa opens up new markets. One such market is China, where the first supermax vessel of 55,000 tons of yellow maize has arrived this week. Read more >
Kenyan High Court temporarily blocks GMO imports

Kenyan High Court temporarily blocks GMO imports

The Kenyan High Court has ruled that Government cannot (yet) Gazette the legal imports of GMO white maize. Read more >
Kenya opened market for GMO white maize imports

Kenya to accept GMO white maize

The decision by Kenya to allow the importation of GMO maize in future will present longer-term opportunities for South African white maize exports. Read more >