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December 7, 2017

MoU unites African countries against chicken dumping, fights for level playing field

African countries need to unite against the dumping of chicken imports which are destroying local industries and putting thousands out of work – this is something […]
December 7, 2017

SAPA calls for investigation into Brazil’s chicken producers

The South African Poultry Association (SAPA) is extremely concerned about the recent report exposing horrific working conditions, amounting to slave labour, at some Brazilian poultry producers. […]
December 7, 2017

Lobby group wants dumping classified as a criminal offence

Lobby group FairPlay South Africa has called for dumping to be classified as a criminal offence.   Founder Francois Baird told representatives of the poultry industry […]
December 7, 2017

SA poultry body will ask Brazil to explain claims of slavery in chicken industry

The South African Poultry Association (Sapa) will ask the government to seek comment from Brazil about allegations of slavery in that country’s poultry industry.   Sapa […]
December 7, 2017

Poultry association cries foul over work conditions in Brazil

THE SOUTH African Poultry Association (Sapa) has voiced concern about reports of forced labour and inhuman conditions in Brazil’s meat and poultry industries.   Brazil is […]
December 6, 2017

Slave labour used for Brazilian chicken imports to SA

JOHANNESBURG – The South African Poultry Association (Sapa) is extremely concerned about the recent report identifying horrific working conditions, amounting to slave labour, at some Brazilian […]
December 5, 2017

Boere van Ghana en SA vat Hande Teen Storting

DIE Ghanese en Suid-Afrikaanse hoenderbedrywe gaan hul kragte saams noer om teen goedkoop ingevoerde hoender uit onder meer die Europese Unie (EU) tebaklei.   Die Ghanese […]
December 5, 2017

SA en EU Pak Mekaar oor Hoender Invoe

SUID-AFRIKAANSE hoender produsente is doeltreffend en kan nooit tevrede weesmet ‘n situasie waarin groot hoeveelhede hoenderstukke aan die been ingevoer word nie.   Só sê mnr. […]
November 15, 2017

Decline of the poultry sector has far-reaching negative implications

Importation of below-cost chicken pieces reduces the demand for domestic animal feed   Until a year or two ago, the chicken industry was the largest agricultural […]
November 1, 2017

Prevent a Christmas of Misery, advocacy group FairPlay asks Zuma

MEDIA RELEASE 1 NOVEMBER 2017 Prevent a Christmas of Misery, advocacy group FairPlay asks Zuma   A petition calling for President Zuma to urgently come to […]
October 30, 2017

Africa – the garbage dump of Europe

Maurice Oudet is a missionary in the Sahel country of Burkina Faso. Since 20 years he works to improve the lot of the rural population. On […]
October 16, 2017

EU trade policies are hurting African farms, says Tory MP

EU TRADE policies are “morally repugnant” and keep African farmers poor and starving, a Tory MP said yesterday.   Tory MP James Cleverly has slammed EU […]
October 13, 2017

PIC takes full control of Daybreak

THE EMBATTLED Public Investment Corporation (PIC) has acquired full control of poultry producer Daybreak Farms after the Competition Tribunal approved the takeover with conditions.   The […]
October 12, 2017

Vital that poorest nations invest in rural agriculture to avoid relying on food imports

London — The poorest countries risk a greater dependence on food imports unless more is invested in their rural agriculture industries as people move toward cities, […]
October 2, 2017

Fowl squabbles end as South Africa unites

Leaders of the South African Poultry Association (SAPA) have agreed to end division within its ranks to battle industry-wide problems of dumped chicken imports and disease […]
September 13, 2017

All this poultry dumping. And we’re chicken sh**

This month’s story on European Union (EU) chicken producers dumping their surplus on SA- and Government’s inability to defend the local industry – is yet another […]
September 8, 2017

FairPlay joins forces with SAPA to fight ‘chicken dumping’

FairPlay, the international anti-dumping advocacy organisation, pledged its support to Dr Charlotte Nkuna, acting CEO of the South African Poultry Association (SAPA).   According to FairPlay […]
September 5, 2017

Tough times in poultry industry

The poultry industry is bracing itself for further tough times as imports and avian flu continue to affect local businesses. This was evident for industry player […]
August 18, 2017

KFC stands up to surplus chicken dumping with FairPlay

SA’s largest chicken buyer joins fair-trade advocate FairPlay Movement, which already has the support of major stakeholders   KFC, SA’s largest chicken buyer, has lent its […]
August 18, 2017

China launches probe into Brazilian broiler chicken imports

China frozen chicken imports worth more than $1 bln a year Brazil accounted for 85 pct of imports last year China’s poultry industry recovering from bird […]
August 15, 2017

SA maak rug styf oor hoender uit Europa

SUID-AFRIKA gee Europa nou klaarblyklik van sy eie handels medisyne.   In die verlede het Suid-Afrika binne so wat twee weke nadat Europese lande gesê het […]
August 7, 2017

Retrenched poultry workers top summit’s agenda

The FairPlay Social Support Summit, facilitated by the FairPlay anti-dumping movement in partnership with the University of Johannesburg, focused on the impact of dumped chicken imports, […]
August 5, 2017

Fair play sought for retrenched chicken workers

  Dumped chickens have seriously damaged the local industry. Johannesburg – The FairPlay Social Support Summit, called to help thousands of chicken industry workers rendered jobless […]
August 4, 2017

FairPlay summit addresses plight of retrenched chicken industry workers

Nonprofit development organisations and the private sector met this week to discuss the plight of thousands of chicken industry workers who have been rendered jobless as […]
August 4, 2017

Juris tree toe tot hoenderoorlog

OUDREGTER Richard Goldstone (foto) het skaars sy rol as beskermheer van die teenstortingsgroep Fair Play aanvaar, toe die vere opnuut weer begin waai het oor hoenderinvoer […]
August 3, 2017

Hoenderbedryf steier

In 2016 is 240 000 t hoenderstukke aan die been na SuidAfrika ingevoer   Die plaaslike hoenderbedryf se oorlewingstryd teen voëlgriep en goedkoop ingevoerde hoenderstukke raak […]
August 3, 2017

Regter veroordeel ‘roof-storting’

Regter Richard Goldstone, beskermheer van die teenstortingsbeweging FairPlay, het die optrede van invoerders wat hulle skuldig maak aan hoenderstorting sterk veroordeel. Dit sal in die Regering […]
August 2, 2017

Predatory dumping is not unlawful, but SA should implement rule of law

The government needs to act as the poultry industry is threatened by cheap imports and more jobs are at risk   SA has one of the […]
July 10, 2017

Africa’s poultry industry hit

“Europe’s preference for white meat is hurting Africa’s poultry industry” says Luc Smalle, manager at the agri firm Rossgro in South Africa’s Mpumalanga area.   With […]
July 8, 2017

SA’s EPA deal: Is the EU playing chicken?

The current trade dispute over chicken between South Africa and the 28-country European Union, in which local business and trade unions say the EU is selling […]
July 5, 2017

Higher tariffs and trade bans will not save local poultry industry

The importance of trade has to be recognised, as saving the poultry industry is not as simple as imposing higher tariffs or more trade measures, according […]
June 30, 2017

DTI to implement policy interventions to curb poultry industry losses

Rather than make findings on the current state of the poultry industry and the ongoing challenges it faces owing to the dumping of imported chicken products, […]
June 26, 2017

Sovereign Foods weathers ‘perfect storm’

Revenue up 25%, sales volumes increase by 18% Net asset value of Sov Foods share: R9.72   The Sovereign Foods group has announced subdued results and […]
June 25, 2017

Poultry sector still bleeding jobs

The country’s poultry sector is still gradually shedding jobs despite the setting up of a task team to try and halt the crisis in the sector, […]
June 23, 2017

Change in thinking needed to save the poultry industry

AGRICULTURAL NEWS – Treasury’s instruction to all state institutions to only procure locally produced poultry meat, cannot in itself save the South African poultry industry. All […]
June 22, 2017

Chicken dumping: Rival groups battle it out

Cape Town – Another row over the trade of poultry products is playing out – this time involving advocacy group FairPlay, who is refusing to back […]
June 21, 2017

Lack of government support for poultry industry

The SA Poultry Association has urged a ‘partnership approach’ with government to save failing farms…   “Unlike the rest of the world South African poultry producers […]
June 7, 2017

SA poultry industry shows signs of improvement

Cape Town – Market conditions for South Africa’s poultry industry are improving and as far as government knows there have no further layoffs and factory closures. […]
May 29, 2017

Poultry industry a flutter, but adjusting

South African poultry producers have introduced a number of measures in an effort to counter the setbacks that hit the industry in 2016.   Astral Foods, […]
May 28, 2017

Angry birdman says state plan to export fowls just won’t fly

CHRIS Schutte, CEO of Astral Foods,South Africa’s largest poultry producer, says a “lack of leadership in government” is responsible for the crisis facing the local industry. […]

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