Statement: Chicken importers must reveal “substantial” profits

FairPlay has challenged chicken importers to reveal their “substantial” profits and to say how much they have invested in expanding their industry and creating local jobs in South Africa.

Fears of global hunger

The news about world food availability and prices gets worse and worse. Fears are being raised about shortages and mass hunger, particularly in food importing countries.

Import tariffs will stay, says Patel

Chicken importers have supported our call for VAT-free chicken, but in addition wanted the removal of import tariffs from imported chicken. DTIC Minister Ebrahim Patel says that's not going to happen.

Astral got it right

Astral Foods increases profits by expanding its business and selling more chickens while containing costs, investing in the industry and creating jobs.

Uphill task for poultry producers

Astral CEO Chris Schutte says local producers operate on small profit margins, while importers made fat profits.

Farewell Mike Schussler

FairPlay notes with great sadness the passing of Mike Schussler, one of South Africa’s top economists.

FairPlay calls for SARS investigation of Australian chicken imports

FairPlay calls for SARS investigation into suspicious imports

Wizards of Oz do it again

Drumstick imports from Australia continue to undercut local market for fourth month

Astral laments high volumes of chicken imports

Astral Foods, South Africa’s largest chicken producer, reported strong demand for poultry and higher sales volumes, while lamenting high levels of chicken imports.

Global food prices ease in April

Global food prices ease slightly in April

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