Chicken Industry

Job Losses in Hammarsdale

eTHEKWINI municipality has long-term plans to turn Hammarsdale into a mixed housing and logistics hub following the building of a road between the port and Camperdown, but the area has mainly seen job losses over the past year.

Towel-maker Glodina Black Label closed down last November due to financial problems and some 450 jobs were lost.

RCL Foods chicken division, owner of farms in Hammarsdale, retrenched some 1300 workers, and sold several of its farms in the area, after the group ran into financial difficulties due to the impact on the market of imported lower prices or “dumped” chicken.