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Without a vaccine, bird flu is “unstoppable”

Bird flu in Europe keeps getting worse, and with outbreaks now year-round instead of seasonal, the disease is becoming endemic.

Cape Town’s penguins hit by bird flu

The latest victims of bird flu in South Africa have been four African penguins in a colony at Boulders in Cape Town.

Poultry producers triumph in EU dispute

Poultry producers in the SA Customs Union (SACU) have won an arbitration case which rejected an EU bid to overturn safeguard duties on imported chicken.

SA in dispute with neighbours over “unfair” trade bans

Botswana and Namibia have banned vegetable imports from South Africa.

Thousands of SA jobs lost to dumping

The Food and Allied Workers’ Union FAWU says 2 500 members were among the 9 000 workers who had lost their jobs between 2011 and 2017.

Remgro: duty suspension will hurt poultry industry

Remgro, the majority shareholder in Rainbow’s parent company RCL Foods, has called on Minister Patel to implement anti-dumping duties.

Wool ban lifted but citrus jobs at risk

South Africa’s wool industry has had a ruinous export ban lifted, but citrus producers are still fighting an EU rule that could spell disaster.

Has Ebrahim Patel done a deal with Brazil?

Has South Africa done a deal with Brazil to suspend anti-dumping duties on dumped Brazilian chicken? And did South Africa assure Brazil that duties will never be imposed?

Ghana’s chicken industry woes a lesson for SA

Ghana’s poultry industry was nearly destroyed by dumped imports. Now it is facing difficulties again, despite a very expensive plan to revive local production and create jobs.

Chicken continues to outstrip beef and pork

Chicken is expected to play an even more important role in feeding cash-strapped South Africans over the next decade, increasing market share because it is more affordable than pork or beef.





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