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Poultry master plan must get back on track

The poultry sector master plan is working, but much more slowly than was expected when it was signed by industry, government, importers and unions in November 2019.

South Africa’s chicken dumping crisis explained

FairPlay's Francois Baird joins Pabi Moloi on ETV's The Morning Show to talk about the severity of South Africa's chicken dumping crisis, where half of all chicken imported into South Africa is dumped.

More bird flu in South Africa

There’s been another outbreak of avian influenza in Gauteng, bringing to three the number of farms so far affected.

Debate about dumping

While the investigation gets underway into the poultry industry’s application for anti-dumping duties against Brazil and four EU countries, the debate has not stopped.

Agriculture the “shining star” of 2020

Agriculture was the star economic performer in 2020, showing strong growth while most industries declined.

Big gap between farm prices and shop prices

Retail chicken prices are going up much faster than producer prices.

From lawyer to egg producer

After Lungelo Ndebele qualified as a lawyer in 2019, she was unable to get a job in corporate law as she had hoped. Undeterred, she became a poultry farmer, producing eggs for shops in her local town of Harrismith.

Comprehensive tariff restructure is in the offing

A complete review of the tariff structure for poultry imports is underway, and it might have very interesting outcomes.

How about a South African “trade defence” policy?

In its tariff structure review, we hope ITAC studies the “trade defence” policies implemented by the European Union.

Retrenched workers back in the poultry business

Here’s another good news story. Retrenched poultry workers have built a small but thriving business in Cato Ridge, near Pietermaritzburg...





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