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Importers get their sums wrong

We investigate the erroneous claims that Chicken importers make to bolster their proposal for the removal of all tariffs on imported chicken.

AMIE re-evaluates its role in poultry the master plan

Will chicken importers pull out of the poultry master plan? The executive committee of the Association of Meat Importers and Exporters (AMIE) says it plans to "re-evaluate" its participation.

Agriculture creates jobs as other sectors decline

While South Africa’s unemployment rate has worsened steadily, the country’s agricultural sector is one of the few that has been creating jobs.

Walkie-talkies in a can

Chicken feet and necks are a favourite South African street food. Now these "walkie-talkies" are making their way to supermarket shelves.

Importers’ tariff proposal gets dumped

Import tariffs on dumped chicken has re-entered the national debate following a number of opportunistic and spurious claims made by meat importers. Read more as we cover the debate.

Tariff cuts a hidden threat to consumers

South Africa's poultry industry, which produces most of the chicken in the country, keeps prices low. The demise of this industry would not be in the interests of consumers.

Does SARS import data reveal dumping from OZ?

Australian chicken portions are arriving in South Africa at prices even below those of countries found to be dumping chicken here.

BFAP projects rising chicken import volumes

The Bureau for Food and Agricultural Policy says chicken imports to South Africa are projected to increase over the coming decade.

Floods impact chicken supply in KZN

The devastating floods which have killed hundreds in KwaZulu-Natal, are going to make food supply much more difficult.

More food price warnings as impact of war increases

Every week brings new warnings about global food price increases, as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine pushes up fuel, fertilizer and feed prices. The result is a surge in food price inflation.





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