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World News: South Africa
South Africa | 5 January 2016
US baffled at Pretoria's 'chronic failure' to remove poultry barriers

US officials say they are both frustrated and perplexed by what they see as Pretoria’s chronic failure to meet mutually agreed benchmarks to forestall the suspension of African Growth and Opportunity ...


South Africa | 18 November 2015
Astral boss sees problems for SA poultry sector

The resilience of South Africa’s poultry industry will be tested to the limit in the year ahead, according to Chris Schutte, the chief executive at Astral Foods, which saw its profits reach a record h...


South Africa | 18 November 2015
South Africa, US sign poultry veterinary deal

The South African government today (17 November) announced a deal with Washington over avian flu, with Pretoria claiming the deal is a "significant milestone" towards securing preferential access for ...


South Africa | 6 November 2015
AMIE squawks about chicken brining to WTO

The Association of Meat Importers and Exporters of SA (AMIE) has written to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) complaining about threatened changes to the rules on the injection of brine into chickens...


South Africa | 15 October 2015
South Africa close to agreeing final terms for U.S. poultry imports

South Africa is close to signing an agreement to allow 65,000 tonnes of poultry imports from the United States, a special envoy for the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) said on Wednesday, sea...


South Africa | 15 September 2015
Poultry row: Zuma urged to intervene

US Senators Chris Coons and Johnny Isakson have again written to President Jacob Zuma, urging him to open up the South African market to US poultry “expeditiously” to avoid South Africa losing lucrati...


South Africa | 14 September 2015
Poultry dispute threatens South African trade with U.S.

What came first, the chicken or the trade dispute? The two have blurred together for U.S. negotiators holding $1 billion in South African exports hostage over Pretoria’s hesitation to allow America...


South Africa | 27 July 2015
Huge fire kills 100,000 baby chickens

A flammable cage-cleaning liquid that caught fire resulted in around 100,000 baby chicks being burnt to death at a chicken farm in South Africa. The huge blaze at the Eagle’s Pride farm saw birds a...


South Africa | 1 July 2015
Chicken is 100% safe to eat, says KFC South Africa

KFC South Africa has come out to assure customers that the fast-food giant's food is safe for consumption after allegations of food contamination in India. "This allegation relates to KFC India and...


South Africa | 1 July 2015
Chickens hurt in load-shedding prompt power request

South African chicken producers will ask the government to help them guarantee electricity supply to the nation’s biggest abattoirs as almost-daily power cuts are harming the birds’ welfare and creati...


South Africa | 19 June 2015
Clarity given on potential poultry job losses

While trying to spare your readers the tit-for-tat of countering the litany of lies passed off as fact by David Wolpert of the Association of Meat Importers and Exporters (“The myth of poultry job los...


South Africa | 8 June 2015
SA and US agree to end poultry row

South Africa and the US have struck a deal paving the way for the scrapping of anti-dumping duties on US poultry exports and securing Pretoria’s continued participation in the African Growth and Oppor...


South Africa | 27 April 2015
SA awaits response from US on poultry trade dispute

South Africa is awaiting a response from the US to a revised poultry trade offer which could see America become one of the largest exporters of chicken meat on the bone to Africa’s most industrialised...


South Africa | 21 April 2015
SA poultry producers in bid to end Agoa logjam

South African poultry producers are making concessions in order to end a dispute with the US over local poultry tariffs and keep the country on track to be included in the renewal of the Africa Growth...


South Africa | 27 March 2015
South Africa sees quotas as solution to poultry-import Issue

South Africa hopes poultry producers will agree on import quotas in the next few weeks, preventing their products from being blocked in the U.S., Trade Minister Rob Davies said. Local producers and...


South Africa | 2 March 2015
Poultry still under whip but tariffs on imports welcome

Higher input prices signal tough times ahead for the local poultry market, despite the International Trade Administration of South Africa (Itac) last week imposing tariffs on poultry imports from Germ...