South Africa

Trademark Coca-Cola also offers sugar-free Light and Zero (in South Africa) and Diet and Zero Sugar (UK). Pic:getty/champlifezy

Coca-Cola assesses sugar tax impact

By Rachel Arthur

The UK and South Africa both introduced taxes on sugar sweetened beverages earlier this year. How has this affected Coca-Cola?

The Fairplay Movement: frozen Brazilian chicken may be thawed, reworked and refrozen before reaching South Africans

Brazil hits back at 'health risk’ chicken claim

By Oscar Rousseau

The Brazilian Association of Animal Protein (ABPA) is “appalled” by allegedly defamatory remarks made by South Africa’s Fairplay Movement on the quality of Brazil’s chicken.

Another case of avian influenza has been confirmed in South Africa

South Africa hit with fifth bird flu outbreak

By Oscar Rousseau

A farm owned by one of South Africa’s biggest poultry processors, Astral Foods, has been hit with an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (AI). 

South Africa has toughened biosecurity measures, but has been hit with trade bans

Bird flu sees South Africa toughen live chicken sales

By Oscar Rousseau

Tightened controls on live chicken sales have been rolled out as South Africa’s government combats the country’s first-ever outbreak of the highly pathogenic avian influenza (AI) strain H5N8. 

South Africa's chicken producers are threatened by EU imports

South Africa poultry producers push for duty protection

By Bill Corcoran

South Africa’s poultry industry is in crisis, according to local producers, who claim thousands of jobs will be lost because EU countries are bombarding its market with chicken pieces their own consumers do not want.  

More than 700 people marched to protest EU poultry import dumping

EU hits out at South Africa's poultry dumping protest

By Oscar Rousseau

The European Commission has expressed concern after hundreds of people protested in Pretoria, South Africa, against EU poultry dumping that has forced profit-hit chicken processors to cut jobs. 

Cavalier said the system helped manage information coming from its meat plants

South African meat processer hails digital tech

By Oscar Rousseau

Red meat processor Cavalier Group has lauded the impact the internet of things – dubbed South Africa’s fourth industrial revolution – has had on business.

USDA: South African consumers now have access to high-quality US beef

US beef arrives in South Africa

By Oscar Rousseau

The first shipment of US beef has arrived in South Africa, after an “intense” and long-running trade dispute between both nations was resolved in January.

The deal gives American pork access to over 50 million consumers in South Africa

South Africa opens door to US pork

By Aaron McDonald

The United States’ National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) has welcomed the news that South Africa is now accepting pork exports from the US. 

The US government says meat exports to South Africa may be worth $75m annually

South Africa ends trade row with the US

By Oscar Rousseau

South Africa has ended its trade dispute with the US, allowing most imports of beef, pork and poultry access to the market, after what the US described as “intense” negotiations

AMIE boss David Wolpert: SAPA

South African bodies lock horns on US poultry

By Oscar Rousseau

South Africa’s Poultry Association (SAPA) has said it will not lower poultry testing standards to accommodate US imports, after an industry body criticised it for “stubborn protectionism” over the country’s poultry market.

The US is retaliating against persistent South African barriers to chicken, and other, meat imports

Obama punishes South Africa over chicken row

By Chloe Ryan

US president Barack Obama has suspended agricultural benefits to South Africa under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) after its repeated refusal to resume imports of US chicken.

Harden: 'I am excited to return to Africa'

US looks to Africa for export opportunity

By Chloe Ryan

The US aims to grow its food exports to sub-Saharan Africa and is sending its deputy secretary of agriculture, Krysta Harden, to Accra, Ghana, in November to spread the word.

US meat exporters are waiting for South Africa to follow through on deal

US poultry firms wait for South Africa to admit AGOA-deal exports

By Ed Zwirn

The extension of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) may have occurred over a month ago, but US poultry and pork exporters say they have yet to receive a break under the agreement. And at least one trade group has called for limits on the participation...

Last year, South Africa imported nearly 25,000 tonnes of pork

Meat body welcomes US-South Africa talks

By Chloe Ryan

The US Meat Export Federation (USMEF) has welcomed the news that trade officials from the US and South Africa are in talks to try to resolve the embargo on US beef and pork from the South African market.

AGOA was first approved in 2000

USA extends meat import privileges for African exporters

By Ed Zwirn, in New York

With a compromise over the US-South Africa poultry trade having paved the way, the US House of Representatives’ overwhelming approval of a Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015, which includes re-authorisation of the African Growth and Opportunity Act...

The two countries are disputing South Africa’s poultry import quota and duties

South Africa ready to make concessions on US poultry imports

By Poorna Rodrigo

South Africa’s poultry industry is ready to allow a "concession volume" of US poultry imports into the country, but the move is purely to ensure the country is not excluded from US market access via the African Growth and Opportunity Agreement...

Demand for poultry in South Africa has increased significantly over the past 15 years

US accuses South African Poultry Association of press offence

By Georgi Gyton

The executive director of the South African Poultry Association Kevin Lovell has implied that access to the chicken market for US poultry producers would destroy the local industry, resulting in thousands of job losses, according to a report from the...

South Africa is facing an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease

South Africa faces fresh FMD outbreak

By Keith Nuthall

Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) has broken out in a key cattle rearing area of South Africa – Limpopo province, in the country’s north-east.

Six-Second Project outlines first goal

Six-Second Project outlines first goal

By Nicholas Robinson

A children’s charity supported by the global meat industry has announced its first field project for combating poverty and hunger.

Namibia sees beef exports plummet

Namibia sees beef exports plummet

By Arabella Mileham

The beef trade in Namibia decreased by 28.8% in the first six months of 2012, the Meat Board of Namibia has revealed in its six-monthly review, with exports “significantly lower” than the same period in 2011.

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