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South African farmers play chicken with Trump tariffs

By: Reuters     29th August 2018 Herman Pretorius is just the kind of white South African farmer US President Donald Trump expressed concern for when he barged into the country's delicate land reform debate by ordering an investigation into the "large-scale killing of farmers". But for the greying, bespectacled 58-year-old,... 

Spat over saltwater levels in SA chicken 

By: News24Wire      22nd June 2016 The Association of Meat Importers and Exporters of SA (Amie) said on Tuesday it does not agree with the SA Poultry Association (Sapa) that new regulations limiting the practice of injecting chicken with saltwater (brining) would render chicken unaffordable to the poor and hurt the local industry.... 

New chicken row brewing in South Africa 

By: News24Wire      4th May 2016 Following the concessions on US imports to South Africa in January this year, another chicken storm is brewing as local poultry producers face harsh punishment if they fail to comply with new brine limits. The poultry industry has six months to adjust to new maximum levels of brine, a fluid,... 

SA poultry slammed for 'protectionism' 

By: News24Wire      5th January 2016 The Association of Meat Importers and Exporters of SA (AMIE) on Tuesday criticised the SA Poultry Association (Sapa) for its “stubborn protectionism” of the local chicken industry. On Monday, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Minister Dr Rob Davies informed reporters of the possible... 

Poultry association warns meat imports will lead to job losses, importers disagree 

By: Idéle Esterhuizen     7th June 2013 The South African Poultry Association (Sapa) on Friday warned that up to 20 000 jobs could be lost in the domestic poultry industry, as producers would have to resort to retrenchments to mitigate the impact of operational challenges caused by a flood of low-quality chicken imports from Brazil and... 


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