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Sea Harvest casts its net back onto JSE after 17 years

About 17 years after delisting from the JSE, fishing group Sea Harvest - now with Australian operations complementing its core frozen hake offering - trawled quietly back onto the bourse...

By Marc Hasenfuss 24 Mar 2017

SA suspends imports amid Brazilian meat scandal

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) has suspended imports of meat from establishments suspected...

24 Mar 2017

Dumping is causing poultry crisis, Sapa says

SA's crisis-stricken poultry industry - and whether the crisis has been caused by "dumping" of EU bone-in chicken portions - was the subject of heated debate in parliament...

By Linda Ensor 23 Mar 2017

Swiss watch exports tumble ahead of Basel trade fair

The world's biggest watch fair will open in Switzerland this week, even as slumping exports of luxury Swiss timepieces appear to dash hopes...

22 Mar 2017

Who is profiting from chicken dumping?

A faceless group is lining its pockets with the profits made from tons of European Union (EU) chicken that is dumped in South Africa...

20 Mar 2017

Sanitising the industrial salt trade in Nigeria

Nascon Allied Industries, a salt refining establishment and Dangote Salt are collaborating with NAFDAC in Nigeria to rid the food market of unwholesome practices...

15 Mar 2017

Planting restrictions cause timber shortage

The government's stringent restrictions on the issuing of forestry and planting permits have led to a timber shortage...

By Colleen Goko 13 Mar 2017

Juicy market for SA citrus

Despite the uncertainty that Donald Trump's presidency in the US has introduced into the global economy, America remains an important market for South African citrus growers...

By Shaun Gillham 13 Mar 2017

SARS unravels SA clothing industry: Tax leakages, job losses blamed on illegal imports

On Friday the South African Clothing and Textile Workers Union (SACTWU) will march on SARS headquarters in Pretoria...

By Marianne Thamm 10 Mar 2017

Africa World Expo debuts in Johannesburg in July

The inaugural Africa World Expo (AWE) will take place at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand from 30 July to 1 August 2017...

8 Mar 2017

Misinvoicing practices loses Africa billions of dollars

A study published by UNCTAD last year revealed huge discrepancies in trade accounting in South Africa, Zambia, Nigeria and Côte d'Ivoire...

8 Mar 2017

Chicken wars: SA industry feels the heat from EU imports

South Africa's chicken industry is being destroyed by a flood of cut-price exports from the European Union, claim local chicken farmers. Except it's not quite as simple as that.

By Simon Allison 6 Mar 2017

Poultry association seeks import protection to save industry

The poultry industry could create up to 50,000 direct and indirect jobs, including grain jobs, if SA did not import chickens...

By Bekezela Phakati 6 Mar 2017

SABMiller, AB InBev to increase South African hops production and export

“We are bringing the brewing world to South Africa because of the huge potential of South African grown hops."

3 Mar 2017

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