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Western Cape takes a sober look at ways to curb drinking
Western Cape takes a sober look at ways to curb drinking

It's going to be much harder to buy a beer in Cape Town if the Western Cape government has its way...

By Katharine Child 1 day ago

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How safe is the food on your plate?

It can take up to three months or even more for food to travel from the farm to table. “The longer this supply chain, the less control you have over the product and the harder it is to maintain quality and safety.”

3 days ago

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Beef supplier and juice maker agree not to compete - in contravention of competition law

Two companies - a beef supplier and a juice maker - have been referred by the Competition Commission to the Commission Tribunal after it was found they signed agreements not to compete with each other...

By Penwell Dlamini 14 Sep 2017

Shoprite found guilty of reckless lending
Shoprite found guilty of reckless lending

The National Consumer Tribunal has handed down judgement that finds Shoprite guilty of reckless lending...

6 Sep 2017

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Public backs tax on sugary drinks and junk food

Support for the sugar tax has grown in recent months, with a recent survey showing three out of four adult South Africans believe that the government is doing the right thing...

4 Sep 2017

McDonalds to limit use of antibiotics in chicken supply
McDonalds to limit use of antibiotics in chicken supply

McDonalds says it will start globally rolling back use of antibiotics in its chicken products from 2018 as part of efforts to curb microbial resistance to drugs...

25 Aug 2017

Pioneer Foods develops focus on reducing sugar and salt
Pioneer Foods develops focus on reducing sugar and salt

Pioneer Foods is part of the voluntary healthy food options industry initiative, being coordinated by the Consumer Goods Council of South Africa...

24 Aug 2017

Amendment to Liquor Products Act widely welcomed
Amendment to Liquor Products Act widely welcomed

The Liquor Products Amendment Bill has been widely welcomed by alcohol industry players who say it will go a long way to curbing illicit trade...

By Bekezela Phakathi 17 Aug 2017

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Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries update report on HPAI H5N8 outbreak in South Africa

Recently detected outbreaks bring the total number of outbreaks to 16. The department has applied for additional funding to deal with the disease control measures, including compensation where applicable...

15 Aug 2017

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Avian flu adds more woes to poultry sector

It spreads fast, is deadly to poultry and is potentially extremely costly, especially for an industry that is already reeling from the pressures of competing in global markets...

By Mark Allix 10 Aug 2017

Is BAT going up in smoke?
Is BAT going up in smoke?

The warm glow of market sentiment usually reserved for highly profitable cigarette giant British American Tobacco has been stubbed out...

8 Aug 2017

Retrenched poultry workers top summit's agenda
Retrenched poultry workers top summit's agenda

The FairPlay Social Support Summit focused on the impact of dumped chicken imports, particularly on industry workers and rural subsistence chicken farmers...

7 Aug 2017

The global food system still benefits the rich at the expense of the poor
The global food system still benefits the rich at the expense of the poor

While global trade has helped lift many out of poverty, it has not done so evenly. A new way of engaging with the complexity of food systems is needed...

By Laura Pereira 31 Jul 2017

New customs valuation on goods imported under franchise agreements
New customs valuation on goods imported under franchise agreements

Importers in South Africa should be aware of the new customs valuation development affecting goods imported under franchise agreements, as this could affect the price they pay for the goods...

By Virusha Subban, Lee-Ann Annandale and Busisiwe Vil 24 Jul 2017

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Cartel conduct under investigation in Kenya

Leniency for cartel conduct in Kenya has unique elements, according to pan-African law firm Bowman's...

24 Jul 2017

Poisoning risk from expired food
Poisoning risk from expired food

A food expert has warned consumers of the dangers of eating expired foods that appear on shop shelves...

By Devon Koen 20 Jul 2017

Developing countries urged to set international food standards
Developing countries urged to set international food standards

The UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Trade Organization (WTO) have issued a joint statement calling on countries to develop international food standards...

19 Jul 2017

TFG now joins the club
TFG now joins the club

In an industry battling to hold onto customers as the economy stalls, club fees have been something of a consolation prize for the country's retailers...

17 Jul 2017

Commission needs more time to understand opaque retail sector
Commission needs more time to understand opaque retail sector

The deadline for completion of the Competition Commission's market inquiry into the grocery retail sector has been pushed out from May 2017 to March 2018, which will be 28 months after the inquiry was launched back in November 2015...

By Ann Crotty 14 Jul 2017

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Inquiry seeks data on informal retail

The four big national supermarket chains will be fighting hard to ensure the Competition Commission inquiry into the grocery retail sector includes detailed figures...

By Ann Crotty 14 Jul 2017

A food in the door
A food in the door

The big-name supermarkets should be compelled to stock products produced by "smallholders" and new shopping mall developments should be made to allocate 25% of floor space...

7 Jul 2017

Food economies at risk of distortion by formal sector grocery retail
Food economies at risk of distortion by formal sector grocery retail

The Grocery Retail Sector Market Inquiry, initiated by the Competition Commission, has received input from the Sustainable Livelihoods Foundation...

6 Jul 2017

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TFG to fight back over club charges

Clothing retailer The Foschini Group (TFG) is the latest of a number of retailers to come under the spotlight of the National Credit Regulator for allegedly charging a club fee...

6 Jul 2017

Credit watchdog refers Foschini to consumer tribunal over club fees
Credit watchdog refers Foschini to consumer tribunal over club fees

The National Credit Regulator has referred clothing retailer Foschini to the National Consumer Tribunal for charging consumers a club fee on credit agreements...

By Linda Ensor 4 Jul 2017

Left to Right: Fresh Produce Exporters Association of Kenya Chairman Apollo Owuor welcomes newly-appointed Chief Executive Officer, Hosea Machuki to the association
Kenya's horticulture sector to undergo major changes as new standard comes into play

According to FPEAK Chairman, Apollo Owuor, Kenya's horticulture sector is set to undergo major changes as the country fights to consolidate its international markets...

28 Jun 2017

China, Hong Kong top hubs for fake goods: Europol
China, Hong Kong top hubs for fake goods: Europol

China and Hong Kong are overwhelmingly the largest shipment centres for fake goods sold around the world, in a growing, complex battle against sophisticated counterfeiters...

23 Jun 2017

National Consumer Tribunal members appointed
National Consumer Tribunal members appointed

President Jacob Zuma has appointed members to the National Consumer Tribunal, whose term of office will become effective from 1 July 2017...

22 Jun 2017

Treasury rejects claims of calamitous job losses from sugar tax
Treasury rejects claims of calamitous job losses from sugar tax

Treasury has rejected claims of calamitous job losses resulting from the imposition of a health promotion levy...

By Linda Ensor 22 Jun 2017

Storm may brew in rooibos probe
Storm may brew in rooibos probe

Rooibos Limited, which controls 70% of the global rooibos tea market, could face class action by other local processors if it is found guilty of abusing its market dominance, says Nick Altini, a competition lawyer with Baker McKenzie.

21 Jun 2017

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