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Have your say on draft guidelines for the poultry industry
Have your say on draft guidelines for the poultry industryArticle

The South African Bureau of Standards has called for comments on the draft South African Standard 1758 that focuses on the welfare of chickens...

19 Mar 2021

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FairPlay releases online guide to poultry dumpingArticle

The guide is in an online format and provides information about dumping and predatory trade, as well as the impact of the trade measures South Africa implements to defend the industry...

17 Nov 2020

Increased tariffs on chicken imports necessary to protect local markets
Increased tariffs on chicken imports necessary to protect local marketsArticle

"The South African chicken industry is in trouble because imports have grabbed nearly 30% of the local market. Real protection for the local industry, and a spur to job creation, would be to limit imports to 10% of local sales."

13 Mar 2020

Poultry sector masterplan launch promises increased production, job creation
Poultry sector masterplan launch promises increased production, job creationArticle

"The masterplan is an industry framework that will ensure that chicken, which has become a staple protein in millions of local homes, will retain its place as South Africa's favourite food."

7 Nov 2019

Ministers, local industry bodies meet to get SA's poultry industry on track
Ministers, local industry bodies meet to get SA's poultry industry on trackArticle

The brewing confrontation between local chicken producers and importers of frozen chicken cuts about proposed punitive import tariffs has now been replaced with cooperation and a search for a definitive 'Chicken Master Plan' for the local market...

22 Aug 2019

SAPA responds to AMIE broiler chicken study
SAPA responds to AMIE broiler chicken studyArticle

The South African Poultry Association has responded to the Association of Meat Importers and Exporters study on the South African chicken industry, which has claimed that a decision to increase tariffs will have dire consequences for consumers.

30 Jul 2019

New study: Cutting chicken imports could spark large increases for consumers' accounts
New study: Cutting chicken imports could spark large increases for consumers' accountsArticle

The study finds that despite already high levels of trade protection, domestic producers have not increased production to meet growing demand...

26 Jul 2019

AMIE calls on government to keep poultry prices in reach of all South Africans
AMIE calls on government to keep poultry prices in reach of all South AfricansArticle

"The right of South Africans to access a prime source of dietary protein must outweigh the factional interests of sectors of the poultry producing industry."

14 Jun 2019

More transparency in the chicken industry - court action suspended
More transparency in the chicken industry - court action suspendedArticle

The Association of Meat Importers and Exporters (AMIE) and the South African Poultry Association (SAPA) have agreed to lift the veil of secrecy on 'confidential' documents on which the protectionist application on chicken imports is based, thereby averting a protracted court battle...

15 May 2019

Import tariffs increase encouraged to protect SA poultry sector
Import tariffs increase encouraged to protect SA poultry sectorArticle

Economists, trade unions and civic organisations including Fair Play and Proudly SA have added their support to a new application by the SA Poultry Association for a steep increase in import tariffs...

11 Dec 2018

Agricultural safeguard levy will boost the local industry, says FairPlay
Agricultural safeguard levy will boost the local industry, says FairPlayArticle

According to Francois Baird, founder of FairPlay, the recently gazetted agricultural safeguard levy of 35.3% imposed on bone-in chicken cuts will impact importers, not consumers...

9 Nov 2018

Making chicken VAT-free should be a national imperative, says FairPlay founder
Making chicken VAT-free should be a national imperative, says FairPlay founderArticle

South Africa is processing a new report produced by an independent panel that reviewed the current list of items exempted from value-added tax...

3 Sep 2018

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FAWU to protest job losses in sugar and poultry industriesArticle

FAWU will be marching in Pretoria and Cape Town to protest the loss of jobs through illicit trade practices and inappropriate government policies to prevent these job losses...

5 Mar 2018

More focus on dog food and less on sugar does the trick for RCL Foods
More focus on dog food and less on sugar does the trick for RCL FoodsArticle

A greater focus on more profitable products such as dog food brand Canine Cuisine rather than commodities like chicken and sugar helped RCL Foods to more than double its profit on a small drop in sales...

Robert Laing 28 Feb 2018

MoU unites African countries against chicken dumping, fights for level playing field
MoU unites African countries against chicken dumping, fights for level playing fieldArticle

The heads of the Ghanaian and South African poultry industries were among the signatories to a Memorandum of Understanding opposing the "pernicious trade practice of dumping and predatory pricing."

6 Dec 2017

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

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

Price of white maize falls with glut in SA's export markets
Price of white maize falls with glut in SA's export marketsArticle

SA could battle to offload some of its surplus white maize as major customers are also experiencing a production uptick. The country's maize oversupply has led to prices falling to their lowest levels since September 2014...

Colleen Goko 30 Jun 2017

FairPlay is simply the SA Poultry Association's alter ego
FairPlay is simply the SA Poultry Association's alter egoArticle

The verbal war over whether or not the dumping of cheap imported chicken portions is to blame for the woes of the poultry industry, has feathers flying...

Linda Ensor 10 May 2017

FairPlay anti-dumping movement to address IGD
FairPlay anti-dumping movement to address IGDArticle

This weekend, 5-6 May 2017, the FairPlay anti-dumping movement will address a select gathering of African and global business leaders in Durban...

3 May 2017

Who is profiting from chicken dumping?
Who is profiting from chicken dumping?Article

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

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Chicken wars: SA industry feels the heat from EU importsArticle

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.

Simon Allison 6 Mar 2017

SONA 2017 failed to address job losses, says Fair Play
SONA 2017 failed to address job losses, says Fair PlayArticle

In his 2017 State of the Nation address, President Jacob Zuma made frequent references to the need to create jobs and government's job creation initiatives...

14 Feb 2017

Fair Play Movement takes EU to task over chicken dumping
Fair Play Movement takes EU to task over chicken dumpingArticle

The Fair Play Movement is bringing international experts to help stop the proliferation of the predatory trade practice of dumping worldwide...

9 Feb 2017

SA and EU spar over chicken meat 'dumping'
SA and EU spar over chicken meat 'dumping'Article

South Africa's poultry industry says it is on the brink of collapse due to hotly-denied accusations that the European Union is dumping cheap chicken...

2 Feb 2017

RCL interim earnings plunge in midst of industry crisis
RCL interim earnings plunge in midst of industry crisisArticle

RCL Foods, one of SA's biggest chicken producers, says it faces a bleak future as it lays off 1,355 workers - or half the workforce - at its large Hammarsdale operations...

Mark Allix 1 Feb 2017

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Astral Foods projects a poultry catastrophe if Eskom cuts off defaulting councilsArticle

A catastrophe is about to decimate a major part of Astral Foods chicken operation...

Mark Allix 13 Jan 2017

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Chicken imports a threat to SA poultry industry jobsArticle

As the local chicken industry tightens its belt due to an increase in the dumping of imported chicken on the South African market, workers face retrenchments instead of Christmas bonuses...

8 Dec 2016

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RCL Foods considers a restructure of its commodity chicken componentArticle

RCL Foods is considering a restructure of its commodity chicken category in response to...

28 Sep 2016

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Agoa - SA Poultry slammed for 'protectionism'Article

The Association of Meat Importers and Exporters of SA (AMIE) criticised the SA Poultry Association (Sapa) for its stubborn protectionism...

Dane McDonald 6 Jan 2016

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SAPA supports poultry import sector transformationArticle

It has been confirmed by The Association for Meat Importers and Exporters (AMIE) that the main imported product - chicken bone-in portions...

21 Dec 2015

Poultry health critical to global food security
Poultry health critical to global food securityArticle

Discussions at the 19th Congress of the World Veterinary Poultry Association (WVPA 2015 Cape Town) has been fruitful and centred around topics such as...

11 Sep 2015

US rebukes SA over trade rules
US rebukes SA over trade rulesArticle

Constantly changing trade requirements imposed by SA on US goods undermine beneficial opportunities for agricultural producers and consumers...

Reitumetse Pitso 17 Aug 2015

Poultry producers under pressure on rising maize prices
Poultry producers under pressure on rising maize pricesArticle

Country Bird's share price fell 3.23% to R3 on Tuesday (14 January) as the market worried about the effect of record South African maize prices on poultry producers battling depressed selling prices.

Andries Mahlangu 15 Jan 2014

Pioneer unbundles Quantum Foods division
Pioneer unbundles Quantum Foods divisionArticle

Paarl-based consumer brands company Pioneer Food has chosen an ominous time to propose an unbundling and separate listing for its Quantum Foods division - which houses a sizeable poultry business.

Marc Hasenfuss 6 Sep 2013

Pioneer announces unbundling of Quantum Foods division
Pioneer announces unbundling of Quantum Foods divisionArticle

Paarl-based consumer brands giant Pioneer Food Group (PFG) has chosen an ominous time to propose an unbundling and separate listing for its Quantum Foods division - which houses a sizeable poultry business.

Marc Hasenfuss 6 Sep 2013

Foodcorp purchase puts RCL Foods under pressure
Foodcorp purchase puts RCL Foods under pressureArticle

RCL Foods‚ formerly Rainbow Chicken, on Tuesday (27 August) reported a 93.2% decline in full-year headline earnings from continuing operations to R18.1m‚ as funding costs from its Foodcorp deal and an effective tax rate of 113.5% weighed down its results.

Zeenat Moorad 28 Aug 2013

Chicken imports weigh on Afgri's bottom lineArticle

JSE-listed farming company Afgri (AFR) on Wednesday, 24 April 2013, warned shareholders its next set of financial results would be weakened by competition from chicken imports.

Alistair Anderson 25 Apr 2013

Imports blamed for chicken industry's woes
Imports blamed for chicken industry's woesArticle

South African chicken producers are taking up the fight against cheap imports again by asking for drastic increases in import duties.

Amanda Visser 22 Apr 2013

SA will not take action on chicken dumpingArticle

The government has decided not to impose additional duties on chickens imported from Brazil - and this decision which will halt Brazil's complaint to the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

Linda Ensor 23 Dec 2012

Western Cape chicken workers strikeArticle

Workers at the County Fair chicken factory in Stellenbosch claim they were fired at with paintball guns while picketing, according to a report on Tuesday (27 November).

27 Nov 2012

Trade ministers of SA & Brazil hold bilateral talksArticle

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies held talks with his Brazilian counterpart, Fernando Pimentel, Allafrica.com reports. Earlier this year, South Africa launched an investigation following a complaint from the chicken industry that Brazilian chicken were being dumped.

15 Nov 2012

SA's agriculture sector key to sustainable food supplyArticle

Agriculture and food-production activities represent the future of our country's development. They hold the key to poverty alleviation and job creation. They create the platform for rural development and the provision of basic needs. More importantly, they are the essence of having an economically, environmentally and sociably sustainable food supply in the future.

Gareth Lloyd-Jones 12 Oct 2012

Minister is harming local chicken industry: AstralArticle

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson is harming the local chicken industry as the state continues to export maize to the detriment of poultry producers, says Astral chief executive Chris Schutte, according to a report in Business Day.

11 Nov 2011

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