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Poultry industry takes on US chicken quota as court case brews

The South African Poultry Association (SAPA) wants government to review the quota of US poultry imports, following the imposition of tariffs on local aluminium and steel products. In court papers filed in the North Gauteng Court, the organisation argues that US tariffs on SA steel and aluminium exports have affected the benefits that South Africa […]

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South Africa’s AfriAg seeks UK medical cannabis producer license

AfriAg Global Plc has hired a law firm to help with the application process to become a licensed medical cannabis cultivator and producer in the UK, the South African haulier said on Monday. Britain proposed in July to allow doctors to prescribe medicinal cannabis starting this year and several countries, including Germany, Italy and Denmark, […]

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Government identifies 139 farms to be expropriation ‘guinea pigs

The state has identified 139 farms as “guinea pigs” for land expropriation without compensation. President Cyril Ramaphosa announced last week that the ANC would seek to amend the constitution to ensure that expropriation without compensation was allowed. The Sunday Times reported that party insiders gave details of the appropriation scheme, saying the steps that would […]

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Pig farmers ‘pray’ as Tiger Brands plants shut after people die

The People First Piggery in the gritty South African mining city of Rustenburg used to slaughter 150 pigs each month. It’s now down to zero. Three months after South Africa linked products from a factory owned by Tiger Brands, the country’s biggest food producer, to the world’s deadliest known listeriosis outbreak, pressure is building on […]