Racial edicts in the form of the current empowerment regime have been presented as a non-negotiable by President Ramaphosa, writes Terence Corrigan.
South Africa’s wool industry is on tenterhooks as exporters seek clarity on a Chinese ban on imports of the fiber following an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease earlier this year.
SA's foot and mouth disease outbreak is under control, with no new cases in seven weeks. Trade is resuming and an application to have the country's FMD-free status reinstated is being prepared, says the DAFF.
The detection of foot and mouth disease in Limpopo is bad news for SA's agricultural economy, says the Minister of Economic Opportunities in the Western Cape.
An outbreak of foot and mouth disease has led to the temporary suspension of South Africa's FMD-free status.
Further action is needed to prevent an outbreak of foot and mouth disease in the Umkhanyakude district, northern KwaZulu-Natal, provincial agriculture MEC Cyril Xaba says.
The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries says the incubation periods prompted by the detection of foot and mouth disease have lapsed without any new cases detected.
Restrictions on the export of some SA processed meat products have been relaxed by some trade partners following the outbreak of foot and mouth disease in the Vhembe District of Limpopo.
South Africa’s Department of Agriculture has quarantined an area in Vhembe in Limpopo province following positive laboratory results for foot-and-mouth disease in cattle in the district.
Collaborating with neighbouring countries will help SA safeguard its foot and mouth disease-free zone status, says Agriculture Minister Senzeni Zokwana.
The State Veterinary Service has removed the quarantine it placed on Karan Beef last month due to foot-and-mouth disease fears.
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