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No cheap chicken, only fat margins
No cheap chicken, only fat margins
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Sowetans like their chicken fresh and local
Sowetans like their chicken fresh and local
On a hot summer’s day in Diepkloof, Soweto, large hens walk sluggishly around their cage, weary from the day’s heat. A piece of material has...
Specialists shrug off ANC review of trade agreements
Specialists shrug off ANC review of trade agreements
The department of trade and industry has embraced a plan by the ANC’s economic transformation subcommittee to review all South Africa’s trade...
Falling rand rains on Agoa parade
Falling rand rains on Agoa parade
As of 11.30am on Thursday morning, South African borders were opened to United States pork, beef and poultry products. At the same time, however,...
US demand spooks SA agriculture
US demand spooks SA agriculture
The department of agriculture is facing a tough choice in the next 60 days. It must moderate its approach to bird flu and salmonella risk when it...
Fissile hoard threatens key SA-US deal
Fissile hoard threatens key SA-US deal
Frustrated by what they paint as President Jacob Zuma's obduracy, President Barack Obama's advisers are playing hardball to persuade South Africa to...
Agoa: A dangerous game of chicken
Agoa: A dangerous game of chicken
If poultry industries in South Africa and the United States cannot strike a deal on exports soon, other important sectors in the domestic economy,...
Agoa: Calls for SA to graduate out of the US trade programme
Agoa: Calls for SA to graduate out of the US trade programme
As African leaders descend on Washington this week for the United States-Africa Leaders Summit, their trade ministers will, on the sidelines, be...
Playing catch-up, Obama seeks bigger US role in Africa
Playing catch-up, Obama seeks bigger US role in Africa
Ask Major-General Wayne W Grigsby Jr, the top US military officer in Africa, how he thinks US and European-backed African troops are faring in...
US shows interest in increasing African exports
US shows interest in increasing African exports
The US has expressed interest in increasing agricultural imports from sub-Saharan Africa, Agriculture Deputy Minister Pieter Mulder said on...
Agoa: An opportunity for Obama to define his Africa legacy
Agoa: An opportunity for Obama to define his Africa legacy
The Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) rarely makes headlines in the United States. But the frequency with which it was raised during...
Sacci welcomes Obama's decision on tarrif-free trade
Sacci welcomes Obama's decision on tarrif-free trade
"Sacci [the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry] is heartened by the principled stand of President Obama that open trade can be...

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