Meat Industry

Chicken farming cluck up heading back to parly

The facts are not clear and only time will tell which argument holds water, which may come too late to save the local industry and – local jobs.

​On meat, love and revolution

Reducing meat consumption is about more than animal rights — it can be a revolutionary act.

South Africa’s ‘ships of shame’ under fire

Amid allegations of animal cruelty, a ship carrying 3 500 head of cattle is expected to leave from East London this week bound for Mauritius.

No mincing words in a beef that goes against the grain

How a quest for the perfect burger led Matthew Burbidge into the cold room — and a debate about the merits of grass-fed versus grain-fed cattle.

How meat hops through SA hoops

Exotic meat imports are above board — it's at the processing stage that problems creep in.

Meet your meat: Researchers urge consumers to question what they eat

Researchers have warned consumers to question where their meat comes from, after a study found goat, donkey and water buffalo in mince products.

Report shows SA meat products contain donkey, goat, buffalo

The discovery of horse in meat products sparked outrage across Europe and a new Stellenbosch University report has revealed similar findings in SA.

Meating consumers’ needs

A quality butchery is paying close attention to its suppliers and where their meat comes from.

The call of the cleaver

It's not everyday one comes across a female butcher who is passionate about her product.

Drug-resistant bacteria contaminates 25% of US meat

A sampling of meat in five US cities has shown a type of drug-resistant bacteria is contained in about one quarter of beef, chicken, pork and turkey.


Court date finally set for death in detention Haffejee inquest

Another apartheid era death will be investigated after NPA pressured to finally act

State capture commission granted a 13-month extension

Judge Wendy Hughes says this is the final extension because finality is "owed to the nation"

eThekwini commuters pay for council’s contracts

Perhaps a commission of inquiry can shine the spotlight on public transport in Durban, where bus and taxi passengers have to contend with fare increases and disrupted services

Press Releases

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs