Poultry industry in crisis: stop exporting our jobs

Meat import volumes have increased tenfold since 2009, from about 3,500 tonnes to 30,000 tonnes per month. The South African agriculture industry is facing a silent crisis caused by the recent significant increase of chicken imports into South Africa. Import volumes have increased tenfold since 2009, from about 3,500 tonnes to 30,000 tonnes per month.…

Start-up funding now available in reopened project

Black industrialists can now source up to R50m in start-up funding from the manufacturing competitiveness enhancement programme. The manufacturing competitiveness enhancement programme (MCEP) was partially reopened on Monday, after a year-long suspension, to accommodate black industrialists in need of start-up funding. Start-ups were previously excluded from the programme. The new dispensation announced by Trade and…