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FAS Pretoria provides summaries of the latest forecasts of the 11 countries it covers on production, supply, distribution and trade in agricultural products.

The Impact of South Africa’s Level Four Lockdown on the Livestock Industry | Livestock and Products | Pretoria | South Africa

On June 27, 2021, the South African government announced that the country would be under a heightened, level 4 lockdown as a result of the rise in COVID-19 infections and the increase in hospital admissions. The lockdown restrictions affect the livestock industry, as patrons are currently not allowed to gather for auctions. Furthermore, restaurants and hotels are only allowed...

Industry Outcry as South Africa Imposes 14-Day Prohibition on the Sale and Distribution of Liquor Products | Agricultural Situation, Agriculture in the Economy, Agriculture in the News, Beverages, Wine | Pretoria | South Africa

On June 27, 2021, South Africa re-introduced the prohibition of the sale, dispensing and distribution of liquor products for 14 days due to the recent surge in COVID-19 infections. This is the fourth ban on liquor products since the start of lockdowns in March 2020. The 14-day prohibition will affect domestic sales and imports of liquor products, including United...

Foot and Mouth Disease Outbreak in the KwaZulu-Natal Province | Livestock and Products, Sanitary/Phytosanitary/Food Safety | Pretoria | South Africa

On May 28, 2021, the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) announced a foot and mouth disease outbreak in the KwaZulu-Natal province. The outbreak was detected in cattle in a communal area, which was part of South Africa’s previous FMD-free zone before the OIE suspended this internationally recognized status in 2019. The provincial DALRRD established a...

South African Sugar Industry Welcomes Report on the Economic Impact of the Health Promotion Levy | Agricultural Situation, Agriculture in the News, Agriculture in the Economy, Sugar, Beverages | Pretoria | South Africa

The South African sugar industry has always publicly lamented the negative impact of the Health Promotion Levy (HPL) that was introduced in 2018 to the already distressed sector. In June 2021, the National Economic Development and Labour Council (NEDLAC) published a report titled, ‘Economic Impact of the Health Promotion Levy on the Sugar Market Industry’. The NEDLAC report confirms...