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SA issues ban on Brazilian firms implicated in meat scandal

The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry has suspended all exports from establishments in Brazil found to be producing unsafe meat. This after Brazilian police found major meat producers had bribed health inspectors to certify tainted food as fit for consumption. The Department has requested Brazilian authorities to provide a[…]

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US chicken imports a concern for Muslim consumers

Chicken produced in the United States (US) is back on grocery shelves in South Africa for the first time in nearly 17 years following the arrival of five containers of poultry products into the country. Bone-in chicken leg quarters and drumsticks from Tyson Foods and House of Raeford Farms arrived[…]

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Fire-ravaged areas at risk of landslides

As Capetonians breathe a sigh of relief following the containment of a devastating blaze that engulfed the South Peninsula last week, experts have warned that the area may still be at risk. The region has been the scene of a massive fire since the 1st March, with hundreds of firefighters[…]

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Saudi Arabia becomes biggest importer of arms

As Israel intensifies its attempts to curb the nuclear operations of Iran, Saudi Arabia has surprisingly crept up the ladder in terms of arms imports. A 2014 study listed the gulf nation as the world’s top importer of arms, above second place India; a country with a population 40 times[…]

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