SAPPO Bi-weekly Update 8 November 2022

SAPPO Bi-Weekly Update 8 November 2022 Sustainability Charting a sustainable course In recent months, SAPPO partnered with the Institute for Sustainability (IS), Stellenbosch and PWC’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) team to formulate a draft sustainability strategy for the industry. The IS conducted a review of global literature on sustainable pork production and formulated a […]

SAPPO Newsletter – October 2022


SAPPO NEWS Oct 2022 FMD: Seven weeks of silence SAPPO is extremely concerned with the lack of urgency displayed to resolve the current FMD crisis. An FMD task team was appointed more than two months ago to look at appropriate actions to not only manage the current spread of FMD, but also to pave a […]

SAPPO Bi-weekly Update 18 October 2022

SAPPO Bi-Weekly 18 October 2022

SAPPO Bi-Weekly Update 18 October 2022 Consumer assurance National pig health in the spotlight SAPPO’s last National Pig Health Monitoring Committee (NPHMC) meeting for 2022 was held in Week 41 under the able chairmanship of Charl Braak. Topics under discussion included African swine fever (ASF), foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), passive surveillance, biosecurity auditing, trade and exports, and […]

SAPPO Newsletter September 2022


SAPPO NEWS September 2022 SAPPO celebrates World Animal (Welfare) Day World Animal Day is celebrated annually on 4 October and is aimed at celebrating and advancing animal welfare. We encourage SAPPO members to use the day to self-evaluate the welfare conditions on their farms, to highlight to their personnel that welfare considerations are non-negotiable. We […]

SAPPO Bi-Weekly Update – 27 September 2022

SAPPO Bi-Weekly Update Week 27 (2022) A word from the CEO Letting go of the past certainties With October on the horizon and 2022 entering its last mile, there is a notable level of despondence and frustration among multiple agricultural industries and ordinary citizens. Many of the institutions that contributed to our past successes, economic […]

BREAKING NEWS – Media Statement Sept 2022

Government Gazette

MINISTER DIDIZA UPLIFT THE COUNTRY WIDE BAN ON MOVEMENT OF CATTLE Press Release 8 September 2022 GOVERMENT GAZETTE – MINISTER DIDIZA UPLIFT THE COUNTRY WIDE BAN ON MOVEMENT OF CATTLE The Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Ms. Thoko Didiza, MP has taken a decision to uplift the country wide ban on movement […]

FMD outbreak and surveillance update report

Press Release 5 September 2022 Foot and Mouth Disease Outbreak & Surveilance update Report 1. Introduction and summary South Africa currently has 142 open Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) outbreaks in the previous FMD free zone.  The outbreaks affected the Limpopo, North West, Gauteng, Mpumalanga, Free State and KwaZulu Natal Provinces of South Africa.  In […]

SAPPO Newsletter – August 2022


SAPPO NEWS Aug 2022 AGM: Holding two opposing truths On the 8th of September, as you leave SAPPO’s AGM + EXPO, you should feel that the pig industry’s strategy is going to effectively respond to the expected discomfort of the decade ahead. Equally, you should feel incredibly unsettled by the state of the entire South […]

SAPPO Bi-Weekly Update – 25 August 2022

SAPPO Bi-Weekly Update Week of 25 August (2022) A word from the CEO AGM: Owing our industry’s mirroring reflection The annual agricultural outlook by the Bureau for Food and Agriculture Policy (BFAP) recently highlighted the The all-time low point of profitability in the South African pork industry. This alarming situation is affirmed by the recent depopulation of many piggeries […]