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neighbours ban south african poultry over bird flu


follows last week’s outbreak of the h5n8 strain of bird flu at two south african poultry farmswindhoek: four of south africa’s neighbours have banned poultry imports from the rainbow nation following a serious outbreak of a highly contagious strain of avian influenza.namibia on tuesday became the latest country to ban south african chickens — live and uncooked — following last week’s outbreak of the h5n8 strain of bird flu at two south african poultry farms.windhoek followed botswana, zimbabwe, and mozambique, along with zambia, which had already halted the imports of certain poultry products from south africa.namibia’s chief veterinary officer adrianatus maseke confirmed in a statement “the suspension of import and ‘in-transit’ movement of live poultry, birds, poultry pr...






south korea bans us poultry imports over bird flu scare


by: reuters | seoul | published:march 6, 2017 9:08 amsouth korea will ban imports of us poultry after a strain of h7 bird flu virus was confirmed at a u.s. chicken farm, the agriculture ministry said on monday, cutting shipments from its main supplier during a current egg shortage. a case of the highly pathogenic h7 avian influenza was found on sunday in a chicken breeder flock on a tennessee farm contracted to us food giant tyson foods inc.the import ban will take effect from march 6, the agriculture ministry said in a statement. live poultry and eggs are subject to the ban, while heat-treated chicken meat and egg products can still be imported, the statement noted. south korea, asia’s fourth-largest economy, has been importing eggs from the united states as its worst-ever bird f...






bank of baroda: bank of baroda to shut down south africa operation


mumbai: the bank of baroda has decided to shut down its operation in south africa, a development that comes within months of the south african reserve bank imposing a fine of 11 million rand (about rs 5.45 crore) for lapses in compliance. the bank notified the south african reserve bank on monday about its plan to exit the country. "the registrar, which is part of the south african reserve bank (sarb), is in discussions with the bank of baroda to ensure its orderly withdrawal from south africa so that no depositor is disadvantaged," said a statement issued by the south african reserve bank. the exit from south africa could also be linked to the bank of baroda being a banker to the gupta family of indian origin who reportedly took undue advantage of its connections wi...






uae bans some south african meat imports


two south african meat-processing products blocked entry following reports of listeria from contaminated meat dubai: the uae is beefing up efforts to screen all south african meat products in response to a listeria outbreak, said the ministry of climate change and environment on wednesday.the ministry has also suspended all meat imports from two south african meat-processing firms to protect uae consumers from a documented listeria outbreak in south africa.listeria is an invasive bacterium that causes illness and even death in humans through contaminated food.“these measures are in response to the announcement made by official south african authorities tracing the deadly listeria outbreak to contaminated meat products from two manufactures: tiger’s enterprise food and rcl foods, whose ...






south africa bans sale of live hens to contain bird flu


exports of processed poultry products, live chickens and fresh produce will continue depending on the requirements of importing countriescape town: south africa has banned the sale of live hens throughout the country in a bid to control an outbreak of highly contagious h5n8 bird flu, but no humans have been affected, the government said on monday.exports of processed poultry products, live chickens and fresh produce will continue depending on the requirements of importing countries, the department of agriculture said in a statement.“to date, no human cases of infection with avian influenza h5n8 have been reported. however, people handling wild birds, sick or dying poultry must wear protective clothing and wash their hands with disinfectants,” the department said.the government said mea...






white south african farmers dig in against deadly 'persecution'


the move, and his comments have sparked fury from the south african government, who have demanded australia retract the remarks which they said “offended” them.the backlash followed coverage by news corp outlets, which reported last weekend that there were calls by distraught relatives in australia to have family in south africa granted asylum, and claimed white south african farmers were killed every week.home affairs minister peter dutton wants to help white south african farmers come to australia.photo: alex ellinghausencalculating an accurate farm murder rate for south africa is difficult, if not impossible, as fact-checking website africa check has illustrated. this week in response to the stories, the site reiterated on twitter that the most updated figures showed 74 people – f...






how safe is brazilian meat in uae?


authorities respond to rumours surrounding rotten brazilian meat and poultry in dubaidubai municipality responds to rumours on social media surrounding brazilian meat and poultry.dubai: rumours questioning the safety of brazilian meat and poultry have gone viral across social media, leading authorities to address the concerns of residents.in a post on dubai municipality’s official facebook page, authorities on thursday confirmed that all meat and poultry imported from brazil are safe.“there were social media reports that all the meat and poultry products from brazil were corrupt, and that six slaughterhouses were banned by the uae ministry of climate change. [the rumour also said that] the saudi food and drug authority has asked all consumers to quickly dispose of any meat products or ...






south african assets hit as nation's credit rating seen threatened


south african bank stocks tumbled and bonds plunged after the firing of finance minister pravin gordhan.






shakib al hasan and mehidy hasan did something which no team has done on south a


bangladesh have not been able to win even a single match on their south african tour but a strategic decision from skipper shakib al hasan helped him and spinner mehidy hasan achieve a unique feat on south african soil, and that too after 111 years. shakib-mehidy became the first spin-bowling pair after 111 years to open the bowling attack on south african soil.the last time a spin-bowling pair opened on south african soil was in 1906. it was a test match between south africa and england at johannesburg. aubrey faulkner and reggie schwarz were the spinners who opened the bowling attack against south africa. the proteas won the test by 1 wicket in a nail-biter of a contest chasing down 284 runs in the fourth innings.the ploy to start the innings with two spinners worked out well for bang...






south african big game theunis botha hunter crushed by elephant


a south african big game hunter was crushed to death by an elephant on a zimbabwe game reserve, according to south african outlet news 24.         






indian bowlers have dominated their south african counterparts since their first


in 1992, team india, under mohammad azharuddin captaincy, created history by becoming the first cricket team to tour south africa post-apartheid. unfortunately, this happens to be team india’s only achievement on the south african soil as they have never won a test series during their visit to the african nation.team india have so far played 17 test matches in south africa and won twice, while south africa won 8 times. 7 matches ended in a draw.team india is now again touring the african nation, this time under virat kohli’s leadership and sans bigwigs like sachin tendulkar, rahul dravid, sourav ganguly and vvs laxman in the batting line-up and anil kumble, javagal srinath in the bowling department.also read: hardik pandya feeds his new-found friend in south africain the past, besides...






south africa has reached its mugabe moment


deputy president cyril ramaphosa, who is widely respected among south africa’s business leaders, criticised zuma’s actions as “totally, totally unacceptable”a man uses a megaphone as thousands of people march through the city centre, to the south african parliament, waving south african flags and banners, calling for the south african president to step down on april 7, 2017, in cape town. last thursday at midnight, south african president jacob zuma fired respected finance minister pravin gordhan, his deputy mcebisi jonas and seven other cabinet members. in so doing, he emptied his cabinet of his critics. gordhan was widely perceived as the final bulwark against zuma’s intention to turn the state into a large patronage machine to benefit the president’s allies. the reshuffle al...






‘south african bowling attack is the most lethal,’ says rohit sharma


by: express web desk | published: january 1, 2018 1:53 pm with a test hundred against sri lanka recently, rohit sharma will be hoping to be included in the playing xi against south africa. (express archive)related newsrohit sharma made it clear that the indian team is under no illusions about what they are facing in south africa. “it’s the best attack in the world,” he said in an interview with cricbuzz about the south african bowling attack, “see, england and australia can also unleash a great variety at home. but this south african attack is different and certainly the most lethal. it’s not a one-dimensional attack.”south africa received a boost of late with the return of morne morkel and dale steyn. the latter is returning from an injury that had kept him on the sidelin...






south african big game hunter crushed by elephant


a south african big game hunter was crushed to death by an elephant on a zimbabwe game reserve, according to south african outlet news 24.         






democrats slam hogan over rga donation from poultry company


maryland chicken farmers were watching the 2014 governor’s race closely when one of the nation’s largest poultry suppliers steered $250,000 to a group funding an ad campaign to support republican candidate larry hogan.hogan, a longtime critic of what he saw as overly burdensome regulations, campaigned against rules for reducing pollution associated with chicken manure, which he believed would decimate the poultry industry. after he won, he halted strict limits introduced by his democratic predecessor and rolled out his own regulations, which restricted use of chicken manure while providing some farms extra time to adjust.the donation from poultry producer mountaire, reported last week by the wall street journal, has maryland democrats accusing hogan of impropriety as he vies to become ...






democrats slam hogan over rga donation from poultry company


maryland chicken farmers were watching the 2014 governor’s race closely when one of the nation’s largest poultry suppliers steered $250,000 to a group funding an ad campaign to support republican candidate larry hogan. hogan, a longtime critic of what he saw as overly burdensome regulations, campaigned against rules for reducing pollution associated with chicken manure, which he believed would decimate the poultry industry. after he won, he halted strict limits introduced by his democratic predecessor and rolled out his own regulations, which restricted use of chicken manure while providing some farms extra time to adjust. the donation from poultry producer mountaire, reported last week by the wall street journal, has maryland democrats accusing hogan of impropriety as he vies to becom...






south african reshuffle irks anc allies


johannesburg: south african president jacob zuma made a close associate energy minister on tuesday as his government tries to push through a big nuclear deal but his sacking of another minister was seen undermining his anc party’s ruling alliance.the rand currency and south african bonds fell in value after zuma’s second cabinet reshuffle in seven months, with the rand 1 per cent lower on the day against the dollar.“the market is taking it slightly negative,” said rand merchant bank fixed income specialist michelle wohlberg.zuma is unpopular with many investors after sacking respected finance minister pravin gordhan in march, a move that hit south african financial assets and helped tip the country’s credit ratings into “junk” territory.he changed six ministers in all on tues...






uae bans poultry imports from belgium


dubai: the ministry of climate change and environment has prohibited the import of live domestic, wild and ornamental birds, chicks, eggs and poultry from belgium.the decision follows a notification from the world organisation for animal health about the registration of highly pathogenic avian influenza in belgium.according to a statement released by the ministry, this decision was implemented on june 20.the ministry continues to allow imports of thermally treated poultry products, treated meat and processed egg products, and thermally treated poultry waste from belgium.the ministry said that is keen on raising the level of food safety and ensure the provision of safe food to consumers.it works to implement federal law no 10 of 2015 on the safety of food, which applies to all establishment






ministry bans poultry imports from belgium


dubai: the ministry of climate change and environment has prohibited the import of live domestic, wild and ornamental birds, chicks, eggs and poultry from belgium.the decision follows a notification from the world organisation for animal health about the registration of highly pathogenic avian influenza in belgium.according to a statement released by the ministry, this decision was implemented on june 20.the ministry continues to allow imports of thermally treated poultry products, treated meat and processed egg products, and thermally treated poultry waste from belgium.the ministry said that is keen on raising the level of food safety and ensure the provision of safe food to consumers.it works to implement federal law no 10 of 2015 on the safety of food, which applies to all establishment






saca hopes t20 global league will help south africa cricket


by: pti | johannesburg | published:august 29, 2017 12:01 pm the chief executive hoped that the league will play its significant role in the retention of player talent in south africa.top newsthe south african cricketers’ association (saca) has expressed hope that csa’s inaugural t20 global league would help in improving the overall game of the south african players.“it will be important to ensure that the t20 gl is appropriately niched into south african cricket and that it’s good for the game as a whole in south africa,” said saca chief executive tony irish.“the rest of our cricket must go on and our existing domestic teams and competitions have to continue to produce the best proteas teams possible in all formats,” he added.irish shared the benefits of the new ...






t20 global destination league will change face of south african cricket: hashim


by: pti | mumbai | updated: february 23, 2017 6:17 pm amla said they are lucky to be in a great time zone that would attract huge viewership as we suit most of the cricket world.south african batsman hashim amla has said the #t20 global destination league (gdl) will change the face of domestic cricket in the african nation.“it’s massive. the #t20 gdl has enormous potential and will change the face of south african domestic t20 cricket. we have been longing for a big league of our own to showcase the talent, facilities and beauty of south africa,” amla, who has so far played 38 t20s, was quoted as saying in a media release issued.“south africa is one of the most beautiful countries in the world – we have great weather, beautiful tourist attractions and cuisine and we have...






south african jazz musician ray phiri dies at age 70


johannesburg — ray phiri, a south african jazz musician who founded the band stimela and became internationally known while performing on paul simon’s graceland tour, died of cancer on wednesday at age 70.phiri, a vocalist and guitarist known for his versatility in jazz fusion, indigenous south african rhythms and other styles, received many music awards in his home country. his death was met with nationwide tributes. “he was a musical giant. this is indeed a huge loss for south africa and the music industry as a whole,” president jacob zuma said in a statement.political parties also expressed condolences, saying phiri’s songs resonated among many south africans, particularly during the era of white minority rule that ended in 1994. “an immensely gifted composer, vocalist and g...






megan is your standard south african girl next door : thechive


megan skye strydom is a south african model who has started her own modelling agency! it’s called skye angels promotions (what they did, i see there).check out her instagram here






sa expatriates find currency more valuable


for south african expatriates working in the uae or elsewhere in the world, the political and economic turmoil in the country has made their dirham or dollar earnings more valuable at home.on saturday, the south african rand (zar) was trading at r13.76 to a dollar (dh3.67) — down from r12.32 when it first became apparent that the country’s former finance minister, pravin gordhan, would be removed from his position. gordhan had established himself as a responsible guardian of the public purse in the minds of many international investors and south african businesses.in the wake of his firing, investment rating agencies, standard and poor’s and fitch, have both downgraded south africa’s credit rating to below investment grade — often referred to as “junk status”. the third major...






surat traders to get diamonds directly from south africa


by: express news service | surat | published: november 25, 2017 5:40 am top newssurat diamond association (sea) has signed a memorandum of understanding (mou) with south african government in johannesburg to start a direct trade of rough diamonds from the country. as per the mou, rough diamonds from the mines of south africa will directly reach the traders of surat and mumbai under indian-african trade and investment promotion.apart from this, those interested in starting manufacturing units in south africa will also get support in terms of visa, logistic facilities and other services from the south african government.south africa is one of the major exporters of rough diamonds in the world with over 60 per cent of stones coming from their mines. on the other hand, surat is a major di...






bird flu suspected in alabama


poultry at three possible sites in alabama are being investigated over suspected bird flu concerns.aviagen, a large poultry breeding company, said on tuesday that it euthanized chickens over disease concerns, according to reuters.officials in the state ordered a “stop movement order for certain poultry.”“with three investigations of avian influenza in north alabama on three separate premises we feel that the stop movement order is the most effective way to implement biosecurity for all poultry in our state,” dr. tony frazier, a state veterinarian, said in a statement.antibodies for bird flu were detected by aviagen, but a spokeswoman for the company told reuters that the flock reported “no evidence of clinical disease.”the spokeswoman also told reuters that the flock and “al...






south african police probe heist at johannesburg airport


johannesburg — south african police are investigating an armed robbery at the main international airport in johannesburg.officials say the heist happened tuesday evening at o.r. tambo international airport.police investigators are at the scene. authorities have not commented on south african media reports that thieves posing as police intercepted security guards as they were transporting money to a waiting airplane.copyright 2017 the associated press. all rights reserved. this material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.






england cruise to 9-wicket win over south africa: match highlights


by: express web desk | updated: june 22, 2017 1:47 am england vs south africa, 1st t20i live score: it is the first time england and south africa meet after the conclusion of the icc champions trophy 2017.related newsthe english way of describing this south african performance would be “havin’ a shocker!!” south africa were never in the game. their innings was dealt a blow in the first ball itself and another off the first ball of the second over. ab de villiers and farhaan behardien did a good job of picking up the pieces but england made an absolute mockery of the south african bowling attack. the proteas were plonking about on the field towards the end of it and were looking but their own usual selves.england vs south africa, first t20i, live scores and updates: that’s it t...






hugh masekela, south african trumpeter and a leading voice in the anti-apartheid


hugh masekela, a south african trumpeter and singer who formed a musical bridge between two continents, mixing american jazz with african folk in records that made him an early avatar of world music and a joyful standard-bearer of his country’s anti-apartheid movement, died jan. 23 in johannesburg. he was 78.mr. masekela (moss-ay-kay-lah) had been diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2008. his son, sal masekela, announced the death in a statement.bra hugh, as he was affectionately known in south africa, played the fluegelhorn and cornet, as well as the trumpet, and he drew from genres as disparate as disco and mbaqanga, a style of south african dance music. he explored the percussion-heavy sound of afrobeat, collaborated with trumpeter herb alpert on a pair of jazz-funk records, performed w..






hugh masekela, south african trumpeter and a leading voice in the anti-apartheid


hugh masekela, a south african trumpeter and singer who formed a musical bridge between two continents, mixing american jazz with african folk in records that made him an early avatar of world music and a joyful standard-bearer of his country’s anti-apartheid movement, died jan. 23 in johannesburg. he was 78.mr. masekela (moss-ay-kay-lah) had been diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2008. his son, sal masekela, announced the death in a statement.bra hugh, as he was affectionately known in south africa, played the fluegelhorn and cornet, as well as the trumpet, and he drew from genres as disparate as disco and mbaqanga, a style of south african dance music. he explored the percussion-heavy sound of afrobeat, collaborated with trumpeter herb alpert on a pair of jazz-funk records, performed w..






hugh masekela, south african trumpeter and a leading voice in the anti-apartheid


hugh masekela, a south african trumpeter and singer who formed a musical bridge between two continents, mixing american jazz with african folk in records that made him an early avatar of world music and a joyful standard-bearer of his country’s anti-apartheid movement, died jan. 23 in johannesburg. he was 78.mr. masekela (moss-ay-kay-lah) had been diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2008. his son, sal masekela, announced the death in a statement.bra hugh, as he was affectionately known in south africa, played the fluegelhorn and cornet, as well as the trumpet, and he drew from genres as disparate as disco and mbaqanga, a style of south african dance music. he explored the percussion-heavy sound of afrobeat, collaborated with trumpeter herb alpert on a pair of jazz-funk records, performed w..






us says watching south african political developments ‘with interest’


by: reuters | washington | published: february 15, 2018 8:42 am south african president jacob zuma resigned under pressure from the ruling african national congress (file photo)related newsthe us state department said on wednesday it was watching political developments in south africa “with interest” after president jacob zuma resigned under pressure from the ruling african national congress. “we are aware of zuma’s resignation and are watching the political developments underway in south africa with interest,” a state department official said in a statement. “this is an internal matter that reflects the will of south africa’s elected leadership.”for all the latest world news, download indian express appmore related news






former south african president jacob zuma charged with corruption


johannesburg: former south african president jacob zuma was charged with corruption on friday over a $us2.5 billion state arms deal, a stunning judicial ruling on a continent where political 'big men' rarely face their day in court.former south african president jacob zuma.photo: apzuma, who was forced to resign by the ruling african national congress (anc) last month, was at the centre of the deal to buy european military kit that has cast a shadow over politics in africa's most industrialised economy for years.chief state prosecutor shaun abrahams told a media conference that zuma's attempts to head off the charges that have been hanging over him for more than a decade had failed.the 75-year-old disputed all the allegations against him, he added."after consideration of the matter, ...






hugh masekela, south african trumpeter and a leading voice in the anti-apartheid


hugh masekela, a south african trumpeter and singer who formed a musical bridge between two continents, mixing american jazz with african folk in records that made him an early avatar of world music and a joyful standard-bearer of his country’s anti-apartheid movement, died jan. 23 in johannesburg. he was 78.mr. masekela (moss-ay-kay-lah) had been diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2008. his family announced the death in a statement.bra hugh, as he was affectionately known in south africa, played the flugelhorn and cornet, as well as the trumpet, and he drew from genres as disparate as disco and mbaqanga, a style of south african dance music. he explored the percussion-heavy sound of afrobeat, collaborated with trumpeter herb alpert on a pair of jazz-funk records, performed with the londo..






arizona diamondbacks add veteran gregor blanco on minor-league deal


sep 19, 2016; los angeles, ca, usa; san francisco giants right fielder gregor blanco (7) during against the los angeles dodgers a mlb game at dodger stadium.(p o: kirby lee-usa today sports)the diamondbacks spent much of the offseason looking for a left-handed bat and hoping to add on-base ability. they might have addressed both needs with this week’s signing of veteran outfielder gregor blanco to a minor-league contract.blanco, 33, will earn $1 million if he makes the big-league roster and has a chance to earn up to $3.55 million based on playing-time incentives.he’s coming off a down year – he hit just .224 with a .620 ops in 2016 after averaging .264 with a .710 ops over the previous four seasons – but the diamondbacks are hoping he’ll be able to provide the sort of veteran depth they l