South Africa in talks with Thailand, China on red meat exportsStaff writer ▼ | March 4, 2016
South Africa is in talks with Asian nations on exporting red-meat to the region, with the trade valued at $619 million annually, Deputy Agriculture Minister Bheki Cele said.
Meat trade Deputy Agriculture Minister Bheki Cele:
Should South Africa conclude meat-export pacts, it would need 488 inspectors to examine the veterinary and phytosanitary requirements.
The national Treasury will allocate about $37 million towards their training. “Once they are trained, we will be able to unlock the $619 million business,” Cele said. ■