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The South African poultry industry has been hit hard with avian influenza, but quick thinking and swift action means that the bulk of the risks (like the spread of the disease, or potential consumer shortages) are mitigated. Here’s how the industry responded to the unprecedented threat.

World Egg Day 2023: Eggs for a healthy future

Since 1996 World Egg Day has been celebrated every year on the second Friday in October. In 2023 on 13 October countries throughout the world will join together to celebrate the egg in a variety of different ways.


Minister Ebrahim Patel agreed with ITAC’s findings that several companies across Brazil, Denmark, Poland, Spain, and the US are dumping poultry products in South Africa, causing material harm to the domestic industry. The Minister also agreed with the remedial trade measures suggested by ITAC and the WTO: Anti-Dumping Duties. Unfortunately, the Minister delayed the implementation of these duties for a year in August 2022, citing consumer cost concerns. SAPA shares the Minister’s concerns, and commissioned Genesis Analytics to determine the effect of these duties on the consumer. Their findings? Duty passthrough is negligible at best.


24 April 2023MEDIA RELEASE DARKEST DAY FOR THE SOUTH AFRICAN EGG PRODUCERS Dr Abongile Balarane, GM, SAPA Egg Organisation Although eggs remain one of the most affordable animal protein sources, it is becoming increasinglymore expensive for farmers to produce this...

SABC – The Full View interview with GM Izaak Breitenbach about government’s suspension of anti-dumping duties.

See the full SABC interview with SAPA’s general manager Izaak Breitenbach about governments recent decision to suspend anti-dumping duties and the effects it can have on South Africa’s food security and job creation within the poultry industry.


Minister’s suspension of dumping duties may prove to be a boon for the importers, but a bane to South Africa’s second largest job creator and agricultural sector, leaving small farmers at risk and consumer prices unchanged.


Beyond load shedding, access to clean water, the rising cost of fuel and feed, South Africa’s poultry industry is facing one of its biggest threats yet: the non-renewal of import tariffs. This leaves SA’s second largest agricultural industry vulnerable to dumping; a practice that nearly destroyed it prior to the signing of the Poultry Sector Master Plan.

kykNET – GrootPlaas Interview with GM Izaak Breitenbach about the poultry industry.

Interview with Izaak Breitenbach, General Manager of the Broiler Organisation at the South African Poultry Association, about the latest developments and challenges in the poultry industry. The South African Poultry industry went through a difficult time over the past...

LANDBOU.COM – Storting: Pluimveebedryf hoop op spoedige aankondiging

The South African Poultry industry is currently vulnerable against dumping as the sunset review for dumping duties passed on Tuesday, 14 June. Senior journalist at Landbou Weekblad, Carien Kruger, discusses the potential impact with SAPA’s Izaak Breitenbach.

Dumping Duties Defend Domestic Industry

Predatory trade like dumping has long plagued South African industry and South African consumers. Thankfully, with dumping duties imposed against offending countries, the Poultry industry is growing farms, growing farmers, and creating more employment opportunities for South Africans.

Innovative Farmers in the Industry

I trust that this video gives some idea of how the masterplan (industry growth plan) is bringing together various constituents with one aim and that is to positively impact our farmers and give hope.The industry, through a massive investment commitment, created a new market for players like Phetogo Farms to expand.It also wants to introduce you to those leaders like Tumi that not only invested in his farm but also his community and serve the industry at large. I trust that this video will take your perception of the masterplan (industry growth plan) from a piece of paper to showcase the magnitude of the impact at a farm and personal level.

Kind Regards, Izaak

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Our Vision

To create a viable and sustainable industry contributing to economic growth and development, employment and food security, based on successful producers adhering to environmental and ethical production norms and generating sustainable profits.

Our Mission

To create an enabling environment to achieve sustainable producer profits in the domestic and global village market. As a representative association, the South African Poultry Association (SAPA) serves the interests of the poultry industry in a number of ways. SAPA acts as a medium and catalyst for any matter the industry wishes to collectively address. It acts as the face of the industry, addressing and maintaining a presence in society without which opposing groups could play havoc with the industry’s interests – without opposition.