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SA’s largest poultry producer Astral Foods has won a court order over a lack of service delivery in the Lekwa local municipality in Standerton, which will force the national government and the Treasury to prepare a financial recovery plan for the municipality.

The owner of consumer brands Goldi, County Fair and Festive, which has a quarter of the the country’s poultry market excluding chicken imports, said it obtained the order in the Pretoria High Court on Monday, in a matter in which the company challenged the non-delivery of basic services in the municipality. The company owns a poultry processing plant in Standerton...

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