The poultry industry could create up to 50,000 direct and indirect jobs, including grain jobs, if SA did not import chickens. This is according to the South African Poultry Association (Sapa), which says the industry is in trouble because of an oversupply of chickens from the EU flooding the local market. The association, which appeared in Parliament this week, is lobbying the government to intervene, failing which thousands of jobs could be lost.

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