SA’s beef and the broader red-meat industry, boasting an annual turnover of more than R80bn and responsible for about 500,000 jobs, is on edge after the latest outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease, which threatens its growth prospects.

Agriculture, land reform & rural development minister Thoko Didiza confirmed in May that the outbreak of foot-and-mouth was detected in cattle in Mtubatuba in the uMkhanyakude District Municipality, KwaZulu-Natal...

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