Strike threatens to sour citrus exports
SA is set to have billions of rands worth of international citrus fruit exports and retail contracts cancelled because of a growing strike at the country's harbours.
"It is already happening. Retailers in Canada, Europe and the UK are not interested in hearing about SA's strike excuses. They want their products and if they don't get them they are going to continue to cancel contracts here and go elsewhere to secure their fruit," warned Mark Jensen, managing director of fresh produce exporters South African Fruit Promoters.