All data is delayed
See More

Foot-and-mouth outbreak halts exports

Feb 28 2011 14:10
I-Net Bridge
Cape Town - Agriculture Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson says there has been an outbreak of serological foot-and-mouth disease in northern KwaZulu-Natal.

Joemat-Pettersson said on Monday that because of this, SA's official status as a foot-and-mouth-free country has been temporarily suspended.

Also, all exports of cloven-hoofed animals - such as cattle and sheep - have been halted with immediate effect, she said.

Joemat-Pettersson said the Ingwavuma areas north of the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park (Isimangaliso), the Mkuze Nature Reserve and the area east of the Pongola Nature Reserve have been declared a foot-and-mouth-controlled area.

She said 600 hundred cattle had been tested in the affected area and half of these had proven positive, but none had been slaughtered.

"We have not tested animals in other areas for now as we have not detected ay such an outbreak anywhere else. We have been containing the situation since the middle of February," Joemat-Pettersson said.
kwazulu-natal  |  exports  |  disease



Read Fin24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Company Snapshot

We're talking about:


Marketing is a big concern in SA's small business community, followed by a lack of confidence and partnering with the wrong people, according to a survey.

Money Clinic

Money Clinic
Do you have a question about your finances? We'll get an expert opinion.
Click here...

Voting Booth

The 25 basis points interest rate increase is:

Previous results · Suggest a vote