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March 8, 2018

Listeria outbreak: SA neighbours ban meat exports

Four countries in southern Africa on Monday took steps against South African chilled meat imports made at a factory found to be the origin of the world’s worst-ever listeria outbreak.

Mozambique and Namibia announced they were immediately suspending imports of the products. Botswana said it was recalling the items “with immediate effect”, while Zambia called on South African retail chains in its country to pull the incriminated goods from local shelves.

Since January 2017, 948 people in South Africa have contracted listeriosis – a disease caused by bacteria from soil, water, vegetation and animal faeces which can contaminate fresh food, notably [...]

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October 17, 2017

President Zuma concludes fruitful Zambian State Visit

President Jacob Zuma had fruitful official talks with Zambian President Edgar Lungu during his State Visit in Lusaka this week.

The Presidency said the State Visit had provided a platform for both President Zuma and President Lungu to deliberate on various issues of mutual concern as well as to deepen and strengthen bilateral, political, economic and cultural relations between the two countries.

“It was an important visit for South Africa as our aim was to review and strengthen the existing strong bilateral and economic relations between the two nations and we are all pleased with the outcomes of our talks,” said President Zuma.

The most important highlight of [...]

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October 12, 2017

President Zuma to visit Zambia

President Jacob Zuma is later this week expected to undertake a State visit to the Republic of Zambia.

The visit is scheduled to take place on Thursday and Friday. The Presidency on Monday said the two Heads of State will officially open the OR Tambo National Heritage site in Zambia on Friday.

President Zuma’s visit to Zambia follows the Zambian President Edgar Lungu’s State Visit to South Africa in December last year.

“Interactions between the two Heads of State during this State visit are aimed at deepening and strengthening the already existing good political, economic and cultural relations underpinned by strong historical ties that date back from the years [...]

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August 7, 2017

South Africa is open for business – Zuma

South Africa is open for business and awaits partnerships from the Zambian and regional private sector, says President Jacob Zuma.

“As the South African government, we have urged our private sector to participate in the economic growth of the region including Zambia,” President Zuma said. Addressing the 91st Agricultural and Commercial Show in Zambia on Saturday, he said he was pleased that the South African private sector has taken up the opportunity availed by the show.

He said a number of South African companies continue to operate in Zambia principally in the mining, tourism, agriculture, and retail sectors.

“Considering the annual variations in food [...]

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