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Minerva Foods to acquire assets in Australia

The Brazilian meatpacker has signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding with SALIC, aimed at the possible acquisition of assets in Australia and the formation of a joint venture focussed on breeding, farming, processing and exporting sheep and cattle.


South Africa eases lockdown restrictions

On April 16, South Africa extended its nationwide lockdown for a further two weeks, but announced the easing of lockdown restrictions for some segments in the logistics, retail, services, mining and energy sectors.


Research reports forced labour risks in global footwear making

A recent international research says that as manufacturers seek to reduce costs to meet consumer demands in ‘hyper-competitive markets’ by shifting production to cheaper labour markets and using temporary and contract labour, this creates a demand for illicit subcontracting and lower-cost sub-suppliers.