Danie Toerien
2 minute read
1 Dec 2020
5:05 am

Local racehorses grounded due to SA-EU trade spat

Danie Toerien

The issuing, updating and monthly validation of multiple movement permits are also suspended.

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The local horse racing industry was shocked on Monday by the news that as of Tuesday, no permits will be issued for horses to travel to Cape Town from Johannesburg, Durban or Port Elizabeth. These permits are issued by the South African Equine Health and Protocols NPC (SAEHP). In fact, the operation, management and maintenance of the disease control system for horses, as well as the accompanying risk mitigation measures, is conducted by the SAEHP on behalf of the department of agriculture, land reform and rural development. According to Adrian Todd, managing director of SAEHP, the organisation has been forced...