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The Articles on this site are split into two main pages, the Ostrich Industry and Ostrich Products. The Ostrich Industry page has four categories: Industry Codes; Black Economic Empowerment; General Information and Avian Flu. The Products page is divided into the following categories: Ostrich Leather, Ostrich Feathers, Ostrich Meat, Ostrich Tourism and Ostrich Arts & Crafts.
Progress with managing the Avian Influenza outbreak in the ostrich industry

23 January 2012

The South African Ostrich Business Chamber (SAOBC) is thankful to have learnt that the seventh round of surveillance for the H5N2 Avian Influenza virus in the Klein Karoo Valley since April 2011, proved to be negative - and thus being counted as the first of the two negative rounds needed for the authorities to declare the end of the current disease outbreak.

 

Vordering met die beheer van die Avian Influenza Ėsituasie in die volstruisberdryf

23 January 2012

Die Suid-Afrikaanse Volstruisbesigheidskamer (SAVBK) is dankbaar dat die sewende toetsrondte sedert April 2011, vir die H5N2 Avian Influenza virus in die Klein Karoo vallei, negatief was. Dit word dus nou gesien as die eerste van die twee negatiewe toetsrondtes wat vereis word voordat die owerhede die einde van die huidige siekte-uitbreking kan verklaar.

 

New Pathways for Ostrich Leather

18 November 2011

From all the roads that lead to Rome, many fashion highways run further north towards Milan, the world capital of clothing and leather fashion. Milan is considered the hotbed where novel ideas are conceived and given life to by designers possessed by a passion for taste. To feed this craving for fresh, innovative creations, the South African Ostrich Business Chamber, in collaboration with the Domus Academy, introduced master students in fashion and accessories design to South African ostrich leather.

"Domus Academy is the second design school in Milan to become part of the SAOBCís drive to introduce the next generation of designers to this precious raw material associated with pure luxury and exclusivity," says Anton Kruger, CEO of the South African Ostrich Business Chamber in Oudtshoorn.

 

Volstruisleer baan nuwe weg na ItaliŽ

18 November 2011

Van al die paaie wat na Rome lei, is daar heelwat hoofweŽ wat verder noord loop in die rigting van Milaan, die sogenaamde klere-en leer-modehoofstad van die wÍreld. Milaan word allerweŽ beskou as die groeipunt van nuwe idees wat lewe kry in die hande van ontwerpers met 'n onblusbare passie vir goeie smaak. Om hierdie lus vir vars en innoverende skeppings te voed, het die Suid-Afrikaanse Volstruisbesigheidskamer die Domus Academy-modeskool se finalejaar ontwerpstudente aan Suid-Afrikaanse volstruisleer bekendgestel.

"Domus Academy is die tweede ontwerpskool in Milaan om deel te word van die SAVBK se bewusmakingsveldtog om opkomende ontwerpers bekend te stel aan hierdie gesogte rou materiaal wat met pure weelde en eksklusiwiteit vereenselwig word," sÍ Anton Kruger, Hoof Uitvoerende Beampte van die Suid-Afrikaanse Volstruisbesigheidskamer in Oudtshoorn.

 

Code of Conduct for the Commercial Production of Ostriches

17 October 2011

Code of Conduct 

Status of Avian Influenza (AI) in the Western Cape

30 May 2011

Pretoria - The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) managed to isolate a Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in the Western Cape's Klein Karoo in April. Following this isolation, reports to the trading partners and the International Animal Health Organization (OIE) were submitted. Exports of ostrich meat to the European Union (EU) had to be suspended immediately as a result of this incursion. 

Ostrich meat export suspension

14 April 2011

The export of ostrich meat from South Africa has been suspended by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) following the detection of the H5N2 Avian Influenza virus amongst a few ostriches in the Southern Cape. This strain of the virus is not dangerous to humans but the suspension is in compliance with international requirements. At this stage the duration of the suspension is unclear as additional tests need to be conducted.

 

Opskorting van volstruisvleisuitvoere

14 April 2011

Die uitvoer van volstruisvleis uit Suid-Afrika is deur die Departement van Landbou, Bosbou en Visserye opgeskort nadat verdagte gevalle van die H5N2 Avian Influenza virusstam opgemerk is onder enkele volstruise in die Suid-Kaap. Hierdie virusstam is nie gevaarlik vir mense nie en die opskorting is in ooreenstemming met internasionale vereistes. Op hierdie stadium is dit nie duidelik vir hoe lank die opskorting sal geld nie aangesien verdere toetse gedoen moet word.

 

Ostrich Leather Enthuse Italian Creativity

15 March 2011

The curriculum of ARS Sutoria School in Milan, Italy, allows young designers to create with ostrich leather.

"Innovation. Creativity. Glamour. Made in Italy. These are keywords describing the approach of a new design project between master students of fashion design and accessories design at the Domus Academy in Milan, Italy, and the South African Ostrich Business Chamber (SAOBC) that was launched on 4 March 2011," said Barbara Trebitsch, Director of the Design Department at Domus Academy.

The Domus Academy is the second design school in Milan to become part of the SAOBC's drive to introduce the next generation of designers to this precious raw material associated with the concept of luxury and exclusivity.

"It is an exciting challenge for our young creative students to create and innovate through the use of a very precious and different material such as ostrich leather. The best projects will be prototyped and exhibited around the world. The overall winner will receive the great reward of a trip to South Africa. The launch of this initiative to our post graduate students has been very successful for all these reasons," said Barbara.

 

Terugskou oor die volstruisbedryf gedurende 2010 en voorskou vir 2011.

16 November 2010

Suid-Afrika se posisie as Suid-Afrika se posisie as wÍreldleier in die volstruisbedryf, is die afgelope jaar gehandhaaf, ten spyte van die gevolge van die internasionale ekonomiese situasie , die sterk Suid-Afrikaanse Rand en die ergste droogte in meer as 120 jaar in die hoof volstruisproduksiegebiede in die land. Hierdie faktore het die bedryf gedwing tot groter effektiwiteit .

 

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