>R2.7bn

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The an­nual con­tri­bu­tion by bil­tong to the South African econ­omy, ac­cord­ing to re­search by the North-West Uni­ver­sity. Beef bil­tong con­trib­utes nearly R2.5bn, with veni­son ac­count­ing for the re­main­der. The gov­ern­ment should ob­tain pro­tec­tion for the name bil­tong, sim­i­lar to what was done with rooi­bos, it said. There is an op­por­tu­nity to grow veni­son ex­ports in par­tic­u­lar, the re­searchers said.

− EFF leader Julius Malema to Speaker of Par­lia­ment Baleka Mbete dur­ing the State of the Na­tion Ad­dress (SONA) on 12 Fe­bru­ary. Mbete or­dered Malema and his fel­low EFF MPs to leave the House.

“You are not do­ing me any favours, it is within my right to speak as a mem­ber of this House. The rules must ap­ply when the pres­i­dent speaks. We want the pres­i­dent to an­swer a sim­ple ques­tion: ‘when is he pay­ing the money, as di­rected by the Public Pro­tec­tor?’ Do not be emo­tional about it.”

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