The Western Cape provincial government reports that there have been 56 confirmed cases of avian flu in that province during the current outbreak.
The Pretoria Zoo says it has put measures in place to protect its avian population from an outbreak of bird flu that has hit the country.
The Department of Agriculture has confirmed that it will be keeping a close eye on farms across the country in attempt to curb the spread of bird flu.
The Eastern Cape has become the latest province in SA to confirm the presence of avian flu, with several Uitenhage chicken farms reporting incidents.
A commercial poultry farm in the Western Cape has already lost 30 000 chickens to bird flu, the provincial department of agriculture said.
An outbreak of bird flu has been detected on two ostrich farms in the Western Cape.
The recent outbreak of avian influenza (bird flu strain H5N8) could have a negative impact on the economy, analysts are warning.
The Department of Agriculture has urged Gauteng residents not to panic over a recent outbreak of avian influenza (bird flu) that has hit the country.
The first outbreak of bird flu within South Africa has been recorded on a farm in Mpumalanga and is believed to have affected around 24 000 birds.
The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries announced on Thursday the suspension of imports on all live poultry from Zimbabwe.