Mr Mokutule Kgobokoe chats to Mr Steve Galane during the communicators forum held at Imbizo Hall, Harvest House
Minister Senzeni Zokwana handing over peach trees to Cllr Thabo Mohoto during Arbor Week launch in Cedarville
Overall Winner of DAFF Female Entreprenuer Awards 2017 Ms Kedidimetse Rakgoale from North West Province with Minister Senzeni Zokwana
Winner of category Best Female Worker in the Sector Ms Zona Nzimande from Eastern Cape Province
Minister Senzeni Zokwana chats to wine specialist at Elsenburg Agricultural Institute
Minister Senzeni Zokwana having a conversation with top officials during his visit to Elsenburg on women's day.
ATI Graduate Entrepreneur Award - Sonwabile Fadana
Young Entrepreneur with Disability Nyiko Macheke
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Meat Inspection Scheme National Government gazette notice number 40965 7-7

I, Senzeni Zokwana, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, in terms of section 12(1) of the Meat Safety Act, 2000 (Act No. 40 of 2000), hereby publish the Meat Inspection Scheme for implementation in the Republic of South Africa.The application closing date for prospective assignees is on the 4th of August. Please read in invitation letter published with the Scheme ...read more

3rd AFAAS Africa-Wide Agricultural Extension Week  

AFAAS and SASAE together with DAFF will be holding a joint conference on the theme of “Scaling up climate smart agriculture (CSA): integrating youth, women, and the digital revolution”. The theme was selected in recognition of the fact that climate change is having grave impacts on resource-poor African farmers and increasingly contributing to food losses along the whole value chain. According to the World Bank Group, FAO and IFAD (2015)...read more | Media Alert | Speech delivered by The Honourable Senzeni Zokwana

South Africa to host the 3rd Agricultural Extension Week Conference in Durban

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) in partnership with the African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS) and the South African Society for Agricultural Extension (SASAE) will host an international conference that will bring together extension and advisory services practitioners, farmers, researchers, institutions of higher learning from across Africa under one roof.... read more

All along the South African coastline, men, woman and children have been living in coastal communities for thousands of years harvesting marine resource for consumption, livelihoods, medicinal purposes, and as part of cultural and spiritual practices. Due to historic governance systems in the country, small-scale fishers were marginalized as they were not recognised as the rightful people to gain access to marine living resources....read more | Profile of Project

The Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, General Bheki Cele (MP) will promote various ways of producing food in urban areas during an imbizo on urban farming in Umlazi V section, KwaZulu-Natal. The imbizo, which will be held under the theme...read more

Minister Senzeni Zokwana met with Fishing Community Leaders from the various communities from the Western Cape including Hangberg, at his Cape Town office earlier today. The meeting was held in response to a memorandum handed over on Monday 11 September 2017; to the Fisheries Branch in Foretrust Building, Cape Town...read more

Cape Town – Thursday, 14 September 2017: Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Honourable Senzeni Zokwana will be hosting an Imbizo at the Kwa Sokhulu Stadium in Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal Province on Thursday 21 September 2016 at 10:00. The purpose of the Imbizo is to engage with the communities on programmes of the Department with specific focus on fisheries and in particular the small-scale fisheries sector...read more
Cape Town – Wednesday, 13th August 2017: The Department has not taken a decision on the Total Allowable Catch (TAC) for West Coast Rock Lobster (WCRL) for the 2017-2018 fishing season. A consultative process is underway which is based on a recommendation to reduce the TAC from the previous fishing season...read more
I, Senzeni Zokwana, Minister for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, hereby publish a notice to all interested and affected institutions, organizations and individuals on the new long-term grazing capacity map for South Africa developed in line with the provisions of Regulation 10 of the Conservation of Agricultural Resources Act, Act no 43 of 1983 (CARA).... read more

On 21 August 2017, three cattle with lesions suspect for Foot and mouth disease (FMD) were detected during the weekly routine inspection at a diptank in the Giyani Local Municipality. The cattle were clinically inspected by thorough inspection of the inside of the mouth, tongue and throat (mouthing) performed by the Animal Health Technician, as the animals showed profuse salivation...read more

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    1. Mahikeng: 22 August 2017
    2. Female Farmers in the Bokone Bophirima Province have yet again claimed another victory in their efforts to bring economical spinoffs to the province. Farmers were honoured during the 2017 Provincial DAFF Female Entrepreneurs Awards (FEA).The Department of Rural, Environment and Agricultural development as part of celebrating August as women's month hosted...read more

    3. Mahikeng: 09 August 2017
    4. The MEC for the North West Department of Rural, Environment and Agricultural Development Manketsi Tlhape, as part of August Women’s Month, would like to extend her acknowledgement to all women who are doing outstanding job in the agricultural, rural development and environment sectors in Bokone Bophirima province...read more

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