Minister Senzeni Zokwana, MEC Oupa Khoabane, Cllr Malefu Vilakazi of Thabo Mofutsanyana DM, Cllr Vusumusi Tshabalala of Maluti-A-Phhofung DM and FAO Represantative Dr Lewis Hove
Minister Senzeni Zokwana, MEC Oupa Khoabane planting a food garden during household visits in Phuthaditjhaba, world food day
Deputy Minister General Bheki Cele adresses delagates during the opening of Forestry Industrialisation Confrence held in Kempton Park
Students of Coastal KZN College pose with General Bheki Cele
General Bheki Cele holds fresh harvested carrots given to him during the site visit to the project
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
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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

The Marine Living Resources Act was amended to recognise small-scale fishing as a sector within the fishing industry of South Africa. To this end, the small-scale fishing regulations with the entire legal framework have been approved and are being implemented in the four coastal provinces. The small-scale fishing sector will directly benefit approximately 30 000 people from coastal communities and is expected to transform the entire fishing industry...read more

Minister Zokwana today in partnership with the Free State Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Maluti-A-Phofung Local Municipality and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) commemorated World Food Day in Phuthaditjhaba, in Qwaqwa to heighten public awareness on the global and national state of food insecurity...read more

The importance of investing in food security and rural development as tools to change the future of migration will be highlighted during this year’s World Food Day commemoration, when the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Mr Senzeni Zokwana together with the Free State MEC for Agriculture and Rural Development Oupa Khoabane, FAO Country Representative...read more

Drought continues in winter rainfall areas as a result of persistent below normal rainfall which extended from the previous winter. Other regions of the country such as parts of the Northern Cape and Eastern Cape are also drought stricken. Winter crops are reportedly in good condition except where there is drought. The condition of veld and livestock in most summer rainfall areas is generally well...read more

On 31 July 2017, the Delegated Authority for the Fishing Rights Allocation Process (FRAP) of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries: Branch Fisheries Management (“the Delegated Authority”) concluded the allocation of fishing rights and quantum for the West Coast Rock Lobster (Nearshore) fishing sector...read more

Cape Town – Wednesday, 27 September 2017: The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) wishes to announce the decision regarding the Total Allowable Catch (TAC) and the 2017/18 recreational fishing season for west coast rock lobster (WCRL) is currently being finalised and will be released shortly...read more

The Makgoba community is amongst the early recipients of restituted land under the new land dispensation. Approximately forty farms in the Tzaneen area, comprising highly productive avocado, mango, banana, litchi and the sub-tropical fruits, were given to the Makgoba people as a flagship land restitution programme to spearhead Government’s intention to redress the land deprivation of the apartheid policies...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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