DAFF warns of fraudulent letter doing rounds on social media platforms, authenticity of requests can be confirmed through the following e-mail address info.dscm@daff.gov.za
Deputy Minister General Bheki Cele adresses delegates during the AFAAS extension week in Durban
Minister Senzeni Zokwana with MEC's, eThekwini Municipality Cllrs with high level elegates at the 3rd Agricultural Extension Week in KZN
Minister Senzeni Zokwana with winner of Top performer in the category of Support Services is Murhandiwani Shivambu from Mpumalanga who is also the overall winner of the DAFF 2017 National Extension and Advisory Services Awards.
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

The Minister of Finance, Malusi Gigaba, will table the 2018 National Budget in Parliament on 21 February 2018. Budget lock-ups have been arranged for journalists and economists in Cape Town and Pretoria, allowing access to the Budget documents prior to the Minister’s address in Parliament. The information contained in the documents will be under embargo until the Minister starts speaking in Parliament ...read more

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) hereby makes an announcement on the recent detection of the Oriental fruit fly in the Grabouw, Western Cape Province. The Oriental Fruit Fly is an exotic fruit fly native to Asia, previously described from Africa as the Invader fruit fly (Bactrocera invadens) ...read more

This Address should have been delivered last week, but was delayed so that we could properly manage issues of political transition. I wish to thank Honourable Members and the people of South Africa for their patience and forbearance. I also wish to extend a word of gratitude to former President Jacob Zuma for the manner in which he approached this difficult and sensitive process ...read more

On 30 January 2018, Minister Senzeni Zokwana (MP) issued a press release indicating his intensions to keep members of the public and fishing industry at large abreast of progress made in resolving judicial reviews in the Hake Inshore Trawl sector....read more

The Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) approved the draft Conservation Agriculture (CA) policy for purposes of public consultation and to obtain inputs from the farming community and public. Nine provincial and one national workshops have been arranged to offer the citizens of South Africa an opportunity to provide inputs and comments on the draft CA policy. Attached is the schedule of planned workshops, the draft CA policy and a template to be used for capturing inputs and comments. Any enquiries can be directed to the Directorate: Land Use and Soil Management - Tel: 012 319 7687 or 012 319 7686. Written comments should be submitted to ConservationACW@daff.gov.za | Policy | schedule | template for Conservation Agriculture Policy dated 31 Jan 2018

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries invites stakeholders in the sector to provide comments and input on the proposed Animal Identification and Traceability in South Africa (LITS SA). LITS SA is an indispensable tool in safeguarding the national livestock herd through animal disease prevention and preparedness for disease outbreaks, thus ensuring speedy containment and limiting damages to national and international trade...read more

The Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Mr Senzeni Zokwana (MP) (the Minister), hereby releases his decisions on the appeals filed by applicants for Patagonian Toothfish fishing rights. A total of 14 appeals were filed against the initial decisions taken in this fishery by the Deputy Director-General; Branch: Fisheries Management (the DDG) on 1 December 2016...read more | Final Appeals GPR - Patagonian Toothfish Sector

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    Provincial Highlights
    1. Taung: 06 February 2018
    2. The doors of learning for youth wanting to pursue a careers in nature conservation and those wanting to become partners in saving natural heritage were opened when MEC for Rural Environment and Agricultural Development in the North West Province Ms Manketsi Tlhape was launching and officially opening the first of its kind...read more

    3. Mahikeng: 06 February 2018
    4. The Premier of Bokone Bophirima province, SOR Mahumapelo and North West MEC for Rural, Environment and Agricultural Development Ms Manketsi Tlhape will on Tuesday, 13 February 2018 officially launch the North West Agrifund, (NWAF)...read more

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