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
Deputy Minister General Bheki Cele adresses delagates during the opening of Forestry Industrialisation Confrence held in Kempton Park

The Delegated Authority has taken a decision on 42 FPE rights applications (41 entities and one individual) submitted between 21 November 2017 and 13 December 2017. Accordingly, 36 applicants were successful, one was excluded (not commissioned) and five were reserved pending submission of additional information requested...read more | public notice

On 5 December 2016, the Delegated Authority published her final decisions on the allocation of rights regarding the 146 applications received for rights to operate a Fish Processing Establishments (FPEs) during the 2015/16 Fishing Rights Allocation Process (FRAP 2015/2016)...read more | 4th addendum

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) wishes to announce the decision regarding the granting of an exemption to fishmongers; restaurants; fish shops; supermarkets; large chain stores; authorised fishing vessels that only pack fish in crates or use ice to land fresh fish; those engaged in the drying of legally caught and purchased fish; and the cleaning, heading, gutting, gilling and tailing of fish on board an authorised fishing vessel from Sections 1, 13 and 18 of the Marine Living Resources Act, 1998 (Act No. 18 of 1998) (“the MLRA”) for unspecified period of time or until such time that the MLRA is amended...read more

World Soil Day was designated by the General Assembly of the United Nation’s 68th Session Second Committee Agenda item 25 on agriculture development, food security and nutrition on 13 October 2013, to be observed and celebrated every year on 5 December, over the world by all Member States, the organisations of the United Nations system and other international and regional organisations, civil society, non-governmental organisations and individuals to emphasise the importance of Soil. ...read more

The two Presidents reaffirmed the strong historical and fraternal bilateral relations between the two countries, based on political, economic and cultural ties that date back to the years of the freedom struggle against colonialism and Apartheid. The two Heads of State noted the existing 33 Agreements and Memoranda of Understanding covering a wide spectrum including trade and investment...read more

The 2017/18 WCRL recreational fishing season will open on Saturday, 2 December 2017 and will close on Monday, 2 April 2018. Based on the unchanged TAC of 69.2 tons for the recreational fishing sector, the 2017/18 WCRL recreational fishing effort will remain at 21 days and will be split as follows, following consultations...read more

SADC Ministers responsible for Environment and Natural Resources, Fisheries and Aquaculture, and Tourism met from 23 to 24 November 2017 in Pretoria, South Africa to review the overall state and performance, as well as new development in the environment, wildlife, forestry, fisheries and aquaculture, and tourism sectors. These sectors are inter-related...read more

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    Provincial Highlights
    1. Mahikeng: 22 November 2017
    2. he Bokone Bophirima 3rd Annual Agricultural Growth and Investment Show (BBAGIS) continues to draw local small, medium and micro enterprises interest to showcase their offerings in an effort to enthuse local economic growth....read more

    3. Mahikeng: 13 November 2017
    4. The North West Department of Rural, Environment and Agricultural Development (READ), will host the 2017 Bokone Bophirima Agricultural Growth and Investment Show from 21 to 24 November 2017...read more

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