ATI Graduate Entrepreneur Award - Sonwabile Fadana
Young Entrepreneur with Disability Nyiko Macheke
Minister for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Mr Senzeni Zokwana holds a fish at Aquaculture Center in Gariep Dam
Minister Senzeni Zokwana in the middle posing with dignitaries during the handing over of China and South Africa Aquaculture Center at Gariep Dam
General Bheki Cele chats to Songenzwa Lwane of Lwane household in Los My Cherry
General Bheki Cele and Zikhona Tshona of ENCA during the newsroom visit by the Deputy Minister
Fort Cox college imbizo
Minister Senzeni Zokwana and Prof LJ Grobler at the SUNfarming Food & Energy Center at the NWU in NW
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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

Fall Army Worm Outbreak

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) today received a diagnostic report from the Agricultural Research Council, Plant Protection Research Institute (ARC PPRI) to confirm that the Fall Army Worm was positively identified from samples collected in the Limpopo Province. The samples were jointly collected by scientists from the ARC Grain Institute and the North West University...read more

 

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 | Media Statement

Pretoria: 14 July 2017. The Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has reviewed and determined 91 appeals in the Hake Inshore Trawl (HIT) Sector. 156 applications for the allocation in the HIT sector had been received and processed by the Delegated Authority(the DA) – the Deputy Director-General: Fisheries Management. The Minister’s decisions are contained in a General Published Reasons on the Appeals (Appeals GPR)...read more | FRAP 2015/16

A cold front is expected to make landfall over the Western Cape Saturday overnight into the early hours of Sunday morning, 16 July 2017. Ahead of the front, rain and showers are possible over the south-western parts of the Western Cape from Saturday afternoon, 15 July 2017, spreading to the remainder of the Western Cape and the western and southern parts of the Northern Cape on Sunday. Rain and showers will be expected over the Eastern Cape by Sunday afternoon...read more

The Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Mr. Senzeni Zokwana has placed his Director General, Mr Mike Mlengana on suspension with immediate effect pending internal investigations. The suspension is a precautionary measure and does not in any way constitute a judgement ...read more

The HPAI H5N8 virus was confirmed in two further locations in South Africa, bringing the total of affected properties to four. The new locations involved commercial layer chickens on farms in Gauteng and Mpumalanga...read more | media briefing

The Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, General Bheki Cele has dedicated 2017 as the year for youth in agriculture, forestry and fisheries. As part of his ongoing interactions with young people in these sectors, the Deputy Minister will interact with young farmers and learners studying agriculture at an imbizo to be held in Ulundi, Kwa- Zulu Natal...read more

The Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries General Bheki Cele, together with the MEC of Kwa-Zulu Natal Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Mr Themba Mthembu will visit the first 100% black-owned ,managed and operated strawberry farm under the theme “Together we move South Africa forward: Our Future – Make it work.” Cappeny Estates is farming strawberries of the highest quality by employing breakthrough technology in the field of hydroponic production methods..read more

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    2. The Department of Rural, Environment and Agricultural Development (READ), will host the 2017 World Environment Day (WED) celebration of the Bokone Bophirima province. This year’s WED is celebrated under the theme...read more

    3. Mahikeng: 15 June 2017
    4. Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) in partnership with Limpopo Departments of Economic Development, Environment and Tourism and Agriculture and Rural Development commemorated the annual World Environmental Day and World Day to combat Desertification at Schoornord, Makhuduthamaga Municipality in Sekhukhune District on 15 June 2017...read more

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