Deputy Minister Bheki Cele and Minister of Transport, Oceans and Fisheries Alain Vidalies from France during a bilateral meeting in Pretoria
Minister Senzeni Zokwana and MEC Mapula Mokaba-Phukwana with Mr Bogoshi assess the extent of the damage caused by the Fall Army Worm in in Bela Bela Rust de Winte
President Jacob Zuma during the signing of the MOU on the Entry and Exit Animal Inspection & Quarantine by Minister Senzeni Zokwana and Chinese Vice Minister Mr LI Yuanping
Minister Senzeni Zokwana briefing members of the media on the detection of the Fall Armyworm during a press briefing at GCIS
Detection of a new pest Caterpillar for the first time in South Africa
Mr Mike Mlengana, Director-General for DAFF giving a welcome address during the Food Indaba held in Benoni


Notice is hereby given in terms of Rule 241 (1) (b) of the Rules of the National Assembly that the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries intends to introduce the Plant Health (Phytosanitary) Bill, 2016 in the National Assembly more | Plant Health (Phytosanitary) Bill, 2016 GG No. 40467

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) has noted the ongoing investigation by the Competition Commission into the conduct of fresh produce agents operating at South Africa’s National Fresh Produce Markets (NFPMs)... read more

The Department has assessed and evaluated all 637 West Coast Rock Lobster (Offshore) application forms submitted in terms of section 18 of the Marine Living Resources Act, 1998 (Act No. 18 of 1998) as amended (“the MLRA”). Further, the Department has begun with the assessment and evaluation of the West Coast Rock Lobster (Nearshore) application forms and as such, the Department has so far assessed and evaluated the application forms received for the Zones A, B and C... read more

Fisheries Management of the department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has granted, in terms of the section 18 of the marine Living Resources, No.18 of 1998(Act No. 18 of 1998) rights to undertake commercial fishing in the Horse Mackerel sector on the 20th December 2016... read more

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) of the Republic of South Africa has requested the Brazilian authority to provide official information and a list of establishments that have been identified in the issue raised in the media regarding unsafe meat being exported to various countries, which could include South more

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 more

0n 17 March 2017, the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Mr.Senzeni Zokwana is expected to give a keynote address at the Agricultural Research more

Livestock food products are major contributors to a balanced diet whereas livestock fibre products are significant in the clothing, leather, housing and decorative industries. The success of the livestock sector in terms of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is largely the result of commercialisation and intensification to enhance turnover and more

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