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
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
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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

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

Antibiotic resistance is a major global public health challenge. The misuse of antibiotics in human and animal health sectors is contributing to antibiotic resistance which makes infections in humans and animals difficult to treat. This week we observe World Antibiotic Awareness Week.This week we observe World Antibiotic Awareness Week...read more

World Fisheries day is celebrated every year on November 21 throughout the world by fishing communities to highlight the importance of maintaining the world's fisheries. According to a United Nations report, fishing is central to the livelihood and food security of over 200 million people, especially in the developing world, while one of five people on this planet depends on fish as the primary source of protein...read more

Cape Town – Monday, 13 November 2017: West Coast Rock Lobster Permit Right Holders should apply for the permits at the Customer Service Centre of the Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF). DAFF announced the total allowable catch (TAC) for the 2017/18 fishing season for west coast rock lobster (WCRL) on Friday 10 November 2017. Therefore, the fishing season is officially opened....read more

Cape Town – Friday, 10 November 2017: The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) wishes to announce the total allowable catch (TAC) for the 2017/18 fishing season for west coast rock lobster (WCRL). The TAC is unchanged, remaining at 1924.08 tons...read more

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) has noted with great concern a letter circulating on social media platforms, purporting that the department has requested storage facilities from Phumelela Local Municipality. DAFF wishes to distance itself from this operation and wishes to state unequivocally that it has nothing to do with the fraudulent letter...read more

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, invites members of the media to the opening and graduation ceremony at the St Marks Agricultural Skills Training Centre in the Eastern Cape on 26 October 2017...read more

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    1. Mabeskraal: 09 October 2017
    2. The MEC for Rural, Environment and Agricultural Development (READ), Manketsi Tlhape is set to officially launch the Mabeskraal Livestock Auction Pens to mark yet another milestone in the efforts of the department to bring livestock markets closer to rural communities...read more

    3. Kwazulu Natal: 02 October 2017
    4. The Office of the MEC for Agriculture and Rural Development in KwaZulu-Natal, Honourable Themba Mthembu, has noted with regret the lopsided documentary by ANN7 television station which was contrived to produce a particular erroneous narrative about the Department...read more

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