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
Government officials including DAFF Minister Senzeni Zokwana conducted a site visit to Polokwane Enterprise Foods
Minister Senzeni Zokwana chats to some of the dignitaries during his site visit to Polokwane Enterprise
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 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 | Final Impact Conservation Agriculture

In December 2017, the Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries (“the Department”) received notification from the Viking Group of Fishing Companies (“Viking”), holding 34 separate fishing rights across 9 fishing sectors seeking authorization in terms of Section 21(2) of the Marine Living Resources Act...read more

The Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Honourable Mr Senzeni Zokwana and the University of Fort Hare (UFH) invite members of the media to the the initiation of the process of the establishment of Veterinary Sciences School and launch of the Institute for Development Assistance Management (IDAM) Book and on 05 April at Alice Campus...read more

The Honourable Minister of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF), Mr. Senzeni Zokwana issues the following Departmental victories in countering corruption within the fishing industry both at home and in the international circuit...read more

As the Minister responsible for export facilitation of processed meats, Minister Zokwana will report on the activities that the Department of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries (DAFF) has undertaken in collaboration with the Department of Health; the Department of Trade and Industry to address the outbreak of Listeriosis. The outbreak has been associated with processed meats manufactured from DAFF approved export registered processing plants...read more

The Honourable Minister of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Mr. Senzeni Zokwana (“the Minister”) issues the following statement regarding the allegations contained in the article published by the City Press on 25 March 2018 (“the article”)...read more

The Minister met with the CEO of Tiger Brands, Mr Lawrence McDougall and top management of the establishment on Monday, 19 March and was taken through the processes undertaken by the food giant to respond to the Listeriosis outbreak. A site visit of the plant was arranged for the Minister to observe progress made. DAFF and Provincial Departments of Agriculture, through the provincial veterinary authorities, are responsible for export facilitation of products of animal origin, including processed meats...read more

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    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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