From Left Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Director-General Prof Edith Vries, Minister Senzeni Zokwana and Deputy Minister General Bheki Cele briefing the media on Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) Operation Compliance for 2015
Deputy Minister General Bheki Cele and ARC CEO Mr Shadrack Moephuli seals the launch by being the first to plant the drought-tolerant hybrids at the Loskop Experimental Farm in Groblersdal
Deputy Minister General Bheki Cele hands out drought-tolerant hybrids at the Loskop Experimental Farm in Groblersdal
Deputy Minister General Bheki Cele handing over food parcels to residence in Diepsloot as part of the Food and Nutrition Security Imbizo
Deputy Minister General Bheki Cele on his food parcel tour takes the time to engage with both young and old community members of the Diepsloot
The Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, General Bheki Cele, visits blind farmers in Ga-Rankuwa

During a visit to Mphezulu and Skhosana Secondary schools in Groblersdal, Monsterlus, Limpopo as part of the back to school campaign and to encourage learners to pursue careers in agriculture, the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Mr Senzeni Zokwana made a promise to assist Walter Sibiya. Walter, the best learner at Skhosana Secondary School, passed matric with flying colours. He received 92% for Maths, 82% in Agricultural Science and distinctions in all his other more 

An outbreak of FMD in the free zone of the country has serious economic implications due an immediate embargo on all exports of livestock and livestock products to our trading partners (countries). In certain circumstances the ban may even be imposed on all agricultural produce including plants and plant products. Such bans will negatively affect the mandate of the department, which is ensuring food security, increasing the sector’s contribution to the GDP and raising employment within the sector... Read more 


The Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Mr Senzeni Zokwana and General Bheki Cele, accompanied by KZN Premier Senzo Mchunu and MEC for Agriculture and Environmental Affairs in KZN, Cyril Xaba invite you to the launch of the Food and Nutrition Security Imbizo at Blowbosch in Newcastle on 12 December more 
South Africa hosted a team of experts from the World Organization for Animal Health, (OIE) from 30 November to 06 December 2014. This mission's intention was to assess the implementation of OIE standards on zonal freedom of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) without vaccination and the progress made on the implementation of recommendations made to South Africa in the 2013 assessment mission more 
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      Geysdorp:MEC for Rural, Environment and Agricultural Development, Manketsi Tlhape has visited the Disebo family in Geysdorp which was left destitute when their shack burned beyond recognition more
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