Organisational Structure

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Organizational Structure

Chief Directorate: Operations Support

Directorate: DG Office Support

AIM: To provide an effective and efficient parliamentary and cabinet, executive implementation, secretariat and management support services to the Director-General

FUNCTIONS:

  • Monitor compliance with  processing  of parliamentary legislation matters
  • Facilitate passage of legislation
  • Coordinate the attendance of the department at parliamentary meetings
  • Scrutinise complex submissions/reports and analyse resolutions as minute and make abbreviated notes and/or recommendations for the DG with regard to these documents.
  • Prepare briefing notes as well as other documentation to adequately prepare the DG.
  • Manage work flow processes between office of DG and Ministry
  • Provide parliamentary and cabinet support services
  • Provide support for implementation of executive decisions and secretariat services to DAFF
  • Render management support services to the offices of the DG

 

Directorate: Risk Management & Investigations

AIM:        To provide efficient and effective risk management services

FUNCTIONS:

  • Facilitate the identification of risks
  • Perform a risk assessment, including the compilation of a Fraud Prevention Plan
  • Develop a risk management strategy
  • Continually monitor status of risks and develop a process for appropriate action
  • Maintain an awareness of risk and risk management processes throughout the Department
  • Investigate concerns relating to fraud and theft in the department

 

Chief Directorate: Internal Audit

Directorate:Compliance Audit

AIM:        To provide independent, objective assurance and consulting services designed to add value and improve the DAFF’s operations

FUNCTIONS:

  • Evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of controls and operations in the department
  • Assess the extent of compliance of each area with applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures
  • Conduct awareness and training in the combat of fraud and corruption

 

Branch: Corporate Services
Directorate: Security Services

AIM: To ensure effective security services

FUNCTIONS:

  • Ensure effective physical security in the Department.
  • Ensure efficient security for the Departmental information.

 

Chief Directorate: Human Resources Management & Development
Directorate: Human Resources Management

AIM:        To render effective and efficient human resources management support services

 FUNCTIONS:

  • Render human resources administration services.
  • Render recruitment and selection services.
  • Promote the efficient, effective and economic use of resources through the application of organisation and work study techniques.
  • Render a HRM support service for SMS and avail HR management information.
  • Render management support services

 

Directorate: Employee Relations

AIM:        To facilitate sound employee relations and promote effective HR policies and practices

FUNCTIONS:

  • Facilitate sound employee relations in the department
  • Promote effective human resources management policies and practices

 

Directorate: Employee Development & Performance Management

AIM:        To ensure the development of departmental human resources and a performance management culture

FUNCTIONS:

  • Promote a performance management culture through the implementation of performance management systems (SMS PMDS and EPMDS)
  • Promote and co-ordinate training and development interventions in the department
  • Promote and enhance employee’s health and wellness in the department
  • Render management support services

 

Chief Directorate: Chief Information Office

Directorate: Knowledge & Information Management

AIM:        To provide knowledge, information management and archives services

FUNCTIONS:

  • Provide knowledge management services
  • Provide information management services
  • Provide archives services
  • Provide a business intelligence service
  • Manage the departments website and content
  • Render a library service
  • Render distribution services for agricultural publications

 

Directorate: ICT Service Delivery and Operations

AIM:    To ensure a stable ICT environment that enables the efficient and effective utilisation of information technology, as a strategic resource within the DAFF

FUNCTIONS:

  • Manage and oversee all ICT infrastructure, network and telecoms.
  • Advise on the effective use of ICT technology
  • Manage all ICT contracts and service level agreements.
  • Ensure readiness of ICT Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP) implementation.
  • Facilitate ICT initiatives as determine by GITO and GITO Council.

 

Directorate: ICT Service Strategy and Systems

AIM: To ensure development of ICT systems together with norms and standards maximising ICT as a business strategic tool.

FUNCTIONS:

  • Coordinate the development, review and implementation of the DAFF Master Plan System (MSP).
  • Oversee and manage the development, modification, enhancement and where necessary, retirement of all DAFF ICT systems.
  • Coordinate the development, review and implementation of ICT policies and guidelines in line with Government wide ICT policies and guidelines.
  • Manage and ensure ICT Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP) and regular testing and checks in line with DAFF BCP.
  • Ensure a continuous ICT service improvement

 

Chief Directorate: Fisheries Operations Support

Directorate: Integrated Human Resources Management

AIM:        To render integrated human resources management services for the Branch: Fisheries

FUNCTIONS:

  • Render human resources administration support services
  • Render sound labour relations and performance management services within the Branch
  • Manage the implementation of policies and programmes on transformation and employee wellness within the Branch
  • Manage and co-ordinate training and development interventions within the Branch

 

Chief Directorate: Financial Management

Directorate: Budgets

AIM:  To manage the budgetary process

FUNCTIONS:

  • Co-ordinate and advice on budgetary planning and report on the state of expenditure.
  • Manage departmental revenue
  • Render an office support service.

 

Directorate: Facilities Management

AIM:        To manage facilities, property and travel services

FUNCTIONS:

  • Render travel services
  • Render services with regard to property management and facilities

 

Directorate: Supply Chain Management

AIM:        To render supply chain management services

FUNCTIONS:

  • Render demand and acquisition management services.
  • Render a logistic and asset management service.
  • Render a management support service.

 

Directorate: Financial Accounting

AIM: To manage expenditure, debt and exercise loss and internal control and financial reporting

FUNCTIONS:

  • Administer expenditure transactions
  • Administer debt, administer losses and exercise internal control
  • Manage bank accounts, control and suspense accounts and financial systems
  • Render management support services

 

Chief Directorate: Development Finance
Directorate: Development Finance Coordination

AIM:        To promote the development of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries targeted financing programmes

FUNCTIONS:

  • Facilitate the development of funding instruments
  • Provide a national policy framework for development Financing
  • Co-ordinate the development of national policy and facilitate the implementation of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries financing programmes
  • Render management support services

 

Chief Directorate: Financial Management Fisheries
Directorate: Supply Chain Management & Facilities

AIM: To provide supply chain and facilities management services

FUNCTIONS:

  • Render supply chain management services
  • Render facilities management services

 

Directorate: Revenue Management

AIM:        To manage departmental revenue

FUNCTIONS:

  • Plan, record and reconcile revenue
  • Report and payment of revenue
  • Manage revenue tariffs

 

Directorate: Financial Management

AIM:        To render effective financial management services

FUNCTIONS:

  • Design and implement effective budgetary and financial management practices and systems.
  • Facilitate efficient and effective payment of suppliers to the MLRF and report on accounts payable.

 

Chief Directorate: Legal Services
Directorate: Agricultural & Forestry Legal Support

AIM:        To render agricultural and forestry legal support services

FUNCTIONS:

  • Drafting and Amendment of Legislations
  • Drafting of Agreements and Legal Instruments
  • Promotion of Access to Information Act
  • Facilitation of Civil Litigation and Development Facilitation Tribunal Hearings
  • Provide Administrative Support with regard to the appointment of the Boards, Committees and Councils
  • Strengthening law enforcement of Acts
  • Provide legal advice in relation to international law, international trade agreement and negotiations
  • Facilitate the drafting of agreements and contracts

 

Directorate: Fisheries Legal Support

AIM:     To render fisheries legal support services

FUNCTIONS:

  • Drafting and Amendment of Legislations
  • Drafting of Agreements and Legal Instruments
  • Promotion of Access to Information Act
  • Facilitation of Civil Litigation and Development Facilitation Tribunal Hearings
  • Strengthening law enforcement of Fisheries Acts
  • Provide legal advice in relation to international law, international trade agreement and negotiations
  • Facilitate the drafting of agreements and contract

 

Chief Directorate: Stakeholder Relations & Communications

Directorate: Communication Services

AIM: To provide the department with communications support services

FUNCTIONS:

  • Provide editorial and information services
  • Promote public and internal communication
  • Render a design and media production service
  • Render management support services

 

Directorate: Stakeholder Relations

AIM:     To promote stakeholder relations

FUNCTIONS:

  • Facilitate and promote stakeholder relations to effect co-operation and co-ordination between the DAFF and its stakeholders (Businesses outside government, i.e. Agriculture and Forestry industries)
  • Develop framework to liaise with and manage stakeholder relations in equitable manner.

 

Directorate: Intergovernmental Relations

AIM:         To promote intergovernmental relations

FUNCTIONS:

  • Facilitate and promote relations to effect co-operation and co-ordination between the DAFF and intergovernmental structure
  • Develop and maintain database of intergovernmental partners
  • Assist Provinces and Local Government Structure in planning processes
  • Assist provincial Directorates to implement their mandate
Chief Directorate: Fisheries Partnerships Management
Directorate: Stakeholder Engagement

AIM:     To promote stakeholder relations

FUNCTIONS:

  • Facilitate and promote stakeholder relations to effect co-operation and co-ordination between the DAFF and its stakeholders (Businesses outside government, i.e. fishing companies and small scale fisherman)
  • Develop frameworks to liaise with and manage stakeholder relations in equitable manner

Directorate: Intergovernmental & International Relations

AIM:        To establish, facilitate and manage an integrated framework to promote intergovernmental and international relations

FUNCTIONS:

  • Facilitate and promote relations to effect co-operation and co-ordination between the DAFF and intergovernmental structure
  • Develop and maintain database of intergovernmental partners
  • Assist Provinces and Local Government Structure in planning processes
  • Assist provincial Directorates to implement their mandate

 

Directorate: Communication Services (Fisheries)

AIM:       To provide the Branch: Fisheries with communications support services

FUNCTIONS:

  • Provide editorial and information services
  • Promote public and internal communication
  • Render a design and media production service

 

Chief Directorate: Monitoring & Evaluation

Directorate: Organisation Performance

AIM:        To facilitate the improvement of the performance of the department through the monitoring of the strategic objectives of the department

FUNCTIONS:

  • Develop monitoring and evaluation frameworks and guidelines within the Sectors
  • Conduct organizational performance analysis
  • Conduct performance analysis on service delivery programmes
  • Conduct impact assessments
  • Monitor service delivery performance in line with Batho Pele
  • Co-ordinate drafting of the annual report

 

Directorate: Provincial & SOE’s Performance Monitoring

AIM:     To facilitate the development of performance indicators in relation to the department, provincial departments and state owned entities

FUNCTIONS:

  • Facilitate the development and support implementation of monitoring and evaluation frameworks and guidelines for PDA’s and SOE’s
  • Monitor and evaluate Provincial Department’s of Agriculture, and SOE’s  programmes performances
  • Facilitate the establishment of monitoring and evaluation capacity building within PDAs
  • Develop and review of associated institutions indicators

 

Directorate: Statistics & Economic Analysis

AIM:        To provide economic and statistical services to monitor the economic performance of the sector

FUNCTIONS:

  • Provide strategic economic intelligence and advice on the performance of the Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries sector
  • Generate and manage national Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries statistics in support of effective decision-making
  • Disseminate agricultural statistical and economic information
  • Render management support services

 

Chief Directorate: Policy Development Planning

Directorate: Strategic Planning

AIM:       To facilitate strategic and operational planning

FUNCTIONS:

  • Develop frameworks and guidelines on strategic planning matters
  • Provide strategic and operational planning support
  • Provide guidance and support in strategy implementation
  • Ensure alignment of performance indicators to strategic outputs
  • Compilation of MTSP reports

 

Directorate: Programme Development Support

AIM:        To facilitate programmes and project management systems and support

FUNCTIONS:

  • Create and maintain the programme management support office
  • Co-ordinate and facilitate implementation of departmental projects
  • Ensure the alignment of programmes to broader policy and strategies
  • Establish efficiency measures to budget utilisation

 

Directorate: Policy Research Support

AIM:        To provide policy coordination and research analysis services

FUNCTIONS:

  • Manage the DAFF Research Agenda
  • Provide guidelines for policy development processes
  • Align DAFF policies to broader departmental and government policies
  • Review existing policies in line with government priorities
  • Advocacy on matters related to policy development
  • Facilitate and coordinate departmental policy costing
  • Render management support services

 

Chief Directorate: International Relations & Trade

Directorate: Africa Relations

AIM:       To facilitate, guide, co-ordinate, support and manage bilateral and multilateral relations with governments, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries organizations and forums in Africa

FUNCTIONS:

  • Analyse and facilitate the establishment of sound development cooperation bilateral relations in a specific country or region
  • Render advice on trade and development cooperation engagements for a specific country, block or region.
  • Monitor and evaluate African events and developments which impacts on agriculture, forestry and fisheries
  • Provide support in the negotiations on matters of influence to agriculture, forestry and fisheries

 

Directorate: International Trade

AIM:        To develop, promote and support the competitive participation of the agriculture, forestry and fisheries sectors in international trade

FUNCTIONS:
1.     Analyse and develop policy and advice on bilateral agricultural trade.
2.     Analyse and develop policy and advice on multi-lateral agricultural trade.
3.     Facilitate and support international trade initiatives.
4.     Render management support services

 

Directorate: Americas, Australasia, Europe & Middle East Relations

AIM:        To facilitate, guide, co-ordinate and support bilateral relations with governments, agriculture, forestry and fisheries organisations and forums in the rest of the world (America, Australasia, Europe, and the Middle East)

FUNCTIONS:

  • Analyse and facilitate the development of appropriate bilateral relations trade policies specific country or region
  • Analyse and facilitate the establishment of sound development cooperation bilateral relations in a specific country or region
  • Render advice on trade and development cooperation engagements for a specific country, block or region
  • Monitor and evaluate events and developments which impacts on agriculture, forestry and fisheries
  • Provide support in the negotiations on matter of influence to agriculture, forestry and fisheries

 

Chief Directorate: Cooperatives & Rural Enterprise Development

Directorate: Cooperatives & Enterprise Development

AIM:     To ensure the development and implementation of policies, strategies, programmes and initiatives to support the development of co-operatives and enterprise development

FUNCTIONS:

  • Develop policy, norms and standards for co-operative and enterprise development
  • Develop strategies and programmes for co-operatives and enterprise development
  • Co-ordinate Government Departmental and provincial policy inputs and programmes with regard to co-operatives & enterprise development
  • Manage the implementation of the co-operatives and enterprise development policies, strategies and programmes
  • Promote and co-ordinate entrepreneurial development linkages
  • Establish and promote mentorship and other support mechanisms

 

Directorate: BBBEE Charters Compliance

AIM: To develop and ensure compliance to the BBBEE charters

FUNCTIONS:

  • Formulate BBBEE policy, guidelines, legal framework and management measures within the sector
  • Set norms, standards and minimum service delivery standards
  • Support the co-ordination by DAFF of BBBEE implementation and sustainability in the sectoral councils
  • Establish and maintain data base on BBBEE status and needs
  • Develop policies, norms and standards for the allocation of permits in line with the DAFF sector charters (AgriBEE, Forestry and Fisheries Sector Charter)

 

Chief Directorate: Agro-processing & Marketing

Directorate: Marketing

AIM:        To facilitate the creation of a conducive environment for role players within the agriculture, forestry and fisheries sector to access markets both locally and internationally, through the development and implementation of policies, the provision of market intelligence and technical support

FUNCTIONS:

  • Develop and implement an integrated framework to ensure market access for emerging/ developing sector role players
  • Develop a set of interventions to ensure market access and fair trade for established farmers
  • Provide agriculture, forestry and fisheries commodity profiles and market analysis and food pricing reports
  • Provide agriculture, forestry and fisheries marketing, training manuals and information toolkits for emerging farmers & extension officers and promote markets
  • Provide market intelligence/market access & infrastructure support

 

Directorate: Agro-processing Support

AIM: To facilitate the transformation of primary agriculture, forestry and fisheries commodities into value added products

FUNCTIONS:

  • Develop small and medium scale agro-processing enterprises development intervention strategies and programmes for agriculture, forestry and fisheries products
  • Facilitate the implementation of strategies and programmes with beneficiaries and stakeholders
  • Facilitate the processes to ensure that the appropriate support and funding is channelled for capacity building, processing technologies and access to markets
  • Provide financial and human capacity support to provincial departments to execute their agro-processing enterprises development mandate into agriculture, forestry and fisheries products

 

Chief Directorate: Food Security

Directorate: Subsistence Farming

AIM:        To improve on the production systems and development support of subsistence farmers in the agriculture, forestry and fisheries, forestry and fishery sectors to achieve food security. livelihoods

FUNCTIONS:

  • Provide policy guidelines for development of existing and new subsistence farmers
  • Set norms and standards for viable farmer settlement programmes
  • Provide programmes for support and graduation
  • Monitor and evaluate policies and programmes.
  • Co-ordinate activities that are cross cutting with other entities
  • Database development and management
  • Coordinate on-farm research of production systems
  • Develop and promote national policy and standards for household food security.
  • Facilitate the design and planning of household food security programmes

 

Directorate: Small Holder Development

AIM:        To improve on the production systems and development support of smallholder farmers in the agriculture, forestry and fisheries, forestry and fishery sectors to achieve food security livelihoods

FUNCTIONS:

  • Provide guidelines for development of existing and new small-holder farmers.
  • Provide Programmes for support and graduation.
  • Set norms and standards for viable farmer settlement programmes
  • Provide programmes for support and graduation
  • Monitor and evaluate policies and programmes.
  • Co-ordinate activities that are cross cutting with other entities.
  • Develop and promote national policy and standards for household food security.
  • Facilitate the design and planning of household food security programmes

 

Directorate: Infrastructure Support

 

AIM: To facilitate the provision of inputs, implements & infrastructure support

FUNCTIONS:

  • Provide professional advisory engineering services (including planning, design specification, implementation, monitoring and evaluation).
  • Provide implementation, rehabilitation, maintenance and repair construction services regarding priority agricultural infrastructure projects.
  • Render management support services

 

Chief Directorate: Sector Capacity Development

Directorate: Sector Education & Training

AIM:       To facilitate and support education and training skills in the sectors

FUNCTIONS:

  • Coordinate and facilitate the implementation of the national Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries education and training strategy
  • Work with line function SETAs, SAQA and other relevant Quality Assurance Bodies in the generation of relevant qualifications and skills programmes for the sector
  • Develop national human resources development programmes and schemes for the benefit of the sectors
  • Coordination and facilitate the implementation of international training strategy.
  • Coordinate, monitor and evaluate sector funded training programmes
  • Render management support services

 

Directorate: Sectoral Colleges

AIM:        To promote development of centres of excellence on sector skills training

FUNCTIONS:

  • Develop, review norms and standards for Sectors Training Institutes
  • Monitor and evaluate adherence to the set norms and standards by Agricultural Training Institutes
  • Develop and guide the implementation of a vocational training system  for the sector
  • Facilitate the review of Sectorals curriculum
  • Maintain a national data base on graduate enrolments and outputs from Sectoral colleges.
  • Promote training, research and extension on small stock and agricultural production in semi-arid and arid climates

 

Directorate: Sector Transformation

AIM:         Develop, manage and co-ordinate sector transformation and gender mainstreaming policy and strategy in line with the government objectives for the         Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Sector

FUNCTIONS:

  • Develop sector-specific policies, guidelines and standard operating procedures wrt transformation within the sector
  • Facilitate the development of capacity for transformation in the sector
  • Develop a framework to facilitate the implementation of programmes aimed at achieving the department’s and government’s objectives and international obligations with regards to vulnerable groups (i.e. farm workers, communities etc.) within the sector
  • Monitor and advice on the implementation of special programmes initiatives focusing on People with disabilities, Youth Development, Women and vulnerable groups (i.e. farm workers, communities etc.) within the sector
  • Identify sector related social improvement opportunities to ensure maximum participation of the vulnerable groups (i.e. farm workers, communities etc.)
  • Manage the development of a service delivery improvement plan for the sector

 

Directorate: Grootfontein Agricultural Development Institute

AIM:        To promote training, research and extension on small stock and agricultural production in semi-arid and arid climates

FUNCTIONS:

  • Provide accredited education and training in agriculture.
  • Provide new and adapted technologies for increased and sustainable production.
  • Provide effective support services to the Institute

 


Chief Directorate: National Extension Support Services
Directorate: National Extension Reform

AIM:        To provide strategic leadership and guidance for extension and advisory services in the sector.

FUNCTIONS:

  • Develop norms and standard for extension and advisory services
  • Set norms and standards for all service providers, extension officers (standard equipment and offices) level of training and qualifications
  • Monitor and evaluate the implementation of norms and standards in extension and advisory services

 

Chief Directorate: Inspection & Quarantine Services

Directorate: Inspection Services

AIM:        To ensure compliance with agricultural legislations and risk management of agricultural products

Functions

  • Render risk management inspection/auditing services at official ports of entry points
  • Render national plant risk management inspection/auditing services
  • Provide national plant quarantine and diagnostic services
  • Render Animal Quarantine and inspection services

 

Directorate: Food Safety & Quality Assurance

AIM:        To regulate and promote food safety and quality assurance of agricultural products through legislative control

FUNCTIONS

  • Regulate food safety and quality of agricultural products
  • Provide an analytical laboratory services in support of the food safety and quality regulatory system
  • Render management support services

 

Directorate: Agricultural Inputs Control

AIM:       To ensure the safety, quality and efficacy of agricultural production inputs

Functions

  • Manage the evaluation of technical data on farm feeds, fertilizers and fertilizing plants
  • Manage the evaluation of technical data on agricultural remedies
  • Manage the evaluation of technical data on stock remedies
  • Render registration administration services in terms of Act 36 of 1947
  • Render inspection services in terms of Act 36 of 1947

 

Directorate: Food Import & Export Standards

AIM:        Facilitate the import and export of plant and animal products through coordination and implementation of applicable policies, norms, standards, regulations and strategies.

FUNCTIONS

  • Undertake promotions and awareness of cross cutting Biosecurity risk issues affecting the trade in agricultural products
  • Facilitate the strengthening of SPS capacity and coordination to improve compliance under the WTO-SPS agreement
  • Facilitate the issuing of permits in terms of various legislative mandates regulating food safety, plant health and animal health

 

Chief Directorate: Plant Production & Health

Directorate: Plant Production

AIM:        To develop national policy norms and standards to support plant production

Functions

  • Develop norms and standards for and promote and co-ordinate sustainable plant production practices
  • Ensure the quality of seed
  • Render management support services

 

Directorate: Plant Health

AIM:        To manage risks associated with plant health

Functions

  • Develop policy, legislation, norms and standards and guidelines to manage plant health risks
  • Ensure compliance with national & international plant health obligations
  • Render management support services

 

Directorate: Genetic Resources

AIM:        To regulate and provide an integrated national management system in support of sustainable use of genetic resources for food and Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries

Functions

  • Ensure the conservation and sustainable use of plant genetic resources
  • Ensure the conservation and sustainable use of farm animal genetic resources
  • Render national variety control services on plant propagating material
  • Develop and implement policies, strategies and legislation to contribute to the safe use, handling and transfer of genetically modified organisms & genetic resources
  • Render management support services

 

Chief Directorate: Animal Production & Health

Directorate: Animal Production

AIM:        To develop national policy norms and standards to support livestock production, aquaculture, and game farming

FUNCTIONS:

  • Develop norms and standards for animal production & game farming
  • Promote and co-ordinate animal production and game farming
  • Ensure effective regulation, monitoring and impact assessment of animal production and game farming systems
  • Render management support services.

 

Directorate: Veterinary Public Health

AIM:        To facilitate the provision of preventative veterinary activities and regulate the production of safe animal products and by-products

FUNCTIONS:

  • Regulate the production of safe animal products and by-products
  • Facilitate and co-ordinate animal welfare matters as well as preventative veterinary activities
  • Render management support services

 

Directorate: Animal Health

AIM: To manage the risks associated to animal health

FUNCTIONS:

  • Promote, prevent and control animal diseases
  • Formulate policy and reduce sanitary risks in the import and export of animals and animal products
  • Render epidemiological services for early warning and monitoring of animal diseases
  • Render management support services

 

Chief Directorate: Forestry Operations

Directorate: Forestry Management (Eastern Cape)

AIM: To manage and co-ordinate forestry in the EC province

FUNCTIONS:

  • Manage state forests and associated assets.
  • Enforce the NFA and NVFFA.
  • Plan and execute plantation production management plans.
  • Implement social forestry programmes

 

Directorate: Forestry Management (KZN)

AIM: To manage and co-ordinate forestry in the KZN province

FUNCTIONS:

  • Manage state forests and associated assets.
  • Enforce the NFA and NVFFA.
  • Plan and execute plantation production management plans.
  • Implement social forestry programmes

 

Directorate: Forestry Management (Mpumalanga/Limpopo)

AIM: To manage and co-ordinate forestry in the region

FUNCTIONS:

  • Manage state forests and associated assets.
  • Enforce the NFA and NVFFA.
  • Plan and execute plantation production management plans.
  • Implement social forestry programmes

 

Directorate: Forestry Management (Other regions)

AIM: To manage and co-ordinate forestry in the small provinces [WC, FS, Gauteng, NW & NC provinces]

FUNCTIONS:

  • Manage state forests and associated assets
  • Enforce the NFA and NVFFA.
  • Plan and execute plantation production management plans.
  • Implement social forestry programmes

 

Chief Directorate: Forestry Development & Regulations

Directorate: Commercial Forestry

AIM: To promote optimum development of arboriculture, commercial and urban forestry

FUNCTIONS:

  • Direct commercial forestry (performance criteria and indicators) through planning & audits
  • Manage State forest transfers and administration of Lease Agreements
  • Administer the State Forests Act

 

Directorate: Small Scale Forestry

AIM: To ensure the promotion and development of small scale forestry

FUNCTIONS:

  • Direct small growers initiatives and programmes.
  • Facilitate social and livelihood programmes for forestry.
  • Administer the State Forest Act in terms of small scale forestry

 

Directorate: Forestry Regulations & Oversight

AIM: To implement forestry regulation and oversight functions

FUNCTIONS:

  • Develop national norms and standards for sustainable forest management.
  • Manage the provision of  knowledge and strategic information
  • Manage forestry scientific and information services.

 

Chief Directorate: Natural Resources Management

Directorate: Woodlands & Indigenous Forest Management

AIM: To ensure an enabling framework for the sustainable management of woodlands and indigenous forests

FUNCTIONS:

  • Set norms and standards for indigenous forests and woodland management
  • Develop rehabilitation programmes for woodlands and indigenous forests
  • Manage the conservation planning and compliance with the national management frameworks
  • Provide frameworks for trees outside forests including greening

 

Directorate: Water Use & Irrigation Development

AIM: To ensure the efficient development and revitalisation of irrigation schemes and management for agricultural purposes of water in South Africa

FUNCTIONS:

  • Manage the revitalisation of irrigation schemes.
  • Manage the promotion of water management.
  • Manage the establishment of irrigation schemes.
  • Render management support services.

 

Directorate: Climate Change & Disaster Management

AIM:        To facilitate risk and disaster management in agriculture

FUNCTIONS:

  • Provide a national policy framework for Risk and Disaster Management.
  • Ensure the effective planning and implementation of an early warning system in support of Risk Management.
  • Co-ordinate post disaster recovery and rehabilitation.
  • Implement climate change programs in support of risk and disaster management as well as ensuring compliance to the national climate change response strategy
  • Prevent production losses by combating migratory pests and diseases
  • Render management support services.

 

Directorate: Land Use & Soil Management

AIM:        To promote, regulate and co-ordinate the sustainable use of natural agricultural resources

FUNCTIONS:

  • Provide information on the potential, use and state of the natural agricultural resources.
  • Promote the effective Management of Natural Agricultural Resources.
  • Ensure compliance to principles of sustainable use of natural agricultural resources.
  • Ensure the promotion and preservation of Agricultural Land and
  • Facilitate the effective administration of agricultural and forest land.
  • Render a management support service.

 

Chief Directorate: Aquaculture & Economic Development
Directorate: Aquaculture Technical Services

AIM:     To provide public support and essential services to the aquaculture industry.

FUNCTIONS:

  • Develop, manage and implement technical, training and advisory programmes for fish farmers.
  • Develop, manage and implement the information and data management systems and economic services
  • Develop and manage aquaculture development facilities

 

Directorate: Sustainable Aquaculture Management

AIM: To provide integrated platform for management of aquaculture through effective administration of policies, legislation and institutional arrangements.

FUNCTIONS:

  • Develop, manage and implement integrated licensing and permitting system, development & review of legislation, norms & standards, guidelines & regulations
  • Develop, manage and implement the monitoring programmes for compliance with legislation and permit conditions, and for environmental and bio-security management
  • Develop and manage stakeholder networks, committees, forums and institutional support

 

Directorate: Socio-Economic Development

AIM: To provide integrated platform for fisheries development and transformation throughout the value-chain. 
                                                                 
FUNCTIONS:

  • Develop and implement fisheries livelihoods programmes
  • Develop, manage [including licensing and permitting] and implement programmes for management of fishing harbours, fish-processing plants and related economic infrastructure
  • Develop and implement fisheries transformation charter and programmes, economic studies, information management and capacity building.

 

Chief Directorate: Monitoring, Control & Surveillance

Directorate: Compliance

AIM:        To ensure compliance with the provisions of the Marine Living Resources Act of 1998 for the sustainable utilisation of marine living resources

FUNCTIONS:

  • Ensure inspections to protect and enhance marine assets and resources.
  • Manage patrols to protect and enhance marine assets and resources
  • Monitor potential areas of risk within Fisheries
  • Develop the necessary networks to maintain and manage stakeholder participation

 

Directorate: Fisheries Protection Vessels

AIM:        To ensure that fish resources are protected through effective and efficient utilisation of the Fisheries Protection Vessels and other relevant equipment and systems

FUNCTIONS:

  • Manage the utilisation of the Fisheries Protection Vessels
  • Promote and enforce compliance to ensure sustainable utilisation of marine living resources
  • Develop, monitor, and enforce compliance with international and regional agreements
  • Develop the necessary networks to maintain and manage stakeholder participation

 

Directorate: Monitoring & Surveillance

AIM:        To promote and enforce compliance to ensure sustainable utilization of marine and coastal resources

FUNCTIONS:

  • Promote and enforce compliance to ensure sustainable utilization of marine and coastal resources
  • Promote monitoring and surveillance to regulate sustainable utilization of marine living resources
  • Manage marine and coastal resources through the proper monitoring, control and surveillance regulatory framework

 

Chief Directorate: Marine Resources Management
Directorate: Offshore & High Seas Fisheries

AIM:   To ensure the sustainable utilization and equitable and orderly access to the Offshore and High Seas fisheries resources through improved management and regulation

FUNCTIONS:

  • Develop policy, norms and standards for Offshore & High Seas resource management
  • Manage the restructuring of the fishing industry to address historical imbalances and to achieve equity within the offshore and high seas fisheries sector.
  • Manage the process for granting of relevant rights of access, other rights, permits and licenses as contemplated in the Marine Lining Resources Act within the offshore and high seas fisheries sector
  • Develop the necessary networks to maintain and manage stakeholder participation

 

Directorate: Small Scale Fisheries

AIM:    To administer the provisions of the Marine Living Resources Act (MLRA), manage, promote, and support the small-scale fisheries sector

FUNCTIONS:

  • Develop policy, norms and standards for Small scale Fisheries management
  • Manage the administration and support of small-scale fisheries sector in accordance with legislative requirements
  • Manage the verification of product flow through the fishing value chain
  • Develop the necessary networks to maintain and manage stakeholder participation

Directorate: Inshore Fisheries Management

AIM: To ensure the sustainable utilization and equitable and orderly access to the Inshore fisheries resources through improved management and regulation

FUNCTIONS:

  • Develop policy, norms and standards for Inshore fisheries management
  • Manage the administration and support of inshore fisheries sectors in accordance with legislative requirements
  • Manage the Inshore fisheries sector to ensure sustainability of the sector.
  • Develop the necessary networks to maintain and manage stakeholder participation

 

Chief Directorate: Fisheries Research & Development

Directorate: Research Support

AIM:        To provide administrative, management and logistical support to fisheries research and development

FUNCTIONS:

  • Provide research administrative, management and logistical support
  • Manage research technical support services.

 

Directorate: Aquaculture Research

AIM:        To provide scientific research and advice on aquaculture research

FUNCTIONS:

  • Provide management support for marine aquaculture research.
  • Undertake aquaculture research and promote the sustainable development of aquaculture
  • Provide scientific advice to support aquaculture research
  • Develop and manage stakeholder networks, committees, forums and institutional support

 

Directorate: Resources Research

AIM:To provide scientific research and advice on fisheries resources research

FUNCTIONS:

  • Provide management support for marine resources research.
  • Undertake resources research and promote the sustainable and optimal management of fisheries resources
  • Provide scientific advice to support resources research
  • Develop and manage stakeholder networks, committees, forums and institutional support