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
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

Minister Senzeni Zokwana will be embarking on an annual Back to School programme on 05 February 2018, where he will be visiting Magukubjane Secondary and Mashiyane Primary schools in Monsterlus, Limpopo Province. The Minister will motivate and give support to both scholars and teachers in preparation for the 2018 academic year...read more

In terms of the amendments stipulated in the R.1271 of 17 November 2017, Government Gazette No. 41257, the status of the Oriental fruit fly in South Africa is as follows: The ‘areas that are infested’ include: Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West, Gauteng and some parts of KwaZulu-Natal. A removal permit will be required to move fruit from these areas to the Oriental fruit fly free areas...read more

On 14 July 2017, Minister Senzeni Zokwana (MP) issued his decision on the 91 appeals filed by applicants for Hake Inshore Trawl fishing rights. The decision was issued after the Western Cape High Court ruled in favour of the delegated authority and the methodology of allocating fishing rights in the Hake Inshore Trawl sector...read more

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries invites stakeholders in the sector to nominate young top producers either in agriculture, forestry or fisheries to enter for the 2018 #Youth in Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Awards Competition. Nominations are requested in the following categories: ...read more | #YAFF awards

In the light of the seasonal outlook as produced by the South African Weather Service (SAWS), the following advisory guidelines are suggested. It is emphasized that these advisories are broad guidelines and should be interpreted considering the local aspects of the region such as soil types, cultural preferences and farming systems. Depending on the particular region, the prioritization of the guidelines will differ...read more | seasonal Climate Watch

Minister of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries, Mr Senzeni Zokwana will on Friday 26 January 2018 attend the tour and reception to send off Dr Fridtjof Nansen. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is hosting the first Port call event for the Dr Fridtjof Nansen research vessel...read more | speech | application of the ecosystem fisheries management key to achieving food and nutrition security

The Delegated Authority has taken a decision on 42 FPE rights applications (41 entities and one individual) submitted between 21 November 2017 and 13 December 2017. Accordingly, 36 applicants were successful, one was excluded (not commissioned) and five were reserved pending submission of additional information requested...read more | public notice

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    Provincial Highlights
    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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