Minister Senzeni Zokwana and Deputy Minister Sfiso Buthelezi during the media briefing of the post Budget Vote
Minister Senzeni Zokwana and Deputy Minister Sfiso Buthelezi pose with the fisheries interns before tabling of Budget Vote
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DAFF Minister Senzeni Zokwana and MEC for Rural Development and Agrarian Reform in Eastern Cape Mlibo Qoboshiyane at UFH Agri-park food processing building
DAFF warns of fraudulent letter doing rounds on social media platforms, authenticity of requests can be confirmed through the following e-mail address

The Sunday Times has failed to ensure that their readership is informed with information which has been verified. I wish to now set the record straight regarding all funds involving the departments current efforts against international fishing kingpin Arnold Bengis.... read more

Prior to 2017, an average of 60 to 80 laboratory-confirmed listeriosis cases per year (approximately 1 per week), were reported in South Africa. In July 2017, an increase in laboratory-confirmed cases of listeriosis was reported to National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) which was followed by investigations into the reported increase.... read more

DAFF has hit a huge milestone in the implementation process of its Small Scale Fisheries sector by commencing a series of training programmes with small scale fisheries cooperatives.... read more

Drought conditions persist in the Western Cape, parts of the Northern Cape and Eastern Cape. Water restrictions remain in place is several provinces. The majority of summer rainfall areas have reported reasonable to good veld and livestock more

Minister Senzeni Zokwana will be hosting a high-level meeting of SADC Ministers responsible for agriculture, food security, fisheries and Aquaculture. These meetings are held more

Our mandate as government is two-fold. On the one hand, we have to grow the sector by way of various interventions such as financing the growth of small holder farmers in their diverse commodities and attract a new generation of farmers targeting the youth into the sector taking advantage of the massive technology that is beginning to dominate the sector such as more |media invite

An outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) has been reported in the Northern Cape Province in the Springbok area after movement of pigs from the Kimberley area. This falls outside of the ASF controlled areas of the more

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    1. North West: 28 April 2018
    2. The North West Department of Rural, Environment and Agricultural Development (READ) has noted recent media reports on the alleged “gift” of cattle worth R1.5million to the former president Jacob Zuma from Premier Supra Obakeng Ramoeletsi Mahumapelo through the more

    3. Mahikeng: 13 April 2018
    4. The Department of Rural, Environment and Agricultural Development (READ) would like to confirm that parts of the Bokone Bophirima province has been hit by an outbreak of High Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) commonly known as Bird more

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