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 acknowledges that this is a strategic sector whose allocation is set and determined by the Tuna Regional Fisheries Management Organisation (tRFMOs), of which South Africa has to catch the allocated quota. In consideration of the current barriers to entry within the Large Pelagic Longline sector; the Minister acknowledges that strides need to be made to ensure full utilisation within sector...read more | FRAP2015-16 Ministers decisions on Appeals in the Large Pelagic Longline sector

Invitation to submit applications for a DAFF quota import permit for a rebate of the full anti-dumping duty on bone-in-cuts of the species gallus domesticus, frozen, imported from the USA.Interested parties are hereby invited to submit their applications for DAFF import quota permits in terms of the following rebate provision as prescribed in the Government Gazette Notice No.39518 of 18 December 2015 for the period 01 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 ...read more

The Minister of Finance, Malusi Gigaba, will table the 2018 National Budget in Parliament on 21 February 2018. Budget lock-ups have been arranged for journalists and economists in Cape Town and Pretoria, allowing access to the Budget documents prior to the Minister’s address in Parliament. The information contained in the documents will be under embargo until the Minister starts speaking in Parliament ...read more

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) hereby makes an announcement on the recent detection of the Oriental fruit fly in the Grabouw, Western Cape Province. The Oriental Fruit Fly is an exotic fruit fly native to Asia, previously described from Africa as the Invader fruit fly (Bactrocera invadens) ...read more

This Address should have been delivered last week, but was delayed so that we could properly manage issues of political transition. I wish to thank Honourable Members and the people of South Africa for their patience and forbearance. I also wish to extend a word of gratitude to former President Jacob Zuma for the manner in which he approached this difficult and sensitive process ...read more

On 30 January 2018, Minister Senzeni Zokwana (MP) issued a press release indicating his intensions to keep members of the public and fishing industry at large abreast of progress made in resolving judicial reviews in the Hake Inshore Trawl sector....read more

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

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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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