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 info.dscm@daff.gov.za
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The Honourable Minister of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Mr. Senzeni Zokwana (“the Minister”) issues the following statement regarding the allegations contained in the article published by the City Press on 25 March 2018 (“the article”)...read more

The Minister met with the CEO of Tiger Brands, Mr Lawrence McDougall and top management of the establishment on Monday, 19 March and was taken through the processes undertaken by the food giant to respond to the Listeriosis outbreak. A site visit of the plant was arranged for the Minister to observe progress made. DAFF and Provincial Departments of Agriculture, through the provincial veterinary authorities, are responsible for export facilitation of products of animal origin, including processed meats...read more

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in partnership with the South African National Biodiversity Institute, Food & Trees for Africa and other role-players will host a seminar on the International Day of Forests under the theme “Forests and Sustainable Cities”...read more

The Minister applauds the work that has been done by the Police wherein nine Fisheries Officials were arrested for corruption related allegations in Gansbaai on 05 March 2018 and will continue supporting further work that must be done in dealing with this matter...read more

The Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries sectors contributed significantly to South Africa's gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate of 3,1% in the fourth quarter of 2017. The Statistician General released the GDP growth figures this week. According to STATS SA Quarter four Labour Force Survey, agriculture created an additional 39 000 jobs. ...read more

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries (DAFF) and the provincial departments of Agriculture will make presentations on progress on the implementation of Fetsa Tlala targets that were set for the 2017/18 planting season and briefing on the planting plans for the 2018/19 financial ...read more

In our constant search for the source of the outbreak and the treatment of people who are affected, a team from the NICD has interviewed 109 ill people to obtain details about foods they had eaten in the month before falling ill. Ninety three (85%) people reported eating ready-to-eat (RTE) processed meat products, of which polony was the most common followed by viennas/sausages and then other ...read 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 Department...read 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 Flu...read more

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