ATI Graduate Entrepreneur Award - Sonwabile Fadana
Young Entrepreneur with Disability Nyiko Macheke
Minister for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Mr Senzeni Zokwana holds a fish at Aquaculture Center in Gariep Dam
Minister Senzeni Zokwana in the middle posing with dignitaries during the handing over of China and South Africa Aquaculture Center at Gariep Dam
General Bheki Cele chats to Songenzwa Lwane of Lwane household in Los My Cherry
General Bheki Cele and Zikhona Tshona of ENCA during the newsroom visit by the Deputy Minister
Fort Cox college imbizo
Minister Senzeni Zokwana and Prof LJ Grobler at the SUNfarming Food & Energy Center at the NWU in NW

Meat Inspection Scheme National Government gazette notice number 40965 7-7

I, Senzeni Zokwana, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, in terms of section 12(1) of the Meat Safety Act, 2000 (Act No. 40 of 2000), hereby publish the Meat Inspection Scheme for implementation in the Republic of South Africa.The application closing date for prospective assignees is on the 4th of August. Please read in invitation letter published with the Scheme more


AFAAS and SASAE together with DAFF will be holding a joint conference on the theme of “Scaling up climate smart agriculture (CSA): integrating youth, women, and the digital revolution”. The theme was selected in recognition of the fact that climate change is having grave impacts on resource-poor African farmers and increasingly contributing to food losses along the whole value chain. According to the World Bank Group, FAO and IFAD (2015) more

Fall Army Worm Outbreak

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) today received a diagnostic report from the Agricultural Research Council, Plant Protection Research Institute (ARC PPRI) to confirm that the Fall Army Worm was positively identified from samples collected in the Limpopo Province. The samples were jointly collected by scientists from the ARC Grain Institute and the North West more


The Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, General Bheki Cele together with Deputy Minister for Telecommunication and Postal Service, Ms Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams and the MEC for Rural Development and Agrarian Reform, Mr Mlibo Qoboshiyane invite members of the media to the life changing, significant Youth Career Expo to be held at Coffee Bay in the Eastern Cape... read more

The emphasis of our oppression here is the world hunger, more in particular the starvation of South Africans. The world boast of enhanced 3 science for food production, tons and tons of food produced by the world, especially by conglomerates and big agricultural industrialists. But how come that out of 7 billion people with all this tons and tons of food produced, 760 million people go to bed without food and 2 billion kids are underfed and that is why they are stunted... read more

To address the transformation imperative, my Department continues to work with local business and labour to rebuild confidence, promote investment and improve prospects for more inclusive growth... read more

The training is aimed at improving the expertise of analytical laboratory scientists towards the maintenance and troubleshooting of analytical instruments, which subsequently will improve accuracy of analytical results produced... read more

The Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Mr Senzeni Zokwana (MP) will be delivering the Budget Vote speech in the National Assembly, Parliament in Cape Town... read more

Minister Zokwana to attend joint extra-ordinary meeting of SADC Ministers responsible for agriculture, food security, fisheries and aquaculture in Swaziland (Ezulwini) 19 May 2017. Their main purpose is to addresses issues related to agriculture and food security in the region. They meet whenever there is need, chaired by a member state that chairs the Summit... read more

We are proud that Grain South Africa has continued with organising the NAMPO Show which is the greatest agricultural show in the southern hemisphere. This is a gathering where farmers, government officials, organised agriculture and the whole sector are introduced to new technologies, machinery, breeds and varieties that are all intended to increase production and productivity of the agricultural sector... read more | Media alert

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    Provincial Highlights
    1. Sekhukhune : 15 June 2017
    2. The Department of Rural, Environment and Agricultural Development (READ), will host the 2017 World Environment Day (WED) celebration of the Bokone Bophirima province. This year’s WED is celebrated under the more

    3. Mahikeng: 15 June 2017
    4. Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) in partnership with Limpopo Departments of Economic Development, Environment and Tourism and Agriculture and Rural Development commemorated the annual World Environmental Day and World Day to combat Desertification at Schoornord, Makhuduthamaga Municipality in Sekhukhune District on 15 June more

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