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
Deputy Minister General Bheki Cele adresses delagates during the opening of Forestry Industrialisation Confrence held in Kempton Park
Students of Coastal KZN College pose with General Bheki Cele
General Bheki Cele holds fresh harvested carrots given to him during the site visit to the project
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South Africa host the 3rd Agricultural Extension Week Conference in Durban

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) in partnership with the African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS) and the South African Society for Agricultural Extension (SASAE) will host an international conference that will bring together extension and advisory services practitioners, farmers, researchers, institutions of higher learning from across Africa under one roof... read more | Media workshop for the 3rd Agricultural Extension Week Conference | Programme for conference | Minister speech

3rd AFAAS Africa-Wide Agricultural Extension Week  

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)...read more | Media Alert | Speech delivered by The Honourable Senzeni Zokwana

Cape Town: Monday; 31 July 2017: On 30 March 2017, the Delegated Authority indicated her intensions to finalise and publish provisional decisions on the allocation of rights and quantum in the Abalone fishing sector on 31 July 2017. There were 729 comments received in respect of the West Coast Rock Lobster (Nearshore) fishing sector...read more | FRAP2015-16 Addendum to FPE GPR and Decision Lists

Cape Town, Monday; 31 July 2017: The Delegated Authority for the Fishing Rights Allocation Process (FRAP) of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries; Branch: Fisheries Management (“the Delegated Authority”), Ms Siphokazi Ndudane hereby releases her provisional decision lists and the General Published Reasons (GPR) for the West Coast Rock Lobster (Offshore) fishing sector...read more | FRAP2015-16 WCRL Offshore Provisional Decisions on Allocation of Rights

Cape Town, Monday, 31 July 2017: The Delegated Authority for the Fishing Rights Allocation Process (FRAP) of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries; Brach Fisheries Management (“The Delegated Authority”), Ms Siphokazi Ndudane has concluded the allocation of fishing rights and Quantum for the West Coast Rock Lobster(Nearshore) Fishing sector....read more | FRAP2015-16 West Coast rock lobster nearshore Final Decisions on Allocation of Rights (Zone A to D) | FRAP2015-16 West Coast rock lobster nearshore Final Decisions on Allocation of Rights (Zone E to F)

The Minister of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries Mr Senzeni Zokwana (MP) has served preliminary charges on the director general (DG) Mr Mike Mlengana. This comes after the Minister placed Mlengana on precautionary suspension, amid an internal probe on the DG...read more

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) was in the American Court in the Southern District of New York on Wednesday 12 July 2017 arguing and convincing the United State District Judge Lewis Kaplan to order restitution and forfeiture of the proceeds of crime emanating from the West Coast Rock Lobster which had been poached by Mr Arlnod Bengis ...read more |21 July 2017 Media Statement

Pretoria: 14 July 2017. The Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has reviewed and determined 91 appeals in the Hake Inshore Trawl (HIT) Sector. 156 applications for the allocation in the HIT sector had been received and processed by the Delegated Authority(the DA) – the Deputy Director-General: Fisheries Management. The Minister’s decisions are contained in a General Published Reasons on the Appeals (Appeals GPR)...read more | FRAP 2015/16

A cold front is expected to make landfall over the Western Cape Saturday overnight into the early hours of Sunday morning, 16 July 2017. Ahead of the front, rain and showers are possible over the south-western parts of the Western Cape from Saturday afternoon, 15 July 2017, spreading to the remainder of the Western Cape and the western and southern parts of the Northern Cape on Sunday. Rain and showers will be expected over the Eastern Cape by Sunday afternoon...read more

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