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


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


On 11 May 2017, the Democratic Alliance issued a press statement regarding the alleged unlawfulness and unfairness of a set of provisional decisions I made on 28 April 2017 in the West Coast Rock Lobster (Nearshore) fishing sector. Given that these are merely provisional decisions and currently open to public comment and input, I do not intend defending or justifying these decisions... read more

Tuta absoluta, commonly known as the Tomato leaf miner is a potentially disastrous pest, particularly for tomato production as this is the main host, and it might affect food security in general. The pest also affects other crops in the Solanaceae family. It was first detected in South Africa in August 2016... read more | List of registered agrochemicals

The presence of FAW in South Africa was confirmed on 3 February 2017 with positive morphological and molecular identification of caterpillars and adult moths. The presence of the pest was announced on the International Plant Protection Convention’s portal in terms of South Africa’s international pest reporting obligations... read more

The minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Mr Senzeni Zokwana, will visit Jericho in the North West Province on Friday, 05 May 2017. The minister’s visit is part of the National Imbizo Focus Week that will give a platform for communities to share relevant stakeholders’ issues relating to participation of youth and women in the agriculture, forestry and fisheries sectors read more...

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 (Nearshore) fishing sector... read more | Provisional list

South Africa celebrates Freedom Day annually on the 27 April and the theme for this year is “The year of OR Tambo: Together deepening democracy and building safer and crime-free communities”. The celebrations coincide with the centenary of the late President and national Chairperson of the ANC, Mr Oliver Reginald Tambo, an international icon and hero of the South African liberation struggle... read more

Minister Senzeni Zokwana yesterday called for a partnership between government, higher learning institutions and the business. Zokwana visited the SUNfarming project at the North West University in Potchefstroom... read more

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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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