Mr Mokutule Kgobokoe chats to Mr Steve Galane during the communicators forum held at Imbizo Hall, Harvest House
Minister Senzeni Zokwana handing over peach trees to Cllr Thabo Mohoto during Arbor Week launch in Cedarville
Overall Winner of DAFF Female Entreprenuer Awards 2017 Ms Kedidimetse Rakgoale from North West Province with Minister Senzeni Zokwana
Winner of category Best Female Worker in the Sector Ms Zona Nzimande from Eastern Cape Province
Minister Senzeni Zokwana chats to wine specialist at Elsenburg Agricultural Institute
Minister Senzeni Zokwana having a conversation with top officials during his visit to Elsenburg on women's day.
ATI Graduate Entrepreneur Award - Sonwabile Fadana
Young Entrepreneur with Disability Nyiko Macheke
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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 ...read more

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

South Africa to 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

The department can confirm a second case of Avian Influenza reported in a layer farm in Val, in Standerton in the Mpumalanga province. The Virus is the same strain as the initial case reported, but the two farms are not directly linked, meaning this is a separate introduction. The farm has been placed under quarantine over 25 000 of the infected birds will be culled. Eggs are not allowed to move out of the farm...read more

Members of the media are invited to a briefing by the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries Mr Senzeni Zokwana on the current outbreak of the Avian Influenza in the country. The Minister will explain government’s plan to deal with the outbreak...read more

Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N8 was confirmed in a broiler breeder site in Mpumalanga on Thursday 22 June 2017. HPAI is a rapidly spreading viral disease that can infect many types of birds and it is highly contagious. It exists naturally in many birds and can be transmitted by coming into contact with infected animals or through ingestion of infected food or water...read more

Following the outbreak of Avian Influenza that was announced in Zimbabwe on 2 June 2017, The South African Veterinary Authority was today notified on of high mortalities on a breeder flock in Villiers close to the Mpumalanga Provincial border...read more

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) is making a friendly call to all international travellers who will be visiting South Africa during the June/July school holidays, or returning to South Africa after the holidays, to comply with the country’s import requirements for agricultural and related regulated products...read more

Members of the media are invited to a hand-over ceremony of an aquaculture project in Gariep by the Chinese Embassy in South Africa to the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF)... read more

Most summer rainfall areas improved greatly following good rains received during the 2016/17 summer season. Generally, the veld and livestock are in reasonable to good condition and above average yields of summer crops are anticipated. On the other hand, very dry conditions have been reported in the winter rainfall areas, and drought status has been declared in the Western Cape with water restrictions in place... read more

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    1. Mahikeng: 22 August 2017
    2. Female Farmers in the Bokone Bophirima Province have yet again claimed another victory in their efforts to bring economical spinoffs to the province. Farmers were honoured during the 2017 Provincial DAFF Female Entrepreneurs Awards (FEA).The Department of Rural, Environment and Agricultural development as part of celebrating August as women's month hosted...read more

    3. Mahikeng: 09 August 2017
    4. The MEC for the North West Department of Rural, Environment and Agricultural Development Manketsi Tlhape, as part of August Women’s Month, would like to extend her acknowledgement to all women who are doing outstanding job in the agricultural, rural development and environment sectors in Bokone Bophirima province...read more

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