Media Release

Date ReleasedHeadingMedia
18 Oct 2017Media Release: DAFF remains fully committed to transformation in the fishing sector

The Marine Living Resources Act was amended to recognise small-scale fishing as a sector within the fishing industry of South Africa. To this end, the small-scale fishing regulations with the entire legal framework have been approved and are being implemented in the four coastal provinces. The small-scale fishing sector will directly benefit approximately 30 000 people from coastal communities and is expected to transform the entire fishing industry

10 Oct 2017Media Release: Investing in food security to change the future of migration

The importance of investing in food security and rural development as tools to change the future of migration will be highlighted during this year’s World Food Day commemoration, when the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Mr Senzeni Zokwana together with the Free State MEC for Agriculture and Rural Development Oupa Khoabane, FAO Country Representative

04 Oct 2017Media Release: FRAP 2015/2016: Extension of the period for the submission of appeals in respect of the final decision

On 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”) concluded the allocation of fishing rights and quantum for the West Coast Rock Lobster (Nearshore) fishing sector

14 Sep 2017Media Release: Honourable Senzeni Zokwana to engage with fishers In Kwa Zulu Natal, Kwa Sokhulu Richards Bay

Cape Town – Thursday, 14 September 2017: Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Honourable Senzeni Zokwana will be hosting an Imbizo at the Kwa Sokhulu Stadium in Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal Province on Thursday 21 September 2016 at 10:00. The purpose of the Imbizo is to engage with the communities on programmes of the Department with specific focus on fisheries and in particular the small-scale fisheries sector

06 Sep 2017Media Release: Foot and Mouth Disease outbreak in the protection zone of South Africa

On 21 August 2017, three cattle with lesions suspect for Foot and mouth disease (FMD) were detected during the weekly routine inspection at a diptank in the Giyani Local Municipality. The cattle were clinically inspected by thorough inspection of the inside of the mouth, tongue and throat (mouthing) performed by the Animal Health Technician, as the animals showed profuse salivation

01 Sep 2017Media Release: South Africans celebrates National Arbor Week

As the custodian of greening function in South Africa Minister Zokwana officially launched Arbor Week in Matatiele Local Municipality at the Cedarville Town Hall. The launch was in partnership with the Eastern Cape Department of Rural Development and Agrarian Reform (DRDAR), Alfred Nzo District Municipality, Matatiele Local Municipality, and the corporate sponsor, Total South Africa. Greening of our landscapes and the planting of trees for beautification, aesthetic value and nutrition is an important forestry service

22 Aug 2017Media Release: Minister Zokwana signs mou on fisheries with the republic of Maldives

Minister Zokwana attended a high level meeting of the G16 Group of like-minded Indian Ocean Coastal States' Fisheries Ministers on the 17th August 2017, hosted by the Ministry of Fisheries and Agriculture of Maldives at the Bandos Island Resort, Malé

22 Aug 2017Media Statement: Outcomes of Minister Zokwana meeting with the poultry industry

Minister Zokwana met with CEO's and senior managers in the poultry industry in a closed meeting to find solutions and discuss mitigation strategies to the current Avian Influenza outbreak. The current outbreak is threatening the existence of South African Poultry industry as well as jobs in the sector

21 Aug 2017Media Invite: Launch of Arbor week in Matatiele

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in partnership with Total South Africa will launch this year’s National Arbor Week on 1 September at Matatiele Local Municipality in the Eastern Cape. The National Arbor Week is celebrated annually from 1 -7 September and is a joint national and provincial initiative that recognises and encourages awareness on the need to protect indigenous trees and forests

28 Jul 2017Media Release: Minister Zokwana serves DG with preliminary charges

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