Media Release

Date ReleasedHeadingMedia
09 Apr 2018Media Release: Transfer of viking group company fishing rights

In December 2017, the Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries (the Department) received notification from the Viking Group of Fishing Companies (Viking), holding 34 separate fishing rights across 9 fishing sectors seeking authorization in terms of Section 21(2) of the Marine Living Resources Act

04 Apr 2018Media Release: Establishment of veterinary sciences school and launch IDAM book

The Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Honourable Mr Senzeni Zokwana and the University of Fort Hare (UFH) invite members of the media to the the initiation of the process of the establishment of Veterinary Sciences School and launch of the Institute for Development Assistance Management (IDAM) Book and on 05 April at Alice Campus

27 Mar 2018The role of DAFF in the listeriosis outbreak

The Honourable Minister of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF), Mr. Senzeni Zokwana issues the following Departmental victories in countering corruption within the fishing industry both at home and in the international circuit

26 Mar 2018Media Release: Response to allegations contained in city press article

The Honourable Minister of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Mr. Senzeni Zokwana (“the Minister”) issues the following statement regarding the allegations contained in the article published by the City Press on 25 March 2018 (“the article”)

26 Mar 2018Media Release: Site visit at enterprise foods in Polokwane

The Minister met with the CEO of Tiger Brands, Mr Lawrence McDougall and top management of the establishment on Monday, 19 March and was taken through the processes undertaken by the food giant to respond to the Listeriosis outbreak. A site visit of the plant was arranged for the Minister to observe progress made. DAFF and Provincial Departments of Agriculture, through the provincial veterinary authorities, are responsible for export facilitation of products of animal origin, including processed meats

19 Mar 2018Media Release: Seminar to celebrate the international day of forests

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in partnership with the South African National Biodiversity Institute, Food & Trees for Africa and other role-players will host a seminar on the International Day of Forests under the theme Forests and Sustainable Cities

06 Mar 2018Media Statement: Indonesian authority extends uninterrupted SA exports of horticultural products

The Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Mr Senzeni Zokwana, (MP) applied for an extension of the recognition of South Africa' Food Safety Control Systems on the 27th July 2017 and his counterpart in Indonesia, Minister of Agriculture, Mr. Amran Sulaiman; decreed the extension. The initial recognition was granted by the Indonesian Authority on the 11th April 2016 and is due to expire on the 10th April 2018. The Indonesian Authority granted South Africa an additional three-year period on its recognition status

06 Mar 2018Media Invite: Progress report on the implementation of food security programmes

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries (DAFF) and the provincial departments of Agriculture will make presentations on progress on the implementation of Fetsa Tlala targets that were set for the 2017/18 planting season and briefing on the planting plans for the 2018/19 financial year

05 Mar 2018Media Release: Update on the Listeriosis outbreak in South Africa

In our constant search for the source of the outbreak and the treatment of people who are affected, a team from the NICD has interviewed 109 ill people to obtain details about foods they had eaten in the month before falling ill. Ninety three (85%) people reported eating ready-to-eat (RTE) processed meat products, of which polony was the most common followed by viennas/sausages and then other

05 Mar 2018Media Invite: Launch of Food Forest

The National Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and Food & Trees for Africa cordially invite you to attend the launch of our first Food Forest in honour of the International Day of the Forests