Media Release

Date ReleasedHeadingMedia
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

21 Jul 2017meadia Release : DAFF in American court for resentencing proceedings in the famous Bengis case

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 | 21 July 2017 Media Statement

14 Jul 2017Media Release: Intense cold front expected to affect South Africa: 15 - 17 July 2017

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

14 Jul 2017Media Release: Minister releases decisions on 2015/2016 fishing rights allocation process hake inshore trawl sector appeals

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

13 Jul 2017 Media Release: Intense cold front expected to affect South Africa: 15 - 17 July 2017

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

12 Jul 2017Media Release: Suspension of the Director General, Mike Mlengana

The Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Mr. Senzeni Zokwana has placed his Director General, Mr Mike Mlengana on suspension with immediate effect pending internal investigations. The suspension is a precautionary measure and does not in any way constitute a judgement

11 Jul 2017Media Release: General Bheki Cele commemorates Mandela Day with young farmers

The Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, General Bheki Cele has dedicated 2017 as the year for youth in agriculture, forestry and fisheries. As part of his ongoing interactions with young people in these sectors, the Deputy Minister will interact with young farmers and learners studying agriculture at an imbizo to be held in Ulundi, Kwa- Zulu Natal

11 Jul 2017Media Release: Update on avian influenza H5N8 outbreak in SA

The HPAI H5N8 virus was confirmed in two further locations in South Africa, bringing the total of affected properties to four. The new locations involved commercial layer chickens on farms in Gauteng and Mpumalanga

07 Jul 2017 Media Advisory: General Bheki Cele to engage youth and farmers Of Delmas.

Purpose of the Delmas imbizo is to steer the focus towards agriculture, forestry and fisheries objectives which directly talk to priorities of Food Security, Job Creation and Contribution to the country’s GDP, while increasing the participation of stakeholders and communities by having meaningful interactions and unpacking the Nine-Point Plan aimed at igniting economic growth and job creation as announced by the President in his State of the Nation Address

06 Jul 2017Media Release: General Bheki Cele commemorates Mandela Day with young farmers.

The Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, General Bheki Cele has dedicated 2017 as the year for youth in agriculture, forestry and fisheries. As part of his ongoing interactions with young people in these sectors, the Deputy Minister will interact with young farmers and learners studying agriculture at an imbizo to be held in Ulundi, Kwa- Zulu Natal

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