Media Release

Date ReleasedHeadingMedia
12 Jun 2018Response to press article in the Sunday Times

The Sunday Times has failed to ensure that their readership is informed with information which has been verified. I wish to now set the record straight regarding all funds involving the departments current efforts against international fishing kingpin Arnold Bengis

11 Jun 2018Report: Listeriosis outbreak situation report

Prior to 2017, an average of 60 to 80 laboratory-confirmed listeriosis cases per year (approximately 1 per week), were reported in South Africa. In July 2017, an increase in laboratory-confirmed cases of listeriosis was reported to National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) which was followed by investigations into the reported increase.

08 Jun 2018Media Invite: Minister to host SADC Ministers meeting

The Minister of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries Mr Senzeni Zokwana (MP) invites members of the media as he hosts the SADC Forum for Agriculture and Food Security from 04 - 08 June 2018 in Birchwood Hotel, Johannesburg

08 Jun 2018Media Release: Climate advisory for the 2018 winter season

Drought conditions persist in the Western Cape, parts of the Northern Cape and Eastern Cape. Water restrictions remain in place is several provinces. The majority of summer rainfall areas have reported reasonable to good veld and livestock conditions

08 Jun 2018Media Release : World Oceans Day - Small-Scale Fisheries Cooperative Training Eastern Cape

DAFF has hit a huge milestone in the implementation process of its Small Scale Fisheries sector by commencing a series of training programmes with small scale fisheries cooperatives.

29 May 2018Media Release: DAFF intensifies efforts in curbing poaching and illegal trade of Marine Resources

Five suspects had been arrested in Durban for illegal possession of 575 East Coast Rock wherein a vehicle, a freezer and other items were confiscated. DAFF urges traders to buy marine living resources from the legal sellers

25 May 2018Media Release: SA delegation champions a newly adopted resolution on vessel chartering

The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) is responsible for the management of tuna and tuna like-species in the Indian Ocean. The IOTC is currently holding its 22nd annual Session in Bangkok, Thailand

22 May 2018Media Release: South Africa to host 8th meeting of Ministers of Agriculture And Agrarian Development

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) in partnership with the Mpumalanga Provincial Government will host the eighth BRICS Ministers of Agriculture and Agrarian Development meeting

21 May 2018Media Release: Call for papers for the 8th Biennial Land Care Conference

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in collaboration with the Free State Department of Agriculture and Rural Development invites you to submit an abstract to be considered for presentation at the 8th Biennial LandCare Conference to be held in Bloemfontein from 25 to 27 September

18 May 2018Media Release: Government update on listeria outbreak

This statement serve to provide an update to the nation regarding progress and achievements towards controlling and ending the Listeria outbreak, as well as strengthening systems to prevent future outbrea