Media Release

Date ReleasedHeadingMedia
02 Feb 2018Media Release: Minister to encourage learners to take up careers in agriculture, foresrty and fisheries sectors

Minister Senzeni Zokwana will be embarking on an annual Back to School programme on 05 February 2018, where he will be visiting Magukubjane Secondary and Mashiyane Primary schools in Monsterlus, Limpopo Province. The Minister will motivate and give support to both scholars and teachers in preparation for the 2018 academic year

02 Feb 2018Media Release: Control Measures regarding the status of Oriental fruit fly in South Africa

In terms of the amendments stipulated in the R.1271 of 17 November 2017, Government Gazette No. 41257, the status of the Oriental fruit fly in South Africa is as follows: The ‘areas that are infested’ include: Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West, Gauteng and some parts of KwaZulu-Natal. A removal permit will be required to move fruit from these areas to the Oriental fruit fly free areas

02 Feb 2018Media Release: Finalisation of Hake Inshore Trawl; Horse Mackerel and Patagonian Toothfish appeals

On 14 July 2017, Minister Senzeni Zokwana (MP) issued his decision on the 91 appeals filed by applicants for Hake Inshore Trawl fishing rights. The decision was issued after the Western Cape High Court ruled in favour of the delegated authority and the methodology of allocating fishing rights in the Hake Inshore Trawl sector

29 Jan 2018Media Release: Tour and reception to send off the research vessel Dr Fridtjof Nansen

Minister of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries, Mr Senzeni Zokwana will on Friday 26 January 2018 attend the tour and reception to send off Dr Fridtjof Nansen. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is hosting the first Port call event for the Dr Fridtjof Nansen research vessel | application of the ecosystem fisheries management key to achieving food and nutrition securityr

27 Nov 2017Media Release: DAFF announces the 2017/18 west coast rock lobster recreational fishing season

The 2017/18 WCRL recreational fishing season will open on Saturday, 2 December 2017 and will close on Monday, 2 April 2018. Based on the unchanged TAC of 69.2 tons for the recreational fishing sector, the 2017/18 WCRL recreational fishing effort will remain at 21 days and will be split as follows, following consultations

24 Nov 2017Media Release: Joint Meeting of Southern African Development Community Ministers

SADC Ministers responsible for Environment and Natural Resources, Fisheries and Aquaculture, and Tourism met from 23 to 24 November 2017 in Pretoria, South Africa to review the overall state and performance, as well as new development in the environment, wildlife, forestry, fisheries and aquaculture, and tourism sectors. These sectors are inter-related

14 Nov 2017Media Statement : World fisheries day celebrations

World Fisheries day is celebrated every year on November 21 throughout the world by fishing communities to highlight the importance of maintaining the world's fisheries. According to a United Nations report, fishing is central to the livelihood and food security of over 200 million people, especially in the developing world, while one of five people on this planet depends on fish as the primary source of protein

13 Nov 2017Media Statement : DAFF 2017/18 West Coast Rock Lobster TAC permit right holders applications

Cape Town – Monday, 13 November 2017: West Coast Rock Lobster Permit Right Holders should apply for the permits at the Customer Service Centre of the Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF). DAFF announced the total allowable catch (TAC) for the 2017/18 fishing season for west coast rock lobster (WCRL) on Friday 10 November 2017. Therefore, the fishing season is officially opened

10 Nov 2017Media Statement: DAFF warns of fraudulent letter doing rounds on social media platforms

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) has noted with great concern a letter circulating on social media platforms, purporting that the department has requested storage facilities from Phumelela Local Municipality. DAFF wishes to distance itself from this operation and wishes to state unequivocally that it has nothing to do with the fraudulent lette

24 Oct 2017Media invite : Official opening and graduation at St Marks Skills Center

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, invites members of the media to the opening and graduation ceremony at the St Marks Agricultural Skills Training Centre in the Eastern Cape on 26 October 2017