Media Release

Date ReleasedHeadingMedia
14 Aug 2018Media Release: Minister Senzeni Zokwana commends AGRISA

Minister Senzeni Zokwana has commended AgriSA for publicly condemning the Afriforum statement about the so-called list of farms that government plans to expropriate

13 Aug 2018Media Release: DAFF Diversion of Commercial Fishing Catch Landings

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has made a decision to inform all stakeholders such as the Hake Longline Association, The Tuna Association and the Pelagic Association who usually use Hout Bay harbour for their commercial fishing landings to divert their landings to Cape Town harbour with immediate effect

31 Jul 2018Media Briefing: Fishing Rights Allocation media briefing

Minister Senzeni Zokwana will brief the media on the allocation of fishing rights within the marine sector. Details are as follows: Date: 02 August 2018 Time: 11h00.

25 Jul 2018Media Release: NAC Advisory on the 2018 winter and spring seasons

In the light of the seasonal outlook as produced by the South African Weather Service (SAWS), the following advisory guidelines are suggested. It is emphasized that these advisories are broad guidelines and should be interpreted considering the local aspects of the region such as soil types, cultural preferences and farming systems: 11h00.

23 Jul 2018Media Release: Commencement of 2020 Fishing Rights Allocation Process

Deputy Director-General: Fisheries Management (Acting), hereby inform interested and/or affected parties that the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries will soon embark in a process to review the application forms for the allocation of fishing rights.

17 Jul 2018Media Alert: Deputy Minister to embark on cotton farming, farm killings and stock theft imbizo

In response of the imbizo focus week call made by both the Presidency and the GCIS, the Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Mr Sfiso Buthelezi, will embark on an imbizo to try and address the multimillion rand cotton farming and processing plant, farm killings and stock theft on Friday, 20 July 2018 in Jozini, KwaZulu-Natal Province.

13 Jul 2018Media Alert: Minister Senzeni Zokwana to address the media on the state of the Department.

Minister Zokwana is convening a media conference tomorrow to address various issues that have been making headlines about the department. The Minister will therefore communicate measures that are being pursued to address the disquiet within the department as part of bringing stability.

26 Jun 2018Media Release : Celebrating young producers in the agriculture, forestry and fisheries sectors

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries will host an award ceremony to highlight excellence and exceptional achievement of young graduates, entrepreneurs and producers in the agriculture, forestry and fisheries sectors.

12 Jun 2018Media Statement : Response 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.