Media Release

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26 Apr 2017Media Release: Zokwana pledges support to the sun farming technology

Minister Senzeni Zokwana yesterday called for a partnership between government, higher learning institutions and the business. Zokwana visited the SUNfarming project at the North West University in Potchefstroom

25 Apr 2017Media Invite: Minister Zokwana to visit sun farming project in Potchefstroom

The Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Mr Senzeni Zokwana will on Tuesday, 25 April 2017 visit the Sun Farming Project at the University of North West, Potchefstroom Campus.

13 Apr 2017Imbizo focus week 17 to 23 April 2017This year the Imbizo Focus Week takes place during Freedom Month and before Freedom Day, 27 April 2017, where, on this day in 1994, South Africans from all walks of life celebrate the historical day when their first cast the vote for a free and democratic country.
13 Apr 2017Statement on Government at workWe started the week on a positive note, characterised by relatively peaceful protests. (7th April 2017) which displayed the maturation of our Democracy which is an essential pillar of our active citizenry. Our reading of the current National Mood and the protests should be seen in this light
27 Mar 2017Public Notice: FRAP 2015/16Nomination of vessels in the Horse Mackerel fishing sector

Fisheries Management of the department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has granted, in terms of the section 18 of the marine Living Resources, No.18 of 1998(Act No. 18 of 1998) rights to undertake commercial fishing in the Horse Mackerel sector on the 20th December 2016

24 Mar 2017Pamphlet: Article on International Day of Forests 2017

As we celebrate human rights during this month of March, we are reminded of the contribution of forests and trees outside forests to the livelihood of humanity globally. Every living human being depends on forests for oxygen, which makes forests and trees to be real source of life. March 21 has been declared as the International Day of Forests by the United Nations General Assembly in November 2012

17 Mar 2017Media Invite : Agricultural Research Symposium to tackle contemporary agriculture matters;

0n 17 March 2017, the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Mr.Senzeni Zokwana is expected to give a keynote address at the Agricultural Research Symposium

16 Feb 2017Media Release: Contagious equine metritis (CEM) outbreak

Contagious Equine Metritis (CEM) was first confirmed in South Africa in 2011 and due to compliance and support from horse owners, societies and veterinarians, the extent of the outbreak was quickly determined and the affected horses treated. Since 2013 no new cases of CEM were reported in South Africa

14 Feb 2017Media Statement : DAFF meets China with prospects of exporting beef

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) of the Republic of South Africa hosted a delegation from the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) of The Peoples Republic of China to discuss cooperation in sanitary and phytosanitary matters and to further assess the possibility of exporting South African beef to China. The Chinese delegation was hosted from 09 to 18 January 2017 by the Director-General of the DAFF, Mr Mike Mlengana | Application form

11 Feb 2017Media Advisory : Minister Zokwana visits farms infested with Spodoptera Frugiperda

Following the confirmation of the presence of the Fall Army Worm in South Africa, the Minister of the Department Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Senzeni Zokwana, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) country representative, Dr Lewis Hove and the MEC of Limpopo Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mapula Mokaba-Phukwana will visit some of the affected farms in the Limpopo province