DAFF warns of fraudulent letter doing rounds on social media platforms, authenticity of requests can be confirmed through the following e-mail address info.dscm@daff.gov.za
Minister Senzeni Zokwana with MEC's, eThekwini Municipality Cllrs with high level elegates at the 3rd Agricultural Extension Week in KZN
Minister Senzeni Zokwana with winner of Top performer in the category of Support Services is Murhandiwani Shivambu from Mpumalanga who is also the overall winner of the DAFF 2017 National Extension and Advisory Services Awards.
Minister Senzeni Zokwana, MEC Oupa Khoabane, Cllr Malefu Vilakazi of Thabo Mofutsanyana DM, Cllr Vusumusi Tshabalala of Maluti-A-Phhofung DM and FAO Represantative Dr Lewis Hove
Minister Senzeni Zokwana, MEC Oupa Khoabane planting a food garden during household visits in Phuthaditjhaba, world food day

The Minister applauds the work that has been done by the Police wherein nine Fisheries Officials were arrested for corruption related allegations in Gansbaai on 05 March 2018 and will continue supporting further work that must be done in dealing with this matter...read more

The Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries sectors contributed significantly to South Africa's gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate of 3,1% in the fourth quarter of 2017. The Statistician General released the GDP growth figures this week. According to STATS SA Quarter four Labour Force Survey, agriculture created an additional 39 000 jobs. ...read more

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries (DAFF) and the provincial departments of Agriculture will make presentations on progress on the implementation of Fetsa Tlala targets that were set for the 2017/18 planting season and briefing on the planting plans for the 2018/19 financial ...read more

In our constant search for the source of the outbreak and the treatment of people who are affected, a team from the NICD has interviewed 109 ill people to obtain details about foods they had eaten in the month before falling ill. Ninety three (85%) people reported eating ready-to-eat (RTE) processed meat products, of which polony was the most common followed by viennas/sausages and then other ...read more

The National Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and Food & Trees for Africa cordially invite you to attend the launch of our first Food Forest in honour of the International Day of the Forests ...read more

Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported (IUU) fishing, which abalone poaching is classified under, is a global challenge that threatens world food security and ecosystems, and South Africa is not exempted from this phenomenon. DAFF galvanised other law enforcement agencies through Operation Phakisa Oceans Economy initiative in its endeavour to deal with IUU fishing ...read more

The Minister acknowledges that this is a strategic sector whose allocation is set and determined by the Tuna Regional Fisheries Management Organisation (tRFMOs), of which South Africa has to catch the allocated quota. In consideration of the current barriers to entry within the Large Pelagic Longline sector; the Minister acknowledges that strides need to be made to ensure full utilisation within sector...read more | FRAP2015-16 Ministers decisions on Appeals in the Large Pelagic Longline sector

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    Provincial Highlights
    1. Taung: 06 February 2018
    2. The doors of learning for youth wanting to pursue a careers in nature conservation and those wanting to become partners in saving natural heritage were opened when MEC for Rural Environment and Agricultural Development in the North West Province Ms Manketsi Tlhape was launching and officially opening the first of its kind...read more

    3. Mahikeng: 06 February 2018
    4. The Premier of Bokone Bophirima province, SOR Mahumapelo and North West MEC for Rural, Environment and Agricultural Development Ms Manketsi Tlhape will on Tuesday, 13 February 2018 officially launch the North West Agrifund, (NWAF)...read more

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