DAFF DG Mr Mike Mlengana addressing stakeholders of the NPCPDS workshop
Mr Steve Galane and DAFF's DG Mike Mlengana during the former Director of Communication Services farewell
From left Limpopo MEC for Agriculture and Rural Development Basikopo Makamu, DAFF Minister Senzeni Zokwana and DAFF DG Mike Mlengana during the media briefing on FMD outbreak update
DAFF Minister Senzeni Zokwana leading a delegation during their visit to the Two-A-Day packhouse in Grabouw
Minister Zokwana posing with the role players in the agriculture sector during the Foot and Mouth Disease outbreak discussions in the department
Pieter Verwoord from Animal Helath Forum, DAFF Minister Senzeni Zokwana, Dr Brylyne Chitsunge Ambassador for Food Security in Africa and DAFF DG Mike Mlengana
MEC Manketsi Tlhape and DAFF Deputy Minister Sfiso Buthelezi during the BBAGIS briefing in North West Province
Fisheries Research Vessel "Africana" Sails Off for Pelagic Biomass Survey

It has been 14 weeks since the first case of the foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) outbreak in the high surveillance area of South Africa’s FMD free zone was detected. South Africa lost its World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) recognised FMD-free Zone Without Vaccination Status on 7 January 2019. ...read more

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) is making a friendly call to all international travellers who will be visiting South Africa during the Easter holidays, or returning to South Africa after the holidays, to comply with the country’s import requirements for agricultural and related regulated products/ articles. Compliance ...read more

An outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) has been reported in North West Province in the Zeerust area, just outside of the ASF controlled area of South Africa. This was reported to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) on 10 April 2019...read more | map

The International Cooperation, Trade and Security (ICTS) Cluster has approved the hosting of the Annual Meetings of the Commission for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna (CCSBT) by the Republic of South Africa, in September and October 2019. The following annual meetings of the CCSBT will be held in Cape Town...read more

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries hereby announces that larvae of the Fall Armyworm (FAW) were detected for the first time in late March 2019 on sweetcorn in the Western Cape, near Clanwilliam area. The FAW moths were detected in several areas in the Western Cape between June and August in 2018...read more

Our country, in the past few years, has evolved as a critical player in the international bodies within the fisheries sector. We are no more a spectator country in the business of ocean and fisheries economy. The Parliament of the Republic of South Africa, in accordance with Section 231(2&5) of the Constitution, approved South Africa’s participation as a Contracting Party Member to three tuna Regional Fisheries Management Organisations (RFMOs) namely...read more | media invite

After the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (The department) announced the Total Allowable Catch (TAC) of 50.5 tons determined for the 2018/19 Abalone fishing season, I received an appeal which was lodged by the Abalone commercial rights holders and Abalone Zonal Representatives in terms section 80 of the Marine Living Resources Act 1998 (the “Act”)...read more

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    1. Limpopo: 14 February 2019
    2. Limpopo Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (LDARD) MEC Basikopo Makamu honoured the best extension and advisory practitioners during the Extension and Advisory Services Awards at Hans Merensky, Phalaborwa, Mopani District on the 14 February 2019....read more

    3. Potchefstroom : 11 March 2019
    4. POTCHEFSTROOM- Hundreds of delegates from the 11th Provincial Extension and Advisory services held on the 06-08 of March 2019 in Potchefstroom town are adamant that digitalizing extension and advisory services will bring about much improved extension and advisory services to emerging and established farmers of the North West Province....read more

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