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
DAFF DG speaking to international delegates at 2ACCA Congress in Birchwood
Mr Fletcher Tabuteau, Under Secretary of Foreign Affairs in New Zealand gave DAFF DG Mr Mike Mlengana a memorable All Blacks gift during his visit to South Africa
DAFF Minister Senzeni Zokwana and other regional dignitaries get ready to hand over farming equipments during the commemoration of SADC WFD in Namibia

As part of radical transformation and diversification of the sector from white dominated established commercial fishing companies harvesting our marine resources, I have made a declaration to allocate small-scale fishing rights from 5 years to 15-year renewable rights allocation only to Small Scale Fisheries more

In most of South Africa, except for a part of the Western Cape Province, African Horse Sickness (AHS) is endemic and the area is known as an AHS infected zone. Unfortunately, outbreaks of AHS are expected to occur in the AHS infected zone from November to May, often with a peak from February to April - depending on climatic factors such as rainfall and more

Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Honourable Senzeni Zokwana will be launching the Small-Scale Fisheries Sector in KwaZulu-Natal on Tuesday, 19 March 2019, where a total of 2184 KZN fishers have been declared as small-scale fishers in terms of Marine Living Resources Act, as part of the national rollout of the Small-Scale Fisheries more

On 07 January this year the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries confirmed and reported an outbreak of foot and mouth disease in the high surveillance area of the foot and mouth disease free zone in Limpopo, adjacent to the protection zone. Subsequently, South Africa lost its World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) recognised more

The Republic of South Africa through Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries will collaborate with the African Union, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization and the Wildlife Fund International to celebrate the International Day of more

This Initial Impact Assessment aims to ensure that the policy is on the right track by requiring evaluation of alternative approaches. It should help drafters avoid finalising an inappropriate solution because they moved too quickly to select a strategy without adequately analysing the roots of the problem and considering alternative more

An outbreak of Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) was detected on 02 January 2019 in the high surveillance area of the foot and mouth disease free zone in Limpopo. This was confirmed and reported to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) on 07 January more

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    2. Moving with speed in addressing farmers challenges, empowering people involved in agriculture, prioritising the needs of emerging farmers were some of the commitments made by MEC Desbo Mohono during her first meeting with farmers in Bojanala more

    3. North West: 09 January 2019
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