DAFF Deputy Minister Sfiso Buthelezi and delegates who visited Ngondwana project in Mpumalanga
Deputy Minister Buthelezi in the middle greets an official of Working on Fire in Nelspruit
Deputy Minister Sfiso Buthelezi and DDG Mokutule Kgobokoe listen to comments made during the MINTECH meeting held at Elsenburg Agricultural College
From left; DAFF Deputy Minister Sfiso Buthelezi, DAFF Minister Senzeni Zokwana and DG Mike Mlengana at the MINTECH in Western Cape


Please take note that PPECB is currently experiencing technical challenges,which have resulted in all their ICT systems being offliine.Service providers are on site to assist with investigations .Should you urgently need to contact PPECB,you are encouraged to call employees on their cellphones.PPECB apologise for any inconviniennce caused... read more

Minister approves gazzeting of draft policy

On the 22nd June 2018, the Minister for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF), Mr Senzeni Zokwana, approved gazetting of the Draft National Policy on the Comprehensive Producer Development Support for public comments  ... read more | policy | third consultative report | initial impact assesment.

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) is pleased to announce that on 4 September 2018 the government of Egypt lifted a temporary suspension of fresh fruit and vegetables exported from South Africa into Egypt...read more

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in partnership with the Free State Department of Agriculture and Rural Development will host the 8th national Biennial LandCare Conference in Bloemfontein from 25 to 27 September 2018...read more

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) notes the ruling by the Constitutional Court today on the decriminalization of the cultivation and private use of cannabis. This ruling took further forward the Western Cape High Court ruling by Judge Dennis Davis on his ruling to decriminalise its use and cultivation...read more

Minister Senzeni Zokwana met with Vice Minister Zhang Jiwen of the General Administration of Customs of China (GACC) to discuss bilateral cooperation on sanitary and phytosanitary matters between China and South Africa. This bilateral cooperation is aimed at improving market access for agriculture...read more

In June, rainfall received was below normal rainfall over most parts of the country. In July, rainfall increased resulting in above normal rainfall mainly over northern parts of the Northern Cape, North West, and Gauteng Provinces. During mid-August, above normal rainfall was received mainly over the Eden District of the Western Cape and over the northern half of KwaZulu-Natal...read more

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in partnership with the Mpumalanga Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, Land and Environmental Affairs, the eHlanzeni District Municipality and Total South Africa, will launch the National Arbor Month campaign on 7 September at Mbombela Local Municipality...read more

The WCRL Offshore fishery remains a highly competitive fishery sector with substantially more demand for fishing rights than can be sustainably accommodated. The Minister remains committed to ensuring that sustainable and equitable quota sizes are available for allocation to the Small-Scale Fisheries sector...read more | FRAP2015-16| GPR West Coast Rock Lobster

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    1. Polokwane: 17 August 2018
    2. Muifha Tshifhiwa, Maphiri Zwii & Mashegoane Tlou The 17th August 2018 saw Vhembe District blazing with glamour at 210 Hotel in Sibasa when the District hosted the meritorious Provincial Female Entrepreneur of the Year Awards (FEA) 2018/19 Gala Dinner under the theme...read more

    3. Polokwane: 20 July 2018
    4. The Limpopo Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (LDARD) officials should be ready for the rainy season, LDARD MEC and Head of Department (HoD), Mr Basikopo Makamu and Ms Jacqueline Maisela told Mopani Department officials in their meeting with Member of Executive Council (MEC) Makamu respectively at Lulekani Hall on 20 August 2018....read more

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