Media Release

Date ReleasedHeadingMedia
05 Feb 2019Media Release : Foot-and-Mouth Disease Outbreak

On the 14th of January 2019, as the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, I convened a meeting with the Red Meat Association to engage on better responses on the outbreak of the Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) in Limpopo, Vhembe District. In this meeting we agreed on a collaborative approach between government and Industry in eliminating the spillage | Joint statement| Update 18 January| media invite| media update

28 Jan 2019Media Statement : Strengthening cooperation in the fields of agriculture, forestry and fisheries with India

Minister Senzeni Zokwana and Indian Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Minister Parshottam Rupala held a bilateral meeting in New Delhi, India on 24 January 2019. This bilateral meeting was aimed at strengthening cooperation in the fields of agriculture, forestry and fisheries with focus in the areas of crop and animal production

24 Jan 2019Media Release : South African Government Signs an MoU with Namibia on Fisheries

Minister Senzeni Zokwana, on behalf of the South African government, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with his Namibian counterpart, Minister Bernard Essau. This MoU represents an agreement between the two neighbouring countries to work together in various matters within the fisheries space as the two countries share a common border

08 Jan 2019Media Release : Positive foot-and-mouth disease results in the Vhembe district of Limpopo

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) has been informed today, of positive laboratory results for Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in cattle in the Vhembe District of Limpopo. Samples were collected during a disease investigation after reports of cattle with lameness were received

12 Dec 2018Media Release: DAFF Minister to host Fisheries Imbizo in Port St Johns

The Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Honourable Senzeni Zokwana invites members of the media to the fisheries Imbizo to be held at Port St. Johns in the Eastern Cape Province. The Imbizo will focus on fisheries sector. This Imbizo will be an opportunity for the department to engage the public on the implementation of government’s Programme of Action, which is aimed at improving the lives of ordinary South Africans

11 Dec 2018Media Release: Minister’s decision on appeals filed in the Hake Inshore Trawl Fishery Sector

The Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Mr Senzeni Zokwana, MP, on Friday, 7 December 2018 has decided on the appeals filed by applicants for Hake Inshore Trawl (HIT). A total of 77 appeals were filed against the initial decisions taken in this fishery by the Deputy Director-General | HITM appeals decision

10 Dec 2018Media Invite : DAFF Minister to engage with members of Fishing Communities and Villages in Port St Johns, Eastern Cape

Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Honorable Senzeni Zokwana will be hosting an Imbizo in Port St Johns, Eastern Cape on 14 December 2018. The purpose of the Imbizo is to engage with the communities on programmes of the Department with specific focus on fisheries

26 Nov 2018Media Release : Minister Senzeni Zokwana’s visit to the Kingdom of Thailand

The Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) of the Republic of South Africa led a delegation to the Kingdom of Thailand, Bangkok from the 27th – 28th November 2018. Thailand is one of the strategic countries in Asia that imports fresh produce from South Africa (SA) and after many years of consistent hard work by the Department of Agriculture

25 Sep 2018Media Release : Minister Zokwana launches Small Scale Fisheries community Cooperatives

In a commitment to recognize and formalize small-scale fisheries sector for the first time in South Africa’s history, Minister Senzeni Zokwana, concluded the process to formalize small-scale fisheries sector by amending the legislation, in order to formalize them into cooperatives, this will grant meaningful access to sustainable marine resources

19 Sep 2018Media Release : Lifting of temporary suspension of fresh fruit and vegetables exported from South Africa to Egypt

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

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