Media Release

Date ReleasedHeadingMedia
05 Apr 2019Media Release: Abalone appeal Decision

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”)

04 Apr 2019Media Release: Smallholder horticulture empowerment and promotion approach

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) has for the past few years been working on building its own capacity to drive the Smallholder Horticulture Empowerment and Promotion (SHEP) Approach in the country from a modernised and sustainable template. As part of this capacity building, the Department opened an office in Japan in 2012 and through this office

02 Apr 2019Media Release: DAFF to host a national stakeholder workshop

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries will host a national stakeholder workshop on the draft National Policy on Comprehensive Producer Development Support from 04 - 05 April at Birchwood Hotel. This will be the overall policy for the agriculture, forestry and fisheries sectors in South Africa that will regulate and guide interventions (support services) provided to the various categories of producers in the sector

29 Mar 2019Media Release: Depature of Mr Steve Galane from DAFF

It has been an honour for me to serve in the Public Service for 20 years. I have taken a decision to resign from the Department of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries as Director: Communication Services and Departmental Spokesperson effective from 29 March 2019

28 Mar 2019Media Statement: Foot-and-Mouth Disease Outbreak

South Africa lost its foot-and-mouth disease free zone without vaccination status as granted by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) on 7 January 2019. This was after Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) confirmed and reported an outbreak of the foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in the high surveillance area of the FMD-free zone in Limpopo map

26 Mar 2019Media Release: FRAP2020 public notice on submission of section 21 applications

On 20 July 2018, the Deputy Director-General: Fisheries Management, through a Government Gazette Notice No.: 718, informed interested and/or affected parties of the commencement of the 2020 Fishing Rights Allocation Process (“FRAP2020”) for granting of commercial fishing rights in terms of section 18 of the Marine Living Resources Act

25 Mar 2019Media Advisory: DAFF to host first Aquaculture Finance and Investment Seminar

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) will host its inaugural Aquaculture Finance and Investment Seminar on Wednesday, 27 March 2019 in Durban. The seminar is an information sharing platform that aims to bring together existing and prospective fish farmers; investment facilitation agencies

15 Mar 2019Media Release: African Horse Sickness outbreak

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

15 Mar 2019Media Release: Small Scale Fisheries launch in Kwazulu Natal

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

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

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