Zokwana, FAO to visit farms hit by False Armyworm

2017-02-13 06:09

The Minister of Agriculture Senzeni Zokwana will visit farms in Limpopo with the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in an effort to bring the False Armyworm plague under control.

Court interdict to suspend hake trawling 'unlawful' - minister

2017-01-06 13:15

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Senzeni Zokwane says a high court ruling suspending hake inshore trawling is unlawful and undermines his authority.

Horse mackerel experiment to be revisited: Minister

2016-11-06 18:23

While government has settled litigation about its contentious horse mackerel experiment, Agriculture Minister Senzeni Zokwana intends to pursue the project in 2017.

New chicken row brewing in SA

2016-05-04 06:22

Following concessions on US imports, another chicken storm is brewing as local poultry producers face harsh punishment if they fail to comply with new brine limits.

SA white corn exceeds R5k, rising to record

2016-01-19 17:20

White-corn futures in South Africa have exceeded R5 000 a metric ton for the first time, climbing to the highest on record as the driest weather in over a century hurts production.

Zokwana to give update on drought relief and grain imports

2016-01-15 05:25

Agriculture Minister Senzeni Zokwana is expected to meet with members of Grain SA, the National Agricultural Marketing Council of SA (NAMC), Transnet as well as Maize Trust to determine the country's level of readiness for importing grains.

SA maize prices scale new peaks as drought bites

2016-01-05 12:03

South African maize prices have maintained their record run into 2016, scaling historic highs amid growing drought concerns and rand weakness.

Drought continues to push up food prices

2015-11-24 15:41

Food prices are going up, and up due to the drought. This emerged when the Department of Agriculture presented a report to a parliamentary committee.

Boost for SA mussel pickers

2015-10-02 20:08

The mussel harvesting industry has been given a boost with Fisheries Minister Senzeni Zokwana's announcement of extra rights.

Tiger Brands to buy more from small farmers

2015-08-07 15:12

SA’s biggest consumer foods maker Tiger brands has signed an agreement in which it agrees to buy certain crops from smallholders.


Viking Fishing's court bid a 'cynical, muscle-flexing' exercise - legal expert

2017-01-08 11:19

Viking Inshore Fishing's successful court bid to have hake inshore trawling temporarily suspended is cynical and unnecessary muscle flexing, says Shaheen Moolla, a legal advisor to the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing.

SA agriculture key player in Africa - minister

2016-11-29 19:36

South Africa's agricultural sector is a key player on the African continent, says Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Senzeni Zokwana.

Assignees designated for local produce inspection

2016-09-06 18:46

The minister of agriculture, forestry and fisheries has designated two assignees for local and import inspection related to fresh produce, grain and related products.

Drought-stricken SA to source enough white maize this year

2016-04-05 19:30

South Africa should be able to import enough white maize to meet the needs of consumers, says Agriculture Minister Senzeni Zokwana.

SA may need to import 6 million tons of maize - minister

2016-01-15 19:21

The country could find itself needing to import between five and six million tons of maize as a drought continues to cripple the country, Agriculture Minister Senzeni Zokwana says.

Davies: Deal cracked to keep SA in Agoa

2016-01-07 15:26

The salmonella issue has been resolved and the SA market is now open for 65 000 tonnes of US poultry imports, says Minister of Trade and Industry Rob Davies.

Forensics team to tackle fishing industry fronting - minister

2015-12-14 21:04

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries will appoint a forensics team to combat 'fronting' in the fishing industry.

Major changes for producers of poultry meat

2015-10-04 13:04

The total brine injection allowed for whole poultry carcasses will be limited to a maximum of 10% compared to the maximum of 8% that was previously prescribed.

Identities of fishermen lost in trawler tragedy released

2015-10-02 16:03

The identities of the 12 fishermen who died after abandoning their trawler during a storm at the weekend have been released.

Shun Vavi and Jim, SACP members told

2015-07-08 19:03

SACP members should shun defectors such as Numsa's Irvin Jim and former Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi and defend the tripartite alliance, SACP chairperson Senzeni Zokwana says.

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