Nuclear plan could cost SA over R1trn - DA

2014-07-21 17:12

The government's proposed nuclear build programme could dig a deep hole for the economy and push up electricity prices to unaffordable levels, warns the DA.

SA set to cancel perlemoen quotas

2014-05-23 10:33

Communities that rely on the perlemoen industry will have to brace themselves as commercial perelemoen quotas may be cancelled.

Fishing exemption order extended

2014-04-24 19:22

Commercial line fishermen who have been unsuccessful in their applications for new rights can continue fishing for now, the Western Cape High Court has ordered.

DA seeks to join fisheries report court action

2014-03-17 17:04

The DA says it will seek permission to intervene in Fisheries Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson's legal challenge to the public protector's report relating to her department.

More time to appeal fishing quotas

2014-02-23 15:56

The period for appeals on the recently completed fishing rights allocation process has been extended, says Fisheries Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson.

Dept: Leave Joemat-Pettersson alone

2014-01-14 20:09

There are no substantive grounds for President Jacob Zuma to institute disciplinary measures against Fisheries Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson, her department says.

Take action against minister: Madonsela

2013-12-05 21:00

President Jacob Zuma should institute disciplinary measures against Fisheries Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson, says Public Protector Thuli Madonsela.

Joemat-Pettersson slammed over R800m fiasco

2013-12-01 10:08

The minister of agriculture, forestry and fisheries, Tina Joemat-Pettersson, has been slammed over misconduct and unethical behaviour by Public Protector Thuli Madonsela.

Not even Zuma escapes Gordhan's knife

2013-10-23 16:46

Government plans to slash perks for all officials, including President Jacob Zuma, says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

Zuma to visit Senegal

2013-09-28 14:13

President Jacob Zuma is set to undertake a state visit to Senegal next week, the department of international relations and co-operation says.

Punish sea polluters - Parliament

2013-08-14 20:05

A parliamentary committee has urged harsher penalties for those polluting the sea.

Cabinet congratulates Zim on elections

2013-08-12 20:24

Cabinet has congratulated Zimbabwe on its "successful harmonised" elections.

Malema wants Zim style land grabs

2013-08-01 15:45

Anyone who resists a Zimbabwe-style grabbing of land will meet with the determination of the people, says Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema.

Minister rues Cape farmworker efforts

2013-07-29 19:48

Agriculture Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson has lamented the lack of progress in addressing farmworkers’ issues in the Western Cape.

Govt warns Malema on land grabs

2013-07-26 08:53

Government is ready to act if Julius Malema and his organisation, the Economic Freedom Fighters, act on threats to seize farms.

Probe into Pettersson appointment

2013-07-19 14:43

The Public Service Commission has agreed to probe Agriculture and Forestry and Fisheries Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson's controversial appointment of a senior manager, the DA says.

Reshuffle about Zuma's political survival - DA

2013-07-09 22:19

The Cabinet reshuffle proves that President Jacob Zuma is more interested in his political survival than ensuring good governance, the DA says.

Joemat-Pettersson refutes kickback claim

2013-06-17 14:26

Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Tina Joemat-Pettersson has refuted a media report that she received kickbacks, her office says.

Agri-sector boosts 54 000 new jobs

2013-05-29 18:34

Food security initiatives are paying off with 54 000 new jobs being created in the first quarter of the year, says Agriculture Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson.

Meat imports: Public must know, DA says

2013-05-24 22:13

The public has a right to know whether various imported meat products, including water buffalo, donkey and horse meat, are "potentially harmful", the DA says.

ANC miffed at 'attack' on Joemat-Pettersson

2013-04-17 22:04

A research paper that finds responsibility for fisheries management is "in the wrong hands" has drawn criticism from the ANC, which claims it is an attack on the integrity of Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson.

Fisheries vessels out soon

2013-03-20 21:52

The state's research and patrol vessels will be out at sea by the end of April, a senior fisheries department official says.

Act against Joemat-Pettersson - DA

2013-03-13 17:56

The Democratic Alliance is to ask President Jacob Zuma to take "firmer" action against Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson.

Minister vows to tackle food insecurity

2013-03-05 19:07

Agriculture Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson says her department will ensure that it produces enough food to curb household food insecurity.

Law to bar foreign ownership of SA farms

2013-02-12 22:29

Foreigners will not be able to own land in South Africa once the government’s land policy is passed into law, says Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti.


Madonsela: Presidency does co-operate

2014-06-09 21:56

It is untrue that the presidency does not heed the findings of the Public Protector, incumbent Thuli Madonsela says.

Fishing rights process to be set aside

2014-05-15 18:45

The 2013 fishing rights allocation process and its decisions and outcomes will be set aside, says Fisheries Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson.

Madonsela baffled by Joemat-Pettersson's actions

2014-03-17 22:22

Thuli Madonsela believes no court of law is likely to conclude she was irrational in finding that Fisheries Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson had acted recklessly in the awarding of a tender.

Minister taking Thuli Madonsela to court

2014-03-16 14:56

Fisheries Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson is taking the public protector to court to challenge her report on the tender to manage the state's fishery vessels, the minister has said.

Zuma scores an F on DA, ID report card

2014-01-15 14:52

President Jacob Zuma has scored another F on the 2013 Cabinet report card released by the DA and ID. Many of his Cabinet also received very low scores.

Nothing fishy about R800m tender - ministry

2014-01-14 17:55

President Jacob Zuma has no grounds to take disciplinary action against Fisheries Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson over a tender granted to Sekunjalo, says her department.

Joemat-Pettersson: Company threatened me

2013-12-02 10:20

Agriculture Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson has accused a fishing company of plotting to destroy her and physically threatening her children.

Small-scale fishing quotas regulated

2013-11-07 19:52

Draft legislation allowing catch allocations to small-scale fishing communities could be completed by February next year, Fisheries Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson says.

ANC condemns verbal attack on minister

2013-10-10 22:27

ANC Chief Whip Stone Sizani has condemned remarks made by two MPs to Agriculture Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson.

DA wants animal health reports made public

2013-09-16 20:55

The DA has claimed that Agriculture Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson has refused to make public reports about the state of animal health in SA.

Minister: I don't preside over tenders

2013-08-12 20:27

Fisheries Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson has distanced herself from the department's tender process, following tension over a R890m fishing patrol boat deal.

Malema sticks to land policy

2013-08-01 15:45

The Economic Freedom Fighters will not be moved from its policy of land grabs, leader Julius Malema says.

Mantashe: Agriculture to sustain SA

2013-08-01 13:58

South Africa's agricultural sector is important as it will play a significant role in the future, ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe says.

Govt warns Malema on land grabs

2013-07-26 08:56

Agriculture Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson has told Beeld there is no way the government will allow people to sow discord among farmers for party-political gains.

Deal with foot-and-mouth outbreak

2013-07-24 20:15

Immediate action is needed to deal with a foot-and-mouth disease outbreak in Phalaborwa, Limpopo, the DA says.

Zuma cousin to coin it

2013-07-14 18:00

President Jacob Zuma reportedly has coaxed government departments into committing nearly R900m to a programme run by an NGO he chairs and which is run by his cousin.

Zuma assesses Limpopo village

2013-06-25 14:39

President Jacob Zuma has arrived in Muyexe village in Limpopo to assess the progress of a rural development programme.

Uncertainty hampers confidence - Agri SA

2013-06-04 15:43

The country has to guard against being seen as a risky, unstable and uncompetitive economy by investors, says Agri SA's president.

Perlemoen poaching hits 283 tons

2013-05-27 10:09

At least 283 tons of perlemoen (abalone) have been poached off South Africa's shores in the past few years.

Hawks investigate R800m ship contract

2013-05-17 11:45

Hawks officers have visited the ship management company, Smit Amandla Marine, in connection with an investigation into an R800m management contract, a report says.

Company bosses: No fishing crisis

2013-03-21 13:09

Major fishing company bosses described a meeting with Fisheries Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson as a watershed moment.

Case against animal Act to be heard

2013-03-18 22:24

The Constitutional Court will hear an application for confirmation of a constitutional invalidity order of certain provisions of the Performing Animals Protection Act.

DA urges action on farm job cuts

2013-03-08 15:21

SA needs a strategy to curb job losses in the agricultural sector, especially in the wake of farmers wanting to employ foreigners, the Democratic Alliance says.

Minister welcomes R6.2bn for small farms

2013-02-27 20:56

Support measures for smallholder farmers and fisheries projects announced in the budget were welcomed by Agriculture Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson.

Joemat-Pettersson in contempt - DA

2013-01-23 21:42

Agriculture Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson has again flouted the rule of law by failing to comply with a high court order, DA MP Annette Steyn says.

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