The commission's dignity has been held up by Zondo's personal approach. Even the most reluctant witness couldn't withdraw, writes Ralph Mathekga.
The minister of agriculture, forestry and fisheries granted a request by interim relief fishers to access the West Coast Rock Lobster offshore allocation.
This follows a ruling by the Western Cape High Court that found the previous year's allocation was unconstitutional.
If the source of the listeriosis outbreak is water, an abattoir or a food processing plant, the cost of eradicating it could be substantial, says agriculture minister Senzeni Zokwana.
An anti-corruption unit should be established to investigate corruption in the agricultural industry, Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery Bheki Cele has said.
The Western Cape Department of Agriculture has confirmed the presence of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza on a commercial poultry farm in the province.
Viking Inshore Fishing maintains the process followed by the Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries to grant fishing rights was ill-conceived, unconstitutional and procedurally flawed.
South Africa's fisheries authority is in a state of crisis, paralysed by a factional war between its two most senior officials and hollowed out by a culture of corruption, GroundUp reports.
Holidaymakers hoping to splash out on a plate of West Coast rock lobster may have to choose something else to go with their sundowners as round two of a court battle over how much of the species may be caught looms.
The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries is to make use of diplomatic channels and legal remedies to access funds in an international fishing kingpin’s trusts held in Jersey.
The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries is considering the possibility of vaccination in an attempt to stop the spread of Avian flu.
Astral has confirmed a second outbreak of the avian flu at a farm in Mpumalanga and has been engaging with government to regulate vaccination programmes.
South Africa’s already fragile poultry industry faces a trade ban after this month’s bird flu outbreak in Mpumalanga.
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