Minister ups abalone quota, says legal fishers can't be punished for work of poachers

2019-04-05 13:01

Senzeni Zokwana says his department will reconsider decisions that implied it was punishing legal abalone rights holders by cutting their catch due to "increased poaching by those operating outside of the law".

Fisheries minister and DG avoid court battle, for now, as matter is withdrawn

2019-02-21 19:10

Fisheries Minister Senzeni Zokwana's bid to stop the disciplinary hearings of three officials in a Western Cape High Court matter against the department's director general has been withdrawn.

Bans on some SA meat products relaxed after foot and mouth outbreak in Limpopo

2019-02-04 14:02

Restrictions on the export of some SA processed meat products have been relaxed by some trade partners following the outbreak of foot and mouth disease in the Vhembe District of Limpopo.

Minister grants interim relief fishers access to West Coast Rock Lobster

2018-12-21 18:25

The minister of agriculture, forestry and fisheries granted a request by interim relief fishers to access the West Coast Rock Lobster offshore allocation.

Fisheries minister to accelerate allocation of fishing rights following Hout Bay protests

2018-08-15 17:51

Fisheries minister Senzeni Zokwana has issued directives to senior officials to accelerate the process of allocating fishing rights in coastal communities, following violent protests in Hout Bay.

No decision yet on bird flu vaccination - Zokwana

2017-10-18 07:30

The Minister of Agriculture says state veterinarians are still assessing whether SA chickens should be vaccinated amid the country's worst ever bird flu outbreak.

Zokwana did meet with Hout Bay fishermen – community spokesperson

2017-09-18 20:06

A member of Hout Bay's fishing community says a meeting between fishermen and the minister of agriculture was in fact held, although it was with a select number of fishermen and took place in the minister's office.

Suspended DAFF DG charged with 'gross misconduct'

2017-07-28 15:34

Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Senzeni Zokwana has served preliminary charges on suspended director general Mike Mlengana.

Fishing right allocation ill-conceived, flawed - Viking

2017-07-06 20:11

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.

Chicken trade interruption should be less than 2 months

2017-06-29 18:27

The interruption in poultry trade from South Africa, following the outbreak of Avian Influenza, should be less than two months, says SA Poultry Association CEO Kevin Lovell.


Wandile Sihlobo: Saudi visit could signal important developments for SA agriculture

2019-03-05 06:01

A delegation from Saudi Arabia was in SA this week, and seemingly had an interesting engagement with Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries Senzeni Zokwana. says Wandile Sihlobo.

Mamphela Ramphele: No justification for leasing land to foreigners

2019-02-20 05:00

Leasing land to Saudi Arabia would be rubbing salt in the wounds of betrayal of poor communities in whose name land restitution without compensation is being pursued, writes Mamphela Ramphele.

Zokwana tries to stop disciplinary hearings of three officials

2019-01-24 08:40

Fisheries Minister Senzeni Zokwana has cited the need to protect classified documents in an attempt to get the Western Cape High Court to order the department's director general to stop the disciplinary proceedings of three officials.

DAFF wants hemp laws amended

2018-09-12 21:28

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has formally requested the departments of health and justice to consider the necessary legislative amendments to allow the commercialisation of hemp in South Africa.

Listeriosis: No guarantee job losses can be avoided, says govt

2018-05-11 14:44

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.

Zokwana dragging feet on bird flu outbreak - DA

2017-10-06 20:12

Agriculture Minister Senzeni Zokwana has been dragging his feet over the avian flu crisis that is threatening the country's poultry and ostrich industries, says DA MP Annette Steyn.

Govt considering vaccination to stop spread of bird flu

2017-08-30 17:43

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries is considering the possibility of vaccination in an attempt to stop the spread of Avian flu.

DG axed for ‘questioning contract’

2017-07-16 06:05

Mike Mlengana, director-general of the department of agriculture, forestry and fishing, believes he was suspended because he refused to sign a massive contract.

Court lifts 6-month suspension of hake fishing

2017-07-05 19:05

The Western Cape High Court has lifted an interdict preventing existing and new entrants from operating in the Hake Inshore Trawl sector.

ANC and DA agree: Farm attacks must stop

2017-05-24 18:30

There is at least one thing on which the African National Congress and the Democratic Alliance agree: The killing of farmers and farm workers must stop.

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