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.

Govt seeking ways to help struggling chicken producers

2017-05-10 15:36

The government is in the process of trying to find funding for embattled chicken producers, says Senzeni Zokwana, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.

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.


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.

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.

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