Department Of Agriculture

Combatting fisheries organised crime

It should be addressed under the Prevention of Organised Crime Act, with severe penalties of 25 years to life

Gauteng audit follow-up heightens ANC split

​More than 300 forensic audits have been handed over to the SIU with a view to recover hundreds of millions of rands lost to the government

Case closed: The #listeria outbreak was caused by Enterprise polony

The health department will tell you what you should be binning and how to do it safely without causing another public health nightmare.

Keep an open mind on the land debate: Maria Ramos

The land debate has to be approached calmly and responsibly says Barclays Africa Group chief executive Maria Ramos.

Land value calculation is flawed

New methods of valuing agricultural land may inadvertently harm reform

New app for small-scale fishing industry

The new app - known as Abalobi - signals a lifeline for fisherfolk who were marginalised and never had legal rights to fish marine resources.

Fishing-rights stink clings to top official Stevens

The fisheries department’s director of stakeholder relations, Desmond Stevens, is an elusive man.

Fishing-rights stink clings to top official Stevens

Industry players question why senior fisheries official Desmond Stevens remains in his post after an allocation disaster.

Ocean View fishers drowned out by policy

The Ocean View fishers say they’re being forced into poverty by the government’s “flawed and corrupt” fishing permit processes.

SA to export maize to China

Talks between the South African and Chinese governments have concluded and the plan awaits political signing before first exports to China can begin.

Fisheries dept announces plans to suspend ‘scapegoat’ director

​The department of agriculture has issued notice of its intention to suspend Desmond Stevens, who his lawyer says is being used "as a scapegoat".

Reports on EU dropping ban on SA fruit dismissed

The department of agriculture has brushed off claims that the EU proposed dropping a ban on importing SA citrus fruit - saying that there isn't a ban.

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Gender-based violence is an affront to our humanity

Gender-based violence is an affront to our humanity

UK-Africa investment summit 2020: Think Africa Invest SA

UK-Africa investment summit 2020: Think Africa Invest SA

MTN unveils TikTok bundles

Customised MTN TikTok data bundles are available to all prepaid customers on *136*2#.

Marketers need to reinvent themselves

Marketing is an exciting discipline, offering the perfect fit for individuals who are equally interested in business, human dynamics and strategic thinking. But the...

Upskill yourself to land your dream job in 2020

If you received admission to an IIE Higher Certificate qualification, once you have graduated, you can articulate to an IIE Diploma and then IIE Bachelor's degree at IIE Rosebank College.

South Africans unsure of what to expect in 2020

Almost half (49%) of South Africans, 15 years and older, agree or strongly agree that they view 2020 with optimism.

KZN teacher educators jet off to Columbia University

A group of academics were selected as participants of the programme focused on PhD completion, mobility, supervision capacity development and the generation of high-impact research.

New-style star accretion bursts dazzle astronomers

Associate Professor James O Chibueze and Dr SP van den Heever are part of an international team of astronomers studying the G358-MM1 high-mass protostar.