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.

Latest

Court date finally set for death in detention Haffejee inquest

Another apartheid era death will be investigated after NPA pressured to finally act

State capture commission granted a 13-month extension

Judge Wendy Hughes says this is the final extension because finality is "owed to the nation"

eThekwini commuters pay for council’s contracts

Perhaps a commission of inquiry can shine the spotlight on public transport in Durban, where bus and taxi passengers have to contend with fare increases and disrupted services

Press Releases

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs