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Continuation of Statutory Measures for Milk Industry Sought


Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development 23 August 2019 The Milk Producers’ Organization (MPO) has requested the continuation of statutory measures in the local milk industry. The agriculture,…

NAMC Seeks Comment on Maize and Wheat Application


Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries 16 August 2019 The National Agricultural Marketing Council (NAMC) has received an application to amend the statutory measure on maize and wheat. The agriculture,…

Applications for Plant Breeders’ Rights Drawn Up


Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries 8 August 2019 A list of applications for plant breeders’ rights has been drawn up. The agriculture department published the list of rights in…

Karoo Lam/Karoo Lamb To Be Registered – Objections Invited


The Executive Officer of Agricultural Product Standards has invited interested parties to submit any objections on its intention to register Karoo Lam/Karoo Lamb as a South African Geographical Indication in…

Regulations on Dehydrated Vegetables to be Repealed


Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development 5 July 2019 Regulations Relating to the Grading, Packing and Marking of Dehydrated Vegetables intended for sale in South Africa are to…

2020 Fishing Rights Allocation Process Launched


Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries 26 April 2019 The agriculture, forestry and fisheries minister, Senzeni Zokwana, has called on fishing companies to not only embrace transformation in the fishing…

DAFF Establishes Statutory Measures for Pome and Stone Fruit


Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries 23 April 2019 The agriculture, forestry and fisheries department has established statutory measures for the registration of certain persons and records and returns for…

Total Allowable Catch for Abalone Adjusted


Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries 8 April 2019 The Total Allowable Catch (TAC) for Abalone of 50.5 tons for the 2018/19 fishing season has been set aside. In a…

President Ramaphosa Assents to Two Plant Acts


The Presidency 2 April 2019 President Ramaphosa has assented to two key acts on plants. The Plant Improvement Act and the Plant Breeders’ Rights Act both come into effect on…

Small-Scale Fisheries Sector Launched in KZN


Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries 26 March 2019 Co-operative certificates have been handed over to the first 29 registered small-scale fishing co-operatives in KwaZulu-Natal to be allocated 15 year…