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Schedule 1 of the Meat Safety Act Under the Spotlight


Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development The comment period on the proposed update to Schedule 1 of the Meat Safety Act has been extended. The agriculture, land reform…

COVID-19 Agricultural Disaster Support Fund Under the Spotlight


Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development 42 444 application forms were received for the COVID-19 Agricultural Disaster Support Fund for Smallholder and Communal Farmers. The agriculture, land reform…

DALRRD Seeks List of Agricultural Production Inputs


Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development The agriculture, land reform and rural development department calls on all interested wholesalers, distributers, or agribusiness outlets to provide a list breakdown…

Aquaculture Development Bill Withdrawn


Parliament The Aquaculture Development Bill has been withdrawn from parliament. The bill was tabled in June 2018. Cabinet approved the bill for tabling in May 2018. In its statement at…

NAMC Seeks Comment on SA Olive Application


Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development The SA Olive Industry Association wants statutory measures (levies, records and returns and registration) on imported and local produced volumes of olive…

DEFF Puts Permit Applications for New Fisheries on Ice


Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries No new permit applications for new fisheries (experimental and exploratory) will be accepted until further notice. The environment, forestry and fisheries department confirmed this…

Fees for Fertilizers and Farm Feeds Adjusted


Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Fees for the registration of fertilizers, farm feeds, agricultural remedies, stock remedies, sterilizing plants and pest control operators have been amended. The…

Information On Elephant, Lion, Leopard And Rhino Wanted


The Department of  Environment, Forestry and Fisheries has requested the public to submit written submissions, scientific information, socio-economic information or any other relevant information on matters related to the management…

Creecy Outlines Measures on COVID-19 Lockdown


Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries The environment, forestry and fisheries minister, Barbara Creecy, has confirmed that the fisheries sector, the harbour, shipping and docking services to fishing vessels are…