Tag Archives | Senzeni Zokwana

Bird Flu: Slow response from government places thousands of job on the line

Please find attached English and Afrikaans soundbites by the DA Shadow Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Annette Steyn MP. The failure by the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Senzeni Zokwana, to produce a clear and effective plan to address the bird flu crisis is likely to cost the agricultural sector thousands of jobs…

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DA calls for Minister to brief the public on Bird Flu

The DA will write to the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Senzeni Zokwana, to brief the public on his plan of action to combat the bird flu now that the virus has spread from three farms in Mpumalanga to Gauteng. The scale of this outbreak is unprecedented in South Africa as we have never…

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Bird Flu: Agriculture dept. briefing to Parliament needed

The DA will write to the Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Ms Machwene Semenya, to request that she call the Minister, Senzeni Zokwana, to brief Parliament on plans to contain the bird flu following reports of cases of the virus in Mpumalanga and the Free State. South Africa has never…

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Fall Armyworm: DAFF should have registered vaccine in October 2016

A full four months ago, in October 2016, the International Association for the Plan Protection Sciences (IAPPS) published a report confirming the outbreak of the Fall Army Worm in Nigeria and warned that it could spread rapidly. See report here. This warning from a reputable organisation, together with the confirmed presence of the Armyworm on…

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Minister Zokwana is failing rural communities

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) is failing rural communities by not providing the agricultural support needed to ensure that our country has food security in the future. As the world celebrates World Food Day today, it has become very clear that the ANC-led government has no clear strategy in place to ensure…

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Minister must extend comments period on small scale fisheries

I will today write to the Minister of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF), Senzeni Zokwana, requesting that he extend the deadline for public consultations to the end of April 2015 to allow ample time for deliberations on the new regulations relating to small-scale fishing rights. Current fishing licences are due to expire between 28 February…

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