Agriculture, Forests and Fisheries

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Aquaculture Development Bill on Track

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

The Draft Aquaculture Development Bill, recently approved by cabinet for tabling in parliament, will provide a legislative framework for sector development.

The agriculture, forestry and fisheries minister, Senzeni Zokwana, confirmed this while delivering his department’s budget vote speech in parliament.

Animals Protection Bill Referred to NHTL for Comment

Parliament

A bill designed to prohibit the sale and manufacturing of cosmetics that were tested on an animal in South Africa has been referred to the National House of Traditional Leaders (NHTL) for comment.

The Animals Protection Amendment Bill was drawn up by Cheryllyn Dudley, an African Christian Democratic Party member of parliament.

Preservation and Development of Agricultural Land Bill in the Pipeline

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

The Draft Preservation and Development of Agricultural Land Bill will be submitted to cabinet for approval in 2019/20.

The agriculture, forestry and fisheries department revealed this during a briefing in parliament on its annual performance plan 2018/19.

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