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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.

Constitutional Review Committee to Undertake Hearings

Parliament

The Constitutional Review Committee is to embark on extensive public consultations in order to fulfil its mandate.

The Committee was tasked with reviewing Section 25 of the Constitution and proposing constitutional amendments to allow for the expropriation of land in the public interest without compensation.

Animals Protection Amendment Bill Tabled

Parliament

A bill designed to prohibit the sale and manufacturing of cosmetics that were tested on an animal in South Africa has been tabled in parliament.

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

DAFF Evaluating Large Pelagic Longline Appeals

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

The agriculture, forestry and fisheries minister, Senzeni Zokwana, is busy considering and evaluating appeals relating to the Large Pelagic Longline sector.

In a statement, the agriculture, forestry and fisheries department added that the decision on the Large Pelagic Longline appeals would be finalised by the end of February 2018.

DAFF to Focus on Fisheries Management

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

The agriculture, forestry and fisheries department will focus on Fisheries Management in 2018.

The department of agriculture, forestry and fisheries has briefed parliament on its inputs into the State of the Nation address.

Small-Scale Fishing Cooperatives Under the Spotlight

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

The agriculture, forestry and fisheries department has announced that the amount of resources to be made available to small-scale fishing cooperatives will be determined by species habitat.

The announcement was made in a statement detailing the success of the small-scale fisheries cooperative training programme.

Preservation and Development of Agricultural Land Bill to be Redrafted

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

The Draft Preservation and Development of Agricultural Land Bill is to be reconsidered and redrafted.

The agriculture, forestry and fisheries department announced this during a briefing on its Quarter 2 Preliminary Organizational Performance Report for 2017/18.

National Agricultural Marketing Council Calls for Registration

National Agricultural Marketing Council

The National Agricultural Marketing Council has invited registration as a directly affected group.

The Council has invited directly affected groups to register with them in order to keep their Register of Directly Affected Groups for each commodity in the agricultural sector updated.

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