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DAFF Shines Spotlight on Producer Development Support

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

A Draft National Policy on Comprehensive Producer Development Support has been drawn up.

The agriculture, forestry and fisheries department published the proposed policy in Government Gazette 41811 for comment.

Appeals Advisory Team on Rock Lobster Set Up

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

An Appeals Advisory Team on the Fisheries Rights Allocation Process (FRAP2015/16) for West Coast Rock Lobster has been appointed.

The agriculture, forestry and fisheries minister, Senzeni Zokwana, announced this during an update on progress on the allocation of fishing rights.

Guideline Price for Soybeans Set Down

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

A new guideline price for soybeans in terms of the Marketing of Agricultural Products Act has been determined.

The new guideline price was published, along with the establishment of the statutory measure relating to levies, in Notice 711 in Government Gazette 41767.

Youth in Agriculture Under the Spotlight

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

The agriculture, forestry and fisheries department wants to create an environment where youth can flourish in the agriculture sector.

The agriculture, forestry and fisheries minister, Senzeni Zokwana, emphasized this during an address at the 2018 #Youth in Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Competition Awards.

Liquor Products Amendment Bill Sent for Assent

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

The Liquor Products Amendment Bill has been passed by parliament and sent to president Ramaphosa for assent.

The national assembly passed the bill and sent it to the national council of provinces for concurrence in October 2017.

Impumelelo Agribusiness Solutions Draws up Inspection Fees

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

In line with the Agricultural Products Standards Act, comments are invited from all affected stakeholders on the proposed inspection fees by Impumelelo Agribusiness Solutions.

The invitation to comment was published in Notice 339 in Government Gazette 41704.

Aquaculture Development Bill Tabled

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

The Aquaculture Development Bill has been tabled in parliament.

Cabinet approved the bill for tabling in May 2018.

Redrafting of Agriculture Land Bill Continues

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

The Draft Preservation and Development of Agriculture Land Bill is being redrafted.

The agriculture, forestry and fisheries department confirmed this during a briefing on its updated response to the budgetary review and recommendations report in parliament.

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.

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