Dreaded crop and animal diseases moving closer to South Africa

The South African agricultural industry must change its approach to potential crop and livestock diseases completely. This according to Prof. Darell Abernethy, dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Sciences at the University of Pretoria, during a congress by Croplife and the South African Animal Health Forum in Johannesburg. Abernethy was…

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Afasa worried about Mlengana’s suspension

The two most important departments for the development and support of farmers, are without leaders. This is a crisis, says Afasa. The African Farmers’ Association of South Africa (Afasa) expressed its displeasure over the suspension of Mike Mlengana, director- general of Agriculture, Forrestry and Fisheries. The suspension of Mlengana -…

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Mlengana reacts to DG-suspension

Mike Mlengana thinks a disagreement with Minister Senzeni Zokwana led to his suspension as director-general by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF). Mike Mlengana’s refusal to sign documents for projects that had not been correctly tendered, and ongoing disagreement about issues in the fisheries department, could be reason…

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South African DG of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Mike Mlengana suspended

South Africa’s department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has suspended its director general, Mike Mlengana while an internal investigation is pending According to a press release issued by the department, the suspension serves as a temporary measure and should not be seen as a ruling against Mlengana. Mooketsa Ramasodi, deputy…

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