Government, parliamentary and legislative information on Agriculture, Forests and Fisheries.
Department of Mineral Resources
The search for shale gas in the Karoo could commence around the middle of 2016.
The mineral resource department revealed this during a briefing to the select committee on land and mineral resources.
Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Agriculture, forestry and fisheries minister Senzeni Zokwana announced an Agriculture Policy Action Plan aimed to benefit the commercial and emerging sector.
The plan was announced during a speech on smallholder farmers and their contribution towards food security.
Parliament will be asked to approve international safety standards for seagoing fishing vessels.
Cabinet decided at its meeting earlier this week that provisions of the Torremolinos Protocol, which lays down standards such as life-saving appliances, radio communication and fire protection, must be sent to parliament for ratification.
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