Agriculture, Forests and Fisheries

Government, parliamentary and legislative information on Agriculture, Forests and Fisheries.

Traditional Healers Sign Benefit Sharing Agreement

Department of Environmental Affairs

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has signed a benefit sharing agreement with the Traditional Healers Council.

This agreement is made in terms of the Bioprospecting, Access and Benefit Sharing Regulations (2008) and the National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act (2004).

Pork Industry Levy to Continue

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Statutory measures in the pork industry in terms of the Marketing of Agricultural Products Act (1996) will continue for the next three years.

These measures apply to abattoirs and exporters of live pigs and relate to levies, registration, keeping of records and the rendering of returns.

Labour Department to Investigate Gardening Industry

Department of Labour

The minimum wages and conditions of employment for the garden and landscaping sector are to be investigated by the Department of Labour.

This planned investigation will lead to a sectoral determination in terms of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (1997).