Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (South Africa)
|Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
|Department||Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries|
|Inaugural holder||Tina Joemat-Peterson|
|Formation||10 May 2009|
The Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries is a Minister of the Cabinet of South Africa, with political executive responsibility for the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, and for the Agricultural Research Council, the National Agricultural Marketing Council, Onderstepoort Biological Products, the Perishable Products Export Control Board, and Ncera Farms.
The Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries portfolio was created in the 2009 cabinet reorganization after the election of President Jacob Zuma; the Minister inherited the responsibility for agriculture from the Minister of Agriculture and Land Affairs, the responsibility for fisheries from the Minister of Environmental Affairs and Tourism, and the responsibility for forestry from the Minister of Water Affairs and Forestry. The first and current Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries is Tina Joemat-Peterson and her deputy is Pieter Mulder.
- "Determination of the total remuneration of the Deputy President, Ministers and Deputy Ministers", Proclamation No. 77 of 2009.
- "DAFF Structure" (PDF). Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. Retrieved 9 October 2009.[dead link]
- "Statement by President Jacob Zuma on the appointment of the new Cabinet" (Press release). Government Communication & Information System. 10 May 2009. Retrieved 9 October 2009.
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