Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (South Africa)

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Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Incumbent
Senzeni Zokwana

since 24 May 2014
Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Appointer Jacob Zuma
Inaugural holder Tina Joemat-Peterson
Formation 10 May 2009
Deputy Bheki Cele
Salary R1,724,897[1]
Website www.daff.gov.za

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.[2]

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 Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries was Tina Joemat-Peterson and her deputy was Pieter Mulder. The current Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries is Senzeni Zokwana with Bheki Cele has his deputy.[3]

Past Ministers of Agriculture[edit]

# Name of minister Name of Ministry Term Party
1. Louis Botha Minister of Agriculture 31 May 1910 – 28 June 1912 SAP
2. Jacobus Wilhelmus Sauer Minister of Agriculture 28 June 1912 – 24 July 1913 SAP
3. Louis Botha Minister of Agriculture 1913 SAP
4. Hendrik Christiaan van Heerden Minister of Agriculture 1913–1920 SAP
5. François Stephanus Malan Minister of Agriculture 1920–1921 SAP
6. Thomas Smartt Minister of Agriculture 1921–1924 Unionist/SAP
7. Jan Kemp Minister of Agriculture (1924–1933)
Minister of Agriculture and Forestry (1933–1935)
1924–1935 NP
8. Deneys Reitz Minister of Agriculture and Forestry 1935–1938 UP
9. William Richard Collins Minister of Agriculture and Forestry 1938–1943 UP
10. Jacobus Gideon Nel Strauss Minister of Agriculture and Forestry 1943–1948 UP
11. Stephanus Petrus le Roux Minister of Agriculture and Forestry (1948–1949)
Minister of Agriculture (1948–1958)
1948–1958 NP
12. P. K. Le Roux Minister of Agriculture 1958 NP


During 1958 to 1966 in the Verwoerd-administration, the three Agricultural departments were segregated:

# Name of minister Name of Ministry Term Party
13. P. K. Le Roux Minister of Water Affairs and Agricultural Technical Services 1958–1966 NP
13. D.C.H. Uys Minister of Land Affairs and of Land Commerce 1958–1966 NP
# Name of minister Name of Ministry Term Party
14. Jacobus Johannes Fouché Minister of Agriculture and Water Affairs 1966–1968 NP
15. D.C.H. Uys Minister of Agriculture and Water Affairs (1968)
Minister of Agriculture (1968–1972)
1968–1972 NP
16. Hendrik Schoeman Minister of Agriculture (1972–1980)
Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries (1980)
1972–1980 NP
17. Pietie du Plessis Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries 1980–1982 NP
18. Jacob Johannes Greyling Wentzel Minister of Agriculture 1982–1989 NP
19. Jacob de Villiers Minister of Agriculture 1989–1991 NP
20. Kraai van Niekerk Minister of Agriculture and Development (1991–1994)
Minister of Agriculture (1994–1996)
1991–1996 NP
21. Derek Hanekom Minister of Agriculture and Land Affairs 1996–1999 ANC
22. Thoko Didiza Minister of Agriculture and Land Affairs 17 June 1999 – 22 May 2006 ANC
23. Lulama Xingwana Minister of Agriculture and Land Affairs 2006–2009 ANC
24. Tina Joemat-Peterson Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries 11 May 2009 – 24 May 2014 ANC
24. Senzeni Zokwana Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries 24 May 2014 – Present ANC

Deputy ministers of Agriculture[edit]

# Name Term Party
1. Dirk du Toit 1999 – 2009 ANC
2. Pieter Mulder 11 May 2009 – 24 May 2014 FF+
3. Bheki Cele 24 May 2014 – present ANC

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Determination of the total remuneration of the Deputy President, Ministers and Deputy Ministers", Proclamation No. 77 of 2009.
  2. ^ "DAFF Structure" (PDF). Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. Retrieved 9 October 2009. [dead link]
  3. ^ "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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