Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (South Africa)

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South Africa
Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Flag of South Africa.svg
Incumbent
Senzeni Zokwana

since 26 May 2014
Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Appointer Jacob Zuma
Inaugural holder Tina Joemat-Peterson
Formation 10 May 2009
Deputy Bheki Cele
Salary R2,211,937[1]
Website Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

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]

List of Past Ministers[edit]

Minister of Agriculture, 1910-1933[edit]

Name Portrait Term Party Prime Minister
Louis Botha Louis Botha.png 31 May 1910 28 June 1912 SAP Louis Botha
(I) (II)
J.W. Sauer Jacobus W Sauer - Cape Colony Liberal MP.png 28 June 1912 24 July 1913
Louis Botha Louis Botha.png 1913 1913
H.C. van Heerden 1913 20 March 1920
F.S. Malan
Smuts Cabinet 1923.jpg
20 March 1920 8 February 1921 SAP Jan Smuts
(I) (II)
Deneys Reitz Deneys Reitz.jpg 8 February 1921 19 June 1924
Jan Kemp Jan Kemp.jpg 19 June 1924 17 May 1933 NP J.B.M. Hertzog
(I) (II)

Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, 1933-1948[edit]

Name Portrait Term Party Prime Minister
Jan Kemp Jan Kemp.jpg 1934 1935 UP J.B.M. Hertzog
(III) (IV)
Deneys Reitz Deneys Reitz.jpg 1935 18 May 1938
W.R. Collins
SA Cabinet 1939.jpg
18 May 1938 17 July 1943
Jan Smuts
(takes office after Hertzog resignation)
J.G.N. Strauss KoosStrauss.jpg 17 July 1943 26 May 1948 UP Jan Smuts
(III)

Minister of Agriculture, 1948-1958[edit]

Name Portrait Term Party Prime Minister
S.P. le Roux SP le Roux.jpg 26 May 1948 16 April 1958 HNP D.F. Malan
(I) (II)

Minister of Water Affairs and Agricultural Technical Services, 1958-1966[edit]

Name Portrait Term Party Prime Minister
P.K. le Roux PK le Roux.jpg 16 April 1958 30 March 1966 NP Strydom
(I)
Hendrik Verwoerd
(takes office after Strydom's death)

Minister of Agriculture and Water Affairs, 1966-1968[edit]

Name Portrait Term Party Prime Minister
J.J. Fouché Jacobus Johannes Fouché 1968.jpg 30 March 1966 10 April 1968 NP Hendrik Verwoerd
(II)
B.J. Vorster
(takes office after Verwoerd's death)

Minister of Agriculture, 1968-1981[edit]

Name Portrait Term Party Prime Minister
D.C.H. Uys 10 April 1968 1972 NP B.J. Vorster
(I) (II) (III)
Hendrik Schoeman 1972 29 April 1981

Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, 1981-1982[edit]

Name Portrait Term Party Prime Minister
Pietie du Plessis 29 April 1981 1982 NP P.W. Botha
(I)

Minister of Agriculture, 1982-1991[edit]

Name Portrait Term Party President (since 1984)
J.J.G. Wentzel 1982 6 September 1989 NP P.W. Botha
(I) (II)
Jacob de Villiers 6 September 1989 1991 NP F.W. de Klerk
(I)

Minister of Agriculture and Development, 1991-1994[edit]

Name Portrait Term Party President
Kraai van Niekerk 1991 10 May 1994 NP F.W. de Klerk
(I)

Minister of Agriculture, 1994-1996[edit]

Name Portrait Term Party President
Kraai van Niekerk 10 May 1994 1996 NP Nelson Mandela
(Government of National Unity)

Minister of Agriculture and Land Affairs, 1996-2009[edit]

Name Portrait Term Party President
Derek Hanekom Derek Hanekom-IMG 1037.jpg 1996 14 June 1999 ANC Nelson Mandela
(Government of National Unity)
Thoko Didiza 14 June 1999 22 May 2006 ANC Thabo Mbeki
(I) (II)
Lulama Xingwana Lulu Xingwana 2013 crop.jpg 22 May 2006 9 May 2009
Kgalema Motlanthe
(takes office after Mbeki resigns)

Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, 2009-present[edit]

Name Portrait Term Party President
Tina Joemat-Peterson Tina Joemat-Peterson.png 9 May 2009 24 May 2014 ANC Jacob Zuma
(I) (II)
Senzeni Zokwana 24 May 2014 Incumbent

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Determination salaries and allowances of the Deputy President, Ministers and Deputy Ministers", Proclamation No. 3 of 2015.
  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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