Coast KZN

National Government

Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment: Fisheries Management

DFFE: Fisheries Management is the responsible authority for South Africa's Marine Resources.

The Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) was renamed on 1 April 2021, from the previous Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF). In June 2019 the DFFE had been established by incorporating the forestry and fisheries functions from the previous Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) into the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA).

Branches include:

Biodiversity and conservation,

Chemicals and waste management,

Climate change and air quality,

Fisheries management,

Forestry managament and 

Oceans and coasts.


Department Responsible for South Africa's Marine Resources

Department of Forestry, Fisheries and Environment: Fisheries Section

Office of the Director-General: M. Mlengana
Telephone: 012 319 7219
Call Centre: 012 319 6000
KZN Office 031 368 2223

Postal Address
Private Bag X2
Rogge bay

Physical Address
DFFE Fisheries
Ground Floor
Foretrust Building
Hammerschlag Street
Cape Town



 Contact Number  Email
 S. Ndundane
(Deputy Director: Fisheries Management)
 021 402 3019
 P. Mokomele
(Communication Services)
 082 904 1908

Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE)


Contact Number
Delricia Augustus
(Deputy Director EC and KZN)
 072 988 1876 
Lungile Nodwala
(Assistant Director NEC, assisting KZN)
 082 829 3907
Thanduxolo Ntshangase
(Acting Assistant Director KZN- landing, operational etc)
 079 444 9951
Fatima Savel
(Director Compliance)
021 402 3539
Nkosinathi Dana
(Director of Monitoring and Surveillance)
021 402 3211



 Telephone  Email
S. Ndundane
(DDG National: Fisheries Management)

 021 402 3019
Thanduxolo Ntshangase
(KZN: Report Illegal Fishing and Poaching)
 079 444 9951