Media Release

Date ReleasedHeadingMedia
11 Feb 2021Media Release: Joint media statement by the DALRRD and the SAVC about the risks associated with rabies

The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) and the South African Veterinary Council (SAVC) wish to alert members of the public on the risks associated with rabies

02 Feb 2021Media Release: Minister Didiza congratulates the citrus industry on record exports and commits to work with stakeholders to boost growth in the sector

The Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Ms Thoko Didiza (MP), congratulates the citrus industry on the record exports they made. Citrus is one of South Africa's most important subsectors in the agricultural sector that provides a significant contribution to job creation and economic activity in our country's rural communities

29 Jan 2021Media Release: Minister Didiza concerned about the continued attack on farmers

The Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Ms Thoko Didiza (MP), is very concerned about the continued attack on farmers

27 Jan 2021Media Release: Minister Didiza calls on the agricultural sector to priorities safe transportation of farm workers

The Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Ms Thoko Didiza calls upon the agricultural sector to priorities the safe transportation of farm workers. This Ministers call comes following yet another accident involving farm workers, with the recent one involving 80 seasonal farm workers injured in a truck accident this morning

25 Jan 2021Media Release: Minister Didiza setting the record straight regarding the submission of annual reports

The Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development has noted with concern the media statement issued by the EFF regarding the submission of Annual Reports of the former Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR) and its entities

21 Jan 2021Pest Alert: Asian Citrus Greening â??Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticusâ??

The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) in the Republic of South Africa hereby alerts the agricultural community, importers, international travellers, academic institution and the entire citizenry about the potential risk faced by our country, Southern African Development Countries (SADC) region and the entire continent as it relates to the Asian citrus greening â??Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticusâ??.

21 Jan 2021Media Release: Rift Valley Fever (RVF) Vaccination

The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) would like to remind owners of cattle, sheep and goats to vaccinate their animals against Rift Valley Fever (RVF). The current rainfall predictions indicate that good rainfall might occur in certain areas of the country as a result of a La Ni�±a weather phenomenon

14 Jan 2021Media Release: A call for the management of the Fall Armyworm in South Africa during the 2020/21 crop production season

The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development hereby makes a clarion call to all maize and related host crops such as sorghum and sweet corn growers, including community members, to take precautionary measures in controlling the Fall Armyworm.

13 Jan 2021Media Statement: Minister Didizaâ??s message of condolences on the news of the untimely death of Professor Mohamed Karaan

We are greatly saddened to learn about the passing of Professor Mohammad Karaan, a former Dean of the Faculty of AgriSciences at Stellenbosch University and a champion of agriculture and rural development.

06 Jan 2021Media Statement: Minister Didiza saddened by the tragic death of 3 farm workers in Worcester

The Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Ms Thoko Didiza (MP), has learnt with shock the news of the death of three (3) farm workers in a vehicle accident that injured more than 20 people

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