Media Release

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06 May 2021Media Advisory: Deputy Minister Skwatsha to lead the Steynsburg outreach proramme in the Eastern Cape

The Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Mr Mcebisi Skwatsha, will lead an outreach programme in Steynsburg under the Walter Sisulu Local Municipality, Eastern Cape on 06 May 2021

06 May 2021Media Statement: DALRRD announces another outbreak of Avian Influenza on a commercial chicken farm in Randfontein in Gauteng

The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) hereby announces another outbreak of Avian Influenza (AI) in a commercial chicken farm in Randfontein in Gauteng

28 Apr 2021Media Advisory: Deputy President David Mabuza to hand over land to the Covie community in the Western Cape

Deputy President David Mabuza in his capacity as the Chairperson of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Land Reform will lead a land handover ceremony to the Covie community in the Western Cape. The event is scheduled to take place on 30 April 2021 in Bitou Local Municipality at 10:00

19 Apr 2021Media Advisory: Deputy Minister Skwatsha to hand over garden tools to small-scale farmers and food garden groups

The Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Mr Mcebisi Skwatsha will on Wednesday, 21 April 2021 hand over gardening tools to various small-scale farmers and food garden groups in Riversdale to encourage them in their efforts and to promote food security

15 Apr 2021Media Advisory: Deputy Minister Mr Mcebisi Skwatsha to launch the Stimulus Package to farmers in the Eastern Cape

The Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Mr Mcebisi Skwatsha, will lead the roll out of the stimulus package to farmers under the Joe Gqabi District, Eastern Cape on 19 April 2021. Through the Land Development Support Programme of the department, the stimulus package has resulted in four farms where the programme has been piloted

14 Apr 2021Media Advisory: Minister Didiza to host a webinar on the Smallholder Horticulture Empowerment and Promotion Programme

The Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Ms Thoko Didiza, in partnership with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will on Friday, 16 April 2021 host a Webinar on the Smallholder Horticulture Empowerment and Promotion (SHEP) Programme addressing Limpopo farmers and other stakeholders

13 Apr 2021Media Statement: Outbreak of Avian Influenza on a commercial chicken-layer farm in Gauteng

The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development would like to report on an outbreak of avian influenza (AI) on a commercial farm in Ekurhuleni, Gauteng. Approximately 300 birds died of AI influenza on this commercial chicken-layer farm. The samples from this farm that were sent to the laboratory tested positive for the H5 strain of AI

12 Apr 2021Media Statement: Statement by Minister following meeting with farmers threatened by evictions

The Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Ms Thoko Didiza (MP) together with Mpumalanga MEC of Agriculture, Rural Development, Land and Environmental Affairs, Mandla Msibi, held a meeting with farmers and farmer organisations to address these following issues

09 Apr 2021Meadia Advisory: Minister Didiza to meet farmers and agricultural unions in Ermelo, Mpumalanga

The Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Ms Thoko Didiza (MP), will be visiting Gert Sibande District in Mpumalanga, to meet with agricultural unions and farmers from Gert Sibande and Ehlanzeni District, whose leases have been terminated

09 Apr 2021Media Advisory: Minister Didiza to host a webinar on the Smallholder Horticulture Empowerment and Promotion Programme

The Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Ms Thoko Didiza, in partnership with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will on 12 April 2021 host a Webinar on the Smallholder Horticulture Empowerment and Promotion (SHEP) Programme

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