Media Release

Date ReleasedHeadingMedia
15 Sep 2020Media Invite: Minister Didiza visits Capricon District Municpality

The Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Ms Thoko Didiza (MP), will, from the 17 to 18 September 2020, undertake a two-day working visit to the Capricorn District Municipality. The visit is part of her responsibility as she was appointment as the District Development Model (DDM) champion for the Capricorn (DDM)

11 Sep 2020Invitation for Apimondia Africa Region Meeting

Apimondia President, Dr Jeff Pettis and Secretary General, Mr Riccardo Jannoni Sebastianini will be addressing African Apiculture Stakeholders and you are hereby kindly invited to participate in this important session |Join zoom meeting

09 Sep 2020Media Statement:Agricultural sector maintains a double-digit growth while the rest of the economy is on its knees

Yesterday the Statistician-General, Mr Risenga Maluleke, released the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) numbers for the second quarter (Q2) of 2020. The GDP dropped by 51% in the second quarter of 2020, which is a second successive decline after the 1.8% drop in the first quarter (Q1) of 2020. The heavy fall in Q2 is attributed to the impact of the COVID-19 shutdown

08 Sep 2020Meida Statement: Minister Didiza meets US Ambassador on agricultural matters

The Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Ms Thoko Didiza, MP has had a fruitful virtual meeting with US Ambassador to South Africa H.E. Lana Marks to discuss agricultural trade relations of mutual interest to both countries

04 Sep 2020Media Invite: Deputy Minister Mcebisi Skwatsha to conduct oversight visits at various Eastern Cape Farms

Members of the media are invited to cover the Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Mr Mcebisi Skwatsha who will be conducting oversight visits at various farms in the Eastern Cape

04 Sep 2020Media Statement: South Africa and the Philippines succesfully concluded an agreement for the export of citrus from South Africa to the Philippines

The Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Ms Thoko Didiza (MP), is excited to announce the successful conclusion of an Agreement between South Africa and the Republic of the Philippines for the export of South African citrus fruit to the Philippines

01 Sep 2020Media Statement: Minister Didiza appoints interim board members for the Ingonyama Trust Board

The Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Ms Thoko Didiza (MP), has appointed interim board members for the Ingonyama Trust Board, from 1 September 2020 until the appointment of the new board. The ministerâ??s decision follows the expiry of the term of office of the current board on 31 August 2020

31 Aug 2020Media Statement: Minister Didiza condemns the brutal killing of farm owners in the north of KZN

Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development minister, Ms Thoko Didiza (MP), has learnt with shock the news of the brutal killing of a couple in their farm in Newcastle north of KwaZulu-Natal.

28 Aug 2020Media Advisory: Minister Didiza to host a virtual dialogue webinar with female farmers in the sector

The Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Ms Thoko Didiza (MP), will host a virtual dialogue webinar on Monday, 31 August 2020. The dialogue will feature female farmers as they reflect on their journey in the sector, under this year |Programme|join Microsoft meeting

18 Aug 2020Media Statement: Update on the Foot-and-Mouth Disease Outbreak in Limpopo

The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development is pleased to announce that quarantine has been lifted on 9 locations, with 10 properties remaining under quarantine. Our veterinary Services are continuously working with the affected farmers to resolve the remaining 10 farms, and good progress is being made in this regard

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