Media Release

Date ReleasedHeadingMedia
06 Jun 2022Media Statement: Climate advisory for the 2022 winter season

The majority of the country is currently reporting reasonable to good conditions in terms of crops, veld and livestock, although flooding has resulted in damages in some areas. Parts of the Northern Cape, Western Cape and the Sarah Baartman District of the Eastern Cape continue to experience dry conditions

27 May 2022Media Advisory: Minister Didiza to launch and handover agricultural production inputs and equipment to the Sokhulumi Agri-Park.

The Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Ms Thoko Didiza, will launch and handover agricultural production inputs and equipment to the members of the Farmer Production Support Unit (FPSU) under the Sokhulumi Agri-park on 30 May 2022

23 May 2022Media Release: OBP client & Stakeholder update on availability of African Horse Sickness VaccineIn keeping with the Ondesterpoort Biological Products (SOC) Ltd (â??OBPâ?�) undertaking to its Clients and Stakeholders in the South African Equine Industry, OBP hereby issues an update announcement on progress in the production of its vaccines
09 May 2022Media Advisory: Minister Thoko Didiza to table Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Budget Vote

The Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Reform, Ms Thoko Didiza together with her deputies Mr Mcebisi Skwatsha and Ms Zoleka Capa will on 12 May 2022 table their Policy and 2022/23 Budget speeches for the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Reform at 16:30

06 May 2022Media Statement: Minister Didiza welcomes the final return of the 108 District 6 phase 3 beneficiaries in Cape Town Western Cape

The Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Ms. Thoko Didiza is pleased that finally, 20 of the 108 District 6 Phase 3 beneficiaries have received their keys to finally return to their ancestry land

18 Apr 2022Media Release: A call for the control and management of the Banana Bunchy Top Virus disease (BBTV)The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) is calling on all banana growers to take precautionary measures to control the Banana Bunchy Top Virus disease in South Africa
11 Apr 2022Media Release: Minister Didiza provides update on the Foot-and-Mouth Disease Outbreak in South AfricaThe Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Ms Thoko Didiza hereby announces that the country is currently battling 56 outbreak cases of the foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), involving farms and communal areas in the Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, North West and Gauteng. Despite these outbreaks, the government is working hard to clear up the situation | FMD information
07 Apr 2022Media Release: Minister Didiza updates the nation on the outbreak of brown locust (locustana pardalin) in South AfricaSouth Africa is experiencing brown locust outbreak since September 2021. The outbreak is in three provinces of the country; namely Eastern Cape, Northern Cape and Western Cape Provinces. Due to the amount of rainfall received, the outbreak tends to escalate, and this resulted in the development of new generation after the other
05 Apr 2022Media Release: Minister Didiza to engage with Free State province Communal Properties Associations and farmer organisations and unions in BloemfonteinThe Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Thoko Didiza, MP together with her deputies Mcebisi Skwatsha and Nokuzola Capa, will on 07- 08 April 2022 engage Communal Properties Associations(CPAâ??s) and Farmer organisations and unions in the Mangaung Metro Municipality in the Free State under the theme: â??Letâ??s Grow South Africa Togetherâ?�
31 Mar 2022Media Advisory: The department to handover a multimillion rand farm to smallholder farmers in LimpopoThe Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development will on Friday 1st April 2022, handover prime agricultural land to two smallholder farmers who have successfully applied for land allocation through the Proactive Land Acquisition Strategy which is part of the Land Redistribution Programme.
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