Media Release

Date ReleasedHeadingMedia
18 Nov 2020Media Release: Minister Didiza announces the outbreak of brucellosis in KwaZulu-Natal

The Minister of Agriculture, Land reform and Rural Development, Ms Thoko Didiza (MP), has been made aware by the MEC for Agriculture and Rural Development in KwaZulu-Natal, Ms Bongi Sithole-Moloi (MPL), of the outbreak of brucellosis in the northern parts of KwaZulu-Natal

17 Nov 2020Media Release: Minister Didiza extends the closing date for leasing of State Agricultural Land Application Process to 20 November 2020

The Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Ms Thoko Didiza (MP), is extending the closing date of the state agricultural land application process to 20 November 2020

09 Nov 2020Media Advisory: Minister Didiza to brief the media on progress regarding the release of agricultural State Land

The Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Ms Thoko Didiza (MP), will, tomorrow (10 November 2020), brief the media on progress regarding the release of the agricultural State land. The minister will address all issues that have been raised by various stakeholders, following her announcement on the release of the agricultural State land on 1 October 2020

06 Nov 2020Media Release: Climate advisory for the 2020/21 summer season

Winter rainfall areas received a considerable amount of rainfall. Spring began with some significant rains in parts of the summer rainfall areas, in particular the north-eastern and south-eastern parts of the country. The veld and livestock conditions range between reasonable and poor in most areas

06 Nov 2020Media Statement: Minister Didiza condemns the killing of yet another younger farmer In Free State province

On 6 November, the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Ms Thoko Didiza (MP), learnt with shock the brutal killing of another young farmer in the province of Free State

05 Nov 2020Media advisory:Deputy Minister Skwatsha to visit Saldanha farmers who received Covid-19 disaster agricultural support relief fund

Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development will, on Thursday, 5 November 2020, do a site visit to Saldanha small-scale farmers in the Western Cape.

30 Oct 2020Speaking notes by Minister Didiza on the Presidential Economic Stimulus package

On 15 October 2020, President Cyril Maá¹±amela Ramaphosa called a joint sitting of the National Assembly and the National House of Provinces, to announce the Presidential Economic Recovery Plan.As part of our contribution to the Presidential Economic Recovery Plan, today I wish to announce the Presidential Economic Stimulus package for the agricultural sector.

14 Oct 2020Media Advisory: World Food Day Commemoration 2020

The Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Ms Thoko Didiza, together with the Gauteng MEC for Economic Development, Agriculture, Environment and Rural Development, Ms Morakane Mosupyoe, and a Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) representative, will visit agricultural projects in Bronkhorstspruit, Gauteng, on 15 October

14 Oct 2020Media Statement: Minister Didiza sends her condolences on the news of the untimely death of Dr Vuyo Mahlati

Waking up on the 13th of October 2020, no one would have thought that Dr Vuyo Mahlati would have breathed her last breath. The voice of the struggle for women's economic empowerment and the commercialisation of Black farmers is no more

12 Oct 2020World Food Day Zoom Meeting

The honourable Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Ms Thoko Didiza (MP), and honourable Deputy Ministers, Mr Mcebisi Skwatsha (MP), and Mr Sdumo Dlamini (MP), in partnership with FAO representative, Dr Mercy Chikoko, cordially invite you to the virtual World Food Day commemoration 2020

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