Media Release

Date ReleasedHeadingMedia
05 Mar 2021Media Advisory: Minister visits Prince Mshiyeni Memorial Hospital to inspect its readiness to roll-out COVID-19 vaccination

Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development minister, Ms Thoko Didiza (MP), in her capacity as a member of the Inter Ministerial Committee (IMC) on COVID-19 vaccines, will visit Prince Mshiyeni Memorial Hospital in Umlazi, South of Durban, to conduct an inspection on the hospitalâ??s readiness to roll out the government vaccination programme

04 Mar 2021Media Advisory: Deputy Minister Skwatsha and Deputy Minister Tshwete visit stakeholders in the Eastern Cape

The Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Mr Mcebisi Skwatsha together with the Deputy Minister of Human settlement, Water and Sanitation will today,04 March 2021 and Friday visit various stakeholders in the Eastern Cape Province, Thafalehashe Village, to address concerns relating to land, water and sanitation

26 Feb 2021media Release: African Swine Fever Outbreak reported in the Western Cape

The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) and the Western Cape Department of Agriculture, jointly report an outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) in the Western Cape

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

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