Provincial Highlights Archive

North West : Tuesday, 07 February 2017
Taung: In its efforts to strengthen the agricultural sector and ensure that the farming industry in the province is progressive and prosperous, the Extension and Advisory Services of the North West Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Development will come under the spotlight as they attempt to improve their image and professionalism....read more

North West : 17 January 2017
Ramatlabama: North West‟s award winning female farmer will be off to Kenya for a cutting edge exposure of the sector. Ms Nthabiseng Kgobokoe who won the 2016 Provincial and National Subsistence Producer Female Entrepreneur Awards will undertake a trip which forms part of the prize for her national win...read more

North West : Wednesday, 02 November 2016
Mahikeng: The Department of Rural, Environment and Agricultural Development reports that one animal was neutralized and it seemed all animals were counted for in the facilities, after the search was called off at midday last Saturday....read more

North-West : Wednesday, 09 November 2016
Ventersdorp - Premier of the North West Province, Supra Obakeng Ramoeletsi Mahumapelo and MEC for Rural, Environment and Agricultural Development (READ), Ms Manketsi Tlhape will launch Letsema Le Bolotse for the Bakwena Ba- Mogopa community in Ventersdorp, Ga- Mogopa Village...read more

North-West : 07/07/2016
Madibeng - An outbreak of rabies occurred in Hartbeesthoek farm of Madibeng on 04 July 2016...read more

North-West : 27/06/2016
Tosca : The provincial 2016 World Environment Day (WED) celebration held on 27 June became a local esteemed affair drawing together the district of Kagisano Molopo community in numbers...read more

North-West : 23/06/2016
Lichtenburg: The MEC , Ms Manketsi Tlhape, will host the youth awards in recognition of the role played by young entrepreneurs in the areas of Agriculture and Rural Development...read more

North-West : 25/05/2016
Taung: The Taung College of Agriculture in joint efforts with the Department of Rural, Environment and Agricultural Development will on Friday 27 May 2016 confer the class of 2016 graduates. ...read more

Gauteng : 25/05/2016
Pretoia : Through innovation, producers were better-able to survive the current drought than previous droughts....read more

Gauteng: 22/04/2016
Tshwane: This year, Gauteng Province will be celebrating World Veterinary week in Tshwane. This week’s events will be organized under the theme: “Continuing Education with a One Health focus”...read more

Limpopo: 08/04/2016
Nwanedi : Deputy Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Mr Buti Manamela has admired young members of various cooperatives who manage small scale vegetable enterprises in Vhembe District. He engaged them at Rams Farming Cooperative at Nwanedi ...read more

North West: 15/03/2016
Sannieshof: The Department for Rural, Environment and Agricultural Development has honoured agricultural advisors for the hard and commitment. The department hosted the awards ceremony as part of its Annual Extension and Advisory service conference on 09-11 March 2016...read more

North West: 02/03/2016
Welgeval : Farmers in Welgeval and Obakeng Villages, Rustenburg municipality have welcomed drought aid government delivered recently to their communities...read more

North West: 05/02/2016
Mahikeng: MEC for Rural, Environment and Agricultural Development, Manketsi Tlhape has expressed her satisfaction at the progress made on the department's crop Massification programme...read more

Limpopo: 02/02/2016
Polokwane : Samuel Munyuku and Walter Pale from Kroomkloof village were the beneficiaries of fodder distribution programme. This, with other local farmers, follows their engagement with MEC of Limpopo Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (LDARD)...read more

Gauteng: 08/01/2016
Johannesburg: Most weather forecasting models indicate the continuation of a strong El Niño episode, causing lower-than-normal chances of rain towards the late-summer season in 2016, according to Cobus Olivier of the South African Weather Service...read more

Limpopo: 10/12/2015
Polokwane : Given the hard times that drought has burdened the farming fraternity with, Representatives from government, Limpopo Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and Limpopo Department of Economic Development, Environment and Tourism specifically, farmer organisation and the private sector met...read more

Gauteng: 24/11/2015
Johannesburg: Careful livestock management is called for in times of drought, according to Dr. Danie Odendaal, Ruminant Veterinary Association of South Africa (RuVASA) CEO...read more

Kwazulu Natal: 21/11/2015
Mayville : I am well aware that the voices of the agricultural sector within government has not been sufficiently heard on the drought. This does not mean that in KwaZulu- Natal we have been silent or inactive...read more

Kwazulu Natal: 24/10/2015
Nongoma: KZN Premier Honourable Senzo Mchunu together with the MEC for KZN Agriculture and Rural Development Cyril Xaba, officially launched the first Communal Milling plant in Maphopoma, Nongoma....read more

Gauteng: 22/10/2015
Thembisa: People are selling vegetables, clothes, goods of different types ranging from building materials and car parts. Traffic lights are malfunctioning. Traffic is moving at a very slow-pace due to congestion....read more

Kwazulu Natal: 17/09/2015
Vryheid: The MEC for Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Nomusa Dube-Ncube together with the MEC for KZN Agriculture and Rural Development Cyril Xaba, officially opened the R7 Million Mondlo Thusong Centre on 17 September 2015, just outside Vryheid....read more

Gauteng: 04/08/2015
Johannesburg : More than 80% of the 2014/2015 white maize harvest had been delivered so far this year. This represented 3 669 million ton of the estimated 4 484 million ton white maize crop and excluded maize that has been retained by producers, said Petru Fourie, Grain SA’s research co-ordinator and production cost analyst...read more

Kwazulu Natal: 03/08/2015
Pietermaritzburg: The services of a mobile Land Restitution office that will be travelling around the province to allow people to lodge their land claims was officially launched...read more

Kwazulu Natal: 19/05/2015
Hluhluwe : MEC for KZN Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr Cyril Xaba, dropped all engagements and rushed to Hluhluwe today, 19 May 2015, to diffuse tensions between communal and commercial farmers. This was after 27 cattle belonging to communal farmers, were found dead next to a drinking trough...read more

Gauteng : 06/05/2015
Johannesburg: For centuries, the majority of South African black cattle farmers have continuously opted not to breed the drought resistant and predominantly grass-fed Nguni cattle species. Instead, they opted for cattle breeds from Europe....read more

North West: 10/04/2015
Ventersdorp : Rebranding the status of the community of Goedgevonden and Welgevonden, repositioning the areas to rightful place of origin and renewal of lives and regaining the integrity of older persons in these communities through transformation necessitated by the compensation received for the restituted land of their forefathers became imminent by the jovial celebration of victory at last...read more

Limpopo : 08/04/2015
Sekhukhune: As part of enhancing democracy and public participation, leaders in Government regularly hold consultative sessions with ordinary community members concerning development in their respective areas ...read more

Limpopo: 12/03/2015
Polokwane: Polokwane team of the Limpopo Department of Agriculture (LDA) officials scooped Silver Award at 12 March 2015 Premier’s Service Excellence Awards hosted at the Ranch Hotel, outside Polokwane.This happened after the team had introduced the Indigenous Knowledge System (IKS) of maize seed protection to subsistence farmers at Ga-Mailula village  ...read more

Limpopo : 11/03/2015
Blouberg: Limpopo Department of Agriculture (LDA), Blouberg Municipality) held a livestock Information Day at Amo-Amas Bahananoa Primary Co-operative at My Darling village on 11 March 2015. This platform aimed at addressing the challenges livestock farmers face with regard to the controlling and treatment of their livestock against diseases ...read more

Western Cape 04/02/2015
Southern Cape:Southern Cape residents who are taking the lead in food security will be awarded at the Food Garden Competition, hosted by the Western Cape Department of Agriculture ...read more

Limpopo 16/01/2015

Masisi:With the Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) Minister, Mr Senzeni Zokwana, his deputy, General Bheki Cele, Limpopo Agriculture MEC Joy Matshoge and Mutale Municipal Mayor, Ms Rambuda Sarah in the lead...read more

North West 01/12/2014
Geysdorp:MEC for Rural, Environment and Agricultural Development, Manketsi Tlhape has visited the Disebo family in Geysdorp which was left destitute when their shack burned beyond recognition ...read more

Limpopo 25/11/2014
Tompi Seleka:Two Limpopo’s colleges of agriculture; Madzivhandila and Tompi Seleka will reopen for academic learning, next year February. The first institution will admit 60 students and the latter 80 ...read more

Limpopo 07/08/2014
Polokwane:
Best female farmers received awards at the Ranch Hotel; Polokwane during the Limpopo FEA on 7 August 2014. Waterberg’s Christina Rabothe, Tsakani Hlungwani from Mopani and Mohloa le Maite Florist [enterprise] of Capricorn went home R50 000.00 richer each as they were crowned champions in the; Best Female Worker, Best Subsistence Producer and Best Processor categories respectively ...read more

Limpopo 07/07/2014
Vhembe:
Last week, Temo News reported that the Department will be conducting a rabies control campaign in Vhembe from the 7th July to the 17th August, in collaboration with the Department of Health, SA Veterinary Association, Vets for Change, SPCA, and other volunteers ...read more

Limpopo 01/07/2014
Polokwane:
“I am your servant; I am here to serve the farmers of Limpopo; I am here to listen to you,” Limpopo MEC for Agriculture, Ms Joy Matshoge told farmers in her breakfast meeting with joint stakeholders in the farming fraternity on 1 July 2014 at Bolivia Lodge; Polokwane ...read more

Limpopo 28/06/2014
Polokwane:
Food security is a major worldwide cause of challenge and according to the United Nation‘s Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), an estimated 842 million people between 2011 and 2013 were estimated to be suffering from chronic hunger. The South African government has introduced Fetsa Tlala programme to address the challenges of food security ...read more

Limpopo 03/07/2014

Mopani:
Never in my life had it ever crossed my mind that one day I’ll be an aspiring farmer of the year, let alone making a living out of farming. However, all that changed when suddenly my passion and zeal for farming dominated my mind ... read more

Limpopo 06/05/2014
Polokwane:Ms Joy Matshoge has been appointed new Member of Executive Council (MEC) for Limpopo Agriculture and Rural Development. Matshoge will today, 23 May 2014 meet the Head Office staff of her department at Ronosterhoff Church at 12H00 ...read more

Limpopo 12/03/2014
Polokwane:

Most of the land in South Africa is not productive either due to under or over utilisation. With about 13 million individuals being vulnerable to food insecurity, the government has come up with an intervention to ensure that households produce food rather than expecting food from somewhere ... read more

Limpopo 12/03/2014
Polokwane:Coinciding with the human rights day, Special Programmes unit in the Limpopo Department of Agriculture (LDA) arranged Women in Agriculture dialogue for officials and farmers from districts on the 12 March 2014 ...read more

Limpopo 10/02/2014
Polokwane:Reproductive inefficiency is the major cause of economic losses in livestock production especially in rural areas such as Limpopo Province. This is due to shortage of good bulls that results in low reproductive and growth rates in the rural communities’ herds ...read more

Limpopo 04/02/2014
Polokwane:
The Crop Production section of Limpopo Department of Agriculture (LDA) in collaboration with the Agricultural Research Council’s Institute for Agricultural Engineering and South Africa Irrigation Institute (SABI) organised irrigation training for agricultural scientists and advisors from 4 to 6 February 2014 in Polokwane ... read more

Limpopo 02/10/2013
Belabela:
The 52 second annual conference of the Agricultural Economics Association of South Africa (AEASA) held in Limpopo at Bela-Bela Forever Resort from 30 September to 3 October 2013, says land reform in South Africa is a must ...read more

Limpopo 10/10/2013
Polokwane:
Female traditional leaders, male traditional leaders’ spouses and female farmers agreed in that meeting with Limpopo MEC for Agriculture, Ms Rosina Semenya at Nirvana Hall in Polokwane on 10 October 2013 that hunger should be eliminated ...read more

North West 29/07/2013
Mahikeng: Piet Plessis in the Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District will on Wednesday, 31st July, be a hive of activities as the management, staff of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and more than hundred farm schools learners will be devoting their time to improving the lives of the people living in that area....read more

North West 15/07/2013
Stilfontein: The North West Department of Agriculture and Rural Development will on Thursday, 18 July, join the world in honouring Madiba’s 95th birthday by establishing vegetable gardens and handing over garden tools at Khuma, Stilfontein. ...read more

Limpopo 30/05/2013
Yesterday, 30 May 2013, representatives and individual farmers across Limpopo Province discussed the draft Farmers Support Policy at the consultative workshop organised by the Limpopo Department of Agriculture (LDA) in Polokwane. The discussion centred on funding and did not shift from the existing technical support the LDA provides to farmers...read more

North West 27/05/2013
Bloemhof: It is now all systems go for the “one family, one food garden” campaign as the MEC for Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Desbo Mohono, will be taking this initiative to Boitumelong location in Bloemhof, Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District, on Monday, 27th May 2013...read more

Limpopo 22/02/2013
Vhembe: Muyexe, President Zuma’s Comprehensive Rural Development Programme’s pilot village is participating in the Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART). Twenty (20) farmers (From Muyexe) will benefit from the multi-facetted project meant to upgrade emerging farmers’ cattle throughout the country...read more

Limpopo 14/02/2013
Phiphidi: Phidibi Organic Farmer’s cooperative is one of the projects that have been hit by the heavy rain storms in the past few weeks. This project is found at Thulamlela Municipality at Lambani village. It is situated at the river bank of Phidibi River (known as Levubu). About two hectares of maize and a hectare of okra and cabbages were affected...read more 

North West 11/12/2012
Mahikeng: Communal farmers whose livestock has been affected by severe drought which hit the Districts of Ngaka Modiri Molema and Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati, have started to receive fodder as relief assistance from the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development...read more  

North West 10/12/2012
Mahikeng: The Taung Agricultural College will from the academic year 2013 onwards offer a Diploma in Agriculture, specialising in Irrigation...read more

North West 11/12/2012
Mahikeng: Communal farmers whose livestock has been affected by severe drought which hit the Districts of Ngaka Modiri Molema and Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati, have started to receive fodder as relief assistance from the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. The distribution of fodder started on Friday 7th December 2012, at Tontonyane in Mahikeng Local Municipality and Radikhudu in Ramotshere Moiloa Local Municipality...read more

North West 10/12/2012
Taung : The Taung Agricultural College will from the academic year 2013 onwards offer a Diploma in Agriculture, specialising in Irrigation...read more
North West 10/12/2012
Potchefstroom : The North West MEC for Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Ms Desbo Mohono says the growing number of females qualifying as professionals in the field of Agriculture should serve as a sign of more good things to come and a step in the right direction...read more

Limpopo 27/11/2012
Polokwane: About 2000 emerging famers in Limpopo attended mini Agricultural Expo at Polokwane Show-ground from 27 to 28 November 2012. According to the Head of Department (HoD) for the Limpopo Department of Agriculture (LDA), Mr Mortimer Mannya, the Expo presented an opportunity for farmers to network and exhibit their commodities...read more

Limpopo 22/11/2012
Polokwane: The Limpopo Department of Agriculture (LDA) and a giant seed company; DuPont Pioneer have yesterday, 22 November at the LDA Head Quarters in Polokwane signed an agreement to improve maize production of smallholder farmers. The endeavour seeks at increasing productivity and income of smallholder farmers...read more

Limpopo 30/10/2012
Sekhukhune: Strydskraal Irrigation Scheme was handed over to 257 farmers in Fetakgomo Municipality in Sekhukhune District on 30 October 2012. Chairperson of the benefiting farmers, Ms Elizabeth Moraswi gave a historical overview of the farm...read more

Limpopo 19/10/2012
Thohoyandou: Lwamondo is a village between Makhado and Thohoyandou Towns in Vhembe District. Ms Asnath Mafukasaga is one of the unemployed mothers in the area. The Mafukasaga’s family house is adjacent to a stream. Villagers along the stream grow vegetables and field crops for household use...read more

Limpopo 09/10/2012
Ba-Phalaborwa: Farmers from Benfarm and Matiko Xikaya under Majeje Tribal Authority in Ba-Phalaborwa Municipality were over the moon when they received two tractors (MASSEY FERGUSON 440), two trailers, two planters and two disc ploughs at Lulekani stadium in Ba-Phalaborwa on 09
October 2012...read more

KwaZulu Natal 10/2012
Pietermaritzburg: The MEC for Agriculture and Environmental Affairs Dr Meshack Radebe, officially launched the Job Creation Programme of 28000 jobs under the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) at the Royal Show grounds in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal. Here, the MEC also showed off the KAMOSO award which the department had won in the category "Best Province in the Environment and culture sector"....read more

North West, Mahikeng 11/09/2012
Farmers and agriculture stakeholders in the North West Province have welcomed the move to appoint a team that will coordinate the implementation of the Comprehensive African Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) objectives, which seeks to add value to what the province is currently doing in so far as agricultural developments are concerned ...read more

Eastern Cape 28/08/2012
The Annual Congress of the South African Society for Animal Science (SASAS) was held recently in East London in the Eastern Cape, with the theme "Animal Science in a continuous state of change"...read more

Gauteng 13/08/2012
Millions of the world’s poorest people will face devastation from today’s rocketing food prices. Today’s FAO Food Price Index is up 6% from June. The index is now around the same peak as the 2008 crisis that provoked food riots in many countries, although still below its historic peak in Feb 2011. read more | Facts and Statistics

North West’s 19/07/2012
Potchefstroom: The tests results for all controlled animal diseases released by the North West’s Potchefstroom Veterinary Laboratory will from now on be internationally regarded as accurate and reliable, making it the first government laboratory in the country to achieve the South African National Accreditation System (SANAS) accreditation...read more

Gauteng 07/05/2012
AMT has been the host of the successful AMT Southern African Agricultural Outlook Conference for the past 11 years. This conference leads the discussion on market forecasts, industry assessments and issues affecting the agricultural and natural resource industries... read more | registration |programme