Media Release

Date ReleasedHeadingMedia
29 May 2020Media Statement: African Swine Fever update

Following the first ever case of African Swine Fever (ASF) in the Eastern Cape, the veterinary services have been conducting extensive epidemiological investigations and visiting areas to establish the extend of the outbreak. As of 22 May 23 villages were investigated, with 16 reporting that there have been pig deaths and seven reported no abnormal pig deaths

22 May 2020Media Statement: Minister Didiza welcomes donations of food parcels, sanitizers and masks by commodity groups and the private sector

The Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Ms Thoko Didiza welcomes donations of food parcels, sanitizers and masks by individual farmers, farmer organisations, Agribusinesses as well business enterprises

22 May 2020Media Statement: Joint meeting of SADC Ministers responsible for Agriculture, Food Security and Aquaculture

Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Ms Thoko Didiza (MP), attended a virtual joint meeting of SADCâ??s ministers responsible for Agriculture, Food Security and Aquaculture on 22 May 2020. The ministers noted the erratic rainfall that occurred during the 2019/2020 season in many parts of the region

20 May 2020Media Statement: Celebration of World Bee Day

The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development joins the world and in particular the horticultural community and beekeeping community in celebrating the World Bee Day today. It is important to acknowledge and recognise the role of honeybees in the agricultural sector and their benefit to humankind

17 May 2020Media Statement: Minister Didiza announces the outcome of the COVID-19 Agricultural Disaster Fund application process

The Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Ms Thoko Didiza announced today the outcome of the Covid-19 Agricultural Disaster Fund application process. The fund intervention of R1,2 billion aims to address the effects of the Coronavirus and ensure sustainable food production post the pandemic.

16 May 2020Media Invite: Minister Didiza to announce outcome of the Agricultural Disaster Fund application process

The Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Ms Thoko Didiza, will brief the media to announce the outcome of the Agricultural Disaster Fund application process.

12 May 2020Media Statement: Update on the Foot-and-Mouth Disease outbreak in Limpopo

The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development would like to report on the good progress that has been made in the investigation of the foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) outbreak in the Molemole Municipality of Limpopo Province.

11 May 2020Media Statement: Announcement of the opening of the deeds offices across the country

The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development would like to announce the opening of deeds offices across the country on 13 May 2020. All services will be available and all lodgements will be accepted. The members of the public and clerks will however not be allowed in the buildings.

09 May 2020Media Statement: Minister Didiza announces the outbreak of African Swine Fever in the Eastern Cape

The Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Ms. Thoko Didiza (MP), hereby announces the outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) at Amathole District Municipality in Eastern Cape (EC).

08 May 2020Media Statement: Update on the reopening of deeds offices across the country

The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development would like to provide an update to members of the public regarding the reopening of the deeds offices, as per the revised lockdown regulations

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