Together we have made KZN a better province to live in

Together we have made KZN a better province to live in

Together we have made KZN a better province to live in

Together we have made KZN a better province to live in

Together we have made KZN a better province to live in

MEC
Mrs Bongi Sithole-Moloi

Acting HOD
Mrs Neli Shezi

Vision

A united, sustainable and vibrant agricultural sector with thriving rural communities in balance with nature.


Mission

To promote, through partnerships, sound agricultural practices that stimulate economic growth, food security and advancement of rural communities in KwaZulu-Natal.

In Focus

Departmental Projects

Latest Events

  • 11
    July
    2019

MEC Bongi Sithole-Moloi visits Harry Gwala District

MEC Bongi Sithole-Moloi visits Harry Gwala District

KZN MEC for Agriculture and Rural Development Mrs Bongi Sithole-Moloi has today visited Harry Gwala District offices to check the conditions under which employees are working under. The MEC started...

  • 05
    July
    2019

MEC Bongi Sithole-Moloi meets with OSCA management

MEC Bongi Sithole-Moloi meets with OSCA management

KZN MEC for Agriculture and Rural Development Bongi Sithole-Moloi is in Owen Sitole College of Agriculture near Mpangeni to engage with management in order to understand what the college is...

  • 01
    July
    2019

MEC Meeting With Farm Workers – Centenary Hall

MEC Meeting With Farm Workers – Centenary Hall

KWAZULU-NATAL MEC for Agriculture and Rural Development Mrs Bongi Sithole-Moloi has made a clarion call to Department workers to ensure that the Department’s vision for an inclusive, sustainable and radically...

  • 20
    May
    2019

HIGH LEVEL VISIT FOR MUSHROOM PROJECT

HIGH LEVEL VISIT FOR MUSHROOM PROJECT

The Ambassador of the Peoples Republic of China, LIN Songtian, accompanied by his entourage, received a warm welcome during his official visit to the KZN Department of Agriculture and Rural...

  • 20
    May
    2019

KZN DARD Employees honoured at Awards

KZN DARD Employees honoured at Awards

The Department held its annual Service Excellence Awards in conjunction with the Long Service Awards on 20 May 2019. These awards were to appreciate and recognise the sterling work done...

  • 30
    April
    2019

Official handover of Livestock Agri-Park in KZN

Official handover of Livestock Agri-Park in KZN

MEC of Agriculture and Rural Development Mr Themba Mthembu, has officially handed over the St. Paul Farmer Production Support Unit (FPSU) to communal livestock farmers in the Harry Gwala District....

  • 27
    March
    2019

MEC MTHEMBU AWARDS BEST PERFORMING EXTENSION OFFICERS

MEC MTHEMBU AWARDS BEST PERFORMING EXTENSION OFFICERS

The Extension Summit is an annual event for the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development as it creates a platform to reflect on the state of the Province for Agricultural...

  • 21
    September
    2018

OSCA CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF ACADEMIC SERVICE

OSCA CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF ACADEMIC SERVICE

The Owen Sitole College of Agriculture (OSCA) marked its 50th year milestone of academic service with a deserving and elaborate festive celebration that took place at its eMpangeni campus.  ...

  • 25
    September
    2018

8th Biennial LandCare Conference

8th Biennial LandCare Conference

The JuniorCare School programme run by the LandCare Section of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development in KwaZulu-Natal has proven to be a success as pupils and schools participating...

  • 14
    August
    2018

KZN FEMALE ENTREPRENEUR AWARDS 2018

KZN FEMALE ENTREPRENEUR AWARDS 2018

The Female Entrepreneur Awards programme is an initiative by the National Department of Agriculture, Forestry and fisheries (DAFF), to honour the efforts and contribution of women, young females and women...

  • 03
    August
    2018

KZN DARD HONOURS ALL WOMEN

KZN DARD HONOURS ALL WOMEN

August marks the beginning of Women’s Month in the country. Women from all over South Africa gather together to celebrate this month, to honour each other, as well as to...

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