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KZN Female Entrepreneur Awards 2018: Advancing Female Entrepreneurs through Economic Empowerment

KZN DARD honours all Women

KZN Premier's Service Excellence Awards 2017/2018

Uplifting the Nkandla Community

KZN DARD Rabies Vaccination Campaign in Northdale, Pietermaritzburg

Cedara College Graduation

Owen Sitole College Graduation

National Batho Pele Excellence Awards



World Rabies Day Vaccination and Sterilisation Campaign in Shallcross, Durban

KZN Female Entrepreneur Awards 2017

KZN DARD Service Excellence Awards 2017

Launch of Operation Lal'Udlile Nquthu

Human Rights Day Commemoration

7th Annual Umthayi Marula Festival



East and West Heslerton Community receives financial compensation for Land Claims

KZN DARD hosts a Public Service Women Management Week

Launch of the Nkanini Qwabe Sugarcane Project and Handover of Title Deeds

KZN DARD meets with Livestock Farmers in Jozini

Handover of Title Deeds and Launch of Milestone Projects in Nkanini, Ilembe District

KZN DARD Itinerary for the Week 28-30 July 2016

KZN DARD Launches Sheep Shearing Sheds And Bontrand Piggery Project In UMzimkhulu

Minister Zokwana promotes household Food Security in Honour of Mandela Day

Golokodo receives Financial Compensation for Land Claims

KZN DARD launches two Agricultural Projects in eZinqoleni

Premier's Service Excellence Awards 2016

KZN DARD hosts an Agricultural Commodity Association Meeting

KZN DARD welcomes back Students from Denmark

KZN DARD hosts a Young Farm Workers Summit in Umsinga

MEC Mthembu visits youth projects in New Hanover

MEC Mthembu meets and greets KZN DARD staff

KZN DARD’S Strategy for Agrarian Transformation comes to life in Umzimkhulu

Launch of the KwaZondi Cluster Maize and Bean Project in Nkandla

Future Farmers 10th Anniversary Celebration

DAFF and DARD visit drought stricken farmers

Milk and Water will be the spice of life in iXopo

Verulam Methodist Mission Tenants receive Land Claim settlement    

Owen Sitole College of Agriculture Graduation Ceremony (OSCA)

Drought Awareness Road Show

KZN Cabinet Operation Sukuma Sakhe visits the Umgungundlovu District Municipality    

Cedara College of Agriculture Graduation Ceremony

KZN DARD hands over Boreholes to the Community of eMthekwini, Hluhluwe

Handover of Drought Relief Cheques during the Provincial Workshop for the District Agri-Parks Management Council    

Oversight visit to Umshwati Projects

A sweet harvest for Sugarcane Growers of Qoloqolo

KZN DARD’s Marula Processing Plant unlocks economic potential for uMkhanyakude

KZN DARD launches the Mobile Land Claims Lodgement Bus in Ulundi

MEC Xaba honours his pledge at Ziphathele High School

KZN DARD builds a Goat’s Abattoir for the community of uMsinga

KZN DARD Goat Expo and Cook-off competition in uMsinga

DAFF Drought Intervention Programme

KZN DARD embarks on a School Monitoring Programme in Umzinyathi

KZN DARD Youth in Agriculture Summit



KZN DARD opens a window of economic opportunity for communal farmers 05 December 2015

Isilo Livestock Auction

Keynote address by MEC for Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr Cyril Xaba at the event to mark the official handover of hydroponic tunnels to the Lungisisa Indlela Village (liv) Friday, 20 November 2015

Keynote Address by KZN MEC for Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr Cyril Xaba, at the Handover Event For The Settlement Of Land Claims Within The Ethekwini District, ICC, Durban, 04 November 2015

Women entrepreneurship – A must for the success of the SDGs

KZN DARD and masisizane fund (old mutual) launch a soya bean production partnership in Umzimkhulu

2nd Conference for Women in Agribusiness

Official Launch of Milling Plant in Maphophoma, Nongoma

Paper on the Kwazulu-Natal Poverty Eradication Master Plan

Regional and Local Economic Development (Rled) Summit

Launch of Poverty Eradication Master Plan

Land Claim Becomes a Reality for the Community of Sthembile, Glencoe in Kzn 10 October 2015

Our Soil is our Wealth

Planting Season is Welcomed with the Official Launch of Four Communal Estates in Kwanxamalala, Impendle 29 September 2015

Service Centre Brings Services Closer to Mondlo Residents

Farewell to KZN Students who Depart for Denmark to Study Agribusiness 14 September 2015

Action on the Agri-Parks Front: Minister Calls for Collaboration From all Spheres of Government In the Implementation of Agri-Parks 12 September 2015

Winners: Female Entreprenuer Awards

KZN Bags a Top Award at This Years Female Entrepreneur of the Year Award

KZN Milk Producers Association Annual General Meeting

KWAZULU NATAL: Makhathini Cotton Farmers Day Umkhanyakude District Municipality

Minister and MEC Visit the Makhathini Multi - Million Cotton Project

KZN DARD Female Entrepreneur in Agriculture and Rural Development Awards 2015

KZN DARD to Host the Provincial Female Entrepreneur Awards

Youth in Agriculture Summit

KZN DARD to Host the Provincial Female Entrepreneur Awards

Launch of the Mobile Lodgement Bus 03 August 2015

Handover of R70 Million to Land Claimants From the Trado B Community who were Forcefully Removed to Make way for The Development of Emondlo Township in Vryheid

Lunch of Mobile Lodgement Bus

KZN DARD MEC CYRIL XABA Visits the Shembe Nazareth Baptist Church in Inanda 28 July 2015

Provincial Campaign to create awareness of Water Conservation 28 July 2015

Departmental Staff Honoured During this Year’s Premier’s Service Excellence Awards

Handover of over R14 million to St. Francis Xavier claimants 25 July 2015

Settlement Agreement for Nodunga and Mkhuzane Land Claims in Pietermaritzburg 23 July 2015

Glimmer of Hope for Communal Wool Producers in Umzimkhulu as they Brace for International Markets

Official Opening of the Centre for Sustainable Integrated Rural Development (Csird), 21 July 2015 a Partnership Between the KZN Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and the University of Zululand

The Light Shines Bright at the Inkanyiso Day Care Centre on Mandela Day

KZN Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Staff Harvest Gold at the Premier’s Service Excellence Awards 2015

Handover of Over R55.98 Million to Tenant Land Claimants from the Roosboom Community in the Uthukela District

Up George Cattle Auction Sale in Wasbank

Chicory Boost for Agriculture

KZN DARD Opens Its Doors to the KZN Milk Producers Organisation

Signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (Mou)

Press Briefing on Youth who Graduated in Denmark Through the Agribusiness Development Agency (Ada) Program, Friday 26 June 2015

Denmark Learnership Programme has Equipped Kwazulu-Natal Students with Livestock Development Skills

Message of Support from MEC for KZN Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr Cyril Xaba, for the Youth and Forestry Legacy Project

KZN DARD Unleashes the Potential of the Beef Cattle Sector

DARD Visits Mthethwa Traditional Council, Kwambonambi 19 June 2015

Youth and Forests - Together Unlocking the Green Economy

Witness to the Greatest Shoal on Earth

KZN Organised Agricultural Forum Engages with the New Strategy of Agrarian Reform and Transformation 08 June 2015

DARD fuses the new Agrarian Reform and Transformation strategy with the poultry sector in Pietermaritzburg 02 June 2015

The KZM MEC for Agriculture and rural Development, the Hon. Mr Cyril Xaba will delever the Keynote Address

MEC for KZN Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr Cyril Xaba, Addresses the Revitalization of Agriculture on Land Reform Farms Dundee, 29 May 2015

KWAZULU-NATAL Communal Livestock Farmers Heed Government’s Call To Commercialise Their Operations

MEC for KZN Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr Cyril Xaba, diffuses tensions in Hluhluwe alleged cattle poisoning saga

Keynote address by MEC Cyril Xaba at the KZN Department of Agriculture and Rural Development’s Service Excellence Awards function Tuesday, 12th May 2015 Dube Trade Port, Dube City

Speech by KZN MEC for Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr Cyril Xaba at the and over of title deeds to the Insika Yamabombo Communal Property Trust 02 May 2015

Function to mark the handover of title deeds to a successful land reform project

Event one: invitation to a dinner: handover of financial compensation to 15 Indian families in Durban affected by the Group Areas Act

MEC Xaba attends installation ceremony in mkhuze

Cedara College Graduation 2015

Owen Sitole College of Agriculture Graduation 2015

Young girls are the future of agriculture in KZN

Kokstad Technology Transfer Day

MEC Xaba attends the third Sivananda Memorial Lecture

Act for a just society

From emerging to commercial farmers: KZN MEC for Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr Cyril Xaba paves the way for the first black controlled dairy farm in Ixopo

Emadlangeni geared for agribusiness

Launch of the KZN bursary holder’s Alumni Association

KZN MEC for Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr Cyril Xaba welcomes the visit by the national Minister For Agriculture, Forestry And Fisheries Mr Senzeni Zokwana To A Follow-up Food Security Imbizo In The Amajuba District

Focus placed on developing the rural area of Emakhabeleni

Owen Sitole College Of Agriculture Graduation 2015

Cedara College Graduation 2015

Mec Xaba Intervenes In The Drought Stricken Umkhanyakude Area

KZN DARD intervenes in hailstorm damage in Imbabazane

Young girls are the future of agriculture in KZN

Kokstad Technology Transfer Day

Visit by eastern Cape Agriculture delegation to KZN ends on a high note – co-operative agreements reached

MEC Mlibo Qoboshiyane forms a collaboration with KwaZulu-Natal DARD

MECs to focus on KZN & EC areas of collaboration during tonight’s business meeting

MEC Qoboshiyane to benchmark KZN’s best practices

MEC Donates to Ziphathele High School

MEC Cyril Xaba Hosts Breakfast Radio Show

Isilo sizibophezele ekusebenzisaneni nomnyango ekuthuthukiseni izindawo zasemakhaya

Extracts from KZN Premier E.S. Mchunu’s state Of The Province Address (sopa) Pertaining To Agricultural Issues

Extracts from KZN Premier E.S. Mchunu’s state of the province Address (sopa) Pertaining To Agricultural Issues

MEC Xaba’s Visit To The Mizpah Silo

KZN MEC for Agriculture And Rural Development Condemned The Senseless Murder Of Hluhluwe Farmer, Terrence Rizzato

Briefing notes for KZN MEC for Agriculture And Rural Development (KZNDARD) Mr Cyril Xaba, During His Visit With Dairy Farmers In The Harry Gwala District

Visit with dairy farmers in the Harry Gwala District

Agricultural students to benefit from a bursary scheme funded by the KwaZulu-Natal Government

Launch of the KZN bursary Holder’s Alumni Association

Agricultural schools in KwaZulu-Natal to receive revitalisation grants

Kokstad farmers’ Day

Remarks by MEC Cyril Xaba on the occasion of welcoming the palestinian revolutionary - Leila khaled on 9th February 2015

Inaugural national sugar sector conference

KZN MEC for Agriculture And Rural Development Mr Cyril Xaba Warns Of Jackal Rabies – a new threat. He assures that the situation is under control and the department’s rabies vaccination campaign continues

Speech by KZN MEC for Agriculture And Rural Development, Mr Cyril Xaba at the workshop on the establishment of the provinces District Land Committees (DLDS): a new approach to land reform and growing agriculture

Launch of the Establishment of District Land Committees in Wazulu-Natal 27 January 2015

KZN Agricultural Sector Welcomes the New Vision for Agriculture and Rural Development In The Province

Press statement: KZN MEC for Agriculture And Rural Development (DARD) Cyril Xaba, Visits The Family Of Slain Estcourt Farmer Malcolm Green

Provincial cabinet oversees the re-opening of schools in the province

Media alert upping the game in the fight against foot and mouth disease (fmd) – critical for economic growth in south Africa: three spheres of government come together in KZN to drive the message home

MEC Xaba Embarks On A Visit To Emadungeni, Ixopo To Assess Agricultural Land

KwaZulu-Natal Winning The War Against Foot And Mouth Disease

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