Media statements, announcements, media advisories



KwaMpumuza farmers receive infrastructure, breeding bulls to grow communal projects that will guarantee sustainable rural economic growth

KZN Interdenominational Churches partner with KZN Government to end hunger within their communities by starting vegetable gardens

More rural farmers enter the cannabis industry as additional permits are received by uMkhanyakude growers

Amajuba livestock farmers receive Brahman bulls to assist in the production of the best genotype of cattle, increasing profitability



Provincial Government cements partnership with provincial cannabis captains to edify local growers

Sugarcane, the gold of KZN, will see increased production and max profit as soil quality improves

KZN farmers anticipate business to boom as Government supported by AFASA, strikes a deal with Karan Beef

Umnotho Kubantu Outreach Programme in Imbali Township

uMkhanyakude Planting Season Roll-out

KZN Government empowers small-holder and livestock farmers in Molweni

KZN Government dedicated to achieving sustainable food security while creating much-needed jobs

Mr Zibusiso Dlamini appointed as Head of Department for the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

MEC Zuma assures Women a place in the Agricultural Sector

A gleamer of hope for the future of agriculture in KZN

Handover of Ngolotshe Dam and Boreholes

Rabies Vaccination Drive at eNqoleni Village in King Cetshwayo District

MEC Zuma outlines the Departments Programmes



King Cetshwayo District Champion MEC Bongiwe Sithole-Moloi wrapped up the Planting Season Rollout successfully in Nkandla Municipality

KwaZulu-Natal Premier Nomusa Dube-Ncube to launch a Multi-Million Rand Programme in Ugu District

KZN DARD MEC Bongiwe Sithole-Moloi welcomes new Acting HOD

Minister Didiza uplifts the country-wide ban on movement of cattle

Agribiz Indaba to open market access for small-scale farmers

MEC Sithole-Moloi launches the Unemployed Agricultural Graduates Programme

MEC to launch the Unemployed Graduate Programme in Eshowe

KZN Agriculture and Rural Development MEC Bongiwe Sithole-Moloi condemns thuggish behaviour by Jozini Mayor

MEC Sithole-Moloi visits KwaHlabisa to roll out the Vaccination Campaign to curb the spread of Foot and Mouth Disease

KZN Agriculture MEC responds to lightning which wreaked havoc in the agricultural sector in Kokstad

KZN Agriculture Department suspends official ferrying people to a political campaign

MEC Sithole-Moloi to engage farmers affected by the recent storms in KZN



MEC Sithole-Moloi to launch the River Valley Farm in New Hanover

Deputy Minister Gina and MEC Sithole-Moloi to participate in a Beef Farmers Day in Pietermaritzburg to promote the red meat export market

MEC for Agriculture and Rural Development visits thriving women-owned farms in Mooi River

MEC Sithole-Moloi to unveil innovative programmes for unemployed youth and revive the aging KZN agricultural sector

MEC Sithole-Moloi will leave ‘No Stone Unturned’ on the death of a 12 year-old boy run over by a State Vehicle in the Howick area

Isolezwe article: Misleading and total devoid from the Truth

Sithole-Moloi amplifies KZN’s harvest plan by 40 new agricultural advisors, 11 new multi-purpose vehicles and a chase to register 28 000 farmers for economic stimulus before harvest time

MEC Sithole-Moloi to hand over a new vehicle fleet worth more than R3 million in preparation for the upcoming harvest



Sithole-Moloi to launch a Multi-million Rand tractors, equipment, inputs and Infrastructure Farmer Support Programme

Sithole-Moloi to lead a cattle vaccination drive to contain an outbreak of Brucella Bacteria, which causes abortions and infertility in livestock and people in the KwaZulu-Natal Province

Produce 3500 hectares of harvest by next Autumn or bear the brunt, Sithole-Moloi warns her Extensions and Advisory squad in Zululand

Sithole-Moloi saddened by the brutal murder and injury to farming relatives of the Minority Front’s leading, Rajbansi family

"Convince the Cabinet and citizens of KwaZulu-Natal that you are worth your salt", Sithole-Moloi tells ADA Board during the Hand-over of a Black Female-owned poultry farm in Ilembe District

MEC Sithole-Moloi to hand over a Black female-owned Poultry Farm in Ilembe District as part of maximizing Agricultural Development and output in the Province

Transport Minister, Fikile Mbalula and KZN District Champion, Bongiwe Sithole-Moloi, to gauge King Cetshwayo’s state of service delivery against RSA’s new Integrated Development “One Plan” Approach Model

Premier Zikalala activates the Province's R90 million Multi-planting Season countdown to 21 000 hectares of harvest by next Autumn

MEC Sithole-Moloi saddened by the premature death of Dr. Vuyo Mahlati

“No State Vehicles Hijackings until the Rabies virus spread is eliminated in uMlazi,” declares Sithole-Moloi as eThekwini Metro Police enlists in the fight

Minister Didiza condemns the brutal killing of farm owners in the North of KZN

Update on the foot-and-mouth disease outbreak in Limpopo

Women deserve land to transform the agricultural sector, rid the province of poverty and change the narrative about themselves - Sithole-Moloi

KZN Small Scale Farmers Receive Vital Lifeline from State’s COVID-19 Relief Fund

Celebration of World Bee Day

Minister Didiza announces the outcome of the COVID-19 agricultural disaster fund application process

Update on the reopening of deeds offices across the country

Corona virus threat calls for drastic overhaul on social regime

Agricultural Production Activities To Continue Despite COVID-19 Spread In KwaZulu-Natal

KZN women farmers declare that 30% of land must be allocated to them, urgently

Agriculture MEC welcomes arrests of vehicle theft syndicate

Update on the foot-and-mouth disease outbreak in Limpopo




KZN DARD has availed a relief fund for farmers affected by drought

Siza Sibande appointed HOD for KZN Agriculture and Rural Development

International Indoor & Controlled Environment Agriculture Set for September Summit in Durban, South Africa

Thousands of agricultural extension officers across the province receive uniform clothing gear

MEC Bongiwe Sithole-Moloi to host the Annual Female Entrepreneur Awards 2019

KZN Agriculture and Rural Development MEC Bongiwe Sithole-Moloi revitalises extension and advisory services through the launch of service uniforms

His majesty the king has called on provincial agriculture to expedite agricultural services to rural communities

MEC for Agriculture and Rural Development Mr Themba Mthembu, officially hands over first of its kind Livestock Agri-Park in KZN

MEC Mthembu to engage People with Disabilities in a bid to have user-friendly Disability inclusive Agricultural Sector

MEC Mthembu hosts Livestock Summit to address issues faced by Livestock Farmers in KZN

MEC Mthembu to Launch Urban Agriculture in eThekwini

MEC for Agriculture and Rural Development expresses shock after two kids drown in a Dip Tank outside Bergville

MEC Themba Mthembu welcomes the call by His Majesty for Agrarian Revolution




Over 400 Youths to benefit from Learnership and Recognition of Prior Learning Programme which will be officially launched by MEC for Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr Themba Mthembu

Shaping the future of agriculture in KZN

MEC Mthembu brings Agricultural Services to the people of Ward 20 in Nongoma

Strategic Planning Review Session

Multi-Planting Season Launch Media Invite

Critical role and contribution by Rural Women recognised as KwaZulu-Natal commemorates the International Day of Rural Women and World Food Day

Government disputes claims about Public Servants layoff plans

Deputy Minister to embark on Cotton Farming, Farm Killings and Stock Theft Imbizo

Mthembu accelerates the Fight against Fraud, Corruption and Maladministration in the Department

KZN aims to vaccinate 70% of its dog population in an effort to stamp out the Rabies outbreak

MEC Mthembu to make announcements on the Interventions made in the fight against Rabies in KZN

KZNDARD MEC, Themba Mthembu, to lead a team of Veterinarians in a drive to Vaccinate Dogs and Cats to eradicate the scourge of Rabies in the Province

A Warning on the New Spike of Rabies in the Province

MEC Mthembu welcomes the decision of the New Hanover Magistrate Court in a murder case facing a farmer

MEC Mthembu to address the National Conference of Association for SA Agricultural Educators




Ministry warns Livestock Farmers on the Stock Theft Rise in the Festive Season

Euphoria as Allerton Provincial Veterinary Laboratory celebrates 120 years of success

Launch and Implementation of the Multi-Planting Season

The MEC for Agriculture and Rural Development is Hosting a KwaZulu-Natal Agricultural Master Plan Colloquium

Statement of the Ministry regarding the Inaccurate Documentary by ANN7 Channel

Statement on the attacks to the Acting HOD by Assailants on Friday

Invitation to the MEC Agribusiness Development Agency Breakfast Briefing

The KwaZulu-Natal Province is intensifying the Campaign against the spike of Rabies

MEC Mthembu to Launch a One-Household, One-Fruit Tree Programme in KwaMashu

Minister Zokwana signs MoU on Fisheries with the Republic of Maldives

Outcomes of Minister Zokwana's meeting with the Poultry Industry

MEC Themba Mthembu appearing to the Portfolio Committee

Bigger, Better Dundee July promised!

Avian Influenza confirmed in Mpumalanga

South Africa suspends all trade in birds and chicken products from Zimbabwe

Farmers are urged to report the infestation by Fall Armyworms in their crops to KZN DARD

Media Statement by the MEC for the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development on the Fall Armyworm in KwaZulu-Natal

Fall Armyworm Media Briefing

KZN DARD is in control of the outbreak of Fall Armyworm in the province

Burial details for the Funeral of MEC Mthembu's Family

The Ministry Office will attend the Court Appearance of the 35 donkey killers in Twin Springs, KZN and Lesotho border

KZN DARD's Strategic Plan going forward

MEC Mthembu to host a Post-Strategic Media Briefing Breakfast

KZN DARD MEC Mthembu welcomes Presidential proclamation to investigate the Department

General Cele returns to Mthwalume to engage Fishing Community

KZN DARD to host the 2nd Annual Livestock Auction Sale at Enyokeni Royal Palace

MEC Mthembu to meet with Amakhosi in Durban

MEC Mthembu to meet Amakhosi, Districts Mayors and Livestock Associations in Ulundi

Launch of the Provincial Ploughing Season at Edumbe Municipality

World Food day - The Politics of Food and Hunger

Postponement of MEC Mthembu's meeting with District Mayors

MEC Mthembu to meet with all District Mayors

MEC Mthembu is attending to the issues regarding disciplinary and drought relief money

MEC Mthembu is engaged on a wider consultative process for KZN DARD's new direction in Agriculture and Rural Development

East and West Heslerton Community receives financial compensation for Land Claims

Heslerton Communities Financial Compensation Handover

2016 Female Entrepreneur Awards

KZN DARD Celebrates Women’s Month with Female Entrepreneur in Agriculture Awards 2016

Launch of a Veterinary Clinic, Dams and Boreholes in Mabedlana, Ulundi

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 the Batho Pele champion office of eZinqoleni

KZN DARD Outreach Engagements for the Week of 11 to 16 July 2016

KZN DARD Celebrates Youth Month with Youth Farm Workers in uMsinga

Launch of the Mobile Land Claims Lodgement Bus

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

KZN DARD gets the ball rolling on Economic Agriculture in uMsinga

KZN DARD ventures into new territory with goats in Umsinga

Minister Zokwana and MEC's to brief media about drought relief support

Youth in Agriculture Summit

KZN DARD opens a window of economic opportunity for Communal Farmers

The Communal Livestock Genetic Improvement Programme gets a Royal nod

KZN DARD initiates first Drought intervention roll-out in Mtubatuba

KZN DARD unpacks Drought Intervention Plan to Farmers

Launch of Soya Bean Production in uMzimkhulu 

KZN DARD and Masisizane Fund (Old Mutual) launch a Soya Bean Production Partnership in Umzimkhulu

Land Claim becomes a reality in Glencoe

Our Soil is our Wealth

Land Claimants of Glencoe to be Compensated

Planting Season is welcomed

Launch of Communal Estates and Projects

Allegations against KZN Female Entrepreneur Award winner, Ms Hlengiwe Mjiyakho of Ukwanda Farm

Action on the Agri-Parks front - address on implementation

Action on the Agri-Parks front

KZN DARD condemns the callous killing of Farmers in KwaZulu-Natal

KZN bags a Top Award at this years Female Entrepreneur of the Year Award

KZN Milk Producers Association AGM

MEC Xaba condemns the murder of iXopo farm manager, Mngoma Mbanjwa

KZN DARD Female Entrepreneur in Agriculture and Rural Development Awards 2015

Youth in Agriculture Summit

Launch of the Mobile Lodgement Bus

Handover of R70 Million to Land Claimants from the Trado B Community

MEC Cyril Xaba visits the Shembe Nazareth Baptist Church in Inanda

Handover of over R14 Million to St. Francis Xavier Claimants

Settlement Agreement for Nodunga and Mkhuzane land claims

Official Opening of the Centre for Sustainable Integrated Rural Development (CSIRD)

Handover of R55.98m in Financial Compensation Vouchers to Ladysmith Land Claimants

Up George Bonsmara Cattle Auction sale in Wasbank

Chicory boost for Agriculture

DARD welcomes a group of KZN young emerging farmers from Denmark Academy of Agriculture

DARD MEC meets C.P.A's and Trusts in Dundee

DARD condemns Farm murders

KZN DARD and EDTEA address the Communal Farmers of Hluhluwe

MEC Xaba seeks for solutions and closure in the Hluhluwe cattle death saga

Imbizo : Foot and Mouth Disease, Bhambanana, Jozini

KZN Government intensifies efforts to revitilise Agriculture on Land Reform Farms

Commercialisation of Agriculture Summit


MEC Zuma Assures Women a place in the Agricultural Sector

Get in Touch

or fill in the form on our contact page

Anonymous National Anti-corruption Hotline: 0800 701 701

Drought Intervention Hotline:
0800 000 996

Latest Videos