Media statements, announcements, media advisories



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


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