Speeches (Minister, Deputy Minister, DG, DDGs, etc)


State of the Province Address 2024

Celebration of Youth in agriculture

Budget Speech: Vote 03 - 2023/2024 

Livestock Indaba Roadshow

Budget Policy Speech Vote: 03 - 2022/2023

KwaZulu-Natal State of the Province Address 2022 

National Budget Speech 2022/2023 

State of the Nation Address (SONA) 2022 

Budget Policy Speech 2021/2122 

State of the Nation Address (SONA) 2021

Budget Speech 2019 - English / isiZulu

Debate by the MEC for Agriculture and Rural Development Bongi Sithole - Moloi in the National Council of Provinces, 25 July 2019

Service Excellence Awards and Long Service Awards

Livestock Summit - English / isiZulu

DAFF / DARD Extension Summit 2018/19

Launch of Senior Citizens Dialogue on Indigenous Knowledge Systems through Agriculture in Okhahlamba - English / isiZulu

OSCA 2019 Graduation Ceremony

Engagement with Commodity Organisations

2019 State of the Nation Address

ADA Agribusiness Breakfast

Launch of the Multi-Planting Season 2018 - English / isiZulu

International Day for Rural Women and World Food Day - English / isiZulu

KZN Female Farmer of the Year Awards 2018

Graduation of Students from the Agribusiness Development Agency Denmark Programme

3rd AFAAS Africa-wide Agricultural Extension Week and 51st Annual Conference of the South African Society for Agricultural Extension

Budget Policy Speech 2018-2019

KZN DARD Service Excellence Awards 2018

Multi-planting Season Launch - English / isiZulu

KZN Female Entrepreneur Awards 2017 - English / isiZulu

Launch of the Primary Animal Health Care Programme and the Compulsory Community Service Programme

Budget Vote Speech 2017/18

KZN DARD Service Excellence Awards 2017

Launch of Operation Lal'Udlile Nquthu

Human Rights Day Commemoration - English / isiZulu

State of the Nation Address 2017

KZN DARD's Strategic Plan Media Briefing

Umhlabuyalingana Livestock Farmers Association/Community Outreach Programme - English / isiZulu

Congratulatory Dinner for the Overall Winner of the National Publich Service Excellence Awards - English / isiZulu

Commemoration of World Aids Day

KZN DARD Strategic Planning Session 25-29 November 2016

Launch of the KwaZulu-Natal Planting Season - English / isiZulu

Alfred Duma Community Outreach Programme - English / isiZulu

Traditional Leadership Meeting

NACSANO Sports Week Gala Dinner

East and West Heslerton Community receives financial compensation for Land Claims - English / isiZulu

Message of Support for the Launch of the Strengthening of Relative Rights for People Working the Land (50/50) Programme

2016 Female Entrepreneur Awards

Budget Policy Speech 2016-2017

The KwaCele-Nhlangwini Community receives Financial Compensation for Land Claims - English / isiZulu

Launch of a Vet 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 - English / isiZulu

DAFF's Nelson Mandela Day Commemoration - English / isiZulu / Minister Zokwana's Key Note Address

KZN DARD Launches Sheep Shearing Sheds and Bontrand Piggery Project in uMzimkhulu - English / isiZulu

Golokodo receives Financial Compensation for Land Claims - English / isiZulu

KZN DARD launches the Gayede Goat Project in Makhabeleni, Kranskop - English / isiZulu

KZN DARD launches two Agricultural Projects in eZinqoleni - English / isiZulu

KZN DARD hosts an Agricultural Commodity Association meeting in Durban

KZN DARD welcomes back Students from Denmark

KZN DARD hosts a Youth Farm Workers Summit in uMsinga

Speaking notes by KZN Department of Agriculture and Rural Development MEC, Mr Themba Mthembu at the meet and greet gathering with departmental staff

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

KZN DARD Goat Expo and Cook-off competition in uMsinga - English / isiZulu

KZN DARD Youth in Agriculture Summit

Drought intervention Programme

Official handover of Hydroponic Tunnels to the Lungisisa Indlela Village

Launch of Soya Bean Production in uMzimkhulu

Land Claims settlement for eThekwini

Women entrepreneurship – A must for the success of the SDGs

Regional and Local Economic Development (RLED) Summit

Land Claim becomes a reality in Glencoe

KZN Students depart for Denmark to study Agribusiness

KZN Milk Producers Organization AGM

Farmer’s Day at Makhathini Gin - MEC Cyril Xaba's speech / Deputy Minister Mcebisi Skwatsha's speech

KZN DARD Female Entrepreneur in Agriculture and Rural Development Awards 2015 - English / IsiZulu

Youth in Agriculture Summit

Launch of the Mobile Lodgement Bus

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

Workshop - Partnerships on Climate Change in KZN: Struggling for Food Security

Handover of over R14 Million to St. Francis Xavier Claimants

Settlement Agreement for Nodunga and Mkhuzane land claims - MEC Cyril Xaba

Settlement Agreement for Nodunga and Mkhuzane land claims - Deputy Minister Mashego-Dlamini

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

Handover of over R55.98 million to Tenant Land Claimants

Address to Progressive Professionals Forum

KZN Youth Trained in Denmark through the Agribusiness Development Agency (ADA) Program

Mpofana Agricultural AGM

Youth and Forests Together Unlocking the Green Economy - Speech by Deputy Minister: General Bheki Cele

Message of support for the Youth and Forestry Legacy Project

Revitalization of Agriculture on Land Reform Farms

DARD fuses the new Agrarian Reform and Transformation strategy with the Poultry sector

Cabinet Operation Sukuma Sakhe community meeting, eMandlangeni

Budget Policy Speech 2015/2016

KZN DARD Service Excellence Awards

Launch of the KZN Youth in Agriculture and Rural Development (KZN YARD) Vision

Handover of Financial Compensation to Land Claimant Beneficiaries

Food Security and Nutrition Imbizo in Emandlangeni

Installation Ceremony in Mkhuze

Third Sivananda Memorial Lecture

Focus placed on developing the rural area of eMakhabeleni

Food Security and Nutrition Imbizo in eMandlangeni

Owen Sitole Graduation Ceremony - 27 March 2015

Visit to Agricultural Projects in Mtubatuba Local Municipality

Cedara College Graduation

Visit to Imbabazane Local Municipality

Annual Research Technology Transfer Symposium

Visit with Dairy Farmers in the Harry Gwala District

Agricultural Schools in Kwazulu-Natal to receive Revitalisation Grants

Remarks by MEC Cyril Xaba on the occasion of welcoming the Palestinian Revolutionary - Leila Khaled

Inaugural National Sugar Sector Conference

Establishment of the Provinces District Land Committees

Engagement with Commodity Organisations at Mount Edgecombe

Food Security and Nutrition Imbizo Launch, Blaaubosch, Newcastle

Budget Policy Speech 2014/2015

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