Media Invite

  • Launch of Ploughing Season and World Food Day Celebration

    The MEC for Agriculture, Rural Development, Land and Environmental Affairs, Mr Andries Gamede is expected to officially launch the Ploughing Season at a provincial World Food Day event in Lefisoane, Marapyane at Dr JS Moroka municipality on Thursday, 30th October 2014. The launch is aimed at increasing food security at household level, through the implementation of appropriate interventions, including enhancing the Masibuyele Emasimini programme.

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  • Provincial Abattoir Rating Scheme 2014 Awards (PARS)

    Best performing abattoirs in the province will be honoured during this year’s Provincial Abattoir Rating Scheme (PARS) Awards to be held in Emalahleni on Thursday 30th October 2014.

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  • MEC to Address Challenges Faced by CPAs in Mkhondo

    The MEC for Agriculture, Rural Development, Land and Environmental Affairs, Mr Andries Gamede is expected to meet all beneficiaries of Land Reform farms in Mkhondo Municipality with the aim to address challenges faced by Communal Property Associations.

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  • MEC to meet Mkhondo farmers and farming communities

    The MEC for Agriculture, Rural Development, Land and Environmental Affairs, Mr Andries Gamede is expected to meet with organised agriculture and the farming community in the Mkhondo Municipality, to look at a number of issues affecting their daily lives. Issues of farm evictions, the relationship between farmers and their workers and the mainstreaming of commercial farmers are some of the issues to be discussed at the meeting.

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  • Rabies Information Day

    The MEC for Agriculture, Rural Development, Land and Environmental Affairs, Hon. Andries Gamede invites all media houses to the Rabies Information Day event that will bring all interested parties together in the quest to improve cooperation in rabies control. The parties include Veterinary Services officials, Animal Welfare Organisations, Private Veterinary and Human Health professionals.

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  • Invitation to 2013 Provincial Abattoir Rating Scheme Awards Ceremony

    The Mpumalanga Department of Agriculture, Rural Development and Land Administration invites all media houses to the 2013 Provincial Abattoir Rating Scheme Awards (PARS) Ceremony that is aimed at recognizing the highest scoring abattoir in the province whilst evaluated with a standard Hygiene Assessment System (HAS) audits.

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  • Invitation to 2013 provincial Female Entrepreneur Award Ceremony

    The competition was incepted nationally in 1999 to encourage and empower hard working women for their good work in fighting against poverty, hunger and joblessness through ensuring food security.

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  • Invitation to Lowveld College of Agriculture 2013 Graduation Ceremony

    A total of 78 students will be ushered into the competitive Agro-Industry labour market during the 2013 Graduation Ceremony at the college this week. The graduation ceremony is an annual event aimed at conferring diplomas to students in line with the key mandate of the Colleges of Agriculture.

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  • Invitation to the Anti-Illegal Net fishing Campaign

    The Komati Basin Water Authority (KOBWA), in partnership with the Department of Agriculture, Rural Development and Land Administration, the Department of Water Affairs, the Nkomazi Municipality and the local Traditional Authority will be launching an Anti-Illegal Net Fishing Campaign at the Driekkoppies Dam in Nkomazi. The launch follows illegal fishing activities that have dire implications on the sustainable survival of the aqua life at the dam.

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  • Invitation to the national agricultural colleges soccer and netball organisation sports week

    The Department of Agriculture, Rural Development and Land Administration (DARDLA) has pleasure in inviting members of the media to the National Agricultural Colleges Soccer and Netball Organisation (NACSANO) Sports Week, starting on Sunday, 30th September, running until the 5th of October 2012.

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  • Comprehensive Rural Development Programme (CRDP) Summit

    The Mpumalanga Provincial Government will present the draft Rural Development Strategy of the province during the Comprehensive Rural Development Programme (CRDP) Summit on 24th July 2012. The Provincial Government launched the CRDP in 2009, Mkhondo Local Municipality being the pilot municipality, with the Department of Agriculture, Rural Development and Land Administration (DARDLA) serving as the coordinating Department.

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  • Annual Research Open Day

    The Department of Agriculture, Rural Development and Land Administration (DARDLA) in conjunction with Farmer Support and Development and the organised Agriculture will be hosting a Provincial Research Open Day later this week. The event is aimed at providing an opportunity to small farmers in the region, to see trials and demo plots of crops grown traditionally as well as the performance of newly introduced crops.

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