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Does your horse suffer from thrush?, Follow these guidelines - 06 April, 2017
Failing to do so could result in the horse getting thrush, a common and unpleasant infection of the grooves on either side of the frogMore...
Record maize harvest forecasted - 31 March, 2017
The Crop Estimates Committee has revised its estimate for the 2017 maize crop upwards by 3% from 13,918 million tons to 14,3 million tons.More...
SA cannabis growers may require licence and permit - 24 March, 2017
Due to cannabis being categorised as a narcotic drug, it has been proposed that prospective cannabis growers will have to obtain a licence from the Medicines Control Council (MCC) as well as a permit from the Department of HealthMore...
SA suspends imports amid Brazilian meat scandal -
The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) has suspended imports of meat from establishments suspected to be involved in the Brazilian meat scandal.More...
UN World Water Day Summit Kickstart in Durban - 22 March, 2017
The Summit will be held under the theme, “Water and Sanitation is a Human Right” in line with the South African government’s calendar of activities with March celebrated as a Human Rights MonthMore...
SA meets 50 of food production target despite drought - 17 March, 2017
South Africa has been able to meet 50% of its target for food production in the fourth quarter of 2016, despite the drought.More...
Gauteng focus on economic empowerment of women - 08 March, 2017
The summit aimed at exposing women to various opportunities such as networking, skills programmes, and finding solutions to speed up women empowerment. More...
Red locusts a threat in Zambia, Zimbabwe - 27 February, 2017
If this current outbreak in Zambia spills over into Zimbabwe, we could expect small swarms to arrive in South Africa in about April,” said Price.More...
EARLY DETECTION AND TIMELY COMMUNICATION KEY TO FALL ARMY WORM - 14 February, 2017
Farmers are urged to be vigilant to ensure early detection and enable timeous assistance.More...
Fall Armyworm confirmed in South Africa - 06 February, 2017
Recent reports of suspected Fall Army worm (FAW) outbreaks in the Limpopo and North West areas has been confirmed by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) on FridayMore...
Parliament calls for quick response to poultry industry woes - 03 February, 2017
The Select Committee on Trade and International Relations has urged the Department of Trade and Industry (dti) to speedily deal with challenges in the poultry industry.Staff ReporterMore...
Slight increase in table grape crop expected - 31 January, 2017
South Africa’s table grape crop is likely to be 1% to 2% larger than the first 2016/2017 crop estimate, according to the South African Table Grape Industry (SATGI). More...
Vets’ training remains key priority for OIE - 23 January, 2017
Safeguarding the training of vets remains a top priority for the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), More...
High yields expected in SA’s summer grain production region - 13 January, 2017
According to a Grain SA survey released on, January , 2017. High yields were expected in all the summer grain production provinces.More...
Uncertainty about potato production in 2017 - 12 January, 2017
The past two years were likely to be remembered as some of the most challenging times for South Africa’s potato production industryMore...
Gauteng launches new agri-park - 30 November, 2016
The West Rand Agri-park represents a major development for local smallholder farmers who will now have access to a modern storage facility for their produce.More...
Mohair demand subdued at season’s second last sale - 30 November, 2016
According to Mohair SA, overall competition was somewhat subdued with a large volume of mohair held back by brokerMore...
SA imports less poultry from the US than expected - 23 November, 2016
South Africa has thus far imported lower volumes of poultry from the US than anticipated under the Africa Growth Opportunity Act (AGOA) agreementMore...
Gauteng Intensified rabies vaccination campaign - 14 November, 2016
All pet owners were strongly advised to take responsibility for their well-being and the well-being of their animals.More...
Importation of Agricultural and Regulated Products into South Africa during the Festive Season - 14 November, 2016
IMPORTATION OF AGRICULTURAL AND REGULATED PRODUCTS INTO THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA DURING THE FESTIVE SEASON <br> <br>More...
SA could become a net exporter of maize in 2017 - 01 November, 2016
If the National Crop Estimates Committee’s (CEC) production estimates are accurate, there is a strong possibility that South Africa could again become a net exporter of maize in 2017. More...
Rainfall forecast for summer 2016 2017 - 27 October, 2016
No rain fell over the eastern summer crop production areas during the first part of October.More...
Climate change responsive food production needed - 18 October, 2016
“Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too.” More...
Premier David Makhura to address the inaugural Open Tender Process Seminar - 10 October, 2016
Premier David Makhura will tomorrow, address the inaugural Open Tender System process Seminar at Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand, in Johannesburg.More...
Decision on elephant listing welcomed - 05 October, 2016
Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has welcomed the decision not to include all African elephant populations in Appendix 1.More...
All trade in wild African grey parrots banned - 04 October, 2016
Countries from across the world voted on 2 October 95 to 35 to adopt an international ban on trade in wild African grey parrots.More...
MEC invites you to the 1st Open Tender System - 29 September, 2016
Mr Lebogang Maile invites anyone interested to the 1st Open Tender System of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development [GDARD] <br> <br>More...
World Rabies Day – A call to end rabies by 2030 - 28 September, 2016
Cases of rabies continue to be reported in all nine provinces of South Africa. More...
African countries vital for CITES CoP17 talks - 22 September, 2016
African countries, through their participation in the upcoming CITES CoP17, have the potential to influence the negotiationsMore...
New guide for the management of indoor pests - 19 September, 2016
CropLife South Africa (CLSA) recently announced a new guide for the responsible management of indoor pests. More...
Minister releases rhino poaching figures - 12 September, 2016
Rhino poaching is on the decline in the Kruger National Park the area hardest hit by the crime&nbsp; says Minister of Environmental Affairs Edna MolewaMore...
Government intensifies drought relief efforts - 08 September, 2016
The Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) on Drought says government is intensifying relief efforts to those distressed areas hardest hit by water shortages.More...
Lower fuel prices welcomed by farmers - 07 September, 2016
South African grain producers welcomed an announcement that the diesel price will decrease by 48c/litre on 7 September.More...
Innovative solutions for the environment and food security - 29 August, 2016
Through research and innovation in our food production, we can provide solutions to deliver enough food. <br> <br>More...
Empowering Young Rural SMMES - 23 August, 2016
The Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development [GDARD] in partnership with the National Youth Development Agency conducted a five day training for Small, Medium and Micro Enterprise owned by young Gauteng citizens. More...
Learning to fight wildfires - 22 August, 2016
The Free State Umbrella Fire Protection Association (FSUFPA) announced a new wildfire training programme aimed at landowners and farmworkers at the association’s recent media day in Dewetsdorp. More...
MEC Maile sends condolences to the family of six fire breakout victims - 15 August, 2016
During this period, with strong winds, fire burns must be avoided,” said Maile.More...
Southern Africa experiences a surge in food insecurity - 04 August, 2016
Recent rains across parts of Southern African have had little impact on the negative effects of the droughtMore...
SA may not be able to import enough white maize to meet demand - 29 July, 2016
South Africa, which is set to produce the smallest maize crop since 2008 this year, may miss a target to import enough of the white variety this season to meet consumers&#39; needs, the biggest agricultural lobby group said.More...
SA white maize harvest delayed - 20 July, 2016
The 2016 white maize harvest has been delayed because of late plantings and the fact that crops are taking longer to dry. More...
Mandela Day Creates Squeaky Clean Gauteng - 19 July, 2016
The Gauteng Provincial Government (GPG) has committed to intensify the Bontle ke Botho (BkB) campaign – Gauteng’s clean and green campaign with regard to addressing littering, More...
Process for whale watching, shark cage diving permits postponed - 13 June, 2016
The Department of Environmental Affairs has postponed the allocation process for the Boat-Based Whale Watching (BBWW) and White Shark Cage Diving (WSCD) operating permits.More...
KNP loses African wild dogs to diseases - 02 June, 2016
The Kruger National Park (KNP) lost a pack of 16 African wild dogs, known as the Lower Sabie pack, towards the weekend of 21-22 May, to canine distemper. <br> <br>More...
Innovation needed to coordinate waste - 01 June, 2016
Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa says there is a need to explore practical solutions to coordinate waste management initiativesMore...
SA farmers not selling enough fresh produce in Africa - 26 May, 2016
South Africa’s farmers, through the country’s network of fresh produce markets, should be supplying more vegetables to countries in the Southern African region.More...
2017 could be a good year for maize, despite current drought - 25 May, 2016
Through innovation, producers were better-able to survive the current drought than previous droughtsMore...
Gauteng cuts red tape for developers - 18 May, 2016
Gauteng has to date done approvals for big developments such as the Aerotropolis, Lanseria Industrial and the Ekurhuleni Bus Rapid Transport system. <br> <br>More...
SA wildlife industry hopes for improved M99 supplies - 17 May, 2016
Dr Peter Oberem, a wildlife vet and WRSA’s deputy president, told Farmer’s Weekly that local supply of M99 had been constrained “for a long time” already. <br> <br>More...
New African Horse Sickness outbreaks in Western Cape - 06 May, 2016
Two more horses have died from African horse sickness (AHS) in the Western Cape since a young stallion had died of the dreaded sickness last monthMore...
Poultry Meat Brining: Regulation Amendments Published - 04 May, 2016
According to the new regulations the total brine amount of a whole carcass will now be limited to 10%, compared with the previous limit of 8%. <br> <br>More...
Bring your pets for free vaccination services - 22 April, 2016
Pet owners are encouraged to bring their pets for free vaccination services as stipulated on the dates above.More...
SA fruit industry strengthens export ties with Indonesia - 18 April, 2016
Products included under SA’s Country of Recognition status are apples, pears, stone fruit, citrus and table grapes. More...
Global demand for wool keeps prices high - 11 April, 2016
According to the Prospects for increased wool production and rising wool prices are positive, with the product in great demand worldwideMore...
Climate change in the spotlight - 07 April, 2016
The third Global Conference on Agricultural Research (GCARD3), hosted by South Africa’s Agricultural Research Council (ARC), is currently underway in JohannesburgMore...
Better rainfall forecast for winter - 04 April, 2016
As winter approaches, weather forecast models are showing a gradual weakening of the El Niño system that has caused severe drought conditions across much of southern AfricaMore...
Current rainfalls slightly improve dam levels - 18 March, 2016
The Department of Water and Sanitation says while the current rainfalls are having a slight impact on the country’s dam levels, this is a far cry from last year’s records.More...
Another record price for potatoes - 15 March, 2016
Potato prices reached another record high after its previously recorded high price of R60 per 10kg earlier this year. <br> <br>More...
INTERVENTIONS ON DROUGHT CONTINUE IN GAUTENG - 14 March, 2016
The Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, General Bheki Cele together with the Mr Lebogang Maile , MEC for Economic Development,&nbsp; Agriculture, Environment and Rural Development will visit areas affected by drought in the City of Tshwane More...
Animals poisoned in Kruger Park - 07 March, 2016
&quot;It seems poachers have resorted to wildlife poisoning in the national parks and other protected areas in Southern AfricaMore...
Gauteng launches exporter awareness programme - 01 March, 2016
The recent launch of the Gauteng exporters awareness programme will in future help encourage many South African farmers to begin exporting value-added products. More...
Heat and dust storms hit crops - 29 February, 2016
<br>The heat wave and strong winds that occurred over the western summer grain production areas of South Africa during the first half of February severely affected maize and sunflower plantingsMore...
Draft regulations boost SA’s ocean protection - 17 February, 2016
Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has published draft notices and regulations in the Government Gazette to declare a network of 22 new proposed Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) as part of Operation Phakisa.More...
Livestock farmers urged to vaccinate against RVF - 09 February, 2016
Livestock producers have been advised to vaccinate livestock against Rift Valley fever (RVF) following recent rainfall in some of the drought-stricken areas of South Africa. More...
How to use water wisely - 08 February, 2016
Maintain a healthy kitchen garden by irrigating at the right time and giving plants the right amount of water, says Bill Kerr.More...
MEC Maile believes if we all work together, a clean Gauteng is possible - 26 January, 2016
Preparations are underway to re-launch the Bontle ke Botho – Gauteng’s clean and green campaign. The campaign will be re-launched in Alexandra Township on Sunday, 31 January 2016. <br> <br>More...
SA gets ready to import maize - 18 January, 2016
With the drought affecting the country’s agricultural output, South Africa might need to import between five and six million tons of both white and yellow maize.More...
Recreational parks for Gauteng communities - 11 January, 2016
What started as a campaign to fight against the litter problem in Gauteng in 2008 has also brought beautiful recreational mini-parks to Gauteng communities.More...
Extreme heat expected to last until autumn - 08 January, 2016
Most weather forecasting models indicate the continuation of a strong El Niño episode, causing lower-than-normal chances of rain towards the late-summer season in 2016Staff reporterMore...
Foot-and-mouth disease outbreak in Limpopo - 23 December, 2015
According to a DAFF statement, the outbreak occurred within South Africa’s FMD protection zone, meaning it will have no effect on South Africa’s FMD-free zone statusMore...
Drought puts strain on grain and oilseed crops - 21 December, 2015
The prolonged drought will continue to have a severe impact on the yield, availability and prices of grain and oilseed crops. More...
Paris Agreement historic, says President - 14 December, 2015
President Jacob Zuma has congratulated the delegation representing South Africa at the 21st Conference of Parties (COP21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in More...
GAUTENG AUDITS NATURE RESERVES WILDLIFE - 11 December, 2015
Animal auditing ensures that the number of animals do not exceed a protected area’s carrying capacity (ability to provide animal food and space). More...
Gauteng’s rural development success story - 07 December, 2015
The completion of a Tshwane-based Sokhulumi rural community’s multi-purpose community centre (MPCC) is one of the notable Gauteng rural development success stories.More...
Africa already affected by climate change - 01 December, 2015
African countries are already experiencing some of the worst effects of climate change, says Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa.More...
President Zuma attends Paris climate change conference - 30 November, 2015
President Jacob Zuma is currently attending the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP 21) of the United Nations Framework for Climate Change Convention (UNFCCC) this week.More...
Remove all poor performing livestock during drought - 25 November, 2015
Careful livestock management is called for in times of drought, according to Dr. Danie Odendaal, Ruminant Veterinary Association of South Africa (RuVASA) CEO. <br> <br>More...
Drought taking its toll on summer maize plantings - 16 November, 2015
Soil moisture levels are extremely low and the poor and late rains in the eastern production areas meant late plantings in those regions.More...
Wetland conservation success for Gauteng rural community - 09 November, 2015
The recent introduction of rural development in South Africa’s little-known Sokhulumi rural community in Tshwane North More...
Calls for urgent drought-relief - 03 November, 2015
Water and Sanitation Minister, Ms. Nomvula Mokonyane has called on citizens to use water sparingly and responsibly because climate change has exacerbated the drought situation in the country.More...
Vulture fledglings need protection - 26 October, 2015
With chicks of South Africa’s vulture population starting to fledge at this time of year, they are in danger of becoming victims of a wide variety of modern threats <br> <br>More...
Gauteng shows solid political will to unlock economic opportunities for townships - 22 October, 2015
A totally different world explodes into view when one enters Tembisa Township’s Ivory Park area. <br> <br>More...
GDARD urges pets owners to bring them for vaccination - 14 October, 2015
<br>To prevent the spread of pet diseases in Gauteng, tomorrow, 14 October 2015More...
Pet owners urged to protect their animals - 09 October, 2015
The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) has urged pet owners in Gauteng, Limpopo and Mpumalanga to take precautions to protect their animals from the heat this week. More...
Latest National Crime StatS show increase in Stock Theft - 01 October, 2015
The much awaited latest national crime statistics were released in Parliament yesterday, 29 September 2015 by the National Police Commissioner, Ms Riah Phiyega.More...
Farmers considered responsible water users in SA - 22 September, 2015
Farmers are considered to be one of the more responsible user groups internationally when it comes to groundwater. More...
Citrus exports to China increasing - 18 September, 2015
Statistics from the Citrus Growers’ Association (CGA) show that SA citrus is becoming more popular in China. More...
National Parks Week kicks off - 15 September, 2015
South Africans are in for a treat this week as South African National Parks (SANParks) will allow free access to the majority of its national parks as part of National Parks Week.More...
Waste sector offers economic opportunities - 08 September, 2015
The waste sector has the potential to contribute to South Africa’s economy, Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa said.More...
Despite lower volumes, avocado producers are doing well - 01 September, 2015
The season is going very well, although volumes are lower than last year, when 15 million cartons were exported, compared with the expected 13 million cartons this yearMore...
The Jacaranda Agricultural Show is here - 26 August, 2015
The Jacaranda Agricultural Show is currently underway at the Tshwane Events Centre north of Pretoria. It runs until, Saturday, 29 August 2015. <br> <br>More...
Gauteng celebrates women in agriculture - 20 August, 2015
The Gauteng Provincial Government through the Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (GDARD), will honour women in the agricultural sector on 21 August 2015 at the Female Entrepreneur Awards.More...
Do not miss out on African Farmers Workshop and Expo - 19 August, 2015
The fifth annual African Farmers Workshop and Expo is currently underway in&nbsp; Oakfield Farm, Muldersdrift. Johannesburg, until Thursday -20 August 2015..More...
Ban lifted on fresh ostrich meat exports - 11 August, 2015
By the end of August, South African producers will again be able to export fresh ostrich meat to the EU. More...
Maize harvest early due to drought - 04 August, 2015
The bulk of the SA maize crop was usually delivered in July. The dry conditions resulted in the 2014/2015 maize crop ripening much faster than usualMore...
GAUTENG’S CLIMATE ‘CHANGED’ FARMERS - 29 July, 2015
For Gauteng farmers it seems logical that when the climate changes so is the need to change one’s farming approach and&nbsp; focusMore...
GDARD joined millions in celebrating Mandela Day - 22 July, 2015
Celebrated annually on 18 July, Mandela Day has become well known worldwide, as an important occasion for doing charitable work such as helping the needy.More...
Gauteng, business agree to forge partnerships to move infrastructure forward - 20 July, 2015
Gauteng Premier&#39;s call for strong partnerships and collaboration between government and the private sector was <br>well received during the inaugural Gauteng Infrastructure Investment Conference held in Midrand on Friday. <br> <br>More...
Gauteng addresses climate change challenges - 13 July, 2015
Gauteng government departments in Gauteng Province and municipalities have begun prioritising the need to help local communities to cope with climate change related challenges.More...
A traceability system needed for red meat exports - 08 July, 2015
The demand for high-quality naturally-produced beef was on the increase globally and the implementation of a traceability system would enable local red meat producers to gain from the expanding marketsMore...
Government boosts poultry industry with R1,2 billion - 30 June, 2015
The issue of funding for emerging farmers was a bone of contention with speakers at the recent South African Poultry Association’s AVI Africa 2015 conferenceMore...
Scientists Applaud GDARD Agriculture Research Symposium Initiative - 24 June, 2015
Scientists from South African universities, local NGOs and the Agriculture Research Council attributed the current international recognition of their research More...
Guess where you can find this house in Gauteng - 22 June, 2015
Four years after the introduction of the Gauteng Rural Development Programme in March 2011, Gauteng rural communities are now enjoying public services that they never had beforeMore...
Environment Month Celebrations - 10 June, 2015
All provinces and various municipalities hosted celebratory events in an effort to educate and create awareness about the&nbsp; importance of environment.More...
Sound export practices for radical economic transformation - 05 June, 2015
Our service adds a positive increase to the economic development of the province and the GDP of the country. <br> <br>More...
Awareness towards pollution-free Gauteng - 01 June, 2015
The winter sting is already being experienced in certain parts of the country. Gauteng is not an exception and, with desperation to keep the cold at bay, people at times put their lives in danger while trying to keep warmMore...
TAKE EXTRA CAUTION DURING FIRE SEASON - 28 May, 2015
The beginning of the winter season has unexpectedly brought with it an increase in veld fires throughout Gauteng.More...
Gauteng Launches Nguni Cattle Breeding Project for Emerging Black Farmers - 06 May, 2015
The Gauteng MEC for Economic Development, Agriculture, Environment and Rural Development, Lebogang Maile, will be launching the IDC Nguni Cattle Development initiative. More...
SOCIAL MEDIA AN INNOVATIVE OPTION FOR FARMERS - 05 May, 2015
Social media is fast becoming an effective tool of communicating and reaching out to manyMore...
COMPELLING FACTS ON NEED TO BREED NGUNI CATTLE - 24 April, 2015
The Nguni meat is also said to be softer and tastier than that of other European cattle breeds, making it a little known delicacy.More...
Managing weeds, pests and diseases - 10 April, 2015
According to the KZN Department of Agriculture, there are several steps that one can take&nbsp; to manage weeds, pests and diseasesMore...
Know the pet’s medical history before you accept the gift - 02 April, 2015
For the export and import of pets, people must ensure that pets over the age months are vaccinated against rabies, and have a More...
Drought to force maize prices to increase - 25 March, 2015
Several provinces in the country are facing serious water shortages with Kwa Zulu Natal (KZN), North West and the Free State hardest hitMore...
Agro-processing key to Gauteng’s agricultural industry - 16 March, 2015
We must emerge out of this summit with a strategy that merges our agenda to promote food securityMore...
Kruger commemorates World Wildlife Day - 09 March, 2015
Community involvement played a critical role in the conservation of the rhinoMore...
Maize crop forecast nearly a third lower - 05 March, 2015
Africa’s maize crop will probably be 32% smaller at 9,66 million tons than last year’s harvest, according to the Crop Estimates Committee.More...
Nene spells out greater role for Land Bank in agri transformation - 02 March, 2015
Finance minister Nhlanhla Nene has great expectations for agriculture. In the 2015 budget speech delivered in Parliament today (25 February), the farming sector was one of nine he singled out as “strategic prioritiesMore...
DAFF promotes conservation agriculture across SA - 24 February, 2015
Between January and August of this year DAFF has a number of activities planned to promote conservation agriculture across the countryMore...
Agritourism adds value to agriculture - 18 February, 2015
South African farmers operate in a difficult agricultural and economic environment, and for many it has become imperative to find new ways of generating additional incomeMore...
Drought conditions could result in 30% rise in food prices - 11 February, 2015
Continued dry weather could lead to substantial increases in food prices over the next 12 months, the executive committee of Grain SA said in a statementMore...
Minimum wage increase of 7,7% for farmworkers - 06 February, 2015
The labour department has announced a 7,7% increase in the minimum wage for farmworkers with effect from 1 March 2015More...
Ticks are common external parasite of livestock - 06 February, 2015
Ticks are the most common external parasite of livestock and are vectors for a number of serious diseasesMore...
Positive grain and oilseed outlook for 20142015 season - 29 January, 2015
The total supply of sweet sorghum is projected at 222 365t while the total supply of bitter sorghum is projected at 115 449tMore...
Agroprocessing Industry Summit 2015 - 26 January, 2015
The Agro processing Industry Summit is intended to bring together the private sector, government, investors, commodity groups and farmer organizations.More...
Bird flu fears in Europe could boost SA ostrich meat -
The recent occurrence of the avian influenza A (H5N1) virus in Europe’s poultry flocks could open the door for increased exports of locally produced, heat-treated ostrich meat.More...
Further decrease in diesel price expected - 23 January, 2015
The diesel price is expected to drop by more than R1/l next month, bringing the total decrease in price to more than R2/l since the beginning of 2015. <br> <br>More...
SA produces its first ever black truffle - 23 January, 2015
After years of patient anticipation, pioneers in commercial black truffle production in South Africa are celebrating the discovery of the first ever locally grown specimen of this highly prized fungus. <br> <br>More...
Life Skills and Career Opportunities exposure for Enkanyezeni Learners - 28 November, 2014
The 65 grade 6 learners from Phiri recently camped at the Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve More...
Good start to table grape season - 27 November, 2014
The first table grapes of the new season are being harvested and packed as producers across the country look forward to a good production year. <br> <br>More...
Much needed rain for Farmers - 06 November, 2014
Much-needed rain has been recorded in many parts of South Africa since last week although I do not have the actual measurements. More...
Launch of Veterinary Services brings hope to communities - 03 November, 2014
The mobile vans will enable&nbsp; vets&nbsp; to perform&nbsp; their duties&nbsp; more easily, even in remote&nbsp; parts of the province.More...
Department provides free vaccination services - 28 October, 2014
The Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development {GDARD] would like to appeal to communities in Temba, Hamanskraal More...
GAUTENG HOSTS WETLANDS INDABA 2014 - 23 October, 2014
The 2014 National Wetlands Indaba is currently underway in Lanseria conference Centre north of Johannesburg in Gauteng. MEC Lebohang Maile was expected to officially open the conference on Monday, 20 October. <br>&nbsp; <br>More...
Food losses in Sub Saharan at 100mt year - 23 October, 2014
Sub-Sahara Africa loses 100 million tons of food every year, according to the UN’s Food and Agriculture OrganisationMore...
Facility to keep Stinkwater livestock in top form - 20 October, 2014
Farmers defied the scorching heat and convened at the Stinkwater agricultural centre to witness the opening and handover of a livestock handling facilityMore...
SA agriculture welcomes clamp down on illegal water users - 16 October, 2014
Government’s plans to continue clamping down on South Africa’s illegal water users and polluters have been welcomed by national farmers’ union Agri SAMore...
World Egg Day raises awareness - 14 October, 2014
As part of World Egg Day, which was celebrated last week, the International Egg Foundation (IEF) will help provide people living in developing countries with greater access to eggs to help combat malnutrition. More...
Industrial Emissions roadshow - 09 October, 2014
The roadshow held in Pyramid Conference Centre on 28 September was to communicate the importance of providing greenhouse gases (GHG) data by industries to authorities through the National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory System (NAEISMore...
Food donation drive to feed the hungry - 06 October, 2014
South Africa’s deputy agriculture minister, Bheki Cele, has asked people with access to food to give to those that are in dire need. <br>More...
Wheels to Ensure Timely Fresh Produce Delivery to Gauteng Hospitals - 29 September, 2014
Muzi Nzuza is a farmer in the making.&nbsp; The 25-year-old Sowetan says he looks forward to reaping the rewards of making his living through farmingMore...
Zokwana punts conservation agriculture - 25 September, 2014
The widespread adoption of conservation agriculture practices is being encouraged by South Africa’s minister of agriculture, Senzeni Zokwana. <br>More...
More awareness on World Rhino Day - 23 September, 2014
Yesterday people across the planet come together to highlight the plight of rhinos on World Rhino Day. While the world creates awareness, many Rhinos are being poached in Africa especially in South Africa. <br>More...
Change in VAT rules will hit potato farmers - 12 September, 2014
The proposed repeal of zero-rated VAT on agricultural inputs such as animal feed, fertilisers, plants and seeds will add to the already compromised profitability of the sector, said Potatoes SA (PSA).More...
Citrus growers are halting their exports of fruit to the European Union (EU) at a cost of an estimated R1bn after four cons - 11 September, 2014
Citrus growers are halting their exports of fruit to the European Union (EU) at a cost of an estimated R1bn after four consignments were found to have the citrus black spot (CBS) disease.More...
Gauteng Observes Arbor Week - 02 September, 2014
The Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development [GDARD] will host the provincial Arbour day celebrations on Thursday, 04 More...
Communities around Protected Areas Share Experiences - 18 August, 2014
Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve shares its pilot project of Grass Harvesting with its sister Reserve: Abe Bailey Nature Reserve.More...
Gauteng Farmers Conference - 13 August, 2014
All farmers in Gauteng and neighbouring provinces are invited to attend the Gauteng Farmers Conference More...
Officials Actively Involved in Community Services - 07 August, 2014
The post-mortem results by Vets officials have answered the long posed questions Tambokies farmers were asking over the death of their livestock.&nbsp; More...
Women farmers to be honoured - 06 August, 2014
Gauteng will honour its female famers in agriculture on 15 August, at Gallagher Estate, MidrandMore...
Sheep scab outbreaks threaten Western Cape - 01 August, 2014
Malmesbury state vet Dr Sewellyn Davey has called upon farmers to report all sheep scab outbreaks as a matter of urgencyMore...
Burning Season Almost Over - 30 July, 2014
The burning season is always a nightmare for every farmer or community during winter monthsMore...
Toxic Smoke Pollution Tackled Basa Njengo Magogo Way - 30 July, 2014
On Mandela Day the community of O R Tambo informal settlement flocked to hear what government officials had to tell them about their braziersMore...
Department to strengthen food garden program - 17 July, 2014
Tomorrow 18 July, millions of people across the world will celebrate Mandela Day by spending&nbsp; 67 minutes of their time doing various activities to help their communitiesMore...
Fish breeding, do's & don'ts - 15 July, 2014
There’s more to breeding than sticking fish in the water and hoping for the best. Start off with the right type of tank, get quality fish, and avoid inbreedingMore...
Putting soil recycling systems to work - 11 July, 2014
Earthworms are well known to play a key role in nutrient cycling in ecosystemsMore...
Department urges communities to report any strange animal behavior - 09 July, 2014
A group of farmers have been watching their goats dying of an unconfirmed cause at Tambokies Farm outside JohannesburgMore...
Poultry importers say local market not threatened by imports - 02 July, 2014
The Association of Meat Importers and Exporters (Amie) says there is no need for anti-dumping tariffs on certain chicken cutsMore...
Furrow irrigation - 24 June, 2014
Furrow irrigation is good for row crops, such as tomatoes, cabbages, and leafy vegetables. Furrow irrigation makes use of furrows, or miniature trenches. Water flows along the furrows and wets the soilMore...
Tractors for veggie growers - 24 June, 2014
Some of the latest tractors and implements for the fresh produce industry were showcased at Cedara recently. The Seed Growers’ Association of SA recently hosted a vegetable growers’ day at the Cedara Agricultural College in the KZN MidlandsMore...
SA celebrates Environment Month - 12 June, 2014
Environmentalists and educators use the month of June to educate and raise awareness on environmental issuesMore...
Thousands of Livestock Vaccinated In Rust de Winter - 24 June, 2014
The Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (GDARD) Veterinarians continue to ensure that smallholder livestock farmers benefit from the department’s award winning annual vaccination campaignMore...
SA Marks the Environment Week -
Changes in weather patterns experienced in many parts of the world and here in Gauteng are indications that the environment is under pressure and requires urgent attention.More...
Citrus industry responsible for preserving SA’s export markets - 09 June, 2014
South Africa is the world’s second-largest exporter of citrus fruit such as oranges, lemons and grapefruit, and exports about 650 000t of citrus to the EU annuallyMore...
Agri SA undertakes to co-operate with new cabinet - 28 May, 2014
Agri SA will “attempt to co-operate at best with the new cabinet ministers,” said the organisation’s president, Johannes Möller, in a media statementMore...
Food security versus world peace - 27 May, 2014
The next global war will in all probability be caused by a lack of food. There will never be peace in the world if enough food isn’t produced. This emerged from the Nampo Nation in Conversation discussion recently More...
Vaccinations for Gauteng - 22 May, 2014
Gauteng’s Veterinary Services will vaccinate livestock in the Rust de Winter region north of Pretoria on Saturday (24 May 2014).About 5 780 livestock in and around Rust de Winter will be vaccinated More...
Bambanani Food and Herb Garden Impresses NRM Specialists - 22 May, 2014
The Bambanani Herb and Vegetable garden had all the Natural Resources Management task team members mesmerized during a site visit meant to showcase one of GDARD’s successful community projects.&nbsp;&nbsp; More...
Demand for beef expected to grow - 12 May, 2014
The demand for meat products has grown rapidly during the past decade. The Bureau for Food and Agriculture Policy’s (BFAP) Coordinator: Industry Level Analysis Tracy Davids said this was due to growth in income and improved living standards. <br> <br>More...
Huge role for smallholders in agriculture - 12 May, 2014
Smallholder farmers occupy and cultivate only 10% of agricultural land worldwide, yet they produce up to 20% of the global food supply. This is according to the sixth report by the High Level Panel of Experts (HLPE) on Food Security and NutritionMore...
April world food prices below last year’s - 12 May, 2014
The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) reported a 1,6% drop in its Food Price Index (FPI) in April, compared to March this year. The figure of 209,3 points was 3,5% lower than April 2013. <br> <br>More...
Limpopo residents warned about rabies - 19 February, 2014
Understanding of food production declines - 18 February, 2014
Agriculture is being driven forward by genetic improvements and better cropping techniques. But lack of understanding of how food is produced has left many consumers scared of biotechnology and doubtful of food safetyMore...
Africa-needs-to-step-up-agricultural-productivity - 05 February, 2014
Africa has no excuse for not being able to feed itself, according to African Union Commission chairperson Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma,. More...
Rain a gift to farmers - 04 February, 2014
Africa needs to step up agricultural productivity -
Successful carrot fertilisation - 16 January, 2014
Start your own poultry business - 16 January, 2014
Stricter meat labels due this year - 10 January, 2014
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has set 25 April 2014 as the date by which all preserved processed, dried and packaged meat products must adhere to the department’s new labelling regulationsMore...
EU bans SA citrus for the rest of the year - 04 December, 2013
The EU has banned most imports of SA citrus for the remainder of this year following fears that citrus black spot (CBS), a fungal disease found in dozens of shipments, could spread to the 28-nation bloc, Reuters reported. <br> <br>More...
Keep your water clean - 29 November, 2013
Doomsday looming for citrus industry - 27 November, 2013
The local citrus industry is in dire straits as its biggest market continues to push for a ban on South African imports.More...
Efforts to increase SA’s footprint in China - 27 November, 2013
If all goes according to plan, SA will be able to export maize to China in the near future.More...
Conflicting Views on Climate changes - 19 November, 2013
World nations are currently gathered in Warsaw to launch a new round of talks to pave the way for a 2015 deal to cut climate-altering greenhouse-gas emissionsMore...
Unilever investigates water management challenges - 12 November, 2013
Unilever is making considerable progress in designing and rolling out products that require minimal water use.More...
Australia stays open for SA canned fruit - 11 November, 2013
South African canned fruit will not have import duties imposed on it in AustraliaMore...
City of Joburg to launch extended Rea Vaya routes -
Minister to host Climate Change Breakfast - 04 November, 2013
Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs Mrs Edna Molewa will host a climate change breakfast briefing on Tuesday, 05 November 2013 at the Royal Elephant Hotel in Centurion.More...
Department honoured activists - 04 November, 2013
The Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development honoured natural resource management activists in and around Gauteng on Friday, 1 November 2013.More...
Using kraal manure as fertiliser - 29 October, 2013
Conventional fertiliser can be awkward and expensive to transport. Kraal manure is a useful alternativeMore...
Give your watermelons the correct nutrient mix - 29 October, 2013
There are several important considerations when planning a fertiliser programme for your watermelon cropMore...
Govt to launch food security programme - 23 October, 2013
President Jacob Zuma and Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Tina Joemat -Pettersson, will tomorrow launch Fetsa Tlala – More...
Rain brings relief - 22 October, 2013
Most parts of the country have received first summer showers with rain of up to 50mm reported over the weekend, especially in provinces&nbsp; such as Gauteng and Free State.More...
New call centre to assist farmers - 22 October, 2013
A call centre to answer farmers’ questions and help them with agriculture-related queries has been launched by SA AgriMore...
Young goats’ mohair set new records - 15 October, 2013
A new international record of R440,10/kg for super fine 24 microns, super style winter kids’ mohair was set by Theronnie van der Merwe of Murraysburg at the fourth sale of the winter season.More...
Social media can save farmers’ image - 15 October, 2013
Social media will be detrimental to the agricultural sector unless farmers get on board to counter misunderstandings.More...
Department to Mark World Food day - 02 October, 2013
Friday, 04 October 2013 , the Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development will commemorate World Food Day in Ekuruleni, DuduzaMore...
Higher import duties on poultry - 01 October, 2013
Duties on imported chicken have been raised to help the ‘distressed’ local industry and halt job losses, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said at a press conference in Pretoria.More...
Gauteng-Veterinary-Services-Scoops-Yet-Another-International-Award - - 30 September, 2013
The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Gauteng Veterinary Services entered the World Veterinary Day 2013 Awards that was organized by World Veterinary Association More...
How Climate Change Will Affect Your Health - 23 September, 2013
The effects of climate change will be felt everywhere, from the environment to our health. Climate change threatens to disrupt the physical, biological and ecological life support systems on which human health dependsMore...
Maize Triangle Project yields success for Gauteng - 11 September, 2013
Gauteng’s maize production has yielded over 70 000 jobs through the Maize Triangle Revitalisation project.More...
R30 million boost for developing farmers - 06 September, 2013
The Maize Trust has topped up its initial contribution to transformation projects in the maize industry with another R30 million.More...
More tips for pigeon racing beginners - 03 September, 2013
If you plan to breed your own birds for racing purposes, you will need a separate stock loft to house the breeders. They have to be kept secure or else they will fly back to the sellerMore...
Protecting your plants - 02 September, 2013
One of the most important functions of the food web is to suppress pests and diseases. <br>There is plenty of life below the soil surface. More...
Stock theft hits Gauteng - 26 August, 2013
Farmers’ Weekly reports that the Gauteng Stock Theft Forum believes that a syndicate is targeting stud animals on the perimeters of the province. More...
Fruit industry has mixed reactions to warmer winter - 19 August, 2013
Citrus, subtropical fruit and tomato producers have expressed mixed reaction to what is generally perceived to have been a warmer-than-usual winter so far.More...
How best to use vet medicine correctly - 16 August, 2013
Sometimes many of us are not quite sure how to use medicine we get for our animals effectively. If you are one of these people...More...
South Africans hungry for meat and dairy - 12 August, 2013
Over the next decade, South African consumers will continue to increase their consumption of animal protein and dairy products. Meat consumption increases, especially in the case of pork and chicken, will continue to outpace the local production growth.More...
How to stop hens from eating their own eggs - 18 November, 2014
Chickens that eat their own eggs are a problem for the small-scale free-range egg producer who keeps his chickens in a chicken coop, rather than in laying cages.More...
Government on top of Limpopo FMD outbreak - 31 July, 2013
Limpopo’s government veterinary authorities are said to be in control of a foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) outbreak discovered there on 17 July 2013, allaying fears that it will spread to neighbouring provinces.More...
Current milk producer price not sustainable - 30 July, 2013
South African dairy producers are regarded as the most efficient in the world, but the price of milk will have to increase sharply to avoid a potential crisis in the country, according to SA Milk Producers’ Organisation (MPO) chairperson, Tom Turner.More...
Controlling insects with insects - 22 July, 2013
Biological control is – or should be – an important way of managing crop pests for all farmers, whether emerging or commercial, Farmers Weekly expect&nbsp; explains why.More...
Consider chillies as part of your vegetable - 22 July, 2013
According to the Vegetable expert, new farmers should consider including chillies as part of their vegetable mix. There are a few good reasons for this.More...
Poultry industry in distress - 13 June, 2013
Thousands of jobs in the poultry industry could be lost if the International Trade Administration Commission (Itac) does not level the playing field between local producers and chicken importers.More...
Many people are hungry - DO not waste food - 10 June, 2013
Every year World Environment Day (WED) takes place on June 5 and is celebrated by many countries in different ways. In South Africa the event is charectarasized by several activities such as street rallies, parades, clean-up campaigns or tree planting.More...
367 rhino killed since the beginning of the year - 05 June, 2013
Poachers have killed 367 rhino since the beginning of the year, the Environmental Affairs Ministry said on Thursday. The Kruger National Park was the hardest hit, with 247 animals being killed in the park since the beginning of the year.More...
Urban agriculture: key to food security - 03 June, 2013
Migration from rural to urban areas is inevitable. So why not encourage people to grow food in the city?More...
Pushing ahead to change the face of potatoes - 27 May, 2013
Plans are being formulated to get players in the potato value chain more invested in the success of black growers, Potatoes SA (PSA) CEO André Jooste said at the organisation’s recent transformation symposium at Cedara in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands.More...
South Africa and Germany strengthen trade agreements - 14 May, 2013
Citrus black spot (CBS) topped discussions during the recent bilateral meeting between Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Tina Joemat-Pettersson, and German Minister of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection Ilse Aigner.More...
Agricultural jobs increasing – for now - 14 May, 2013
Employment in the agricultural sector increased by nearly 8% during the first quarter of this year compared with the last quarter of 2012.More...
New beef cattle breed officially in South Africa - 08 May, 2013
The Droughtmaster beef cattle breed was officially introduced to South African stud and commercial beef breeders on 24 April in the Vryburg district.More...
Preparing a vegetable plot - 23 April, 2013
Preparing a vegetable plot can be hard work, but it&#39;s rewarding when you harvest your first crop.More...
A call to apply for Nguni Cattle - 16 April, 2013
The Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, in partnership with the Industrial Development Corporation, would like to invites applicants&nbsp;&nbsp; from all emerging farmers in the province to apply to become breeders of Nguni cattle.More...
Planting a sunflower crop - 15 April, 2013
Many farmers or ordinary people have planted sunflowers without following necessary procedures in planting the seeds.More...
Healthier and more productive soil - 11 April, 2013
Advice on how best we can look after the soil is provided by vegetable expert Bill Ker.More...
Handling and restraining goats - 04 April, 2013
This week we discuss what you need in your goat equipment box and tips for handling goat during treatment .Goats are very intelligent animals and when handled correctly, they become very tame.More...
MEC to meet with Agric Stakeholders - 27 March, 2013
Following the recent farm challenges around the country, MEC Nandi Mayathula-Khoza will host a strategic planning session during a Farmer’s Union Lekgotla to be held at Kievits Kroon Country Lodge, Pretoria from 27 and 28 March 2013.More...
Marketing your fruit and vegetables - 19 March, 2013
Being able to provide a steady supply of quality and quantity products will help you on the road to success.More...
MEC leads officials to enforce environmental laws - 14 March, 2013
The Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development [GDARD] led by MEC, Nandi Mayathula- khoza&nbsp; on Monday embarked on a series of inspections&nbsp; by visiting identified sites in Vereeniging...More...
Disease in tomatoes can destroy the crop - 13 March, 2013
I’ve seen whole crops destroyed, and if you’re farming in a warm area where the disease is prevalent, it’s worth knowing how to eliminate or reduce potential damage.More...
Red meat industry in the spotlight in SA - 06 March, 2013
A recent study by meat scientists from Stellenbosch University revealed that there is significant fraudulent labelling of meat products on the South African market.More...
The difference between vaccination and treatment - 01 March, 2013
Vaccines and treatment drugs can both be injected, but the two are not the same. Vaccination prevents disease, while treatment cures disease. Understanding this helps farmers use vaccines and medicines in the correct way.More...
GDARD to create awareness on Acid Mine Drainage - 22 February, 2013
Officials from the Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mogale Municipality and West Rand District will&nbsp; begin an Acid Mine Drainage [AMD] awareness campaign on 26 February in affected communities.More...
The true value of goats - 20 February, 2013
Modern goat breeds offer many opportunities for value adding and are a reliable way of making a good profit, advises Farmers Weekly.More...
Conservation plan for the Black Rhino gazetted - 12 February, 2013
Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has gazetted the eagerly awaited Conservation Plan for the Black Rhino.More...
2013 Set to be a very expensive year - 12 February, 2013
The retail petrol price jumped 41c/l and the wholesale diesel price by 17,8c/ l on 6 February, mainly because of a weaker rand and higher global oil prices.More...
Getting transplants ready for planting - 05 February, 2013
If your transplanted seedlings don’t perform according to expectations, the tendency is to blame the condition of the plants.More...
Vaccinating against AHS is compulsory - 29 January, 2013
All of South Africa’s equine horse owners have been reminded that it is compulsory for their horses, donkeys and mules to be vaccinated against the deadly African horse sickness virus (AHS).More...
Getting started with pig farming - 21 January, 2013
Breeds to consider and how to examine a pig to see if it’s healthy.More...
Beetroot a key vegetable to plant - 21 January, 2013
Farmers Weekly suggests that beetroot &#39;grown for its edible roots and leaves&#39; should be part of every vegetable patch.More...
Why potato irrigation is so important - 13 December, 2012
As potatoes can have a confined and intense root system, together with a fairly large leaf area, it stands to reason irrigation requirements will differ from other crops.More...
A boost for Gauteng Farmers - 13 December, 2012
Christmas came earlier to farmers in and around Gauteng this week when they received a huge boost as the Gauteng Department Agriculture and Rural Development [GDARD] handed over bags of fertiliser as part of the Maize Triangle Strategy.More...
Gauteng explores fishing farming - 10 December, 2012
Fish farming seems to be gaining momentum in the province, with farmers, municipalities, businesses and ordinary people showing interest.More...
Smallholder farming key to increase more jobs - 28 November, 2012
Growing the smallholder farming sector is critical to government&#39;s goal of increasing employment, says Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister, Tina Joemat-Pettersson.More...
COP18 gets underway in Qatar - 28 November, 2012
More than&nbsp; 200 nations from around the globe have gathered in Doha, Qatar, for the 18th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 18) taking place from today at the Qatar National Convention Centre.More...
GDARD to handover project to communities - 20 November, 2012
On Thursday, the Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development [GDARD] will hand over a food security project to beneficiaries in Hammanskraal.More...
State Organs welcome sentencing of rhino poacher - 15 November, 2012
The South African Revenue Service (SARS) and other state organs have welcomed the sentencing of international rhino horn smuggling syndicate kingpin and Thai national Chumlong Lemtongthai.More...
Minister calls for harsh sentence for poaching kingpin - 07 November, 2012
Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has called for a strict sentence to be imposed on rhino poaching kingpin and Thai national, Chumlong Lemtongthai.More...
Decrease in Petrol a Relief for Farmers - 05 November, 2012
The price of petrol will decrease by 10c/l on Tuesday night 6 November.More...
African farmers can end food insecurity - 01 November, 2012
A&nbsp; new World Bank report says that Africa’s farmers can potentially grow enough to feed the continent and avert future food crises if countries remove cross-border restrictions on the food trade in the region.More...
More calls for communities to use land - 17 October, 2012
Speaking&nbsp; during the commemoration of World Food Day in Kwa Sokhulumi village outside Bronkhorstspruit&nbsp; yesterday, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Tina Joemat-Pettersson says more needs to be done to curtail soaring food&nbsp; prices.More...
Boost for women farmers - 16 October, 2012
The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has set a target of establishing 15 000 smallholder producers, with a particular focus on women.More...
GDARD to mark world food day - 12 October, 2012
The theme of World Food Day, an initiative by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), gives focus to World Food Day, raises awareness and understanding of approaches to ending hunger.More...
Govt should prioritise waste management - 10 October, 2012
Pretoria - There is a need for government departments to work together to ensure an effective recycling economy that is buoyed by the thriving markets for recyclable waste...More...
Rabies is under strict control in Gauteng - 03 October, 2012
Communities in and around Bophelong Township in the Vaal came in numbers to vaccinate their pets during the vaccination campaign&nbsp; provided by officials from the Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development [GDARD].More...
Environmentalists to engage on EIA matters - 20 September, 2012
Academics, environmentalists and environmental organizations around Gauteng will gather in Ekurhuleni on 27 September to engage on the environmental impact assessment [EIA] process, and the proposed EIA free structure.More...
For emerging poultry farmers, the key to success with day-old chicks is to buy rather than breed them - 17 September, 2012
Here are some tips provided by Farmers Weekly for small-scale farmers interested in poultry farming. Emerging poultry farmers should first find a market for the eggs or chickens they will be producing.More...
Communities urged to form community gardens - 11 September, 2012
Last week Gauteng experienced the first rains and gave the agricultural sector hope that there will be more rains towards the end of the year.More...
GDARD to kick-start Arbor Week in Tshwane - 03 September, 2012
On 01 September, South Africans officially welcome spring and say goodbye to winter.More...
Top Female Farmer scooped the awards - 27 August, 2012
The Agri-businesswoman of the Year was decided last Thursday in Pretoria. Female farmers from across Gauteng gathered to witness the crowning of the Agri-businesswoman of the Year 2012.More...
Gauteng must transform its agricultural sector - 24 August, 2012
These are the strong words echoed by the Gauteng Premier Ms Nomvula Mokonyane and MEC Nandi Mayathula-Khoza last week during the Excellence in Farming Awards, which took place at the African Farmers Agri Expo at the Nasrec Expo Centre.More...
GDARD enforces safe meat hygiene standards - 24 August, 2012
It is the time of year when the Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development recognises the hard working abattoirs that adhere to the meat safety standards and regulations of the province.More...
MEC to honour female farmers - 15 August, 2012
It is the time of year when female farmers across Gauteng gather to honour the outstanding Agri-businesswoman of the Year.More...
Opportunities for Gauteng Farmers - 14 August, 2012
The African Farmers Workshop and Expo starts this week in Johannesburg, NASREC Expo Center from 15 – 17 August.More...
MEC says working together will improve service delivery - 30 July, 2012
Gauteng is expected to see more integrated service delivery in agriculture, rural and social development, according to the intergovernmental protocol signed last week.More...
Invitation to public meeting - 19 June, 2012
The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (the Department) has embarked on the process of developing a new Gauteng Nature Conservation Act to replace the current Gauteng Nature Conservation Ordinance, 1983.More...
A Call for Gauteng to Vaccinate Pets - 08 June, 2012
The Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Veterinary Services is once again calling for communities in the province to vaccinate their pets.More...
Free pet vaccinations in Gauteng - 18 April, 2012
It is that time of the year again when Gauteng residents who own pets are all invited by the Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development for a free rabies booster vaccination. The campaign will come to an area near you.More...
SA looks to improve waste management - 31 May, 2012
Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has gazetted the National Waste Management Strategy (NWMS), which proposes ways to improve and address key issues experienced in waste management in the countryMore...
Opportunities for Rural Female Famers - 31 May, 2012
Government is facilitating opportunities for women in rural, peri-urban and informal settlements to participate in green economy projects such as solar energy, water purification, agriculture, construction, waste management and tourism.More...
Sowetans urged to preserve Wetland - 11 April, 2012
Environmentalists, government officials and communities from around Soweto gathered at Dorothy Nyembe Education Centre in Dobsnville to listen to MEC Nandi Mayathula-Khoza raise awareness and outline measures on how to preserve and protect wetlands.More...
MEC celebrates her birthday with underprivileged kids - 10 February, 2012
MOTHERLY LOVE… Gauteng Agriculture and Rural Development MEC, Nandi Mayathula-Khoza, on Tuesday spent her birthday with underprivileged children in Winterveldt, Tshwane.More...
Outbreak of African Swine Fever in Gauteng - 31 January, 2012
An outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) has been detected in the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan and Lesedi Local Municipalities in eastern Gauteng Province and the Delmas Local Municipality in the western parts of Mpumalanga.More...
Measures to stop rhino killing - 27 January, 2012
In its continuous effort to explore ways to curb the increasing killing of rhinos in South Africa, government is calling for South Africans to help come up with measures on how to stop the killing of rhinos.More...
Agriculture key at Climate talks - 09 December, 2011
According to the reports coming from COP 17 in Durban, agriculture is the major topic and concern of many countries because it&#39;s the worst affected by climate change across the globe.More...
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