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Youth agriculture Project brings hope for Manyeledi rural community

23 August 2016


Manyeledi - The Bokamoso Agricultural Innovation hub has turned the tide against unemployment for the young people of Kagisano Molopo Local Municipality. The Manyeledi village based foundation having realised poverty within the village has launched an agricultural innovation hub employing at least six full time employees... read more

Department honours farmer entrepreneurs

16 August 2016


Christiana - The MEC for Rural, Environment and Agricultural Development, Manketsi Tlhape says the 2016 DAFF Female Entrepreneur Awards are a befitting gesture to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Women’s march.... read more

Saamtrek - Saamwerk for Mazista's future

28 July 2016


Mazista- In what many of its residents referred to an unexpected move, the North West Department of Rural Environment and Agricultural Development (READ)'s partnership of food efforts with Diageo Consulting, a private company specialising with consumer goods has brought hope to Mazista... read more


25 July 2016


Mazista - The MEC for Rural, Environment and Agricultural Development, Manketsi will officially launch the Mazista Food Security Project. The launch is in consonance with the Food and Nutrition Security Strategy, which aims to create ways for communities to feed themselves and to ensure that Bokone Bophirima province is food and nutrition secure. The project named Kopano is a communal vegetable garden and an indigenous chickens' initiative which will benefit 20 households... read more


11 July 2016


SpringbokPan - The Springbokpan Agripark will for the first time after its refurbishment receive the first harvest. Following the successful completion and certification of the AgriPark in June 2016, the establishment is ready to receive grain from farmers' across the Ngaka Modiri Molema District. The MEC for Rural, Environment and Agricultural Development(READ), Manketsi Tlhape and the Premier, SOR Mahumapelo will preside over the event and launch the Agripark Harvest Day... read more


07 July 2016


Madibeng - An outbreak of rabies occurred in Hartbeesthoek farm of Madibeng on 04 July 2016. This follows an epidemic that occurred in Gauteng Province, Muldersdrift area in June 2016. The affected species is a domestic dog that fought with a jackal and went missing from the owner.. read more

Province unite against illegal wildlife trade

28 June 2016


Tosca - The provincial 2016 World Environment Day (WED) celebration held on 27 June became a local esteemed affair drawing together the district of Kagisano Molopo community in numbers.... read more

Youth Awards

22 June 2016


The MEC , Ms Manketsi Tlhape, will host the youth awards in recognition of the role played by young entrepreneurs in the areas of Agriculture and Rural Development.. ... read more

Department to commemorate Provincial Youth Awards

17 June 2016


Lichtenburg: The Department of Rural, Environment and Agriculture Development will host the inaugural Provincial Youth Awards as part of Youth Month celebrations. ... read more

Taung Agricultural College confer new diploma

02 June 2016


Taung: Taung Agricultural College has made great strides as it celebrated a group of students who graduated with Diplomas in Agriculture Irrigation in a ceremony held at Taung last Friday..... read more