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TAUNG AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE HONOURED 45 STUDENTS FOR COMPLETING THEIR ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

Monday, 10 June 2019

 

Taung-Forty-five (45) students from the only tertiary institution in the whole country offering Diploma in Irrigation Management course at NQF level 06 were honoured for competently completing their three year Diploma in Irrigation programme......... read more

AFRICA WORLD HERITAGE DAY EVENT POSTPONED

Tuesday, 28 May 2019

 

This communiqué serves to inform the public and all departmental stakeholders that, due to unforeseen circumstances that are beyond the departmental control, the Africa World Heritage Day Event which was scheduled to take place on the 30th of May 2019 has been postponed until further notice. Therefore, the new date will be communicated in due course........ read more

READ TO COMMORATE AFRICA WORLD HERITAGE DAY 2019

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

 

As part of government’s on-going efforts to increase awareness on African heritage and to mobilize enhanced cooperation for its safeguarding, the department of Rural, Environment and Agricultural Development (READ), will on Thursday, 30 May 2019 commemorate Africa World Heritage Day........ read more

SEARCH IS ON FOR A WHITE FEMALE LION – COMMUNITIES ARE URGED TO BE VIGILANT

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

 

OTTOSDAL – The Department of Rural, Environment and Agricultural Development (READ) would like to urge communities near Vermaas and Bospoort farms to be vigilant around the area, as a white female lion has been spotted there. These farms are between Ottosdal and Lichtenburg Areas....... read more

PASSION FOR FARMING ENCOURAGE NW FARMERS TO ACT IN GOODWILL TO IMPROVE LOCAL LIVESTOCK

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

 

VRYBURG – The passion for farming has motivated six stud breeders in the North West province to donate bulls to six beneficiaries in the province. The breeders all based at Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District handed over five bonsmara bulls and one Bramvee to other farmers........ read more

MEC MOHONO ESTABLISHES AQUAPONIC PROJECTS FOR RURAL COMMUNITIES

Monday, 29 April 2019

 

POTCHEFSTROOM - An innovative and cost-effective aquaponics food security projects handed over by MEC Desbo Mohono to impoverished families in Matlwang Village near Potchefstroom town last Thursday, 25 April 2019 will contribute in addressing a number of challenges affecting the area and surrounding communities which include improving access to nutritious food, job creation and promoting healthy living habits....... read more

DIGITALISATION SET TO TRANSFORM THE EXTENSION AND AGRICULTURAL ADVISORY SERVICES IN NORTH WESTPROVINCE

Monday, 11 March 2019

 

POTCHEFSTROOM- Hundreds of delegates from the 11th Provincial Extension and Advisory services held on the 06-08 of March 2019 in Potchefstroom town are adamant that digitalizing extension and advisory services will bring about much improved extension and advisory services to emerging and established farmers of the North West Province....... read more

PCA GRADUATE ADAMANT OF OPPORTUNITIES IN AGRICULTURE

Monday, 25 February 2019

 

Rustenburg - The 22 year old Keabetswe Jiyane, the first class reward recipient and a graduate from the Potchefstroom College of Agriculture (PCA) plans to face the world and explore her passion for agriculture....... read more

READ DEPARTMENT APPOINTS ENGINEERS TO IMPROVE AGRICULTURAL SERVICES

Monday, 04 February 2019

 

MAHIKENG-In a bid to improve and strengthen its agricultural engineering services, the READ Department has appointed four young Agricultural Engineers with effect from 24 January 2019...... read more

TACKLING BARRIERS AND INCREASING FARMER SUPPORT TOPS MEC DESBO MOHONO’S PRIORITY LIST

Monday, 28 January 2019

 

Mahikeng- MEC for Rural, Environment and Agricultural Development Department in the North West Province Ms Desbo Mohono has assured North West farmers that her department will prioritise programmes aimed at supporting farmers’ craft..... read more

FARMERS HAIL MEC MOHONO’S MOVE WITH SPEED APPROACH IN ADDRESSING CHALLENGES FACED BY EMERGING FARMERS

Tuesday, 15 January 2019

 

Rustenburg-Moving with speed in addressing farmers challenges, empowering people involved in agriculture, prioritising the needs of emerging farmers were some of the commitments made by MEC Desbo Mohono during her first meeting with farmers in Bojanala Platinum District Municipality on Tuesday, 15 January 2019..... read more

MEC DESBO MOHONO TO EMBARK ON DISTRICTS STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENTS SESSIONS IN A BID TO IMPROVE GOVERNMENT AND STAKEHOLDER RELATIONS

Wednesday, 09 January 2019

 

North West MEC for Rural, Environment and Agricultural Development, Desbo Mohono will embark on a stakeholder engagement in a drive to improve the performance of the department, public participation, and stakeholder relationship; and to promote accountability as well as transparency in government...... read more

DEPUTY MINISTER AND MEC HONOUR TOP PERFORMERS IN THE EXTENSION AND ADVISORY SERVICES

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

 

The Deputy Minister of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF), Mr Sfiso Buthelezi and the MEC of the Department of Rural, Environment and Agricultural Development (READ), Ms Manketsi Tlhape honoured the top achievers during the 2nd National Extension and Advisory Services Awards (NEASA) in Mahikeng, North West Province on 20 November 2018..... read more

EXTENSION SERVICES REACH OUT TO SCHOOLS IN AND AROUND MAHIKENG FOR AGRI-EDUCATION

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

 

TMAHIKENG-Number of schools in and around the Mahikeng Local Municipality have benefited a great deal from a two week long campaign by Extension Officers from North West Department of Rural, Environment and Agricultural Development aimed at increasing awareness amongst school learners on issues of food security programme..... read more

OVER R46 MILLION RAND FOR FOOD PRODUCTION AND COMMERCIALIZATION OF BLACK FARMERS

Tuesday, 30 October 2018

 

North West Department of Rural, Environment and Agricultural Development has set aside over forty-six million rand (R46m) to support eight-hundred and twelve (812) smallholder farmers of the province with crop production inputs and to cultivate 14000ha to be planted during the 2018/19 planting season.... read more

MADIBENG MAIDEN HORTICULTURE SHOW SUCCESFUL

Tuesday, 14 September 2018

 

Farmers in Brits, the country’s largest onion exporter together with others from and across the platinum rich district municipality of Bojanala held a successful maiden horticulture expo last Friday, 14 September 2018... read more

MEBALA YA RONA HERITAGE WALK GAINS MOMENTUM

Tuesday, 07 August 2018

 
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Mebala Ya Rona Heritage walk brought over 100 walkers across Bokone Bophirima and neighbouring provinces together. This was a significant increase from the inaugural event last year and seen as a sanction for a vision turning reality... read more

MEBALA YA RONA HERITAGE WALK 2018 -The Business of Nature

Monday, 09 July 2018

 

The Mebala Ya Rona is a new and exciting platform developed by the Bokone Bophirima Department of Rural Environment and Agricultural Development. Download registration form here to take part in our 2018 Heritage Walk. Participation fee is R500 per person. For enquiries please contact Jacky Masibi: 076 473 0018...... read more

TSWAING LEARNERS COMMEND DEPARTMENT’S AWARENESS WORKSHOPS ON ENVIRONMENT

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

 

Mahikeng-Learners from various schools within the Tswaing Local Municipality commended North West Department of Rural, Environment and Agricultural Development’s initiative of taking workshops on preservation of environment to their schools..... read more

MORE VETERINARY SERVICES WORKFORCE FOR RURAL COMMUNITIES OF BOKONE BOPHIRIMA

Monday, 21 May 2018

 

In an effort to strengthen the Veterinary Services in the province and to ensure that all threats to animal health and food safety are detected and dealt with as early as possible, the North West Department of Rural Environment and Agricultural Development has placed eleven (11).... read more

HERITAGE PROPERTIES ARE A SOURCE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT – MEC TELLS TAUNG COMMUNITY

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

 
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The MEC for the Department of Rural, Environment and Agricultural Development (READ), Manketsi Tlhape has urged the community of Taung and stakeholders to partner with the provincial government in increasing awareness on African heritage found within.. read more

NORTH WEST PROVINCE TO HOST AFRICAN WORLD HERITAGE DAY COMMEMORATIONBIRD FLU OUTBREAK IN PARTS OF NORTH WEST PROVINCE - FARMERS URGED TO EXERCISE CAUTION

Monday, 07 May 2018

 

North West Province through Department of Rural, Environment and Agricultural Development with various stakeholders will on the 10th and 11th of May host the 2018 commemorations of African World Heritage Day (AWHD) at the Taung Skull Fossil Site... read more

NORTH WEST DEPARTMENT OF RURAL, ENVIRONMENT AND AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT STRONGLY REFUTES ALLEGATION OVER CATTLE GIFT

Monday, 23 April 2018

 

The North West Department of Rural, Environment and Agricultural Development (READ) has noted recent media reports on the alleged “gift” of cattle worth R1.5million to the former president Jacob Zuma from Premier Supra Obakeng Ramoeletsi Mahumapelo through the Department... read more

BIRD FLU OUTBREAK IN PARTS OF NORTH WEST PROVINCE - FARMERS URGED TO EXERCISE CAUTION

Friday, 13 April 2018

 

Mahikeng – The Department of Rural, Environment and Agricultural Development (READ) would like to confirm that parts of the Bokone Bophirima province has been hit by an outbreak of..... read more

DEPARTMENT ALERTS FARMING COMMUNITY OF THE PRESENCE AND POSSIBLE SPREAD OF FALL ARMY WORM IN THE BOKONE-BOPHIRIMA PROVINCE

Friday, 13 April 2018

 

Mahikeng: The Bokone-Bophirima Provincial Government through the Department of Rural, Environment and Agricultural Development (READ) has noted the reports on the suspicions of the Fall Army Worm (FAW) within the Province.... read more

MEC MANKETSI TLHAPE REMAINS FOCUSED AND DETERMINED DESPITE BASELESS REPORTS CIRCULATING ON SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS

Thursday, 14 March 2018

 

The North West Department of Rural, Environment and Agricultural Development has noted with dismay the social media allegations which are currently being circulated that MEC Manketsi Tlhape has used public funds for personal gain... read more

NW COMMUNITY GROUPS SET TO BENEFIT FROM WILDLIFE AUCTION FUND

Friday, 09 March 2018

 

Rustenburg: Eight community based projects in the North West province have been placed on a shortlist and identified to potentially benefit from Wildlife auctions funding as part of the Bokone Bophirima Biodiversity transformation programme... read more

ANNUAL BOKONE BOPHIRIMA FARMER SUPPORT CONFERENCE SPARKS NEW IDEAS FOR CHANGE

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

 

Hartebeespoort - New ideas to transform and steer agricultural extension and advisory services to greater heights in the North West Province were at the centre of deliberations during a week-long annual conference which ended last Friday, 23 February in Hartebeespoort Eagle Waters near Brits. The conference was the 10th to be hosted by the Department of Rural, Environment and Agricultural Development (READ) successively... read more

LAUNCH OF BOKONE BOPHIRIMA WILDLIFE ACADEMY (BBWA)

Friday, 23 February 2018

 

The 5th Administration of Bokone Bophirima (North West Province) is implementing the National Development Plan (NDP) through the Rebranding, Repositioning and Renewal (RRR) policy thrust of the province, which is anchored on the five developmental concretes, namely: ACT (Agriculture, Culture and Tourism); RHR (Reconciliation, Healing and Renewal); Setsokotsane (comprehensive and integrated service delivery campaign); Saamtrek –Saamwerk (call for unity of purpose above race divisions) and VTSD (Villages, townships and small dorpies)... read more

STATE-OWNED FUND FOR SMALLHOLDER FAMERS IN BOKONE BOPHIRIMA OFFICIALLY OPENED

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

 

Mahikeng-Hundreds of farmers converged in Mahikeng on Tuesday, 13 February 2018 to witness the official opening of state-owned fund unit by the North West Department of Rural,Environment and Agricultural Development (READ) aimed at assisting financially struggling farmers of the province... read more

DEPARTMENT TO HOST AGRICULTURAL CONFERENCE TO CONTINUALLY SEEK IMPROVED FARMING WAYS

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

 

Haartebeespoort: The North West Department of Rural, Environment and Agricultural Development will host the 10th Extension and Advisory Services Conference in order to provide a need and demand based knowledge in techniques and skills to communities in a systematic participatory manner, with the objective of improving their production, income and quality of life... read more