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MADIBENG MAIDEN HORTICULTURE SHOW SUCCESFUL

Tuesday, 14 September 2018

 
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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