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Taung College of Agriculture set to confer successful graduates

25 May 2016


Taung: The Taung College of Agriculture in joint efforts with the Department of Rural, Environment and Agricultural Development will on Friday 27 May 2016 confer the class of 2016 graduates. Ten graduates, five females and five have completed three-year Diploma of Agriculture in Irrigation programme... read more

Economic empowerment for women and youth

17 May 2016


Mahikeng - In just weeks after presentation of the Departmental Policy and Budget Speech Vote for 2016/17, MEC for Rural and Agricultural development, Manketsi Tlhape is acting upon the department's commitment to ensure inclusion of women and youth in mainstream economy.... read more

Department budget to respond to economic growth plans

04 May 2016


Mahikeng - The Department of Rural, Environment and Agricultural Development (READ) is set to use its allocated R1,2 billion to respond to provincial economic growth plans. As the spear-header of the ACT strategy, the Department through it Budget Speech has committed to bringing in reforms in addressing food and nutrition security, market access and development that will lead towards the desired economic growth... read more

READ holds Extension Conference and implements Outreach programme

15 March 2016


As part of the annual Extension Conference, gricultural extension took centre stage for three days when the Department of Rural, Environment and Agricultural Development embarked on a massive outreach programme at Agisanang near Sannieshof... read more

Department honours agric advisors

15 March 2016


Sannieshof - The Department for Rural, Environment and Agricultural Development has honoured agricultural advisors for the hard and commitment. The department hosted the awards ceremony as part of its Annual Extension and Advisory service conference on 09-11 March 2016.... read more

Welgeval farmers welcome drought relief efforts

02 March 2016


Welgeval - Farmers in Welgeval and Obakeng Villages, Rustenburg municipality have welcomed drought aid government delivered recently to their communities. The national Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF), the Department of Rural, Environment and Agricultural Development (READ) as well as the Moses Kotane Local Municipality partnered to assist the two communities as some of identified villages and towns which are hard hit by the drought crisis... read more

Women agric and rural development structure set to change face of participation

01 February 2016


Mahikeng - With only few months in the office, the new inaugurated Women in Agriculture and Rural Development (WARD) provincial leadership plans to change the face of women participation in agriculture and rural development. The structure was re-launched in an official ceremony led by MEC for Rural, Environment and Agricultural Development, Manketsi Tlhape... read more

Taung college inaugurates new Advisory Council

01 February 2016


Taung- Taung College of Agriculture has inaugurated a new Advisory Council. The MEC for Rural, Environment and Agricultural Development, Manketsi Tlhape officiated at the inauguration of 15 members' council at Taung college recently... read more

Barokologadi Ba Maotwe Signed the Land Incorporation Agreement with Parks Board

26 January 2016


The signing of 26 000 hectors land incorporation agreement was entered into by READ, NWPB and Barokologadi Communal Property Association during a ceremony attended by the CPA committee members, Kgosi Maotwe and community members of Sebele at Madikwe Game Reserve.... read more