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Department to host the 2017 Provincial celebration of World Environment Day

15 June 2017


Wolwespruit: The Department of Rural, Environment and Agricultural Development (READ), will host the 2017 World Environment Day (WED) celebration of the Bokone Bophirima province. This year’s WED is celebrated under the theme: ‘Connecting People to Nature’, imploring every individual to appreciate and protect the importance of the natural environment... read more


14 June 2017


The Deputy Minister for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries General Bheki Cele together with the MEC for Rural Environment and Agricultural Development (READ), Manketsi Tlhape invite members of the media to a feedback and Imbizo Outreach Programme to be held at Los-My-Cherry (Welgeval) in the North West Province... read more

A generation of young farmers needed – MEC Tlhape tells graduates during the Taung College graduations

06 June 2017


Taung: The MEC for Rural Environment and Agricultural Development (READ), Manketsi Tlhape has called on the young people in the Province to consider Agriculture as a career choice to respond to the local economic needs to date. MEC Tlhape who was addressing the second Graduation Ceremony at the Taung Agricultural College (TAC) recently, said young people need to be aware that Agriculture, as one of the key sectors of the provincial economy has a potential to fight the triple challenges that faces the global world. She also made emphatic of the need for a generation that will be industrious enough to take ownership of farming and bring innovation into it... read more

39 government trained Field Rangers placed for jobs within North West Parks Board

22 May 2017


Mahikeng: The North West Parks Board (NWPB) an entity of the Department of Rural, Environment and Agricultural Development (READ) has appointed and placed 39 Field Rangers at various Parks within the Bokone Bophirima Province as part of the Skills Development Programme. The Field Rangers who have graduated in February this year are young people mainly coming from areas near and adjacent the 15 Game Reserves managed by the Board. The NWPB recently hosted an event to welcome and mark the appointment of the Field Rangers who have completed a one (01) year training course offered by the Southern Africa Wildlife College... read more

Jagersfontein - Food Security Projects handover to Veterans (MKVA) Group

22 May 2017


Jagersfontein: he Department of Rural, Environment and Agricultural Development (READ) has established five agricultural Projects for the Zeerust based Veteran Group, Luthuli Detachments Primary Agricultural Cooperative. The 27 members are a group of veterans who were part of the armed struggle group that left the country since 1961. With many of them in old age, the Department has vowed to create projects that will help support them and their families... read more


12 MAY 2017


Jaggersfointein – MEC for Rural, Environment and Agricultural Development, Manketsi Tlhape will handover the Veterans’ R2 million agricultural project at Jaggersfontein’s Kleinsmonsville Farm, Ramotshere Moilwa Local Municipality... read more