Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development
Government will soon issue advertisement notices of 896 farms measuring 700 0000 hectares of underutilised or vacant state land.
The agriculture, land reform and rural development department announced this in a statement on allocation of state land.
The agriculture, land reform and rural development minister, Thoko Didiza, has announced the process to be followed by members of the public in applying for available agricultural state land as part of the government contribution to the land reform programme.
The state land is located in all provinces except Gauteng and Western Cape.
“The advertisement notices will be in the local, district and provincial newspapers, websites and
local radio stations. Application forms will be made available in the district offices and provincial offices of the Departments of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development as well as Municipal District offices.”
All beneficiaries who have been allocated state land and signed lease agreements will be subjected to a compulsory training programme.
According to the department, 135 117 hectares of land has so far been released to 275 farmers this year.