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National Cannabis Master Plan in the Pipeline


Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development A Draft National Cannabis Master Plan is in the pipeline. The agriculture, land reform and rural development department recently held a webinar…

Agri-Industrial Fund Launched


Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development A R1bn Agri-Industrial Fund has been launched to boost black farmers. In a statement, the agriculture, land reform and rural development department…

Draft Regulations on Extended Producer Responsibility Drawn Up


Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Draft amendments to the Regulations and Notices Regarding Extended Producer Responsibility are proposed. The environment, forestry and fisheries department called for comment on the…

Parliament Seeks Comment on Agricultural Produce Agents Bill


Parliament Parliament seeks comment on the Agricultural Produce Agents Amendment Bill. The portfolio committee on agriculture, land reform and rural development was briefed on the bill at the end of…

Parliament Calls for Legislation on Fresh Produce Markets


Parliament The portfolio committee on agriculture, land reform and rural development has called on the agriculture, land reform and rural development department to develop legislation on fresh produce markets. In…

Parliament Briefed on Agricultural Produce Agents Bill


Parliament Parliament was briefed last week on the Agricultural Produce Agents Amendment Bill. The bill was tabled in parliament in November 2020. The bill’s explanatory summary was published in Government…

Continuation of Statutory Measure on Soybeans


Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development The continuation of the statutory measure on soybeans has been announced. The agriculture, land reform and rural development department announced the continuation…