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Statutory Levy on Mediterranean Fruit Fly on the Cards


Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development A per hectare statutory levy to fund the area wide Mediterranean fruit fly control programme is on the cards. The agriculture, land…

COVID-19 Agricultural Relief Fund Vouchers Extended


Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development The validity period for the COVID-19 agricultural relief fund vouchers has been extended. The COVID-19 Agricultural Disaster Fund of R1,2 billion sought…

Control Measures on Asian Citrus Psyllid Drawn Up


Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Draft Control Measures relating to the Asian Citrus Psyllid have been drawn up. The agriculture, land reform and rural development department published…

NCOP Briefed on National Forests Amendment Bill


Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries The environment, forestry and fisheries department has briefed the national council of provinces (NCOP) on the National Forests Amendment Bill. The national assembly passed…

Table Grape Industry Seeks Continuation of Statutory Measures


Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries The South African Table Grape Industry (SATI) has called for the continuation of statutory measures on table grapes. The National Agricultural Marketing Council (NAMC)…

Parliament Shines Light on DALRRD Legislative Programmes


Parliament Parliament has called on the agriculture, land reform and rural development department to ensure clear legislative programmes with timeframes by which the department can be held accountable are put…

COVID-19 Agricultural Disaster Fund Under the Spotlight


Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development The outcome of the COVID-19 Agricultural Disaster Fund application process has been announced. The smallholder and communal farmers’ application process opened on…

Deeds Offices Reopen Across South Africa


Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Deeds offices will open across South Africa on 13 May 2020. In a statement, the agriculture, land reform and rural development department…

NAMC Receives Request From Wheat Forum on Levies


Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development The National Agricultural Marketing Council (NAMC) has received a request from the Wheat Forum to continue the statutory measure on winter cereal…

Reopening of Deeds Offices on Track


Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Deeds offices will reopen as soon as necessary health measures are put in place. In a statement, the agriculture, land reform and…