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Owen Sitole College of Agriculture Graduation 2015

At the recent OSCA Graduation ceremony, graduates got the opportunity to bask in the glory of their achievements and enjoy the fruits of their hard labour. In attendance at this graduation ceremony, was the MEC for Agriculture and Rural Development in the Province, Mr Cyril Xaba.
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MEC Xaba intervenes in the drought stricken area of Umkhanyakude    

MEC Cyril Xaba who was accompanied by a group of experienced agricultural specialists, visited major projects located in the Mtubatuba and Hluhluwe areas to observe challenges that famers encounter on a daily basis and to see how the Department can assist.    
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KZN DARD intervenes in hailstorm damage in Imbabazane


The KZN Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is assessing the damage caused by a hailstorm which ravaged yellow maize crops in the Mangweni area under the Imbabazane local Municipality.
For more on developments in the area, read the full text of MEC Xaba’s speech

Cedara College of Agriculture Graduation 2015

Addressing the graduates, MEC Cyril Xaba stated that he is passionate about encouraging young people to study in the agricultural field and to become competitive players in the commercial agriculture sector.
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Young Girls are the Future of Agriculture in KZN    

School girls from various schools in the Ilembe District converged in Durban where they attended a summit aimed at empowering young women on social, academic and lifestyle issues.    

Kokstad Technology Transfer Day

The KZN Department of Agriculture and Rural Development in partnership with Grain SA, held a Technology Transfer Day for farmers at the Kokstad Research Station with a purpose to provide them with information on soil fertility, crop production, cultivar evaluation and veld management for livestock.

Visit by Eastern Cape Agriculture Delegation to KZN ends on a high note – Co-operative Agreements reached

The Eastern Cape MEC for Rural Development and Agrarian Reform, Mr Mlibo Qoboshiyane and his delegation, concluded their benchmark visit to learn best practices from KwaZulu-Natal during a tour to Makhathini Flats in Jozini.

Events Gallery


08 April 2015 : MEC Xaba's official visit to view a Livestock Project in Richmond

Drought Monitor Map

Foot and Mouth Disease
MEC Cyril Xaba's Interview

Seasonal Climate Watch

NAC advisory - 2014/15 summer season 

Climate Change and Disaster Management

DARD Projects