OUR LEADERSHIP

 

Nonkqubela Pieters

MEC

Bongikhaya Dayimani

 ACTING HOD

Patience Tamba

 ACTING COO

Mthozami Goqwana

ACTING DDG : 
Agriculture Development

Sibongile Mzantsi

Acting Chief Financial Officer & DDG ADMIN

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Ngamakhaya ayi-281 kunye nesikolo esizakuxhamla kwimpompo zamanzi eziyi-40 ezifakelwe apha….

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EASTERN CAPE MEC for the Department of Rural Development and Agrarian Reform (DRDAR) Nonkqubela Pieters brought…

 

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DRDAR MEC Nonkqubela Pieters pictured with Ubunye Farmers Association coordinator Mthunzi Ntu…

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UPPER Mkapusi Wool Growers Association members said the new shearing shed, dipping tank and 10…

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Umphathiswa weSebe lophuhliso lwaMaphandle noLimo uNonkqubela Pieters unikezele ngokusesi…

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GOVERNMENT infrastructure investment in the lucrative wool industry is creati…

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WHEN ANDISWA RALA, the Extension Officer for the Eastern Cape Department of Rural …

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More households in the Eastern Cape province milk goats and sheep more than…

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Drdar’s women empowerment session was focusing on taking stock of the progress made in pursuit of the 8 HOD’s principles, which are:…

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About 800 learners from the Nelson Mandela Metro Municipality attended the roadshow organized by Food for Mzansi news site in Kariega…

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DRDAR provided seedlings to 20 households and Langalitshoni JSS at Emaplotini Village, chicken Feed and bags of fertiliser to…

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WITH many Agricultural markets said to be saturated already and some hogged by established institutions, MEC for Rural Development and Agrarian has chall…

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THE Eastern Cape Department of Rural Development and Agrarian Reform (DRDAR) will now procure protective clothing for its staff from clothing and textile enterprises…

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Eastern Cape Department of Rural Development and Agrarian Reform (DRDAR) brought joy and relief to pet lovers in Walmer Township in Gqeberha on Friday…

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MEC for Rural Development and Agrarian Reform (DRDAR) Nonkqubela Pieters has vowed that no money will be left unspent as the Department works towards delivering excellent services to the people of the province..

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The Tsolo Agriculture and Rural Development and Institute (Tardi) will continue to train individuals actively involved in food production in the Eastern Cape to produce quality bakery and dairy products,…

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Deciduous fruit farmers in the Sarah Baartman District who have had to endure souring fortunes as a result of natural disasters…

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In a male-dominated industry where beginners and women are said to be overlooked, forcing them to double their efforts to be recognised,…

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Rural development and Agrarian Reform (DRDAR) brought smiles and jubilation to 180 disadvantaged learners in the northern parts of Sarah Baartman…

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Government will soon launch a new business bounce-back scheme aimed at supporting businesses in distress owing to the Covid-19 pandemic…

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MEC for Rural Development and Agrarian Reform Nonkqubela Pieters proclaimed that by the year 2024
Magwa Tea Enterprise (MET) will reach break even point and reduce its over-reliance on government…

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The farmers should “stop abusing” the assets they are given by government for their progress and growth, said Rowan  Kapank from Boplaas farm in Louterwaters…

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The government of the Eastern Cape is on a massive job creation drive by ensuring that agricultural projects are supported to become economically viable through creating a conducive…

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The government of the Eastern Cape is on a massive job creation drive by ensuring that agricultural projects are supported to become economically viable through creating a conducive…

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Eastern  Cape Rural Development and Agrarian Reform MEC, Nonkqubela Pieters and local farmer, Mr Mveleli Mhlonitshwa, show the maize seed to be planted in many mealie fields and grain producing…

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Intergovernmental efforts between the Eastern Cape Department of Rural Development and Agrarian Reform and Mbhashe Local Municipality have catapulted Ngqatyana woolgrowers to…

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Initiatives to spark the interest of young people into the lucrative agriculture  sector that has also proven to be an economic driver in the Eastern Cape are at play…

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LIVESTOCK died in large numbers in the OR Tambo region since the dawn of the prolonged drought that resulted in water shortages in many parts of the Eastern Cape Province…

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The government is committed to giving people ‘huge enablers for their businesses to prosper,’ these were the words of Rural Development and Agrarian Reform MEC Nonkqubela Pieters during the handover of infrastructure to farmers..
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BUSINESS ideas and setting of goals are some of the traits found in the DNA of most entrepreneurs but very few possess the resilience needed in the actual running of the business, and this is what has set Noluthando Mbilase apart from her counterparts.
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MEC for the department of Rural Development and Agrarian Reform (DRDAR) Nonkqubela Peiters hailed the relationship and partnership between private sector and…

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THE Eastern Cape government ,through its Isiqalo Fund meant to boost youth owned businesses in a bid to fight unemployment and poverty today handed over…

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EASTERN Cape Premier Lubabalo Oscar Mabuyane together with the MEC for Rural Development and….

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Dabula said she had lost all hope when she became partially blind after the attack. A bus driver then in….

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SHEEP farmers, who are also wool growers in 10 Tsolo and Qumbu villages said the the shearing sheds….

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One of leading women grain farmers in the Easstern Cape, Ms Zoliwe Nombe….

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EASTERN CAPE’s Rural Development and Agrarian Reform MEC, Nonkqubela ….

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Women were described as pillars of development who have the backbone to ensure that communities are developed….

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ZIMASA NTLANGULA, one of the members of Amantonta Agro processing family….

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MEC for DRDAR Nonkqubela Pieters with Agri-EC President Peter Cloete (right) and his deputy Eben du Plessis during the congress of the Agri-EC….

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The Department of Rural Development and Agrarian Reform’s Human and Institutional Capacitation Chief Directorate hosted learners…

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Eastern Cape MEC for the Department of Rural Development and Agrarian Reform Nonkqubela Pieters handed over more than R1 million worth farming infrastructure that…

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Citrus farmers in the Eastern Cape are set to benefit from the new citrus protocol signed between SA and China. The old protocol had more stringent regulations on cold requirements…

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MEC for Rural Development and Agrarian Reform (DRDAR) Nonkqubela Pieters continued her Back to School programme in the Sarah Baartman District Municipali…

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National Treasury has tabled a basket of proposals aimed at supporting poor and vulnerable households, while staying on course to restore the healt…

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A total of 100 households in Somerset East under the Blue Crane Route Local Municipality are looking forward to this year’s festive season celebrations…

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Eastern Cape MEC for Rural Development and Agrarian Reform, Nonkqubela Pieters recently crisscrossed the Blue Crane  Municipality to hand over tractors…

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Eastern Cape Department of Rural Development and Agrarian Reform MEC Nonkqubela Pieters  handed over production inputs, feed, irrigation material, chicks and piglets to excited farmers…

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While most young people at  Nobumba Village in Peddie used the Covid-19 Relief grant buying “unnecessary items”, five young people from the village decided to…

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THERE was much jubilation and ululation at Great Kei Municipality’s Mangqukela Village in Mooiplaas when Rural Development and Agrarian Reform (DRDAR) MEC Nonkqubela Pieters….
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MEC for Rural Development and Agrarian Reform (DRDAR) Nonkqubela Pieters called on the departmental officials to “ensure there is 365 days” awareness campaign to educate communities about the dangers of rabies.
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Commitment and willingness paid off for three youth and women owned projects in the Buffalo City Metro when DRDAR MEC Nonkqubela Pieters visited them to donate much needed agricultural supplies..
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In the Winnie Madikizela Local Municipality, Alfred Nzo District is 53-year-old business woman turned house wife who never thought agriculture would drastically change her life and those of her family members.
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A pensioner and Sonop farm owner Thokozile Boboyi from Queenstown in Chris Hani has hailed the Department of Rural Development and Agrarian Reform (DRDAR) for its consistent support to her farming enterprise.
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MEC for Rural Development and Agrarian Reform (DRDAR) Nonkqubela Pieters has made a call to agricultural graduates to be “innovative and become entrepreneurs”…

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WITH South Africa currently experiencing untimely power outages that are attributed to dilapidated electrical infrastructure…

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Magwa Tea Estate in picture…

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As we draw a close towards the youth month , the departmental special programmes unit’s youth desk coordinator Ms Vuyo Roloma  working together…

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From only planting two hectares of land in 2008 to a whopping 200 hectares in 2020, Zoliwe Nombewu cites passion and her faith as the driving forces behind her farming success.
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THE Upper Kat citrus growers are foreseeing a tremendous growth in the citrus commodity as this industry is the economic driver in the area…

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AMID the promising international trade channels that government is aggressively unlocking, MEC for Rural Development and Agrarian Reform…

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OUR MANDATE

Department of Rural Development and Agrarian Reform, which draws its mandate from the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa…

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OUR MISSION

Promote, support and coordinate rural development and agrarian reform interventions to reduce poverty and underdevelopment….

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