Sign In

Building Vibrant, Equitable and

Sustainable Rural Communities

Minister Didiza to brief the media on Agricultural Disaster Support Fund targeted for female farmers - 07 December 2020

DRDLR Home > Latest News > Minister Didiza to brief the media on Agricultural Disaster Support Fund targeted for female farmers - 07 December 2020
Media Advisory

Minister Didiza to brief the media on Agricultural Disaster Support Fund targeted for female farmers

07 December 2020

The Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Ms Thoko Didiza (MP), in partnership with Total SA, will brief the media on the COVID-19 Agricultural Support Fund, targeted for female farmers heavily hit by COVID-19.

As part of fostering Public Private Partnership (PPP) in the Agriculture and Food Security as a strong contributor to economic growth, Total SA have sponsored the sum of R1,350 000.00 (one million, three hundred and fifty thousand rand only) in support of 36 female farmers in the subsistence (18) and smallholder (18) categories who are previous beneficiaries of the FEA programme and are in dire distress due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

This support will go a long way in strengthening and reaffirming the significance of the partnership between Total SA and Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development towards advancing women empowerment in the sector, thereby also affording women an opportunity to contribute towards food security, job creation and poverty alleviation.

The media briefing will take place as follows:
Date: 10 December 2020
Time: 12h00
Venue:  Ronnie Mamoepa Press Room, Tshedimosetso House (GCIS), 1035 Francis Baard, Hatfield

NB: There will be a video Iink to the Imbizo Media Centre, 120 Plein Street, Parliament in Cape Town.

Media Participation: Journalists may view the briefing via live streaming on the links below.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DALRRDgovZA
Twitter: https://twitter.com/dalrrdgov_za
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/GovernmentZA

SABC will provide pool feed as follows:
Satellite         Amos7 @ 4 West
Downlink       12649.5 Mhz V
Symbol Rate 2.7 MSym/s
Modulation    8PSK
Video            HD H.264 @ 4.2.0

For RSVP and further information regarding the briefing, kindly contact the following officials: Mr Mphahlela Given Rammutla on 076 823 4678 or Mphahlela.Rammutla@drdlr.gov.za and Ms Piwe Mbiko on 0729372337 or PiweM@Dalrrd.gov.za.         

Media Liaison Officer and Spokesperson: Mr Reggie Ngcobo, 082 883 2458 or MLO.Minister@dalrrd.gov.za.

Issued by GCIS on behalf of the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development