The North West Department of Agriculture and Rural Development heeds President Cyril Ramaphosa’s declaration of a national state of disaster in terms of the Disaster Management Act by halting all departmental events and closing of the Potchefstroom and Taung Agricultural  colleges until after Easter weekend.


This is in an effort to help prevent the spread of the Corona Virus that has been declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO).


MEC Desbo Mohono has also met with Organized Agricultural Farmers Associations to discuss the pandemic and requested them to exercise caution by putting stringent measures for prevention and control of the virus to protect their employees to reduce the impact of the virus on our society and economy.

The department has also implemented the guidelines from Department of Employment and Labour in the workplace by availing hands sanitizers to all employees and encouraged them to wash their hands requrlary.

Issued by:

Communication Services Directorate

Enquiries: Ms Emelda Setlhako

Tel: 018 389 5684/ Cell: 060 745 4020


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