Cabinet ratings: Agriculture Minister Thoko Didiza

accreditation
0:00
play article
Subscribers can listen to this article
Agriculture Minister Thoko Didiza
Agriculture Minister Thoko Didiza

Thoko Didiza: Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

Thoko Didiza has a solid grip on her department, with agricultural unions and organisations welcoming her energy and plans for the sector.

She has had to deal with a drought, but over 15 000 farmers have received assistance from the government.

In April, Didiza proved her mettle when the department announced a R1.2 billion Agriculture Disaster Fund to help farmers cope with the impact of Covid-19. 

Achievements: 

Didiza has been at the forefront of the government's bold land plan, which is expected to release 896 farms for agriculture. Altogether, 700 000 hectares of under-utilised land will be distributed for agricultural purposes.

Failures: 

The slow pace of the District Six development has irked beneficiaries of the project. 

Overall score out of 10: 7

Return to Cabinet ratings
We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24
Lockdown For
DAYS
HRS
MINS
Voting Booth
When and why would you have your or your partner's sperm count checked?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
That's an unnecessary procedure
17% - 978 votes
As soon as we decide to start a family
7% - 437 votes
Only if we're struggling to conceive
76% - 4502 votes
Vote
Rand - Dollar
14.35
-0.0%
Rand - Pound
19.81
-0.0%
Rand - Euro
17.08
-0.0%
Rand - Aus dollar
10.76
-0.0%
Rand - Yen
0.13
-0.0%
Gold
1,764.62
0.0%
Silver
25.81
0.0%
Palladium
2,467.49
0.0%
Platinum
1,038.50
0.0%
Brent Crude
73.51
+0.6%
Top 40
59,504
-1.5%
All Share
65,635
-1.4%
Resource 10
60,958
-1.7%
Industrial 25
87,956
-1.3%
Financial 15
12,995
-2.0%
All JSE data delayed by at least 15 minutes Iress logo