Media Alert: Minister De Lille to Visit Dysselsdorp Farming Community
Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Gerrit Van Rensburg, and Minister of Social Development, Patricia De Lille, will visit Dysselsdorp on Monday, 4th of October, 2010, at 10:00.
Minister van Rensburg will be handing over animal feed to the local small farmers as part of the Western Cape Provincial Government's ongoing drought aid relief programme in the Southern Cape. Several gardening projects will also be inspected. These projects form part of the Government's rural development initiatives in Dysselsdorp.
This will be Minister De Lille's first visit to Dysselsdorp in her new capacity as Western Cape Minster of Social Development. Dysselsdorp is the Western Cape Government's pilot rural development node, and as such, there are many social challenges to be addressed alongside the attempts to stimulate the local economy. Minister De Lille will also visit several farming projects in the region, in a bid to establish the extent of the Department's intervention, in the area.
All media are invited to attend.
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