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Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane to launch a biodiversity economy transformation project at the Thabana game farm, Nietverdeint

The Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, together with the MEC for Rural, Environment and Agricultural Development in North West Province, Ms Desbo Mohono, will, on 19 December 2018 launch the first ever joint Biodiversity Transformation Project under the Mebala ya Rona Biodiversity Transformation platform at the Thabana Game Farm in Nietverdeint.

 

The, project, known as the Bahurutshe Nietverdeint Game Farming project, is a post-restitution project in the Nietverdeint area of Ramotshere Moiloa Local Municipality.

In this case, the four Bahurutshe communities; which are the Bahurutshe Boo Moiloa, Bahurutshe Boo Sebogodi, Bahurutshe Boo Moiloa of Leeuwfontein as well as Tshwaane Communities lodged land claims with the Office of the Regional Land Claims Commissioner before 31 December 1998.

 

All the four claims were processed to the tune of R455m worth of land purchase and about R57m in grants approved, making available 9266 Hectares of conservation worthy or critical Biodiversity area in the Biodiversity Economy for Transformation purposes.

The four communities are found in the Ramotshere Moiloa Local Municipality, situated in the Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality of the North West Province. They will contribute significantly in one of the only three Biodiversity Economy Nodes of the Province, namely the Pilanesberg/ Madikwe Heritage Park Biodiversity Economy Node.

 

The media is invited to attend and the details of the handover ceremony are as follows:

Date : 19 December 2018

Time : 08:00

Venue : Thabana Game Farm, Nietverdeint

 

For RSVP and to schedule pre- and post-launch interviews, kindly contact the following officials:

Mr Frank Lesenyego on 078 801 5756 /018 388 7091 or Frank.Lesenyego@drdlr.gov.za

Ms Boitumelo Mokubung on 083 578 9075 / 018 388 7258 or boitumelo.mokubung@drdlr.gov.za.

 

Issued by the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform Enquiries: Ms Phuti Mabelebele – Acting Chief Director: Strategic Communications | Tel: +27 12 312 8909 | Cell: 076 402 7521 | Email: Phuti.Mabelebele@drdlr.gov.za

Eviction Toll-free Number 0800 007 095 I

For more information, follow us on @DRDLR_online, visit www.drdlr.gov.za or Facebook: Department of Rural Development and Land Reform.


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