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
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
Ms Boitumelo Mokubung on 083 578 9075 / 018 388 7258 or
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