Gauteng Rural Development Summit

Today sees the start of the Gauteng Rural Devlopment Summit at Hekpoort, Mogale City.Under the theme “Vibrant, equitable and sustainable rural communities”, the objectives of the summit will be, amongst others, to highlight the plight of rural people in Gauteng. The highlight of the summit will be the signing of the Gauteng Rural Social Compact by all key partners. The summit runs until tomorrow.

MEC for Agriculture and Rural Development, Ms Nandi Mayathula-Khoza will be hosting the inaugural Provincial Rural Development Summit at Hekpoort, Mogale City on 16 – 17 March 2012.

The Rural Development Summit will see the gathering of various stakeholders representing Government, business, civil society, NGOs, traditional leaders, farmers, farmers unions who collectively believe the Summit will result with them emerging with a common purpose of accelerating agrarian reform and food security for all communities in Gauteng’s rural areas.

Under the theme: “Vibrant, equitable and sustainable rural communities,” the highlight of the Rural Development Summit will be the signing of the Gauteng Rural Social Compact by all key partners. Among the Dignitaries expected is the Gauteng MEC for Agriculture and Rural Development, Ms Nandi Mayathula-Khoza, Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane and National Minister for Rural Development and Land Reform, Mr Gugile Nkwinti.

The objectives of the Rural Development Summit amongst others is to highlight and profile the plight of rural people in Gauteng and seek common ways of addressing these challenges.

Details are as follow:

Date: Friday 16 March 2012

Time: 10:00

Venue: Hekpoort, Mogale City