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One Household One Hectare

One Household One Hectare – On Monday, 14 March 2016 the Deputy Minister of the department of Rural Development and Land Reform, Mr Mncebisi Skwatsha, handed over land on the Kwamashalabane Farm.

The programme was an initiative to rekindle a class of black farmers whilst also fighting the scourge of poverty. It was seen as a chance to introduce development in the rural areas as well as uplifting the residents of Kwamashalabane Farm. The “one household, one hectare” strategy was applied and the outcome was happy residents, fully content due to the contribution towards this life changing experience.

The aim was to build a class of small scale farmers, that will in future supply the big retailers. This forms part of the Agripark development, and these small farmers will form part of the supply chain to the Agrihub being developed in Piet Retief. The residents were taught skills on how to plant seedlings in order to promote a small level of farming. A demonstration on how to plant the seedlings was provided. Spinach, cabbage, onions and beetroot seedlings were handed to the residents.

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The Deputy Minister, Mr Mncebisi Skwatsha, planted the seedlings at each of the households, showing his humbleness towards the villagers. Smiles and tears filled their faces as these local residents were provided with a platform to start changing their lifestyle. This not only blended the community together, but the simple gestures of adding knowledge and skill to the programme also mended the loophole in the fight against poverty.

Deputy Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform, Mr.Mncebisi Skwatsha
Deputy Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform, Mr.Mncebisi Skwatsha

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