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Four things happening in SA agriculture today, 13 November 2020

Join the Agbiz information day virtually, ministers officially open Awelani Eco Lodge in Limpopo, Cele announces crime statistics and you can join a virtual storytelling event

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In agriculture today Agbiz will be hosting an information day on challenges in the policy and legislative environment this morning.

We will also be tracking deputy minister of environment, forestry and fisheries, Makhotso Sotyu, and the deputy minister of tourism, Fish Mahlalela, as they open the three-star rated Awelani Eco Lodge in Masisi this morning.

Police minister Bheki Cele will present the quarterly crime statistics reflecting crimes that occurred from 1st of July to end of September 2020 this afternoon.

We will also be watching a virtual evening of storytelling, connecting and fundraising by Quote This Woman.

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Agbiz Information Day

The agricultural business chamber of South Africa will be hosting a half-day information session in Pretoria, starting at 09:00 this morning.

The four-hour session will focus on informing role players and stakeholders of the current challenges in the policy and legislative environment. It will also be highlighting developments and opportunities in the agribusiness sector.

Some of the most heated topics that will be discussed in the information day is Agbiz and its role in the South Africa’s economy, which will be led by Agbiz CEO Dr John Purchase. This will be followed by a talk on the forces at play in the political economy today by Theo Venter from the North West University Business School.

Attendees will have the option to meet face to face with South Africa’s foremost agricultural economists and agri-business leaders at the The Venue, Summit Place, Menlyn in Pretoria or they can join the hybrid event virtually.

Face-to-face meeting will cost Agbiz members R400-00 and non-members R450-00. Virtual registrations will cost Agbiz members R200-00 and non-member R225-00.

Registration starts at 08:00 sharp, so make sure you attend or register on time!

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Cele announces crime statistics for the second quarter

Police Minister Bheki Cele will present the quarterly crime statistics reflecting crimes that occurred from 1st of July to end of September 2020 in a media briefing today.

These statistics will show the crime levels during the time when the country moved from covid-19 lockdown level three to levels two and one.

Attendees who wish to view the briefing via live streaming can follow this link.

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Sotyu and Mahalela unveil Awelani Eco Lodge in Masisi

The deputy minister of environment, forestry and fisheries, Makhotso Sotyu, and the deputy minister of tourism, Fish Mahlalela, will officially open the three-star rated Awelani Eco Lodge in Masisi, Vhembe District in the Limpopo Province at 09:00 this morning.

Awelani Eco Lodge is owned by the Mutele Community, which made approximately 1 800 hectares of its land available for conservation and tourism associated projects in order to address the high unemployment rate among the community members.

If you want to attend the opening of Awelani Eco Lodge you can RSVP by contacting Ernest Mulibana on 082 263 7372 or  EMulibana@environment.gov.za.

The venue will be at the Awelani Eco Lodge, R525 Road, Masisi.

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Quote This Woman story telling event

You are invited by Quote This Woman to a virtual evening of storytelling, connecting and fundraising.

The theme for the evening is “The moment you found your voice”. It will be hosted by the award-winning South African journalist and editor Verashni Pillay who is also going to be sharing her story!

Other speakers include Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng, the author of Dr T: A guide to sexual health and pleasure and Esihle Mhluzi, a model, lawyer in training, and an impairment agenda advocate for those differently abled.

The event will be hosted via Zoom. If you cannot make the live event but still want to watch the StorySlam, you can buy a ticket and they will send you the recording afterwards.

  • Do you have an upcoming event that should be on Food For Mzansi’s watchlist? Drop us an email to diary@foodformzansi.co.za and we’ll do our best to include it in this weekday feature.
Sinesipho Tom
Sinesipho Tom
Sinesipho Tom is an audience engagement journalist at Food for Mzansi. Before joining the team, she worked in financial and business news at Media24. She has an appetite for news reporting and has written articles for Business Insider, Fin24 and Parent 24. If you could describe Sinesipho in a sentence you would say that she is a small-town girl with big, big dreams.
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