This week’s events include the 28th African Commission on Agricultural Statistics Session, securing the date for the Izindaba Zokudla for the year function, the AgriFuture SA conference, the Food For Mzansi Anniversary Gala Dinner, an auction, and a wine tasting. To include your event in the calendar, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Happy festive season, Mzansi!
The week kicks off in Boksburg, Gauteng at the 28th African Commission on Agricultural Statistics, discussing all things food production on the African continent.
The Izindaba Zokudla for the Year class is set to take place this Saturday, so take the opportunity to secure your space and save the date on your calendar on Tuesday.
On Wednesday it is time for Food For Mzansi’s five-year 2024 AgriFuture SA conference, followed by Food For Mzansi’s five-year celebration gala in Pretoria, and on Thursday we have a public auction in Johannesburg, Gauteng.
We close the week off with a wine tasting in Sandton in Johannesburg on Friday.
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Monday, 04 December
28th African Commission on Agricultural Statistics
The Food and Agricultural Organisation, Statistics South Africa, and the department of agriculture, land reform and rural development (DALRRD), will be hosting the 28th Session of the African Commission on Agricultural Statistics. This is a platform for panelists to share ideas on the state of food and agricultural statistics in Africa. Panelists will also advise member states on the development of their agricultural statistical systems.
Venue: Birchwood Hotel, Boksburg, Gauteng
For more information, please contact Luthando Kolwapi on 0813111426.
Tuesday, 05 December
Izindaba Zokudla for the year class
This class is intended to serve urban farmers and is appropriate for the challenges they face. The topics under discussion include the unique value proposition of urban agriculture, producing from small areas, profit from a small urban agricultural enterprise, and more.
This event is both virtual and in-person. Please bring an ID document, passport or birth certificate to gain access to the campus.
Time: 09:00 for 09:30
Venue: University of Johannesburg Soweto Campus Chris Hani Road Orlando, B3 Enoch Sontonga Halls
Wednesday, 06 December
2024 AgriFuture SA conference
Under the theme “Nurturing tomorrow’s harvest,” the conference boasts an impressive line-up of speakers and panels, aiming to dissect, analyse, and revolutionise the nation’s agricultural trajectory. With a focus on innovation, market access, policy evolution, and technological advancements, it promises to be a pivotal moment for stakeholders across the agricultural spectrum.
Time: 07:30 – 13:15
Venue: Diep In Die Berg in Pretoria East
Food For Mzansi’s 5th Anniversary Black-tie Gala Dinner
There is no feast without a farmer, and there would be no celebration without you. Join the Food For Mzansi team at the Food For Mzansi 5th Anniversary Black-tie Gala Dinner, an elegant celebration of five years of breaking barriers, celebrating unsung heroes, and moving South Africa’s agricultural sector forward, together.
Time: 18:30 – 00:30
Venue: Diep in Die Berg, Pretoria East
Thursday, 07 December
Department of agriculture, land reform and rural development public auction
Duly instructed by the department, the Rihlazana will have vehicles, tractors and various goods available for sale on-site.
All buyers must provide proof of physical address and ID for registrations. R50 000 (refundable deposit) must be paid via EFT and no cash will be accepted on-site.
Venue: Number 1 Thabo Mbeki Drive (R101), Modimolle, Johannesburg
For more information contact Thandi on 0729995630.
Friday, 08 December
Jackson Food and Wine Night
Looking for a fun and memorable way to gather your friends, whether it’s the ladies or the gents before everyone goes off on their separate summer adventures? Look no further! We have the perfect event for you.
This isn’t just your typical wine-tasting experience. It’s a relaxed evening filled with great vibes and good company. We’ll even open our market and eatery, so you can shop or grab a bite to eat while enjoying the festivities.
Time: 17:00 – 20:00
Venue: Jackson’s Real Food Market and eatery, Kyalami Corner, upper level, Sandton, Johannesburg
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