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Three things happening in SA agriculture today, 23 October 2020

Have your say on land expropriation, tune into an agri-economist webinar and track ministers Sotyu and Nzuza as they work in North West

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Greetings Mzansi. Even though we have come to the end of our week we have not run out of resourceful webinars, meeting and events that could benefit you.

First up we track an agri-economics webinar where a panel of professional agricultural economist will share industry knowledge and debate their thoughts on the prominence of data and analytics in their current positions.

Then deputy minister of environment, forestry and fisheries, Makhotso Sotyu and deputy minister of home affairs, Njabulo Nzuza, will visit Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District Municipality in North West to discuss the social ills in the municipality at 10:00 this morning.

Finally, the parliamentary ad hoc committee on amending Section 25 of the Constitution will visit Kimberley at 10:00 this morning for a public hearing.

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Agri-Economist Webinar

Aspiring agricultural economists are invited to join a one and a half hour jam packed webinar featuring panellists who will share insights on careers and data application.

The theme of the webinar is “A career in agricultural economics: The importance of data, analytics, technology and digitalisation – Are we prepared?”

The webinar will be hosted by the Agricultural Economics Association of South Africa (AEASA) and will include two presenters who are earning their bread and butter as data scientists in the agricultural and macroeconomic sector. They will share their career paths and interesting agricultural and economic data applications.

A panel of professional agricultural economists and an agricultural recruiter will also debate their thoughts on the prominence of data and analytics in their current positions.

To be part of this event at no cost register before 10:30 this morning.

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Minister Soytu visits North West

If you happen to be from the Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District Municipality in North West, this morning your presence will be highly appreciated by the deputy minister of environment, forestry and fisheries, Makhotso Sotyu and the deputy minister of home affairs, Njabulo Nzuza, who will be addressing social ills in the municipality at 10:00 this morning.

The purpose of the visit to the area is to work together with the leadership of both provincial and local governments in managing the implementation of the district model.

The visit will include a session where the ministers will address water, gender based violence, covid-19, economic, and job creation issues with all local mayors and municipality managers in the district.

To RSVP contact Munyadziwa Mphaphuli on cell: 076 108 0006 or e-mail: mumphaphuli@environment.gov.za(link sends e-mail)

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Land expropriation public hearing

The ad hoc committee that initiates and introduces legislation amending Section 25 of the Constitution will today have a public hearing in Kimberley.

The committee’s mission is to obtain public input in how the Constitution should be amended. If you are interested to attend, you need to be at the Greater Letaba in the Mamalia Circuit before 11:00.

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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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