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Three things happening in SA agriculture today, 31 August 2020

Virtual dialogues for women in agriculture and last chance for agriscience bursary applications

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Who runs the world? Girls! Yes, yes, today is last day of what has been a ridiculously amazing month of celebrating women in agriculture. Closing the eventful month off in style is minister Thoko Didiza’s virtual dialogue with female farmers across Mzansi and the Kwanalu Women in Agriculture Webinar.

Also on Food For Mzansi’s radar today is the D-day for prospective agriscience students to get funding.

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Minister Didiza hosts virtual women’s dialogue

A virtual dialogue webinar with female farmers will be hosted by Thoko Didiza, the minister of agriculture, land reform and rural development, today.

The online dialogue, under this year’s theme “Realising women’s rights for an equal future”, is scheduled from 14:00 to 15:30, via Microsoft Teams. The event will feature female farmers who will be reflecting on their journey in the sector.

Other topics that are expected to be addressed on the day’s programme include the role of youth in agriculture during covid-19, the agro-processing value chain in job creation and gender-based violence in agriculture. To join the webinar, click here.

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Kwanalu webinar to inspire women in farming

In an effort to celebrate the many roles women play in the agricultural sector Kwanalu is inviting all women interested and involved in the sector to join their free webinar.

The event, titled “Kwanalu Women in Agriculture”, is hosted in collaboration with the South African Canegrowers Association and will start at 10:00 via Zoom. The webinar will feature an all-female line-up of inspirational speakers who will share their tools for agri-business success and their experiences and challenges conquered in the sector.

Speakers include Nicola Weimar (chief economist from Nedbank, Dipuo Ntuli (vice-Chairman of the SA Canegrowers Association), Denene Erasmus (editor of Farmer’s Weekly South Africa) and Mandisa Dlamini (agro-processing dealmaker at Industrial Development Corporation).

You can register for the Kwanalu Women in Agriculture Webinar here.

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Make your agriscience dream come to true

Today is the last chance for prospective agriscience students to apply for a bursary from Stellenbosch University’s Agriscience Faculty. Visit the ‘Maties’ website for information on how to apply for financial aid.

The faculty is the number one AgriScience faculty in Africa. It continues to play a leading role globally, boasting an expansive alumni networks of leaders in their respective fields of discipline.

Duncan Masiwa
Duncan Masiwa
DUNCAN MASIWA is a budding journalist with a passion for telling great agricultural stories. He hails from Macassar, close to Somerset West in the Western Cape, where he first started writing for the Helderberg Gazette community newspaper. Besides making a name for himself as a columnist, he is also an avid poet who has shared stages with artists like Mahalia Buchanan, Charisma Hanekam, Jesse Jordan and Motlatsi Mofatse.
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