Media release

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe’s visit to De Doorns: 11 May

09 May 2013

9 May 2013

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe will on Saturday, 11 May 2013, lead a government delegation in a meeting with farmers and farm workers in De Doorns in the Western Cape.
The meeting is part of a series of public engagement initiatives that are planned to find sustainable solutions to the problems afflicting the agriculture sector in the Western Cape.

This weekend's meeting is a follow up to the first engagement that was held on 12 February 2013. The outcomes of the initiative was that a government committee comprising national and relevant Western Cape departments would seek ways to address the issues raised by farmers and farm workers.

Media are invited as follows:
Media programme

09:00-11:10 Opening Remarks and Dialogue
Venue : United Reformed Church, De Doorns
11:45-12:50 Deputy President visits to Households (three households)
Venue: Community Sports Field, De Doorns East
13: 50 – 15:40             Interactive session
15:40 – 16:00              Closing remarks by the Deputy President

Members of the media are requested to submit the following details for accreditation:

Name & Surname
ID number
Designation and media house
Media are advised that a media bus will depart from the 120 Plein Street Visitors Center, Parliament at 7h00.

Please RSVP by Friday 10 May, 10h00 to Sikelela Zokufa on 073 772 6574 or

Thabo Masebe, Spokersperson for the Deputy President
Cell: 082 410 8087
email: Thabo.
Palesa Mokomele, Spokesperson for the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Cell: 082 904 1908

Issued by Government Communication and Information System (GCIS)


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