Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Honour the Legacy of Madiba #mandeladay


Wednesday, 18 July 2018


The MEC for Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development will lead a dedicated team from the Department to respond to the clarion call made by the general council of the United Nations to observe the legacy of our world icon, Tata Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela.

This year, the department will be investing its efforts in building a values-based society, though our variety of programmes and activities, we will channel society towards the revival of values, fundamentally anchored in ubuntu.

With this call to action, the department seeks to charge society to accept Madiba’s challenge, to take upon itself the responsibility to solve the challenges of the world. When he said, “It is in your hands to make of the world a better place”, we believe he was passing on the responsibility to the next generation of leading and helping change the world for the better.

With this message we intend to inspire our people in their diversity to search within themselves and find the good that inherently exists within.


The Centenary Celebrations of Madiba is a direct call to action to public institutions, corporates and individuals to act as sources of inspiration and engage in conversations and actions that commit to establishing sustainable programmes in local communities. This is to also inspire society to act every day and not only to take up the responsibility of impacting other people lives on 18 July, but throughout the year, too.


This year, the department led by the MEC will roll out a programme where he is deployed at his constituency in Jankemdorp to donate nessesary items to the identified benefiaries and engage in the following activities and visit the following beneficiaries whose birth month coincide with that of Madiba :



10:00 – 10:30 LENA BOOYSEN: 7 JAKARANDA - 100 YEARS 

10:30 – 11:00 MA JOOD: PLATAAN AVENUE - 103 YEARS

11:00 – 11:30 SAKKIE MARUPING - TURNING 95 YRS ON 18 July 2018



Be the Legacy,


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