Premier Mtshweni-Tsipane to hand over a state of the art grain milling project to Thembisile Hani Municipality's farmers

06 April 2024

Mpumalanga Premier Ms Refilwe Mtshweni-Tsipane will next week hand over a state of the art grain milling project to the farmers in Thembisile Hani Local Municipality. Accompanied by MEC for Agriculture, Rural Development and Environmental Affairs (DARDLEA), Ms Busi Shiba, Mtshweni-Tsipane will hand over the Iphakeme Grain Milling Project to the farmers.

Agriculture is one of the cornestone of the economy that contributes significantly to job creation initiatives in Mpumalanga. The installation of the Maize sweeper is an intervention measure to support the group of farmers, to achieve the aspiration of job creation and economic growth.

The group of farmers in Thembisile Hani Local Municipality applied for the project from the National Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development. It is situated in Portion 26 Klipspruit 453 JR farm, and produces 3 tons per hour of first grade mealie meal and other types of milling products such as mealie rice, samp, and sorghum meal.

The handover ceremony is scheduled as follows:

Date: Tuesday, 09 April 2024
Venue: Iphakeme Grain Milling Project, Sybrandskraal, Thembisile Hani Local Municipality, Nkangala District
Time: 08:30

For media confirmations, kindly contact Ms Phumla Mokoena on (013) 766 2249/ 060 998 8781 or or Mr Bheki Nyathikazi on 071 485 8634/


Issued by the Mpumalanga Provincial Government

DARDLEA’s Spokesperson: Ms. Zanele Shabangu
Tel: (013) 766 6133
Mobile: 072 089 9556

Provincial Government’s Spokesperson: George Mthethwa
Tel: (013) 766 2242
Mobile: 083 302 2774
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