Premier Mtshweni-Tsipane to oversee fencing project and handover of food security project to beneficiaries in CALM

10 April 2024

In a bid to curb wildlife interaction with humans, Mpumalanga Premier Ms Refilwe Mtshweni-Tsipane will oversee the completion of one of the fencing projects at Songimvelo Nature Reserve.

The Provincial Government has embarked on a fencing drive around the Province to ensure the restriction of wild animals into their natural habitat. The Kruger National Park is amongst the beneficiaries of the fencing project.

At Songimvelo the fence has been destroyed by wild animals, mostly elephants that are continuously escaping their habitat and cause massive damages to the farmers’ crops, mostly from Mooiplaas towards Ekulindeni.

Mtshweni-Tsipane will be accompanied by MEC for Agriculture, Rural Development, Land and Environmental Affairs, Ms Busisiwe Shiba, Executive Mayors and Senior Traditional Leaders. The delegation will also visit the Thobela Royale, which was funded by the Provincial Government. They produce peaches and nectarines and supplies major retails stores like Woolworths.

All projects are in the Chief Albert Luthuli Municipality.

Members of the media are invited to the hand over ceremonies of the projects. Details are as follow:

Steynsdorp, Thobela Royale and Songimvelo Bio-diversity.

Date: Thursday, 11 April 2024
Venue: Ebutsini Tribal Authority, Steynsdorp, Chief Albert Luthuli Local Municipality, Gert Sibande District
Time: 08:30

For media confirmations, kindly contact Ms. Sibongile Mkani-Mpolweni on 082 967 2138 or Ms. Phumla Mokoena on (013) 766 2249/ 060 998 8781 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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