Advisory: South African Foreign Minister Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma to participate in a Conference on Women in Agriculture and Rural Development on 14 October 2006

South African Foreign Minister Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma will participate in a panel discussion at a Conference on Women in Agriculture and Rural Development under the auspices of the Ministry for Agriculture and Land Affairs that will commemorate the International Rural Women's Day on 15 October 2006.

As part of the commemoration the Ministry of Agriculture and Land Affairs will be hosting a conference on Women in Agriculture and Rural Development from 13 to 15 October 2006 in East London, Eastern Cape Province.

The theme of the conference is "Mobilisation of Rural Women for Social Change". The conference will culminate in the launch an association of Women in Agriculture and Rural Development in order to provide a mechanism through which rural women can network and share experiences.

The launch will be attended by African Ministers of agriculture and land, provincial Premiers and Members of Executive Committees (MECs) as well as our rural women in the provincial and local sphere. The objectives of the conference are:

  • To keep rural development on the national agenda;
  • To share approaches for promoting economic stability of agriculture, farming and maintaining a healthy, safe and abundant food supply in a thriving and viable rural community;
  • To discuss issues affecting women in agriculture and land; and
  • To create an enabling environment for rural women to participate in economic empowerment programmes and various opportunities in the public sector.

DATE : Saturday 14 October 2006

TIME : 10h30

VENUE : Regent Hotel

East London

ENQUIRIES/RSVPs : Vincent Hlongwane on 082 385 1169

Issued by Department of Foreign Affairs
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13 October 2006






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