Tshwane celebrates a significant boost to Rust De Winter in Region 5 with a more than R11 million investment in livestock farming. Ziyanda Zwane, Tshwane MMC for environment and agriculture management, announced the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development allocation to support local livestock farmers.
This substantial investment is earmarked for constructing 15 cattle-handling facilities, benefitting 15 livestock farmers, creating job opportunities, and enhancing overall farm efficiency. Zwane highlighted the department’s role in developing the business plan and successfully securing the funds.
In Ward 99, the project has already positively impacted two construction companies and generated 40 job opportunities during the construction phase. The initiative promotes effective beef cattle-handling practices, ensuring worker safety, improving animal welfare, and reducing animal stress.
Currently, eight facilities have been successfully constructed. Zwane highlighted the city’s commitment to collaborating with key stakeholders in the agriculture sector to provide ongoing support for farmers, fostering the growth and sustainability of the industry.
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