South Africa: Biodiversity Economy Transformation Project to be launch on 19 Dec

The Bahurutshe Nietverdeint Game Farming project is a post-restitution project in the Nietverdeint area of Ramotshere Moiloa Local Municipality.


Devdiscourse News Desk | Updated: 18-12-2018 16:34 IST | Created: 18-12-2018 16:15 IST
South Africa: Biodiversity Economy Transformation Project to be launch on 19 Dec
The four Bahurutshe Communities; Bahurutshe Boo Moiloa, Bahurutshe Boo Sebogodi, Bahurutshe Boo Moiloa of Leeuwfontein as well as Tshwaane Communities lodged a land claim with the Office of the Regional Land Claims Commissioner before 31 December 1998.
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The Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane together with the MEC for Rural, Environment and Agricultural Development Ms Desbo Mohono will on 19 December 2018 launch the first ever joint Biodiversity Transformation project under the Mebala ya Rona at Nietverdeint Thabana Game Farm, North West Province.

The Bahurutshe Nietverdeint Game Farming project is a post-restitution project in the Nietverdeint area of Ramotshere Moiloa Local Municipality.

The four Bahurutshe Communities; Bahurutshe Boo Moiloa, Bahurutshe Boo Sebogodi, Bahurutshe Boo Moiloa of Leeuwfontein as well as Tshwaane Communities lodged a land claim with the Office of the Regional Land Claims Commissioner before 31 December 1998.

The four Bahurutshe Communities are found in the Ramotshere Moiloa Local Municipality, situated in Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality of the North West Province. These communities will contribute significantly to one of the only three Biodiversity Economy Nodes of the Province, namely the Pilanesberg/ Madikwe Heritage Park Biodiversity Economy Node.

All four claims were processed to the tune of R 455 million worth of land purchase and about R 57 million in grants approved, making available 9266 Hectares of Conservation worthy or Critical Biodiversity area in the Biodiversity Economy for Transformation purposes.

(With Inputs from South African Government Release)

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