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Mashego-Dlamini heads to cotton farming community in Jozini

The Deputy Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform says providing ongoing visible support to rural communities is as important as identifying those who need assistance. 

Rural Development Deputy Minister Candith Mashego-Dlamini
Rural Development & Land Reform Department

Candith Mashego-Dlamini is today in Jozini as part of government's Imbizo Focus Week. 

She is making a return visit to Makhathini - which three years ago - was identified as having great potential for cotton farming.

An investment of R30 million was then made by government. 

Mashego-Dlamini says the Jozini community continues to expand the cotton farming sector there - with nearly 1 600 farmers working the land.

She says her visit is also an opportunity to get a sense of what issues continue to trouble communities.

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