Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries launches National Arbor Month, 7 Sept

3 Sep 2018

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in partnership with the Mpumalanga Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, Land and Environmental Affairs, the eHlanzeni District Municipality and Total South Africa, will launch the National Arbor Month campaign on 7 September at Mbombela Local Municipality in Mpumalanga.

This will be the official launch of the extension of the National Arbor Week to a month campaign. The theme for the Arbor Month is: “Forests and Sustainable Cities”.

Activities of the launch day will include project visits and greening initiatives in and around the local municipality, including Barberton and Thekwane communities. The day will also include the Arbor City Awards, a competition sponsored by Total SA and was introduced to promote the greening of cities and towns in South Africa. These awards are given to cities/towns that go an extra mile to green their areas of jurisdiction. 

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Details of the launch:
First session (Project visit)
Date: Friday, 7 September 2018
Time: 7h30
Venue: Mbombela Stadium

Second session (Main event)
Date: Friday, 7 September 2018
Time: 10h30 – Main event at Mbombela Stadium

Please RSVP for accreditation to Jamela Nkanyane on 082 346 9781 or Bheki Nyathikazi on 071 485 8634. Transport for media is available on request and will depart from Nelspruit.

For further information, please contact:
Khaye Nkwanyana
Ministry Spokesperson
E-mail: MLO.Minister@daff.gov.za
Cell: 083 952 9723

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