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Land Focus: Community makes mealie magic

18 May 2015


Corn Star: Wiphold Eastern Cape project manager Pinky Matanzima shows off some of the maize being grown in Centane in the Eastern Cape. Picture: Lucky Nxumalo

Corn Star: Wiphold Eastern Cape project manager Pinky Matanzima shows off some of the maize being grown in Centane in the Eastern Cape. Picture: Lucky Nxumalo

By Lubabalo Ncgukana

It is a quiet time for the farmers of Thuthura. The hard work has been done and their maize stands in the field in serried rows. Now, the villagers have to wait for harvest time in July – and protect their precious crops from roaming livestock and thieves…Thanks to a bold pilot project to bring 600 hectares of idle land back to life, 683 households previously struggling with poverty and unemployment are now starting to see a brighter future.

Read the full article from News24.

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