Date of Meeting: 18 March 2015
Chairperson: Ms P Ngwenya-Mabila (ANC)
The Committee was briefed by the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR) on its Annual Performance Plan for 2015/16, with the Minister and Deputy Minister in attendance. Due to the complexity of the agrarian transformation space, the DRDLR had developed a rural economy transformation model which would be implemented through the Agrarian Transformation System. The target for the jobs created in land reform projects, the number of farmers trained through the recapitalisation and development programme, and the number of land claims settled and finalized, were some of the key targets presented. The collaborative efforts between the DRDLR and the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries were welcomed by the Committee.
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