Now is the time to comment on agri marketing bill

The public and interested parties are invited to attend the public hearings on the Agricultural Produce Marketing Agencies Bill 2013, published in the Government Gazette on 28 March.

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The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) said five public hearings will be held in May. The first public hearing will take place on Monday 13 May at 08:30 at the Saint George Hotel and Conference Centre in Irene, south of Pretoria in Gauteng. The second public hearing will be at the same venue on Tuesday 14 May at 08:30.

On Thursday 16 May at 09:00 the public hearing will take place at the Paarl Boutique Hotel in Paarl in the Western Cape.
The Limpopo public hearing will take place on Monday 20 May at 10:00 at the Fairview Hotel and Village in Tzaneen and on Thursday 23 May at 10:00 the public hearing will be held at the Protea Hotel Edward in Durban in KwaZulu-Natal.

Interested parties are also invited to submit written comments on the Bill before the public hearings to Mogala Mamabolo, Director: Marketing (DAFF). Mamabolo can be contacted on 012-319-8455; 012-319-8456; [email protected] or [email protected]

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View the Agricultural Produce Marketing Agencies Council Bill