oa Agriprobe - #ForTheLoveOfAgriculture - ministerial

Volume 16 Number 3
  • ISSN : 1810-9799



The first thing I did after my appointment as Western Cape Minister of Agriculture was to contact former Minister of Agriculture, Gerrit van Rensburg. I did so because I had served with him in the Western Cape Cabinet. During this period, I learnt a lot from “Oom Gerrit” (as he is affectionately known), now happily retired in Mossel Bay, Southern Cape. The next thing I did was create the hashtag, #ForTheLoveOfAgriculture, as I want South Africans to start loving and respecting agriculture. It was US President Harry Truman who once said: “Prosperous farmers make a prosperous nation, and when farmers are in trouble, the nation is in trouble.”

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