Earlier in June I travelled to the Koue Bokkeveld to an event where Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa, was the guest speaker. True to the area’s name, it was a bitterly cold evening, with outside temperatures dropping to 5 Degrees Celsius on the Gydo pass, on route to the venue!
The event was hosted by the Witzenberg Partnerships in Agri Land Solutions (PALS). PALS is a private sector initiate which coordinates and supports transformation projects in the Witzenberg Area. The Initiative was launched two years ago when the commercial agricultural sector decided to act on the need for rapid transformation in land ownership in the Witzenberg area. Members finance a permanently staffed office in Ceres from where all projects are coordinated. The LREAD has a good working relationship with PALS and thus my attendance to the event was granted.