Tomorrow, Thursday,27 May 2021, the Western Cape Minister for Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, will officially open the Holsloot Weir near Rawsonville.

The Holsloot Wier, built at the cost of R78 million, responds to the severe damage caused by flooding, alien invasive plants, and damaging ecological maintenance performed within the river.

It links directly to two of the Priority Projects in the Western Cape Government's SmartAgri Implementation Plan, namely

  • The restoration of ecological infrastructure for increased productivity and socio-ecological resilience, and
  • Collaborative, integrated catchment management aimed at improving water security and job creation.

Media are invited to attend. (There will be an opportunity for interviews and photos).

DATE:              THURSDAY, 27 May 2021

TIME:               14:30 –15:30

VENUE:           uniWines Vineyards –Daschbosch, Louwshoek Voorsorg Road,Rawsonville

Seating is limited, and registration is mandatory to ensure Covid-19 compliance. Please RSVP by sending your name, media publication and contact information to Daniel Johnson by emailing daniel.johnson@westerncape.gov.za as soon as possible.


MEDIA ENQUIRIES

Daniel Johnson

Spokesperson to the Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer

Mobile: 079 990 4231

Email: daniel.johnson@westerncape.gov.za