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Women-in-Maize Celebrates First Harvest Season

A multi-million Rand investment by South African Breweries (SAB), Department of Small Business Development and the Agriculture Reasearch Council (ARC), Women-in-Maize, which supports the empowerment of women-run maize farms, began its first successful harvest season.

Harvesting on the 11 participating cooperative farms began at the start of May and will end in mid-June, following the planting season in November 2015.

The Minster of the Department of Small Business Development, Lindiwe Zulu has adopted Women-in-Maize as one her department’s flagship empowerment programmes.

WorldFish/Felix Clay/Duckrabbit

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