Programme In Uthukela District, Estcourt: 03 July 2020

As part of the accelerated efforts to boost and augment efforts geared towards food security, KZN MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Nomusa Dube-Ncubeon the 3rd July 2020 visited the Wembezi area under Inkosi Langalibalele Local Municipality to hand over seeds, implements, garden tools and trees to impoverished households as part of the relaunch of One Home One Garden programme.


The KwaZulu-Natal Cabinet mandated all the MECs to visit their respective districts under Operation Sukuma Sakhe to relaunch of government’s key programmes which acts as a buffer against poverty. About 1 200 households are set to benefit from the programme in uThukela District and each of the three local municipalities will have 400 households that have been apportioned as beneficiaries.


“Food security that works and benefits all of us should always top our priorities. We must never drop the ball. We understand that most of the households lack space to plant and we urge that communities, churches, businesses and even municipalities must allocate some small portions of land to assist with vegetable gardens. This is an urgent priority as we continue to battle the incursion of Covid-19,” said Dube-Ncube. The MEC Dube-Ncube, District Mayor of uThukela Municipality Cllr AS Mazibuko and Local leadership after the relaunch of one home one Garden they proceeded to Dalton Community Project.


The project began 3 years ago by 110 local unemployed women and youth which transformed into full time employment. The project boasts many activities which include piggery, crop, goat, poultry and layer farming. Therefore, the MEC pledged that her Department will support this initiative.


MEC planting three during the relaunch of one home one garden


MEC planting Seeds during the relaunch.


MEC with Langalibalele Mayor handing gift to one of the households.


The visitation of Dalton Community Project.


The visitation of Dalton Community Project.


Dalton Community Members Bidding farewell to the MEC and Mayor.