Kwanalu’s Vice President, Phenias Gumede, and CEO, Sandy La Marque, are attending a high level meeting today convened by the Motsepe Foundation on current land reform issues.
The meeting which is taking place in Sandton, Johannesburg seeks to discuss and explore inclusive, sustainable and commercially viable partnerships involving Kings, traditional leaders and their communities, black and white farmers, banks, agribusinesses and rural and urban stakeholders in the land reform context, with the objective of achieving meaningful growth and the developing partnerships between all farmers and stakeholders in order to find a way forward for domestic and global investor confidence in the agricultural sector, the agribusiness industry and the South African economy.
“There is a clear message of unity and confidence in each other here today; as well as a united message that black and white farmers have a strong future together. Also being discussed is that the racial element must be removed from the land reform discussion and that property rights should be protected. It is inspiring to see all invested stakeholders in the agricultural sector working together to make a difference,” said La Marque, speaking from the meeting.
“Kwanalu is privileged to be invited to be involved in the process and are committed to being a key stakeholder and a partner in a united and sustainable future,” said La Marque.