Grass actively encourages consumer participation in South Africa to grow a conscious and informed consumer voice. This is vital to bring about true grassroots change in our dysfunctional food system. Here is your chance to actively participate – please attend one of the meetings listed below.
INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE IN PUBLIC HEARINGS ON THE AGRICULTURAL PRODUCT STANDARDS AMENDMENT BILL 2014
Consequent to the publication of the Agricultural Product Standards Amendment Bill in 2013 and 2014 in the Government Gazette (Nos. 36736 and 38032, Vol. 27 and 21, General Notice Nos. 810 of 2013 and 829 of 2014) on 16 August 2013 and 03 October 2014 respectively, the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries will conduct public hearings on the Bill during the month of March and April 2015. Interested members of the public and institutions are hereby invited to participate during the hearings.
The public hearings will take place during the dates, times and venues specified in the table below:
|DATE AND TIME||VENUE|
|31 March 2015
Stellenbosch Quarantine Station – DAFF
Polkadraai Avenue, Stellenbosch.
|08 April 2015
|Northern Cape/North West
Protea Upington Hotel
24 Shroder Street, Upington.
|13 April 2015
|KwaZulu-Natal – Note Venue Change
Three Cities Riverside Hotel and Spa
10 Kenneth Kaunda Road (Norway)
|15 April 2015
Port Elizabeth Protea Marine Hotel
Marine Dr. Summerstrand Port Elizabeth.
|20 April 2015
Tzaneen Magoebaskloof Hotel.
R71, Mopani. Greater Tzaneen.
|23 April 2015
Pretoria, Imbizo Boardroom.
30 Hamilton Street, Harvest House Building, Arcadia.
For further information relating to the public hearings on the Agricultural Product Standards Amendment Bill of 2013 and 2014, contact the persons listed below.
For media enquiries please contact:
Ms Makenosi Maroo
Chief Director: Stakeholder Relations and Communications
Tel.: (012) 319 6787
Cell: 072 475 2956
For technical enquiries please contact:
Mr Billy Makhafola
Executive Officer: Agricultural Product Standards
Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Tel.: (012) 319 6023