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Delegation meets with Minister Joemat-Pettersson

A delegation consisting of representatives from various livestock and wildlife industries recently met with Ms Tina Joemat-Pettersson, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in Johannesburg to inform her about the extent and impact of predation. Droughts, stock theft and predation are major risk factors in these industries and the delegation had a discussion with the minister around these issues. Here are, from the left: Mr Koos van der Ryst, Vice-President of the Red Meat Producers’ Organisation; Mr Coligny Stegmann, Council Member of the South African Mohair Growers Association; Prof. HO de Waal, ALPRU and the Department of Animal, Wildlife and Grassland Sciences at the University of the Free State (UFS); Ms Joemat-Pettersson; Mr Petrus de Wet, President of the National Wool Growers’ Association; and Dr Gert Dry, President of Wildlife Ranching South Africa.
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