After the gazetting of the Green Paper on Land Reform, Rural Development and Land Reform Minister
Gugile Nkwinti, invited certain stakeholders to participate in a National Reference Group (NAREG), to play
a constructive and participatory role, which is vital to the consultation process.
The Agricultural Business Chamber (ABC) took up the opportunity to provide constructive, business
oriented and politically neutral input to all 6 working groups within NAREG. The ABC had an internal
workshop to set the general mandate and appointed Prof. Nick Vink, an acknowledged agricultural
economist from University of Stellenbosch, to assist in constructing a well-informed position paper. The
ABC will present this position paper to its Council on 15 November, whereby it will be submitted to the
Minister before the official deadline for comments at the end of November 2011.
03.11.2011 / Media Releases