Co-op’s spinach success

2017-02-24 06:00
 Photo: suppliedNosipho Mbanjwa in the field of spinach.

Photo: suppliedNosipho Mbanjwa in the field of spinach.

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MEMBERS of the National Legislature, KZN Legislature, municipal leaders, the Department of Agriculture and Department of Water Affairs officials visited an agricultural project in Umzimkhulu recently.

Community members of Ward 10 formed the Silulele Co-Operative that grows and supplies spinach to Harding and Umzimkhulu shops.
Nosimo Mbanjwa, the chairperson of the co-operative thanked traditional leaders for giving them land to grow crops and said their aim is to supply spinach to many shops in Harry Gwala.

Chairperson of the Parliament Local Economic Development Committee, Ruth Bengu called stakeholders to support local projects to fight poverty and grow the local economy.

The project was given R350 000 by the KZN Department of Small Business and Development.
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