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Deputy President David Mabuza, as chairman of the inter-ministerial task force set up to respond to issues raised by traditional and Khoisan leaders, will visit Mangaung Free Province on Thursday 25 August 2022 to speak with traditional and Khoisan leaders. Khoisan leaders.

The inter-ministerial working group was established by President Cyril Ramaphosa to provide institutional mechanisms to support dialogue, consensus building and social contract building between traditional and Khoisan leaders, government and other relevant stakeholders.

This is a continuation of the Deputy President’s engagements with the sector stemming from the National Dialogue being held in Pretoria under the auspices of the National House of Traditional and Khoi San Leaders. This national dialogue has culminated in inter-provincial engagement in Limpopo and now in the Free State to find joint solutions to challenges that hinder the development of rural communities.

Through this ongoing engagement, the government is committed to working together with traditional and Khoisan leaders to mobilize communities to fight poverty, inequality, unemployment, disease and illiteracy. Traditional leadership plays an important and influential role in growing our economy, creating jobs and transforming our society.

Deputy President Mabuza will be supported by Free State Premier Ms Sisi Ntambela, Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Mr Mchebisi Squatsha, Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Mr Obed Bapela along with Members of the provincial executive council.

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