Limpopo Department of Agriculture _LDA_ receives new HOD by sdsdfqw21


									                       7 - 13 May 2010

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Limpopo Department of Agriculture (LDA)
receives new HOD

           Right: The MEC for Agriculture Mme Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba congratulating the newly appointed HOD Prof Edward Nesamvuni.

   By Samson Mabunda T                h     e   position after a few months since the departure   Miluwani (Sibasa) near Thohoyandou, is a
                                 Limpopo        of former HOD, Mr Bigman Maloa.                   graduate in Agriculture. He has junior and
    & Kenny Mathivha
                                 Department     Nesamvuni has been acting in the position         senior degrees in Agriculture; he obtained his
of Agriculture (LDA) has a new Head of          since Maloa left the LDA. He is not new to        BSc Agric (Hon) with distinction (Cum
Department (HOD) in Professor                   the Department; he has been the General           Laude) from Fort Hare University (1990);
Azwihangwisi Edward Nesamvuni. His              Manager for Research and Training whilst          M.Sc. Agric from the same university in 1993
appointment is with effect from the beginning   acting as HOD.                                    and a Ph.D. from Oklahoma State University
of May 2010.Nesamvuni is appointed to the           Prof. Nesamvuni, who hails from               in the USA in 1995.
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LDA receives new HOD
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He is a registered Natural Scientist by the    respectively. In 1996 he rejoined the          in the afternoon on Monday, 3 May 2010,
South African Council for Natural Scientific   University of Venda for Science and            MEC for Agriculture, Ms Dipuo Letsatsi
Professions; a member of the South African     Technology as a Senior lecturer in the         Duba said he is expected to contribute
Society of Animal Science, the South African   Department of Animal Science, and became       significantly to the success of the LDA. “We
Society of Agricultural Extension.             Head of Department in 1989. He became          believe his leadership skills will take us to
Nesamvuni is a Fulbright Scholar. In his       Deputy Dean of the School of Agriculture       greater heights. I am expecting him to deliver
academic career, he won many prizes which      and Rural Development and Forestry in 1999     on the mandates given to us by the ruling
include amongst others; Shell scholarship,     and appointed Associate Professor and          party and our entire stake holders out there”,
J.L.irvin Rumevite, Fort Hare Foundation       Director of the Centre for Rural Development   she said. The MEC hopes his appointment
Merit, Boeresake Gold Medal and United         in 2002. He then moved to government and       will yield positive results on government’s
Nations Scholarship Awards.                    was appointed as Senior Manager in             emphasis on rural development and food
    As a professor, he held many academic      Agricultural Research Services in 2005, and    security. In the next edition, Temo News
positions from being a Junior Lecturer and     General Manager for District Services,         hopes to secure an interview him about
Dean’s Assistantship at the Universities of    Research and Extension in 2006.                his new role. Watch the space!!
Venda and Fort Hare from 1989 to 1992              Introducing him to Top Management late

EXCO gives Makhado community hope
   By Busi Shibambo
     & Zwi Maphiri

                                                MEC for Education Mr. Dickson Masemola, Vhembe District Executive Mayor Cllr.
                                                Falaza Phillip Mdaka (middle) and MEC for Agriculture Mme Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba

                                                                                              “I can hear all the
                                                                                              promises made by the
                                                                                              MEC’s, but without finance
                                                                                              assistance all this cannot
                                                                                              happen, however we will
                                                                                              look into this matter and
                                                                                              try to assist as promised.”

                                               7 May - 14 May 2010-Page 2
Sekhukhune Grade 12 learners get assistance
in choosing careers              Choosing a          to follow. The majority settle for studies they      are loosing interest in farming, the event was
 By Nape Masemola                career can be a     can afford due to financial constraints. The         also aimed at concertizing people about the
                                 daunting                                                                                            need to have people
task if a learner is not exposed to various                                                                                          pursuing careers in
career paths that are out there. Besides the                                                                                         the Agricultural
number of fields and opportunities that                                                                                              Sector to produce
are out there for young people, South                                                                                                more food in order
Africa is still faced with a huge number                                                                                             to      address
of grade 12 dropouts and learners who do                                                                                             millennium
not pursue their studies further in                                                                                                  development goal
institutions of higher learning. Lack of                                                                                             of halving poverty
finance and learners not being aware of                                                                                              by 2014. Students
careers to pursue are often attributed as                                                                                            were        after
the cause. Information about oneself, what                                                                                           presentations from
career routes are out there play crucial in                                                                                          various sections of
assisting the majority in following their                                                                                            the department,
dreams at the right time and at the right                                                                                            given           an
academic institutions.                                                                                                               opportunity to
    The Department of Agriculture                                                                                                    consult individually
Sekhukhune District is in its first of two                                                                                           with presenters so
week career exhibition. Rotating within                                                                                              as to get as much
                                                 Members of the Limpopo Department of Agriculture disseminating information
the five municipalities that make the            at the Magobading Community Hall in Tubatse Municipality                            information as
district, the exhibition is aimed at exposing                                                                                        possible.
learners in particular the Grade 12s about           department’s bursary section was also part of            The Department of Health and Social
numerous careers that the department is              the Human Resource Development team that             Development also outlined on various career
offering. With special skills needed in the          embarked on the Sekhukhune career exhibition         opportunities available in the sector and
department, the aim is to recruit learners to        outreach.                                            bursaries the department was offering. Similar
pursue careers such as Agricultural                      One of the career exhibitions that drew a        exhibitions were conducted at Kgautswane,
Engineering, Veterinary Science, Entomology,         large number of learners was held at a small         Nthame both in Tubatse. The exhibition team
Viticulture Hydroponics and Plant Pathology          village of Mogobading in the Greater Tubatse         will be in Fetakgomo on the 6 to 7 May, and
for the benefit of the agricultural sector.          Municipality. Nineteen (19) schools attended         at Makhuduthamaga on 10 May 2010. From
    Financial challenges that learners face          the show. With the demographic trends in the         11 to 14 May 2010, the team will be in Elias
also play crucial role in deciding what career       agricultural sector showing that young people        Motsoaledi and Marble Hall.

                                  Upcomming events
                                                                                                             Lephalale Farm Worker of
                                                                                                                      the Year Awards

                                                     7 May - 14 May 2010-Page 3
Limpopo Department of Agriculture’s sports
teams unstoppable this year.

                                           34 days to go before the 2010 FiFa
                                            World Cup! Feel it, It is here!

              7 May - 14 May 2010-Page 4

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