Deputy Minister Makhotso Sotyu host stakeholder engagement at the Buffelsnek Forestry Village in Knysna, 9 Jun

DFFE Deputy Minister Sotyu to host stakeholder engagement at the Buffelsnek Forestry Village in Knysna

The Deputy Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, Ms Makhotso Sotyu will be hosting a stakeholder engagement at the Buffelsnek Forestry Village, on Friday, 9 June 2023, in Knysna.

Deputy Minister Sotyu and officials from the department will engage the community of Buffelsnek village on service delivery issues, such as, water and sanitation, electricity infrastructure and housing, amongst others.

The department has also had several engagements with various government institutions to discuss on how they can work together in order to resolve the challenges, that are affecting not only the Buffelsnek village, but all forestry villages located in various municipal areas.

The Buffelsnek forestry village was established to accommodate forestry workers who had to travel long distances from their residential areas to work in the Buffelsnek plantation. The village has over time, become a permanent home for generations of families with links to the plantation.

Members of the media are invited to cover the Ministerial stakeholder engagement:

Date: Friday, 9 June 2023

Venue: Buffelsnek Forestry Village Community Hall

Time: 09:00

o RSVP please contact, Merle van Diemel on 083 301 9400 /

Source: Government of South Africa

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