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Postponed: Minister Molewa to launch the Camdeboo Satellite Aquaculture Project

29 March 2016


Please note the below mentioned event has been postponed until further notice.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Mrs Edna Molewa will on Thursday 31 March 2016 lead the launch of Camdeboo Satellite Aquaculture Project (CSAP), the Winterhoek Guest House and Protected Environment Camdeboo National Park in Eastern Cape, Graaff Reinet.

The CSAP is an innovative and highly replicable model which presents a comprehensive solution to address fish supply shortfalls, decrease reliance on wild fish stocks, create sustainable self-employment opportunities for rural women, promote pro-poor economic growth, and encourage social equity in the Camdeboo.

This Blue Karoo Trust (BKT) project aims to establish a preserved freshwater fish industry in the Eastern Cape using a farming method called aquaculture, which is “the rearing of aquatic organisms in captivity, and implies interventions in the growth of the organism and ownership of the organism being cultivated.” The project produces 1,144 tons of fish per month and provide employment to 3,214 (500 direct, 1,640 indirect and 1,074 induced) people, primarily rural women. The aquaculture clusters benefit both through economies of scale as a result of their collaboration as well as from the support, training and mentorship provided by the central structure.

Minister Molewa will also unveil refurbished Doornhoek Guest House at Mountain Zebra National Park and Winterhoek at Camdeboo National Park. A fire destroyed the Doornhoek Guesthouse house in September 2013 and it has since been restored in the original style. Both Doornhoek and Winterhoek Guesthouses are examples of the protection of a rich cultural heritage, spanning hundreds of years.

Members of the media are invited to join this prestigious event as per the details below.

Date: Thursday, 31 March 2016

Time: 08:00

Venue: Graaff Reinet Stadium, Eastern Cape

To RSVP, contact:

Sivuyile Ngaba

Cell: 071 403 5294


Ernest Mulibana

Cell: 082 263 7372


For media queries, contact:

Roopa Singh

Cell: 082 225 3076