The Minister responsible for Agriculture and Rural Development Gauteng, Mrs. Nandi Mayathula Khoza, visited Bambanani on invitation on Wednesday 26th October 2011. The purpose the invitation was to start having a closer relationship with the abovementioned Department.

The workers of Bambanani Fruit felt honoured and respected because the Minister arrived on time and extend the planned two hour visit to three hours whereby the Minister was showed off by the workers the pack house, orchards and a presentation in the canteen which focussed on the background of Bambanani Fruits and the relationship between the farm and the Foundation. The Minister was impressed to hear about the Foundation funded project which changed the lives of farm workers.