Coega, dti encourage investment in the agro-processing sector
The Coega Development Corporation (CDC) and the Department of Trade and Industry (dti) conducted a workshop at the Coega Business Centre last week which was attended by more than 20 companies from the Agriculture/Agro-processing sector in the Eastern Cape. The workshop, held at the CDC Business Centre, focused on... Read more
R50m youth-owned pet food company launched
Trade and Industry Deputy Minister Bulelani Magwanishe on Friday launched a R50 million black industrialist firm in Gauteng, saying it confirms the capability of young people. The Deputy Minister said the launch of the 65% youth-owned black industrialist company shows that young people can contribute actively to the creation... Read more
50-50 policy upskilling farm workers
Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti says his department has entered into an agreement with the National Empowerment Fund (NEF) and the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) to help farm workers to become farm owners. The Minister said this when answering questions in the National Assembly on Wednesday.... Read more
Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Senzeni Zokwana has commended a farming project, which harnesses the power of the sun to grow vegetables. The Minister visited the SUNfarming project, situated at the North West University in Potchefstroom, on Tuesday. The solar powered vegetable growing project was born from a partnership... Read more
Sundale Free Range Dairy is the largest private dairy in the Eastern Cape Province in South Africa that produces fresh milk. It is situated in the East London Industrial Development Zone (ELIDZ), the hub of industry in this vibrant family oriented town. Contact 1 Ikhala RoadLower Chester, IDZ, East... Read more
The Eastern Cape Rural Finance Corporation (ECRFC) is a people-friendly organisation set up by the Eastern Cape Government to fund, promote and support rural development and entrepreneurial enterprise in the rural areas. Read more
11-02-2014 – Red Crest Farms is planning to establish three new chicken houses, each with a capacity of 40 000 birds on 1.2 hectares of land at Stutterheim. The facility, that involves a capital investment of R14 million and will generate a projected yearly income of R28.5 million, will... Read more
26-08-2013 -“Access to the massive Chinese consumer market offers fantastic opportunities for Eastern Cape agroprocessing ventures as it could serve as a channel for its products to larger markets within China and the rest of the world,” Carara Agroprocessing managing director Mike Duxbury says. One of the largest processors... Read more
The Eastern Cape Rural Development Agency (ECRDA) has secured R113 million from the Development Bank of Southern Africa Jobs Fund for forestry projects. ECDRA was established to facilitate the implementation of High Impact Priority Projects (HIPS) including forestry plantation development. The Agency is now looking for a forestry sector... Read more
Rural cattle stock farmers get boost with the delivery of 100 bonsmara cattle 3 December 2010 – Cattle farmers in Elliot in the former Transkei received a “commercial” boost last week on Friday when rural development agency AsgiSA Eastern Cape (EC) loaned 102 bonsmara and beef master bulls to 38... Read more