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Agriculture forms the foundation of developing economies and is still regarded as the most important sector in South Africa, as many people in the rural areas still depend on it as a means of survival. Furthermore, it is the sector that offers the best potential for bridging the gap between poverty  inequality, and providing sources of productivity that benefit those disadvantaged people working within this sector. A healthy agricultural industry is also central to a country’s gross domestic product (GDP), food security, social welfare, job creation and ecotourism, while adding value to raw materials.

 

Furthermore, agriculture has undergone extensive restructuring since the South African economy opened up post-apartheid and substantial growth occurred between 1998 and 2002. This growth, however, contracted due to mounting pressure from market competition and legislative changes (Tsantsabane Local Municipality – LED Strategy Urban Economics, 2015). In addition, according to Statistics South Africa (Stats SA), livestock breeding in the Northern Cape (33%)  is the most participated-in economic activity by all agricultural households. Furthermore, according to Stats SA, the key features of the agricultural sector within the Tsantsabane Local Municipality are as follows:

 

  • 12% of the households are agricultural households.
  • Livestock breeding (43%) in Tsantsabane is the largest economic activity, followed by poultry farming (34%)
  • The majority of the participates in agriculture in the province are African males.
  • 2% of agricultural households with no formal schooling and no matric in the province are from Tsantsabane Local Municipality.

Miscellaneous ED - Support

MISCELLANEOUS ED SUPPORT

Being the sector identified as most important for local Enterprise Development Jasper Power undertook to took to support two black run agricultural projects in 2019 and 2021.

 

Warrendale farm

Located in Danielskuil in the Northern Cape, Warrendale Cattle Farm comprises 1760ha, and is leased from the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR) by the Abrahams family.

 

Rekgaratlhile Honey BEE Co-operative Project

This agricultural project, known as the Rekgaratlhile Honey Bee Co-operative Project, is located in Skeyfontein in the Northern Cape. The project is situated on a farm belonging to the tribal authority and the project has received permission to use an area of ± 1 ha) for apiculture.  The group of beneficiaries consists of 9 women who are members of the Rekgaratlhile Honey Bee Project, namely Me. Kgalalelo Taaibos,  Me. Anne Philips,  Me. Bonolo Sedilang,  Me. Picarla Soulus,  Me. Virginia Monnanyane,  Me. Patricia Phillips,  Me. Annie Phillips,  Me. Mpho Moeng  and Me. Rachael Moemodi.

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Jasper Power's current & past ED projects are as follows:

 

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