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    Meerlust Wine Estate The Meerlust Wine Estate in the Stellenbosch area was recently funded by the Western Cape Department of Agriculture (WCDoA) from its Comprehensive Agricultural Support Programme in order to expand its business. Approximately 30 ha of land is suitable for wine grape production, which was not optimally farmed.

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    Alona Fresh Produce started in 2012 and is situated in Botrivier in the Overberg district. The project currently produces tomatoes on a small scale in one tunnel, has enough water for the envisaged enterprise and is doing very well. Bryan and Eleanor Swart are the two beneficiaries of the project and own the land where the farm is situated.

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    Casidra successfully implemented the Goedgeloof Farming Project with the Comprehensive Agricultural Support Programme funding allocated by the Western Cape Department of Agriculture.

    The Goedgeloof Farming Project is situated in Swellendam in the Overberg district. The beneficiaries are Michaels’ family of four who are the black commercial farmers.


    The delegation of Members of Parliament of the Standing Committee on Tourism, under the leadership of honourable Don Gumede (chairperson), visited the Stony Point Eco Centre and Tea-room project in Betty’s Bay. The purpose of this visit was to engage with the community, to evaluate the project and report on how the committee sees the project’s future sustainability to ensure maximum results.

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