NEWS & ANALYSIS

20 land reform farms abandoned in Free State, 114 unproductive

Minister provides list of previously productive farms in province

NATIONAL COUNCIL OF PROVINCES

WRITTEN REPLY

QUESTION 293

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER [No 21-2010]

DATE OF PUBLICATION: 20 August 2010

 293.   Mr D A Worth (DA-FS) to ask the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform:

(1) Whether any previously productive farms purchased by the Government in the Free State since 1994 under the Land Reform Programme are now (a) abandoned and/or (b) unproductive; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (i) how many in each case, (ii) what are the reasons for this, (iii) what action is being taken to address the situation and (iv) where is each farm situated;

(2) whether any assistance is being provided to rehabilitate these farms; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? CW375E

MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM:

(1)(a) and (b)  Yes.

(i)    and (ii) 20 farms were abandoned and 144 farms were found to be unproductive. Please refer to Annexure A.

(iii) In line with the newly introduced Recapitalisation and Development Programme, the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR) has embarked on the recapitalisation drive, whereby beneficiaries are assisted financially and through technical support to rehabilitate their farms' potential and to assist with the necessary skills training. The DRDLR Provincial Shared Service Centre: Free State (PSSC: FS) has commenced with investigations into each farm and has started the process of recapitalisation. Currently the core services being provided range from the provision of fencing, drilling boreholes, construction of vegetable tunnels, installation of electricity, purchasing of livestock and skills       development.

(iv) Please refer to Annexure A.

(2) Yes.  The DRDLR has budgeted 25% of its baseline allocation for the purpose of rehabilitation of such farms. All farms acquired since 1994 qualify for the Recapitalisation and Development Programme.

Annexure A to NCOP QUESTION 293 of 2010

LIST OF PROJECTS: FS SSC IN RESPONSE TO PARLIAMENTARY QUESTION NO 293

(1)(a) &(b)(i) How many abandoned / unproductive?

(1)(a) & (b)(ii) What are the reasons for each case

(1) (a) & (b)(iv) Where is each farm situated?

Project Name

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Deneysville

Itekeng Chicken Abbator Farmers

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Kroonstad

Naledi

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Koppies

Ikemeleng Poultry

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Deneysville

Refeng Kgotso

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Orangeville

Metsimaholo/vuka-zenzele

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Koppies

Mabaso

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Kroonstad

Tswelopele boerdery

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Kroonstad

Democratic Poultry

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Kroonstad

Itshokolele Fruit & Veg

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Kroonstad

Tswelopele Veg.

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Kroonstad

Kgatelopele / Ipopeng

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Vredefort

Nosenga

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Frankfort

Kambule

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Kroonstad

Ntsonta

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Lindley

Ramaele

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Kroonstad

Morakabi

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Koppies

Sibongile Trust (Englebrechtslaagte)

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Parys

Mohapi

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Koppies

Mogano (Plot 390)

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Parys

Dlomo

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Steynsrus

Masike and Monokoane

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Kroonstad

Mphosi

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Lindley

Amankwane Family

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Koppies

Mosia

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Heilbron

Sawukazi

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Heilbron

Motloung

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Parys

Pitso Project

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Parys

Moroanyane Project

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Kroonstad

Fry

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Koppies

Modikoe

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Kroonstad

Mojaki

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Heilbron

Mokhoantle

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Kroonstad

Moqhaka Chickens

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Heilbron

Grow Together

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Kroonstad

Mkhwanazi

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Heilbron

Mokoena Trust

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Lindley

Mapoulwane

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Kroonstad

Sentebale

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Kroonstad

Fixane

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Steynsrus

Hlanganani Mahlapo

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Koppies

Phiri and Sons Trust

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Kroonstad

Mafokosi

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Kroonstad

Teboho Trust

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Kroonstad

Lefona

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Kroonstad

Mangope

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Frankfort

Mokoena Boerdery

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Koppies

Mokoena

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Koppies

Gila Trust

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Viljoenskroon

Shebelakwano Trust

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Koppies

Mbele Project

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Sasolburg

Metsimaholo Settlement

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Theunissen

Makgulong a Matala

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Odendaalsrus

Kutwanong

Abandoned

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Brandfort

Ikgomotseng Trust

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Theunissen

Thusanang/Theunissen

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Soutpan

Marematlou Trust

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Brandfort

Tsohang Le iketsetseng

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Theunissen

Belengwane

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Theunissen

Kopano/Bryan

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Odendaalsrus

Thabong Farmers

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Bothaville

Seopasengwe

Abandoned

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Brandfort

Moletsane

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Hennenman

Bokamoso

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Ventersburg

Mmetlakgola

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Ventersburg

Lengau Ramagala

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Bultfontein

Tau and Son Poultry

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Theunissen

Masilo

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Ventersburg

Thakamakhoa

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Theunissen

Masakhane Trust

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Bultfontein

Dikgomo Society

Abandoned

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Bultfontein

Pikinini Beef Cattle

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Dealesville

Katleho Trust

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Bultfontein

Lewane farmers cc

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Theunissen

Makata

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Soutpan

Moalosi

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Ventersburg

Mahlaku Project

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Bothaville

Thusanang

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Odendaalsrus

Lesedi Farming Operations

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Boshof

Wesselsbron Trust

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Bultfontein

Lebona

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Theunissen

Maja

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Ventersburg

Bucheku

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Kroonstad

PB  Mpholo

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Theunissen

Setshego

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Welkom

Multilayers

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Wesselsbron

Mafabatho

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Brandfort

Monare

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Ventersburg

Mathobisa

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Wesselsbron

Basotho Letjhabile

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Theunissen

Mothe

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Bothaville

Xhaba

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Ventersburg

Zim

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Ventersburg

Sekosana

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Ventersburg

Sisonke

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Ventersburg

Molelengoane

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Ventersburg

Mokolutlo

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Ventersburg

Marumo

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Ventersburg

Khothule

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Ventersburg

Chabane

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Ventersburg

Sekae

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Ventersburg

Mopereo

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Virginia

Kananelo

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Winburg

Lebetsa

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Theunissen

Rakhongoana Trust

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Theunissen

Ramoholi

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Theunissen

Manyalla

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Brandfort

Bakubung

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Theunissen

Monnane Project

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Theunissen

Ikemeleng Trust

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Hennenman

Letsitsa Trust

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Boshof

Motlhabane

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Bultfontein

Pudumo Project

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Welkom

Molelekoa Project

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Bothaville

Kokoma Trust

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Theunissen

Modukanele

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Odendaalsrus

Batlhaping

Unproductive

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Odendaalsrus

Motjeku

Abandoned

Limited production capital and limted skills as well as mentorship

Odendaalsrus

Khanyani Bafazi

Abandoned

Lack of funding

Hobhouse

Phomolong

Unproductive

Mismanagement of funds

Westminister

Westminister Ikaheng Project

Unproductive

Lack of funding

Dewetsdorp

Qalo Trust

Abandoned

Group dynamics and in-fightings

Bloemfontein

Thusono Batho

Abandoned

Lack of funding

Botshabelo

Mameno

Abandoned

Lack of funding

Botshabelo

Likatlong

Unproductive

Lack of funding

Dewetsdorp

Khama Trust

Unproductive

Lack of funding

Dewetsdorp

Bafokeng Trust

Abandoned

Lack of funding

Bloemfontein

Khuzela

Abandoned

Group dynamics and in-fightings

Bloemfontein

Dindi 2

Unproductive

Lack of funding

Dewetsdorp

Ha-Khosi

Abandoned

Lack of funding

Bloemfontein

Selfhelp

Unproductive

Lack of funding

Wepener

Lomahanyane le eme mmoho

Abandoned

Lack of funding

Bloemfontein

Itereleng Vegetable

Abandoned

Mismanagement of funds

Botshabelo

Kgotsong (Rustfontein)

Unproductive

Lack of funding

Dewetsdorp

Monateng - Richter

Abandoned

Group dynamics and in-fightings

Bloemfontein

Kopano/Mamello

Abandoned

Group dynamics and in-fightings

Bloemfontein

Dindi 2

Abandoned

Indebted by huge Land Bank loans and threatened with repossession

Bloemfontein

Nkomo

Abandoned

Indebted by huge Land Bank loans and threatened with repossession

Bloemfontein

Itereleng

Abandoned

Group dynamics and in-fightings

Bloemfontein

Kgolaganang

Unproductive

In-fightings, selling of membership to outside farmers and mismanagement of funds

Bloemfontein

Ramaporama/Molimo O Lerato

Abandoned

Lack of funding to continue their pig project

Bloemfontein

Boiteko Poultry

Abandoned

Indebted by huge Land Bank loan

Bloemfontein

5 Star Group

Unproductive

Lack of funding

Bloemfontein

Yaso Development

Unproductive

Indebted by water rights bills and forced to sell portions of their plots to pay the water boards

Bloemfontein

Minie Trust

Unproductive

Group dynamics and in-fightings and mismanagement of funds to continue with their poultry project

Bloemfontein

Khwelemthini

Unproductive

Indebted by huge Land Bank loans and threatened with repossession

Bloemfontein

 Mokwa trust

Unproductive

Indebted by huge Land Bank loans and threatened with repossession

Bloemfontein

Morabe Trust

Unproductive

Lack of  farming skills,training,funds

Paul Roux

Millicent Excelsior

Unproductive

Lack of  farming skills,training,funds

Paul Roux

Mantsha Tlala

Unproductive

Lack of  farming skills,training,funds

Warden

Mashiloane Trust

Unproductive

Lack of  farming skills,training,funds

Bethlehem

Mosai Trust

Unproductive

Lack of  farming skills,training,funds

Bethlehem

Batho Ba Kopane

Unproductive

Lack of  farming skills,training,funds

Harrismith

Bloemhof

Unproductive

Lack of  farming skills,training,funds

Harrismith

Klein Natal

Unproductive

Lack of  farming skills,training,funds

Harrismith

Grootpan

Unproductive

Farm needs water,electricity,machinery to be productive

Harrismith

Live and Hope

Unproductive

Farm needs water,electricity,machinery to be productive

Harrismith

Wesselstroom

Unproductive

Farm needs water,electricity,machinery to be productive

Harrismith

Nugget

Unproductive

Farm needs water,electricity,machinery to be productive

Harrismith

Allemans Spruit Project

Unproductive

Farm needs water,electricity,machinery to be productive

Harrismith

Mashinini Trust

Unproductive

Group dynamics and in-fightings

Zastron

Yimpumeleo

Unproductive

Lack of funding to continue their pig project

Koffiefontein

Masiakhane

Unproductive

Indebted by huge Land Bank Loan

Van Stadensrus

Haramokhutswane

Unproductive

Lack of funding

Edenburg

Matobako

Issued by Parliament, October 5 2010

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