When we think of job creation, we often think of big business or city/town projects that bring about accompanying opportunities for work. However, we tend to overlook the great potential lying in country areas where multi-faceted agricultural and related business opportunities are still untapped. All roads lead to Rome, they may say, but in essence successful initiatives can be found anywhere, not only in the towns and cities.
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Yandisa Langa is the founder and sole owner/beneficiary of Langa Mountain Tomatoes in Tokai. This project produces and supplies tomatoes to local vegetable stalls, supermarkets and restaurants, and has created jobs for three employees in the area.
Langa is a born entrepreneur and worked as a security guard at one of the local malls when he spotted a niche in the supply and delivery market. What inspired his idea was enquiries about the delays in food deliveries and the shortage of vegetables, etc. He decided to resign from his position and started a project way back in 2016.
KAUTHARS CHICKEN BROILERS
Casidra has successfully completed the implementation of two chicken sheds for Kauthars Chicken Broilers in Hopefield.
This is a Chicken broiler project that was started in 2016 and belongs to three female previously disadvantaged individuals. These beneficiaries applied for funding for the construction of broiler houses and production inputs and their request was approved by the Commodity Project Allocation Committee of the Western Cape Department of Agriculture. Approximately R700 000 of Comprehensive Agricultural Support Programme funds was allocated to the project.
Casidra was privileged to form part of the adjudication panel at the Western Cape Department of Agriculture’s (WCDoA) Junior LandCare’s water care campaign held at Elsenburg on 20 June 2018. The adjudication panel was tasked with scoring grade 6 and 7 learners on speech, poster, drama and debate relating to Conservation of Natural Resources, Water, Environment and Energy.
Towards the end of 2017 the harsh reality of the current and intense drought experienced by the Western Cape, continued to play out. Casidra supported the Western Cape Department of Agriculture (WCDoA) in the procurement and provision of drought relief feed to farmers to support their livestock through this difficult period. The conditions also required farmers to reduce their herds, some of whom at times had a few more animals than they should have. To this effect, the drought had an equalizing effect.
“Good governance never depends upon laws, but upon the personal qualities of those who govern.” ~ Frank Herbert
Good Governance is a relatively new concept along with human rights, democracy and public participation. It means that any organisation, such as government institutions or private companies – or any facility that purports to provide a service, conduct public affairs and manage public resources – must act in the public interest at all times.
In other words, governments and organisations must operate according to an accepted set of rules and regulations which are there to ensure that all decisions are ethical and made in accordance with public sector values. In short, it means doing things in a proper manner, honestly and with full transparency. While rules and guidelines can help a company to develop strategies and plans – and to keep on the right side of the law – it also needs to ensure it remains on the right side of public expectation and perceptions.
Infrastructure is the fundamental facility and system network serving a country, city, or community, including the services and resources necessary for the overall economy to function. It presents the physical systems of a business or nation such as: transportation, communication, sewage, water and electricity; these are all part of the infrastructure, and they are vital to a country’s economic development and prosperity.
Without these basic, dynamically interlinked elements, cities cannot operate efficiently, and an economy cannot be soundly built on vision, endeavour and effective control. A strong network of economic infrastructure exists to support a country’s economic and social objectives, delivering basic services, as well as industrial and commercial needs.