13 September 2018 - NW2231
King, Ms C to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and FisheriesQUESTION
What amount has his department spent on the (a) Magwa tea project and (b) Majola tea estate since 1 April 2011?
a) Majola tea estate received funding to the tune of R 28 953 209, 00 since 2011 to date from equitable share.
b) Magwa tea estate received funding to the tune of R 115 625 289.56 since 2011 to date from equitable share.
- It should be noted that funding for the two enterprises was not sourced from the Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) conditional grants;
- The response was provided by the Eastern Cape Department of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform (DRDAR);
- The DRDAR appointed their State Owned Entity the Eastern Cape Rural Development Agency (ECRDA) to manage the turnaround strategy of these tea plantations and;
- A report as submitted by ECRDA on activities and financial break down is attached.