Black economic empowerment poultry farm opened
A R20-million (€2 million) black economic empowerment
project in South Africa has seen the opening of a Loerie Hoogte poultry farm by
Agriculture and Land Affairs Minister Lulu Xingwana.
This project is a joint venture between Rocklands Poultry (a subsidiary of
Sovereign Food Investments) and Kamnandi Trading in Loerie.
â€œThis is a phenomenal project. It demonstrates how much private-public
partnerships can achieve when we all share the same strategic vision,â€ said
The operation consists of six state-of-the-art 1,800mÂ² chicken houses
capable of producing about 54,000 chickens a month each when operating at full
A sum of R6-million (€600,000) was donated by Rocklands Poultry for the
project. The department of agriculture funded the infrastructure providing
R5-million (€500,000). A further R9-million (€900,000) came from commercial
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