Welcome to the Empowerment Trust of the Mohair Industry

Since 2010 the South African mohair industry has been making strides towards the development of agriculture and upliftment of emerging livestock farmers.

South Africa currently produces more than half of the world’s mohair, and is also known for the exceptional quality of its mohair, as well as the sustainable and ethical way it is produced. These accolades come with a certain amount of responsibility as the industry needs to play a pivotal role in the development and economic empowerment of black farmers.

For the better part of a decade the industry’s Empowerment Trust has been working tirelessly in its efforts to establish black commercial Angora goat farmers within the world’s most prolific mohair producing country. The aim was is to not only promote black economic empowerment, but to increase the supply of this rare natural fibre – one of the most sought-after natural fibres globally.

While the emergence of black commercial farmers is seen as a priority, the Empowerment Trust’s focus also shifts to the development of entrepreneurs and farms workers. Constant development of small businesses and labour practices are equally as important to ensure the universal goal of the Empowerment Trust – Ukhanyisa Ikamvalethu! To a brighter future!

 

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