Empowerment Projects

  • The Trust is currently running 9 development projects involving a total of 3 851 goats, including 1 905 ewes and 1 946 kapaters
  • 5 x Somerset East , 1xGraaff-reinet, 1x Middelburg, 1 x Matatiele , 1x Beaufort West,
  • 4 graduates of Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries placed within the mohair industry in partnership with (DRDAR)
  • 2 placed at Grootfontein college of Agriculture & 2 at BKB
  • Pilot project at Mpofu Training Center in partnership with DRDAR 

Below are details of some of our projects.

Grootfontein Agricultural College - 72 First Year Students Trained2019 saw the first year students of Grootfontein College of Agriculture, attending training conducted by the Mohair Empowerment Trust as part of the Trust’s efforts to create and support a sustainable mohair sector in SA!.
Weltevrede FarmCongratulations to Katie and Simon Miners, who run Weltevrede Farm with the help of their son. Weltevrede has recently settled the Mohair Empowerment Trust partnership that started back in 2014 with 193 ewes and proud to exit the project at 1328 goat...
Rietfontein FarmRietfontein Farm is a privately owned farm that belongs to Frank Williams, currently running a herd of kapaters and has produced around 429kg of mohair in October 2019! The Empowerment Trust partnership with Frank started in May 2018.
Matatiele FarmThe Matatiele Farm project commenced in 2017. To support South African Angora farms in the production of high-quality mohair, the Mohair Empowerment Trust provides training to upskill local workers and creates a sustainable mohair sector in SA!. The ...
Tulpleegte FarmTulpleegte Farm is a Empowerment Trust partner since 2016.
Irene FarmIrene Farm is a Empowerment partner since 2015. During October 2019 a new shearing shed was officially opened  by the MEC: Nomakhosazana Meth, Department of Rural Development and Agrarian Reform, Eastern Cape.
Brakfontein FarmBrakfontein is a Mohair Empowerment Trust partner for the next 5 years. The Empowerment Trust delivered 300 ewes and 380 kapaters early in 2019.
Driefontein FarmDriefontein Farm became a Mohair Empowerment Trust Partner late 2018 and received 619 kapaters early in 2019. During August 2019 James produced  878,5 kg mohair. Well done to Driefontein Farm, who has now submitted their first payment to the Mohair...
Geluk FarmGeluk Farm became a Mohair Empowerment Trust Partner late in November 2018 and received 654 kapaters early in 2019. 2019 has seen the Mohair Empowerment Trust dedicate significant support to Geluk Farm, conducting training sessions.
An Empowerment Trust success storyHow a love of farming became an Empowerment Trust success story

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