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  • LOCAL WINE PRODUCT HITS THE SHELVES!!!

    LOCAL WINE PRODUCT HITS THE SHELVES!!!

    LOCALLY PRODUCED WINE FROM SHILOH IRRIGATION SCHEME AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC Read more
  • CHDM Mayors Bursary Fund _ Applications Open!

    CHDM mayor's bursary fund applications for 2020 academic year are now open Read more
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    The CHDA strives to meet high levels of ethical and professional standards in its operations. Read more

IRRIGATION SCHEMES REVITALISATION PROGRAMME

 

This is aimed at rebranding the district as a food production region through operationalisation of the four big irrigation schemes (Ncora, Qamata, Bilatye and Shiloh), towards creating sustainable rural - based economies.

Key areas of focus are:

  • Increasing the number of new hectares under production of crops, fruit, vegetables and grain, with emphasis on yield management through new technologies
  • Livestock improvement programmes to support in-district processing facilitie, and
  • Improving economic-activity enabling infrastructure in schemes to support commercial production activities

Key challenges identified are:

  • Water infrastructure is old, and no longer efficient in many instances
  • Economic - activity - supporting infrastructure also has to be updated, refurbished, or replaced, to be in a position to fully support economic activity in schemes
  • Limited skills and capacity to operate schemes at a commercial level
  • Funding for large scale development projects based on irrigation schemes
Qamata / Bilatye Maize Expansion Project

Qamata / Bilatye Maize Expansion Project

410ha Planted at Qamata / Bilatye Irrigation Scheme

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Qamata Potato Project

Qamata Potato Project

Women's Co-operative in Qamata Assisted with 20ha Potato Project

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Qamata Butternut Project

Qamata Butternut Project

Mthyinthyini Co-operative in Qamata Assisted with 20ha Butternut Project

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Bilatye Piggery Revitalisation Project

Bilatye Piggery Revitalisation Project

The Bilatye/Mkhonjane Co-operative assisted with establishment of operational 400-grower piggery facility

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Shiloh Vineyard Project

Shiloh Vineyard Project

Mayime Secondary Co-operative assisted with 5ha vineyard expansion at Shiloh irrigation Scheme

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AGRI-BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

 

 

This programme is linked to Agricultural production and Agro-processing, with the focus being on building economic value chains from primary production agricultural activities, towards reation of a developed agriculture - driven rural economy.

This programme has been established to identify high value cropping and agricultural production initiatives, as well as drive the development of value chain activities as well as  related industries.  This is done through establishing on markets, on which the production is based, to ensure a continuous stream of value - driven and demand-driven agricultural production, which is the center of agri-business development.

30HA  POMEGRANITE PILOT PROJECT

30HA POMEGRANITE PILOT PROJECT

30ha pomegranite fruit pilot project established at Mitford farms in the Tsolwana area

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VUSISIZWE TREE NURSERY PROJECT

VUSISIZWE TREE NURSERY PROJECT

Small nursery in Qhumanco area provided with production and marketing support

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ELLIOT ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION PROJECT

ELLIOT ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION PROJECT

EMERGING LIVESTOCK FARMERS IN ELLIOT PROVIDED WITH ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION SERVICES TO IMPROVE QUALITY OF LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION

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SECTOR SPECIFIC SCARCE SKILLS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

 

The CHDA recognises that in order for rural communities to be uplifted, there is a need for t skills development programmes that will target both individuals and community enterprises. This will be achieved by CHDA positioning itself as the principal Co-ordinator for accredited multi-sectorial vocational skills training necessary to develop both labour skills and the capacity of local businesses to support increasing economic activity and managerial capacity within the region.

Key areas of intervention for the agency are:

a) Hosting of career seminars to expose learners in high school to further educationa nd training opportunities, as well as encourage enrolments in areas identified as skills-scarce

b) Facilitation of bursaries for young people to access tertiary education and training opportunities

c) Faciliation of internship and learnership opportunities for unemployed youth to access work-place skills and experience

High School Career Seminars

High School Career Seminars

Young learners are given opportunities to enquire and enrol in tertiary institutions

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CHDM Mayor's Bursary Fund Programme

CHDM Mayor's Bursary Fund Programme

22 Students Accepted into Bursary Fund

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CETA BURSARY FUND PROGRAMME

CETA BURSARY FUND PROGRAMME

15 YOUTH FROM CHRIS HANI DISTRICT APPROVED TO PARTICIPATE IN ENGINEERING STUDIES

Bursaries of R990 000 awarded by CETA to Chris Hani youth for engineering studies

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INVESTMENT PROMOTION & ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

 

CHDA shall assume a leading role in identifying, assessing and packaging investment opportunities focusing on agro-business vertical integrated model. Further engage new markets that have a potential to rejuvenate regional economy or re-generation, existing business retention, new investment and/or accelerated private sector investment through the following interventions:

1) Promote sustainable vertically integrated agro-business model that ensures broader economic beneficiation within the region,
2) Facilitate the revitalization of Queenstown Industrial Park thereby attracting much needed investment in the district economy
3) Fostering local business linkages between small & medium enterprise and commercial business,
4) Facilitation access to markets both regional, provincial, nationally and extports.
5) Promote creation and/or improvement of enabling environment for business

PARTNERSHIP BUILDING & STAKEHOLDER RELATIONS

 

The CHDA recognises that in order to implement and galvanize support for projects, there is a need to attract partners. Therefore, the target is to have strategic and functional partnerships at community level, all three spheres of government, DFi’s, financial institutions and foreign donor organisations. Secondly CHDA operates in a highly political, diverse stakeholder environment with differing expectations that need to be satisfied. The key areas of interventions will be:

1) Group and map stakeholders according to their expectations and develop strategies to manage the stakeholders accordingly.
2) Interact with stakeholder to listen to concerns, their involvement in the area, and contribution they can play in advancing economic development of the region
3) Develop engagement platforms that bring interest groups and decision makers together to facilitate alignment of activities and ensure information flow.
4) Become a knowledge resource and advisor on investment opportunities and a conduit for the mobilisation of resources that support private public partnerships.