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  • New CHDA Board Inaugurated!

    New CHDA Board Inaugurated!

    The CHDA welcomes its newly - inaugurated Board of Directors. The Board was inaugurated in a spectacular event held on Friday 11 August 2017 at the Mayor's Boardroom at Chris Hani District Municipality (CHDM) offices. Read more
  • LOCAL IS LEKKER !   SHILOH WINE BRAND LAUNCHED IN APRIL 2017

    LOCAL IS LEKKER ! SHILOH WINE BRAND LAUNCHED IN APRIL 2017

    Local "Inkosi" nkosi wine brand from Shiloh Irrigation Scheme launched from first vintage Read more
  • WE HAVE MOVED!

    WE HAVE MOVED!

    The CHDA relocated to its new offices at the end of May 2017, at 15 Warner Street in Southbourne, Queenstown. The new building offers 2-levels of office space, high-tech meeting rooms, and ample parking for staff and visitors. Read more

QAMATA POTATO PROJECT

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

Qamata Potato Project

In 2015/16, the CHDA, in a partnership with PotatoSA, established a community vegetable project in Qamata, where a women’s co-operative from Qamata was assisted with planting of 20ha of potatoes. 

PotatoSA provided high-quality seed, and CHDA provided social facilitation and project management support, as well as provision of agricultural inputs, and identification of market for final output.  The harvest was sold from the gates, and the bulk was sold to the Kei Fresh Produce Market in Mthatha, as well as distributed through supermarket / food retail outlets.

A total of 20 women from Qamata benefited from this initiative.