Deal #5559

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Vrede, South Africa

Target country
South Africa

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
4400.0
Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2013] 4400
Comment on land area
Grain states 1781ha.

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
Livestock
Comment on intention of investment
"The purpose of the project was to build a dairy farm that would be owned by 80 beneficiaries from the local community".

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2013] Concluded (Contract signed)

Implementation status

Implementation status
Project not started
[2018] Project abandoned
Comment on implementation status
Estina was guaranteed R114-million per year for the construction and running of the farm. Claims that the cash was siphoned out of the country. The South Africa National Prosecuting Agency is prosecuting the officials who siphoned the money.

Leasing fees

Comment on leasing fees
One article indicates that the land was given rent free.

Contract #1

Contract date
2013
Duration of the agreement (in years)
99

Operating company

Operating company
Comment on investment chain
Also known as Vrede Dairy Project

 

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Data source #1

Data source type
Media report
File
Publication title
Estina Dairy Farm: A corruption crime scene in Vrede
Date
2017-07-18

Data source #2

Data source type
Media report
File
Publication title
We will seek justice for those robbed by the ANC, Guptas
Date
2017-07-12

Data source #3

Data source type
Media report
File
Publication title
Free State dairy project damned in treasury investigation

Data source #4

Data source type
Media report
File
Publication title
ESTINA DAIRY FARM PRESERVATION ORDER SLASHED TO R40M
Date
2018-03-09

Data source #5

Data source type
Media report
File
Publication title
NPA ready to prosecute culprits in controversial Estina dairy farm project - reports
Date
2019-11-19

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Livestock area
Dairy Cattle

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