Vineyard Development Scheme
The NAMC facilitate the implementation of the Vineyard development scheme in Northern Cape Province in partnership with the Northern Cape Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Dried fruit technical Services, VinPro, OWK, Distell and IDC. The aim of the project is to establish 500 ha of wine, raisins and table grapes in the Northern Cape Province. The scheme is focusing on three commodities, viz: raisins, wine grapes and table grapes.
For 2017/2018 financial year, the Northern Cape Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development allocated approximately R8 980 000.00 to specifically be utilized under the current MoU to support the vineyards projects in the Northern Cape province. There are 5 Sub-projects that will be supported this financial year namely: Blocuso Trust, Eiland Wine project, Eksteenskuil Cooperative, Silwer Moon, Lemoendraai Wine project.
The project is still operating through its two committees, namely, the Project Implementation Committee (PIC). This committee has Project Adjudication Committee (PAC) which is the highest decision-making body that evaluates and appoints service providers who provide different services to the project. The second committee is the Project Steering committee (PSC), the high decision-making committee of the vineyard development scheme. The NAMC’s overall role is mainly to provide financial management and accounting support for the procurement of goods and services for the project.