A multi-million rand project, which is expected to be developed close to the Mozambique border, has raised questions and several experts have already raised their eyebrows that it will be yet another failure.
With rail and road connections at their disposal as part of the required infrastructure, it is believed to be a special economic region where expected growth by new investors is a possibility.
The project aims to plant and export crops to Mozambique, and the so-called establishment of Nkomazi’s special economic zone will apparently focus on “agro-processing”.
In December last year, the Department of Trade and Industry approved the province to develop the 673 hectares of land.
Approximately R4bn is seen as investment, which will apparently also provide a significant number of jobs, but whether the new project will also end like the Vrede Dairy project will just take the time, agricultural experts said.