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This initiative comprises an initiative that is in line with the Nepad policies relating to cross sector collaboration of projects in Africa. The focus is on countries requiring massive infrastructure repair and development following stabilization after regional conflicts have been resolved. For the first time in Africa the agricultural and civil engineering sector have pooled their resources to make things happen in cohesive and sustainable manner. Crop insurance geared financing linked to the best in satellite farm management data technology and carefully selected farm management entities cover the production of diversified crops in intensive, high critical mass projects servicing local and export markets in high yield value added primary production. The massive Civil Engineering generated facilities and equipment for land clearance and preparation truly makes farming happen in the shortest space of time. Add that muscle to the establishment of dams, canals, irrigation infrastructure, roads, warehousing, pack-housing, value adding factories and the related development of local markets and the picture begins to make the kind of sense long wished for in Africa. This is by far the most dramatic and meaningful development in creating sustained markets and fighting poverty in Africa. Needless to say the embassies of numerous African countries have invited the initiative to deploy in their countries. Aid Agencies, the World Bank, FDI’s and financiers are all exited. So are we!
The development partner of AAVPEG has a proven track record with a critical mass of some R 100 mil in respect of upper class cluster housing developments in Johannesburg. This consultancy structured the management shareholders and ancillary agreements as well as the web page (www.aavpeg.co.za) for the group and is also mandated to raise finance for the upcoming projects. The critical mass of new projects is expected to reach R 200 mil in 2004. Local as well as foreign direct Investors and financiers are being considered. Property management and sales also comprise divisions of AAVPEG. With the property market set to persist for another 24 months, this entity comprises an excellent investment for any FDI partner. Latest news is that this consultancy has just acquired letters of Intent in respect of some $12 mil / R +/- 80 mil for this project. Project is now running see www.aavpeg.co.za
This consultancy has been mandated to attend o the legal regime, marketing and strategic planning for the current investors to the company. Lifestone (Pty) Ltd supplies Namakwa Green quartzitic sand stone to the building industry. According to the latest geology reports the supply is estimated to last for some 200 years. The deposit comprises the biggest in Southern Africa and is suitable for the following products: -
· Table tops
· Tomb Stones
· Brick Stone
· Counter tops
· Wall tiles
· Building Blocks
· Sculpture Slabs
This particular product is unique because it is so unique, widely varied and so unusual that it has defied categorisation by any geologist to date. As a result the deposit can produce product for an incredibly wide range of applications. The initial samples have attracted intense interest from marketers. This consultancy is currently attending to the construction of the Shareholders Agreements for the first R 2 mil odd injection to the project as well as to the Joint Venture Agreement for a partner wishing to form part of the value adding chain.
The project comprises of a group of highly skilled and experienced individuals in the tanker construction business, collaborating to the ends of using tried and tested leading edge technology and internationally acclaimed construction methods in a BEE engineering enterprise for the construction of raod tankers. The BEE aspect of this project is well established as it pre-dates the new dispensation in South Africa by several years. This will be the first BEE company producing and servicing standardised road tankers by using a combination of manufacturing and testing technology that will without a doubt position it as the the manufacturer of highest quality in the entire SADC region. Exports to the SADC region, Nigeria, the UK and the EU is on the cards. This project will plug a significant gap in export losses due to the rationalisation of the tanker-container industry. Investors currently engaged in negotiations comprise members of the Infrastructure Off take Program under the auspices of the DTI, financiers and quasi equity investors under the auspices of the IDC.
This project centres on the production and export of Nguni cattle, embryo’s, tanned hides and organic meat. Some of the best Nguni herds and farmers in Southern Africa are being structured into the project. An ancillary Nguni project is proposed for the Zambezi Valley zone of Mozambique. Of all the agricultural projects handled by this consultancy, this is the one with the best potential. Investors or JV partners that will attend to the Tanning factory and abattoir aspects of the project are being assessed at present. Nguni cattle are considered the most profitable cattle in the world when just taking the fertility rates, immunity to disease and weight to consumption ratios into account. This project takes that profitability to hitherto undreamed of levels and heralds in a completely new era and approach to stock farming in sub Saharan Africa
This project centres on mandates given to this consultancy by some 70 farmers along the Orange River in the far Northern Cape Province in South Africa. The area comprises some of the best irrigation land South of the equator. These farmers comprise a grouping that either rents or owns some 500 hectares of land in the area. They comprise a grouping that has separated itself from those that have just wanted to ride the government’s gravy train in public sector driver projects. Those renting land have collaborated to make application for title, using the best Land reform senior advocate in the country. As a result you will be dealing with experienced commercial farmers who want to collaborate with purely private sector partners, financiers and underwriters so as to further their development on purely commercial basis. Their aims are to establish diversified short medium and long-term crops on an intensive basis so as to create a large critical mass that can justify intensive value adding infrastructure that will target the export markets. For those partners that are unable to raise finance this consultancy has finance secured by crop insurance in place. Finance and investment offers in respect of value adding Infrastructure development and operational expansion is also in the offing. A partner to establish crops immediately on some 200 ha is sought. High yield crops in niche markets such as in the oil extraction genre are enjoying strong consideration at present. Any investor would be well positioned to benefit from several spin offs including spin offs from failed or failing government projects in the area. Other spin offs include training grants, tax holidays for FDI’s and the like. Implement financing will be needed and any entities in this field is welcome to contact the CEO of the group on +27 731 5678 25. The groups’ web page appears under www.izak.co.za select the tab market Group One. A Strategic Overview appears under the Group One page’s tab market related Links. This project is currently finalising off-take agreements for several short medium and long-term crops.
This project is in crisis because of undue and covert government interference, gross abuses of human rights such as the right to freedom of association, gross misappropriation of funds, mismanagement and political intrigue typical of that set out in the tab market “Land reform” on the web page www.izak.co.za. So bad is the situation that the management of this project are unable to respond to the demands of the farmers and their representative. Several media reports have already ensued about this sad debacle. An offer was made by this consultancy to take over the exposure to the Land Bank loan on that part of the project that the members of Group One at Goodhouse was involved in. However the present management are unable or unwilling to do so and also unable or unwilling to place these farmers back in the position prior to them being induced into this (ultimately government controlled) as opposed to private sector project as represented to those farmers. No doubt, a declarative order relating to land occupation, rights and usage from the High Court will shortly ensue, as will the inevitable transfer of title. This will no doubt form part of the opportunities for the Group One Project.
This project now forms part of Group One and is centred on some 110 ha of irrigation land along the Orange River in the Northern Cape. This consultancy has structured the project into three entities, namely a property rights trust, Infrastructure holding Corporation and management Company. Short and long-term crops with value added components such as sun drying and packaging are in the production strategy. Plans for the development of drip irrigation have been drawn and JV partners are being assessed at present. Agricultural companies wishing to engage with the project are being assessed at present. The area is well known for it’s immense agricultural potential.
This project is the initiative of Dr. Izak Labuschagne. In this initiative, existing commercial farmers that have found themselves in trouble with the banks are restructured and teamed up with their work force into an empowerment group operating an Agricultural Corporation manifesting as a Pty Ltd Company. An equity partner like the IDC is teamed up with the Land Bank of South Africa for the acquisition of the land and the creating of enhanced infrastructure on the land in a willing buyer willing seller scenario. This infrastructure is then coupled with a private sector partner with an established reputation in agriculture or the previous operators so as to service a secured market. All of this is based on a previously negotiate shareholding structure in the Corporation and a highly developed legal framework that satisfies the banks, financiers, facilitators, and international investors, all at once.
Incredibly, the government of South Africa effectively and distanced itself from supporting this initiative by refusing to make LRAD grant funding available in the R 82 mil Douglas Empowerment project, mainly because they do not want the LRAD system to benefit white farmers and would like projects wherein they have enough control so as to delay sustainability and with that the transfer of the land in the old age Machiavellian plot of perpetuating political control through government controlled land ownership. As could be expected the cat finally jumped out the bag as can be seen from the decision of the Group One farmers, the chiefs in various areas such as the Northern province and the attitude of many prominent financiers and investors in the sector. With so many white farmers and their financiers ready to embrace responsible land reform on this basis, the private sector has now effectively taken the lead in responsible land reform in South Africa.
This consultancy also attends to the strategic planning and related matters for the following projects:
· Carpe Diem Diamond Mining - Northern Cape.
· Rice Production – Mozambique
· Tourism – Mahamba Gorge Swaziland
· Game ranching corridor - Kwa Zulu Natal
· Yacht Chartering - East Coast of Africa
· Various other projects protected by confidentiality clauses