The SDET and SDCT are jointly supporting the programme which forms part of a country-wide Jobs Fund Smallholder Framer Support Programme. The four-year programme is being implemented by LiMA Rural Development Foundation in 16 sites (Local Municipalities) across 5 provinces, aiming to create a total of 4700 new permanent jobs and 80 new short term jobs. Supporting this programme also ensured leveraging Jobs Fund funding through the matched funding the trusts and other funding partners provided.
The trusts chose three sites based on current and historic South Deep staffing numbers from the various labour areas. The three sites being supported are in Nongoma, Umzimvubu and Lephalale and found in the impoverished Provinces of Kwazulu-Natal, Eastern Cape and Limpopo as depicted below.