Home Rewards and pitfalls of communal wool production From left: Mjikeliso Gcasi and Xolisa Bomela

From left: Mjikeliso Gcasi and Xolisa Bomela

sheep farming in communal area

From left: Mjikeliso Gcasi (Veterinary Services: Eastern Cape Department of Rural Development and Agrarian Reform) and Xolisa Bomela at a state-funded dipping facility in Ntseshe in the former Transkei.

Rams used in communal areas are traditionally sourced via the National Wool Growers’ Association’s genetic improvement programme. Bomela also buys rams from stud, commercial and communal farmers.

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