Turning farm workers into shareholders.
Let's face it - the winelands don't exactly have a glowing reputation for engaging in Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE). All too often, young BBBEE wine companies are left to sink or swim and as a result can quickly become isolated, with little capital or experience.
Despite the view (however incorrect it is) that nothing is being done or achieved, an increasing number of wine farms are in fact engaging in transformation - and some very successfully so! The models vary according to the degree of ambition involved and the circumstances of each farm. There are many ’empowerment’ projects being launched or being planned in the ... read more