Investing in Grassroots Socio-Economic Development
»» Mutual & Federal is Southern Africa’s oldest short-term insurer and another key player in the region’s financial services industry. The Tswelopele project is the first agricultural socio-economic development project of this nature undertaken by Mutual & Federal and links closely to the company’s core business specialization in agricultural asset insurance. The project was established on land donated by the Bekker Agricultural Boarding School with the aim of providing additional employment and fresh produce to the dependents of their staff members. “IT’S AFRICA’S TIME” visits the Tswelopele farm to see how the project has been implemented. We also discuss how this small-scale farming is helping to alleviate poverty and create employment in the area and learn about its social and commercial plans for the future.