The winds are changing and 2020 is the year of rebirth for Magwa Enterprise Tea (MET), with major transformation making the tea estate, not only the largest in the Southern Hemisphere, but a critical player in South Africa’s eco-tourism and tea industries.
The futuristic MET will see the estates expand from being a tea-producing enterprise to becoming a tourist destination of choice. The proposed plan forecasts countless investment opportunities for the private sector.
Wholly owned by the Eastern Cape Provincial Government and managed by the Eastern Cape Rural Development Agency (ECRDA), MET plans to transform into a bustling eco-tourism centre dubbed “the Dubai of the Eastern Cape.”
MET has developed a masterplan for development initiatives around the Magwa and Majola Tea Estates for the next 15 years, creating an eco-friendly tourism valley. The call to action is to mobilise financial resources to ensure sustainability throughout the programme. How are we going to achieve this?
By facilitating strategic partnerships to fulfil the outlines financial, physical, skilled products and services that would contribute to economic rejuvenation.
An investment in Magwa Enterprise Tea, unearths abundant opportunities and unlimited potential for growth and development for your today, tomorrow and for future generations to come. – GM of Magwa Enterprise Tea, Mr Chuma Velani.
The plan for the Magwa-Majola Agri & Eco-Tourism Corridor seeks to take advantage of the draft National Spatial Development Framework (NSDF) and its transformative promise for Lusikisiki (Magwa) as one of 61 nodes prioritised for development towards a spatially rebalanced economy of the Republic.
Allied to this is the N2 that is under development, and will pass very close to Magwa in Lusikisiki, signalling new opportunities for improved logistics for the movement of products and people (tourism, agriculture, etc).
FAMILY OF TEA PRODUCTS
The uniqueness of our tea products is that we focus on black tea production. Our premium tea brand – Magwa™ is designed with the understanding that black tea leaves are the bedrock of health drinks including the much healthier green tea. As a company, our strategy is to contribute to the health of our country while positioning ourselves as a major player in the global black tea market.
FAMILY OF TEA PRODUCTS
Majola™ Tea is our easy-going, earthy, every household brand for any tea lover. Its taste, aroma and flavour will intrigue any admirer of a good hot beverage. The morning dew of the Wild Coast has nurtured Majola Tea Estates plantation throughout the decades, the result is a unique taste not found in any plantation in the world.