La Motte Farms Dennegeur

farming

Started by
Rupert family

Beneficiaries
Farm workers

Where
Franschoek

Why was it started?
Socio-economic upliftment

How was it done?
La Motte helped construct Dennegeur, a modern village built for workers on the Rupert family farms, in the town of Franschhoek. The design of the village, a short distance from La Motte, was based on input from the workforce and built to meet the needs of the individuals living there. Key to Dennegeur is the transfer of home ownership to farm workers, some of whom have spent their entire life working at La Motte. Apart from the family homes, Dennegeur has its own day care centre, a training centre, a clinic and sport amenities.

Social and Economic Implications
The farm workers were provided with a home day care centre, training centre, clinic and sport amenities