College of Agriculture & Environmental Sciences

The Mothong African Heritage Project

The Mothong African Heritage Project in collaboration with various institutions and the Department of Science and Technology aims at cultivating plant species with medicinal and cosmeceutical potential and developing a processing plant on site.  The farmers and community will be cultivating the material to be supplied for manufacturing. The farmers and community are also involved in data collection and participation of the research trials which are conducted at the site. The site will therefore not only be developed as a commercial farm, but also as a research centre where different stakeholders are involved. 

A number of stakeholders are involved in the project, supporting the project in different ways.  Some of these are the Department of Health, City of Tshwane municipality, Department of Environmental Affairs, Agricultural Research Council, Department of Science and Technology and GDARD