House Chairperson, in our report I said, on behalf of the committee, that we went to the place in order to satisfy ourselves as to the recommendations of the fourth term committee. All the parties who participate in our committee were part of that oversight visit.
When we met the stakeholders, we all understood their problems, and we agreed that in order to ensure that that centre is capacitated properly by the department as an entity of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, it needs to be under a big entity such as the Agricultural Research Council, which is based in Pretoria.
The Eastern Cape, as a province, has not benefited from Ncera Farms, because the entity was focusing on those areas, not the Eastern Cape. Once the Eastern Cape is incorporated under the ARC, it will then benefit the people of the Eastern Cape and have more capacity.
In the Eastern Cape there are a number of university graduates and scientists, and those people will be utilised at that centre. The main problem of the EFF is that, as we understand in the committee, they were not part of the Fourth Parliament, when we discussed this matter. Therefore, they cannot support something which they were not part of. That was the main objection raised by the EFF, and we understand that they were not part of the Fourth Parliament. So, that's the only issue.
There are two things regarding the Ncera Farms issue. There is a centre which is supposed to provide services to the communities and the 10 farms that were given to the people of the Eastern Cape by the Department of Land Affairs. With the incapacity that they have, they were unable to support those 10 farms. Those farms were given to the people; 10 farms were given to 10 individuals. Now those people have farms, but the main problem is that they cannot utilise their land precisely because of the incapacity of Ncera Farms. [Time expired.] [Applause.]