Fight erupts over Swartland farmer’s application to allow sand mining

At some stage you have to say to someone who is struggling ‘I’m sorry but we can’t allow you to destroy the environment for future generations’.

Gary Jordan, Jordan Wines

The immeasurable damage will last for generations. You will never ever plant vines there again.

Gary Jordan, Jordan Wines

A few years ago, the state-owned African Exploration Mining and Finance Corporation (AEMFC) applied for rights to prospect for tin, zinc, lead, lithium, copper, manganese and silver on several of the most picturesque and productive farms in Cape Town and Stellenbosch.

Back then Gary Jordan of Jordan Wines in Stellenbosch successfully challenged the application.

CapeTalk’s John Maytham interviewed Jordan about a Swartland wine producer's moves to allow sand mining on his struggling farm.

Listen to the interview in the audio below.

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