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Kannaland Municipality

Municipality are located in Ladismith with the municipality rendering services through satellite offices located in Calitzdorp, Van Wyksdorp and Zoar.

The municipality has the smallest population (24 767 people, Census 2011) and economy in the Eden District. The economy has a large agricultural base and the climate of this region is ideal for the production of apricots, peaches, plums, nectarines and grapes.

Two well-known cheese factories namely Parmalat and Ladismith Cheese are situated in Ladismith and are producing world famous dairy products. Ladismith wine cellars are producing high quality wine and brandy products. These three factories in Ladismith contribute significantly to job creation and economic sustainability in the Kannaland area.

The settlement of Zoar, a former Act 9 area was included in the Kannaland area in 2000 bringing with it agriculture sector opportunities which are currently untapped.

The town of Calitzdorp is known as the port-wine capital of South Africa due to high quality ports and wines produced in the area. The wineries in this area contribute significantly to job creation and economic sustainability in the Kannaland area.

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