Wildeklawer (IFC-40686)

  • South Africa
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
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Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
May 15, 2019
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Agriculture and Forestry
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 4.51 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Currency conversion note:
Bank reported 4
Converted using 2019-03-26 exchange rate.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 5.64 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Currency conversion note:
Bank reported 5
Converted using 2019-03-26 exchange rate.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Apr 4, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Mar 26, 2019

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Project Description
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According to bank documents, the proposed investment is an A loan of up to EUR4.0 million to Wildeklawer Group, to support the first phase of its expansion program which includes:

  1. expansion of carrot and beetroot packaging capacity;
  2. development of additional farmland;
  3. construction of an access road; and
  4. working capital needs.
Investment Description
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Private Actors Description
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Wildeklawer, a leading producer of vegetables (carrots, onions, potatoes, beetroots, etc.) for both the South African market and for export, is headquartered in the Northern Cape area of South Africa, approximately 47km northwest of Kimberly. Landholdings amount to 3,758 ha. Operations are divided into three production units; Wildeklawer and Romance farms and De Bron farm (which is found 130 km southwest of Kimberly). All land is owned by entities within the Wildeklawer group of companies. The Wildeklawer Group comprises six companies incorporated in South Africa and focused on the farming, packing, and local trading of fresh vegetables and grains. The Group is a family-run business owned by the De Kock family. The founder, Mr. Louis de Kock, Senior, is currently joined by his wife, Cora de Kock and son, Louis de Kock, Junior, in managing the business.

Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
- - - - Wildeklawer Eiendoms Beperk Client -

Contact Information
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Wildeklawer (pty) Ltd 
Louis De Kock 
Director / CEO 
+27 53 531 9700 
P.O. Box 46, Barkley West, 8375, Northern Cape Province, South Africa 

The environmental documents will be accessible at:

  • Wildeklawer (pty) Ltd – Barkley West, 8375, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
  • Public Information Center, The World Bank Senegal Country Office, Corniche Ouest X Rue Leon Gontran Damas, Dakar, Senegal
  • World Bank Group InfoShop at 701 18th Street N.W., Washington D.C, USA.
  • IFC’s website at www.ifc.org


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