Cattle herdsman receives R100k for contribution to better environment

Cattle herdsman receives R100k for contribution to better environment

- A local cattle herdsman recently received R100 thousand for his contribution to carbon sequestered on the farm he works for

- The farmworker used his share of the money that was given to the farm workers to pay a deposit for a new home for him and his family

- The farm was paid over R200 thousand for their contribution to keeping carbon sequestered in their soil

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A Stellenbosch farmworker, and cattle herdsman, Kasango Murehwa Samkute recently had his life change after he received a hundred thousand rands for his contribution to the carbon sequestered in the soil on the farm where he works.

The Angus farmworkers received the money from a local financial institution, Nedbank who trades the carbon credits that are awarded to farms and farmers who are able to farm in a manner that holds carbon in the soil as opposing to releasing it into the environment.

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A total of R273 thousand rand was paid out to the farmworkers of which Mr Samkute received a bulk due to the fact that his cattle had processed the majority of carbon sequestered. At Farmer Angus, the cattle, pigs, and chickens are rotationally grazed on the Spier Wine Farm in a farming method known as regenerative agriculture.

Cattle herdsman receives R100k for contribution to better environment

A cattle herdsman has just paid a deposit on a new home using the money he received for responsible farming. Images: Provided
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The method prevents overgrazing and encourages soil fertility. It also sequesters carbon, which is vital for all plant life to grow as well as reduce soil erosion.

Mr Samkute who was a former backyard dweller for many years of his life has used his share of the cash to pay a deposit for a new home for him and his family - something that is life-changing for him and his family.

In similar heartwarming news, also reported that a young waiter recently had his day made after receiving a large tip from a generous customer. Taking to Facebook's ImStaying group, Elton Thamangani explained how a customer who is a regular at the restaurant blessed him with the cash. "

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"Just thought I could share this there so many good people out there. When we opened restaurants after Level 3 lockdown, one of our local customers came to our restaurant and l served him with much joy as we had not seen each other for months; we laughed, talked, and cracked jokes
"When it was time for him to pay the bill of R3 800 he added R4 000 as a tip. At first I thought I was dreaming but I wasn't. There is nothing that beats the joy of being loved and appreciated. I just want to say thank you. #ImStaying," he wrote.

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