Capetainer is a local company owned by Petros Jooste, their main business is to manufacture refrigerated containers. They were interested to invest in Drakestein municipality and promise to create more than two hundred jobs. Dromedaries Street between Drakenstein municipality training center and Langabuya residential area were initially identify for the project and 11 hectares were offered for the new development. Later the area was reserved for housing.
Farm 736 in Klapmuts was identify and 228 hectares near the rail were spotted for the creation of this Port. The latest is that the initial decision was again revisited by the Council 24 hectares was given to Capetainer and 60 hectares given to Regional Land Commission and the rest portion was set aside for future industrial developments.
The area identify for the Port is important deal in many ways, one it is in the border between Stellenbosch municipality and Drakenstein municipality. Secondly, beneficiaries of the 60 hectares that was offered to the Regional Land Claims Commission are people from Drakenstein. Thirdly the area has the potential to develop into a big industrial zone whereby both municipalities could benefit.
It is well a opportunity for public-private partnership to have BBBEE ownership.