Millions meant for the project allegedly went to the Gupta family, leaving black farmers in the dark.
Rockman says with the right set of knowledge and skills, the project can be slowly built to provide income for beneficiaries.
The chairperson says the former president will still appear before the commission from November 11 to November 15.
Rockman says had the contract been put to tender it is unlikely that the Gupta-linked company would have been appointed.
Rockman told the commission that at no point had anyone at a political level, be it the minister of finance or his deputy, raise the Estina matter with her.
BLA president Lutendo Sigogo said Justice Minister Ronald Lamola should replace the white males with black female lawyers.

Former director-general tells Zondo she did not attend 2013 Gupta wedding

Elizabeth Rockman says the only Gupta brother she has had a meeting with is Rajesh Gupta.

Former DG in office of the Free State premier tells Zondo about meetings with Guptas

The former DG Elizabeth Rockman says in August 2011 former Free State Premier Ace Magashule asked her to meet with Gupta associates.

State capture possibly cost the country R500bn, says Ramaphosa

The president says those complicit in corruption will be brought to book whether they are in or outside of South Africa.

Ramaphosa speaks on Eskom’s challenges and the hunt for the corrupt

The president has expressed efforts to tackle corruption in the country and bring those responsible to book, whether they were in the country or not.

Limpopo municipal manager faces R120m probe after getting Range Rover

Limpopo municipal manager faces R120m probe after getting Range Rover

The DA says allegations are rife that the car was a ‘thank you gift’ from the management of VBS and its shareholders.

COPE questions whether government will blacklist Bosasa and terminate contracts

The party says it is very disappointed that the minister of justice has failed to get educated from the recent embarrassing action by the US against the Guptas.

‘They are stealing our future’ – How state capture affects its faceless victims

The Civil Society Working Group says the deepening levels of inequality, poverty and unemployment caused by state capture should be foremost in the minds of investigators and prosecutors.

US sanctions against Guptas will ensure justice unfolds unhindered, says justice ministry

The DA says President Cyril Ramaphosa’s administration is indecisive when it comes to acting on state capture.

Jared Watson: We haven’t been given an opportunity to defend ourselves at Zondo commission

‘The commission merely passed along their affidavits to Agrizzi,’ he claims.

SA urged to take swift action against the Guptas as US piles on pressure

South African authorities must crack the whip on the Gupta family, say opposition parties as the US moved to blacklist the controversial brothers with close links to former president Jacob Zuma.

Zuma not returning to state capture inquiry on Monday

The commission says the dates that it has set aside for Zuma’s appearance are now 21 to 25 October and 11 to 15 November.

Ramaphosa accuses DA MP of ‘hallucinating’ his link to Eskom’s ‘state capture project’

A DA MP said the president ‘failed the country’ and should ‘shoulder the blame’ for the situation at the power utility.

Ranjeni Munusamy wants to see face of person claiming crime intelligence fixed her car

Journalist Ranjeni Munusamy wants to see the face of the police officer who claimed that the police’s crime intelligence fund had paid for repairs to her car.

Angelo Agrizzi’s cross-examination at Zondo commission postponed

The chair of the state capture inquiry says a date will be fixed at a later stage once all outstanding matters have been resolved.

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