The Western Cape government on Monday said more farmers in the province were showing an interest in Black Economic Empowerment (BEE).
Agriculture MEC Gerrit van Rensburg and the Democratic Alliance (DA)'s Wilmot James visited Bosman Farming in Wellington.
It is one of several farming operations co-owned by workers in the province.
Rebecca Apolis has been a farm worker for 10 years.
She is one of 260 farm workers who are also shareholders in the business.
Apolis and her colleagues are beneficiaries of the government’s equity share scheme.
The 33-year-old said she also gets benefits, including opportunities to study further.
Van Rensburg said workers have become co-owners in at least 95 farms in the province.
But he said the lack of funding from national government was halting new transactions.
Meanwhile, a report recently revealed that workers in the fruit and wine industries still experience widespread human rights abuses.
The document showed many of the province’s 121,000 workers face harsh treatment from employers, exposure to toxic pesticides and no access to drinking water.