The tourism hospitality industry is one of the sectors where the majority of people, particularly the black community have not taken advantage of. SMME’s and eco-tourism has a great potential for people to participate. The whole Laingsburg area has many heritage sites. Matjiesfontein Village is known for the hotel and hosts about 10 000 visitors per year. Most of these being one day or overnight visitors. The challenge is to attract them to stay longer and be linked to Laingsburg and community tourism. This would require the development of the skills in the hospitality industry.
The agriculture sector has been the most prominent sector and this will not change drastically in the next five years. However in terms of employment, the agricultural potential, lie more on Agri-processing and Agri-businesses. Most of the agricultural products are sold in their raw form hence, there is potential for value adding locally. Given the experience acquired with hydroponics in Beaufort West, the area has potential in the production of high valued crops with high technology.