Hendrick Afrikaner, the beneficiary of Unit B of the resettlement farm Klipdrift near Bethanie, said he took ownership of his farm unit, but he has never occupied it because it has no water.
Afrikaner, a part-time farmer, said since the unit was allocated to him in 2002, there has been no running water at all.
"We tried to write letters to government with regard to our water problem, but it took years before they responded. It was only this year that they installed a solar water pump," said the farmer who called New Era himself after he read a news article stating that he had never claimed his unit of the farm Klipdrift.
Although the solar water pump was installed, there is no dam or water tank, meaning the water is pumped straight to the trough, which he says is impractical.
"Now I have decided to buy a water tank myself and then I will move my animals to the farm around July/August, because it is lambing season and I can't move the livestock now," he said.
For the past 10 years, Afrikaner has been grazing his livestock with those of his mother near Berseba, because of the lack of water at Klipdrift.
"I bought myself a car recently, so I will move the animals as soon as the lambing season is over," he said.
Afrikaner has received a loan from the Agricultural Bank and has already bought additional livestock and is keen to take possession of his portion of Farm Klipdrift. The part-time farmer currently owns 100 goats and 15 sheep.
He does not elaborate why he did not move in already a year ago, after the solar water pump was installed in 2010.
Perhaps, he was saving to buy a car to move his livestock as well as a tank to store water, since there is no storage for the water.
The 12 267-hectare farm is divided into four units ranging between 2 000 and 3 500 hectares.