The purpose of our corporate social investment initiatives is to have a sustainable impact in the communities in which we operate. We actively encourage our divisions to play a meaningful transformational role within their communities.
Our commitment to socio-economic transformation is realised by the Overberg Agri Development Trust and Woza Phambili, which make meaningful and sustainable investments to benefit local communities.
Our divisions fund and/or operate numerous corporate social investment projects which inter alia include:
- Overberg Agri’s annual farmworkers’ information day, whereby farm personnel are empowered to take responsibility within their community by way of introducing new farming practices and technical support.
- Overberg Agri contributes annually towards local agricultural societies and national agricultural and industry organisations through sponsorships, donations and the provision of facilities. One of the most topical causes in this regard concerns the empowerment of emerging farmers. We have developed farmer support programmes to assist upcoming black agriculturalists in overcoming social, economic and technological challenges. Black agriculturists have access to technical support by trained staff of Overberg Agri, as well as advice pertaining to financial management. Overberg Agri also facilitates the establishment of study groups and a learnership programme. This learnership programme, facilitated by Bathopele, assists members of the Genadendal community in obtaining National Certificates in Mixed Farming.