OVERVIEW Africa, including Weet-Bix, LiquiFruit, Ceres, Sasko and White Star. The company has an annual turnover of R20-billion and it has two Bokomo facilities producing wheat biscuits, cereal and muesli in the United Kingdom. Overberg Agri is an unlisted company with a wide range of investments in several sectors, including mining, pet food and industrial fasteners. Promeal manufactures pet-food in Atlantis and Boltfast distributes nuts, fasteners and screws all over South Africa. Grain services, irrigation, financial services and retail form more traditional parts of the agricultural company’s profile, which had a turnover of R2.8-billion in 2015/16. Headquarters are located in Caledon and the group has 1 144 permanent employees. SSK (Sentraal Suid Ko-operasie) has outlets in the Overberg (headquarters are in Swellendam) and in the Southern Cape as far east as George. There are retail outlets at Swellendam, Heidelberg and Robertson, and grain depots at Swellendam, Heidelberg, Karringmelk srivier, Protem and Ashton. SSK has increased its reach with the acquisition of Tuinroete Agri, which has four grain silos and 19 retail outlets and depots stretching along the Garden Route from Riversdale to Jeffrey’s Bay. It also has a presence in the Langkloof and at Aberdeen in the Karoo. SSK either controls or has an interest in companies that engage in oil extraction, property, equipment, animal feed, abattoirs, investments and motor sales.
The Klein Karoo group based in Oudtshoorn focusses on ostriches through Klein Karoo International. Separate units deal in fashion products, feathers, leather, skins and meat production. Other companies in the group cover seed sales, auctions and a retailer, Klein Karoo Agri, which has two petrol stations, six shops, a mechanisation business and an irrigation business.
ONLINE RESOURCES Agricultural Research Council: www.arc.agric.za Bureau for Food and Agricultural Policy: www.bfap.co.za Cape Agency for Integrated Sustainable Development in Rural Areas: www.casidra.co.za Citrus Growers’ Association: www.cga.co.za Fresh Produce Exporters’ Forum: www.fpef.co.za Fruit SA: www.fruitsa.co.za HORTGRO: www.hortgro.co.za Klein Karoo: www.kleinkaroo.com National Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries: www.daff.gov.za SA Grain Information Service: www.sagis.org.za SA Olive Industry Association: www.saolive.co.za SA Table Grape Industry: www.satgi.co.za SA Trade Directory of Indigenous Natural Products: www.cpwild.co.za South African Rooibos Council: www.sarooibos.org.za Western Cape Department of Agriculture: www.elsenburg.com
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