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SA A N E S S E N T I A L R E F E R E N C E G U I D E F O R FA R M E R S & A G R I P R O F E S S I O N A L S

2020

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SA AGRI ESSENTIALS 2020 A N E S S E N T I A L R E F E R E N C E G U I D E F O R FA R M E R S & AG R I P R O F E S S I O N A L S CONTENTS

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Foreword

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Index

1. PRODUCTS

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2 . A G R I C U LT U R A L C O N S U M A B L E I N P U T S

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3 . A G R I C U LT U R A L C A P I TA L I N P U T S

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4 . M A N U FAC T U R I N G

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5. SERVICES

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FOREWORD Agriculture is currently facing

renewed prospects for farmers as consumers

unprecedented challenges. As the country

seek fresh, healthy alternatives to overly

recovers from a devastating drought, the

processed foods. A renewed interest in home

sector has once again been plunged into

cooking has also increased the demand for

uncertainty with the advent of the novel coronavirus Covid-19 global pandemic. Amidst disrupted markets, changes in cash flow and higher compliance costs, farmers

fresh ingredients. South Africa’s diverse landscape gives rise to a vast variety of different crops and cropping systems. From the subtropical hills of the Lowveld, to large scale grain production in

have rallied to stay afloat and keep producing

the Free State, deciduous fruit and wine in

food for our nation and export markets. The

the Western Cape’s valleys, livestock in lush

resilience of South Africa’s farming sector

KwaZulu-Natal and all the niche products in

has been consistently proven and now more

between, the country’s farmers are as unique

than ever the industry is showing its mettle.

as our vistas. The golden thread running

The crisis has also placed a much-deserved

through all these operations is the striving

spotlight on farmers and the role they play

towards greater efficiencies, producing more

in ensuring food security. South Africa has

with less.

realised its fortunate position to be a food secure country, with minimal reliance on imported food.

As research in irrigation systems and precision farming intensifies, farmers are more than ever inundated with information on how to reduce

As our farmers continue their operations

inputs while pushing up yields. Advancements

despite some restrictions as a result of

in technology and science have resulted in

the lockdown, opportunities are presenting

farming systems that optimally use every

themselves in many forms. With a renewed

drop of water and granule of fertiliser.

focus on health and strong immune systems,

Improvements in plant genetics have seen the

consumers will be more vigilant as to how

crop yields double over time while the area

they are feeding their families. This presents

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Taking full advantage of these opportunities

effect on the surrounding environment, all

will require farmers to remain on the forefront

the while producing a healthy harvest that

of new technologies and solutions to optimise

is in high demand, will perpetually thrive.

production to beat the ever-encroaching cost

Presented within this directory is a vast variety

price squeeze. Those who are connected to

of input suppliers and potential partners for

a diversity of markets and suppliers stand

sustainable, profitable farming. May it be an

a better chance to thrive. It is especially

invaluable resource for your business and

important to make use of reliable inputs that

open further opportunities to flourish.

will contribute to the integrity of the crop and continued market access. The crux for each individual farmer lies in finding the perfect balance between input and output, utilising the solutions that are

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best suited to his or her farm and budget. Farmers that can achieve the holy grail of producing a crop that optimises resources, lowers input costs, has a minimally invasive

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PRODUCTS

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PRODUCTS FRESH PRODUCE & FOOD PRODUCTS NATIONAL

Subtropico

PO Box 1546, Brooklyn Square, 0075 | 012 460 9910 5 Parkland Building, 229 Bronkhorst Street, New Muckleneuk, Pretoria 0081 Contact Alinda Louw | 083 605 9165 | alinda@subtropico.co.za Operating in a healthy group structure with an established marketing network and dedicated personnel, Subtropico is a leader in the fresh produce market agency business. Our producers are our most valuable asset and this is reflected in our business philosophy. Not only do we sell fresh fruit and vegetables, but we provide an exclusive service to our producers, confirming our reputation as a market leader. Subtropico is the preferred market agency for more than 6000 producers with a turnover of nearly R4,6 milliard per annum. Centralized administration makes enquiries easier and ensures accurate and timely payment. For the producer’s safety, all payments are deposited into a trust account.

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Sell producers products daily on 13 national fresh produce markets. Years of experience in the marketing of fresh produce. Transport is provided at competitive rates using companies experienced in the transport of fresh produce. Advice on all marketing needs and we can also provide input regarding the storing and packaging of fresh produce. We encourage and believe in personal interaction with our producers. Centralized administration

www.subtropico.co.za

Ehlanzeni Ehlanzeni in Mpumalanga produces 67% of South Africa’s bananas. The district is also responsible for 57% of macadamia nut production.

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PRODUCTS FRESH PRODUCE & FOOD PRODUCTS GAUTENG

Uncles Goodies (Pty) Ltd

Farm: Portion 1 of Nienhorf Farm, Radium, Bela Bela Distribution: 88 Newark Street, Highveld, Centurion, 0157 Contact Stephen Chiponda | 082 947 9048 | stephen@unclesgoodies.com A trusted source of organic veggies and micro greens - grown on our feed lot plot in Limpopo. Our top priority is to meet national and global organic standards to maintain organic product integrity. Our sustainable farming practice guarantees protection of the environment and meets the demands of our health-conscious consumers looking for organic products without pesticides, chemicals and artificial additives. Our drip irrigation system conserves water and energy, reduces soil erosion and increases soil fertility. We are committed to promoting earth friendly foods and encourage consumers to eat organic and live healthy. Our veggies taste like no other because they are chemical free and are delivered to restaurants and hotels within 24 hours of harvesting.

SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

Organic farming of spinach (our flagship), micro herbs, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and mushroom production

Supply to restaurants and hotels

Homemade jams and biltong

100% fruit juices / 40%-50% fruit nectars

Develop youth life skills through cookery, baking and gardening lessons

Self catering, 4 bedroom farmhouse

Bee keeping as a hobby

www.uncles-organics.com

The Bread Gypsy

Plot 95, Zeekoegat, Pretoria Contact Pauli | pauli@thebreadgypsy.co.za

At The Bread Gypsy, we are passionate about making bread the way mother nature intended – with just flour, water, wild yeast and salt. We use only stoneground flour, which has been mindfully milled. Why? Because stone-ground flour contains all the inherent goodness of the wheat grain and is devoid of harmful chemicals, flour conditioners and preservatives. We hand craft a variety of rustic and robust artisan style breads, all of which are baked in wood-fired ovens, which serves to bring out the

best flavour and texture in the bread. Many of our breads undergo a protracted fermentation period, which gives the gluten proteins time to break down, making the bread more readily digestible and also far more flavourful. Our bread and pastries are available at The Lucky Bread Company at the Brooklyn Mall and The Mall of Africa, and Jackson’s Whole Food Market. We also trade at The Boeremark and Hazelwood Food Market every Saturday.

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PRODUCTS FRESH PRODUCE & FOOD PRODUCTS GAUTENG

Debora Se Plaashoenders

Brits Contact Desiree | 078 846 3767 | deboraseplaashoenders@gmail.com

Debora’s Plaashoenders or farm chickens offer an organic and unique chicken, that tastes the way chicken should. We pay special attention to each flock optimizing the chicks growth for the best quality while maintaining an organic, free range approach. Our chickens are grown for 8-9 weeks as opposed to the commercial 6 week period. This is because we make our own fermented feed that incorporates organic raw ingredients, no added growth hormones and a variety of herbs to naturally aid each chicks wellbeing as no antibiotics are used in any of our flocks. Currently our chickens are living the best life since we have incorporated the tractor system, as well as limiting our chicks per square meter to at least half the recommended amount. This is to keep the chicks in the most natural habitat with sufficient space while giving them the opportunity to eat bugs and soak up sunlight as they naturally would. These are all only facts, with the invitation to taste the difference yourself.

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SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

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We provide organic whole chicken between 2-3kg. We provide organic chicken portions; Thighs, drums, wings, braai packs, breasts and skinless, boneless fillets. We do small and large quantities and orders can be customized. We slaughter every 3 weeks at a certified abattoir. We use the tractor system to raise our chickens for 9 weeks and they are free to roam as they naturally would. We make our own organic fermented feed with a variety of herbs as opposed to hormones and antibiotics. Contact us today to find out if your order qualifies for free delivery. To avoid disappointment, ordering in advance is necessary.


PRODUCTS FRESH PRODUCE & FOOD PRODUCTS K WA Z U L U - N ATA L

Good Life Organic

14 Scotia Park, 53 Nguni Way, Waterfall, 3610 Durban | 031 766 3426 Contact Eli Coelho | 082 514 1650 | eli@goodlife.co.za

B2B wholesaler of certified organic food

SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

ingredients to retailers, online stores, independent health shops, delis and food manufacturers across Southern Africa. Our range includes a wide variety of dry

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goods, including: herbs and spices, superfoods and blends; condiments; coconut products; grains and cereals; cocoa; and other speciality products. Available as Good Life Organic branded goods or bulk (1kg-200kg)

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Certified Organic Ingredients Organic Spices Organic Herbs Organic Vegetable and Fruit Powders (Superfoods) Organic Plant Proteins Organic Coconut Milk Organic Tamari Organic Balsamic Vinegar Organic Black Rice Organic Rose Water

www.goodlife.co.za

Greenheart Organics

119 Underwood Road, Hatton Estate, Pinetown, 3610 Contact Donna Barnard | 084 606 6974 donna@greenheartorganics.co.za

Greenheart Organics is an online organic food

packaging where packaging is needed and we

and waste free living store which sources quality

use a refill, rebate and return system for any

fresh organically and sustainably grown produce,

other item bought from our store.

free range, hormone free eggs and chicken, grass fed anti-biotic and hormone free meats, natural rBST free dairy, non GMO pantry, eco-friendly detergents, all natural beauty and sustainable living products from local suppliers in the KZN region. We deliver throughout the greater Durban and Highway area to your home or office. Our aim is to reduce waste from the supplier

SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

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Organic fresh produce All natural rBST free farm dairy Free range eggs and chicken Grass fed meat Environmentally friendly detergents Kefir, Kimchi, Kombucha

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PRODUCTS FRESH PRODUCE & FOOD PRODUCTS LIMPOPO

Organo Group

Farm Kwaggahoek, Palala, Mookgopong 0560, Limpopo | 081 464 2482 Contact Paul Roos | 078 149 8727 | pauljnr@proplum.co.za

Located in the pollution-free Waterberg, we are a family-owned business group producing quality organic fruit and vegetables. We envision a future of organic products available to every home. Our mission is to produce quality organic fruit and vegetables through sustainable practices. We supply the local South African market and export selected product lines. With more than 15 years’ experience of organic fruit and vegetable production, we aim to grow further into a diverse certified organic fruit and vegetables producer, with a wide variety of product lines. We farm according to organic standards set out by the USDA and EU organic

certification board, we adhere to the highest industry standards in Organic agriculture. We are a certified Global G.A.P producer, with more than 20 years’ experience. We, proudly, don’t use unnatural and harmful inputs on any of our products. We believe that our farming methods increase the flavour and nutritional value of our organic fruit and vegetables. SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

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Certified organic fruit and vegetables Agricultural inputs and fertilizers

WESTERN CAPE

Hexrivier Organic Lemons

Hexrivier Sitrus (Pty) Ltd, PO Box 200, Citrusdal, 7440 | 022 921 3601 Contact Martli Slabbe | export@hexfruit.co.za

We grow organic lemons, and do not see it as a product, but as a service: producing food with integrity and restoring soil, earth ecology, carbon capturing, and creating a safe work and living environment for our people. Organic certified: ZA-BIO-141 A-2018-00106/2019-01178 GlobalGAP certified: GGN/GLN: 4049929719439 Siza certified.

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SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

Organic lemons, available June until September


PRODUCTS FRESH PRODUCE & FOOD PRODUCTS WESTERN CAPE

Metro Organics

4 High Riding Close, Noordhoek Contact Gillian Clack | 066 251 3394 | info@metroorganics.co.za

When asked what we do at Metro Organics, it is very hard to describe as it has grown so much since we started and it is so much more than just a job, it is part of a much bigger picture! That said, our goal and purpose has not changed one bit since we started and we aim to move forward with that in mind. We continue to have an immense desire to grow beautiful, wholesome, organic veg in nurtured soil that is treated with the respect it deserves and supply/provide the product of this process to people who believe in what we do! Restaurants, delis, food clubs and YOU!

We try to work with other like-minded growers and farmers who feel the same as we do about what they do, so that this combined passion spills over into the produce that essentially lands up on our plates and nourishes our incredibly competant bodies! SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

Providing locally grown, wholesome, organic greens and vegetables to our local community, restaurants and retail stores.

Organic Ingredients South Africa (Pty) Ltd

Unit 1, 52 Cincaut Street, Saxenburg Park, Blackheath, 7580 Contact Mariette Bezuidenhout | 082 850 6329 | 021 905 1318 mariette.bezuidenhout@organicingredientssa.com

Organic Ingredients is an authentic organic ingredient supplier to the South African food industry. The IFOAM definition of organic agriculture is the basis of our core belief principals for future sustainable development and growth. Our main focus is making available, throughout the year, quality and organic products. Working together with our suppliers, we ensure and safeguard the credibility of our products, by only using producers certified by internationally accredited certification bodies according to international standards. Furthermore, we have unique preventative management practices to deal with natural risks associated with a

pesticide free environment and a rigorous quality management system that verifies and tests our products, to ensure that we often more than comply with local and international regulations governing food safety.

SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

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Organic beans, pulses, rices and grains Organic flours and seeds Organic cocoa powder and sugars Organic dried fruits Organic oils Organic pastas & sauces

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PRODUCTS WELLNESS, BEAUTY & LIFESTYLE NATIONAL

Escentia Products

FairQue Business Park, 19 Goud Street, Goedeberg | 011 425 3281 Contact Henry | sales@essential-oils.co.za

Escentia was started with the vision of supplying the market with a reputable, inexpensive supplier of essential oils, carrier oils, and auxiliary products. Escentia’s mission has always been to empower all therapists for true healing. We supply a wide range of essential oils, carrier oils and aromatherapy auxiliaries. We value our customers and aim to supply the best quality oils that the world has to offer. We have also specialised in certain areas and can supply interesting and exotic oils such as Naartjie, Red Raspberry, Pomegranate,

Helichrysum, Ravensara, Agarwood, Spikenard and Tumeric Oleoresin. Additionally, many of our oils are supplied by local farmers in an effort to support South Africans. SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

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Essential Oils Carrier Oils Aromatherapy Auxillaries Exotic Oils

www.essential-oils.co.za

TERIT (The Elim Renaissance Investment Trust)

Farm 202/29 Pietersielieskloof, Elim, Cape Agulhas Contact Eunice Marais | 083 297 0320 | terit@netactive.co.za Nestled at the foot of Bredarsdorp mountain in the Cape Agulhas region, TERIT is a young and aspiring farm that has been cultivating lavandin for over 5 years. The lavandin essential oil extract is done by using a special distillation technique to specifically produce the essential oil with Lavandula abrialis that is strictly grown organically and handpicked. Due to the medicinal and cosmeceutical benefits of lavandin essential oil, organic essential oil processing has become of great interest to our business. These benefits include treating anxiety, insomnia as well as having anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. Lavandin essential

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oil is, hence, used extensively in aromatherapy and purchased by many to use as a natural sleep aid. However, our pure and highly concentrated lavandin essential oil cannot be applied directly onto one’s skin, nor should it be ingested. Safe and usable methods of appreciating lavandin essential oil include adding a drop of oil to water, carrier oils, or an unscented lotion or liquid soap. Additionally, one may also opt to use the oil with a diffuser to compliment one’s space with a soothing camphor fragrance. SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

Lavandin Essential oil


PRODUCTS WELLNESS, BEAUTY & LIFESTYLE NATIONAL

Coyne Healthcare (Pty) Ltd

Moorings 1, Portswood Ridge, Portswood Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, 8001 | 021 421 9144 Contact Maria Ascencao | maria@coynehealthcare.co.za | 082 458 3194 Danielle Pannack | danielle@coynehealthcare.co.za

Coyne Healthcare is committed to producing innovative nutritional supplements based on a foundation of ‘Nature meets Science’ - and a solid culture of R&D. We pride ourselves in our ability to deliver superior products, sourced from ethically-harvested natural ingredients of the highest purity. All formulations are developed in alliance with leading nutritional experts, scientists and researchers to deliver cutting-edge innovation and highly efficacious, evidence-based formulations which also adhere to sustainable production and harvesting principles and GMP standards. Our mission is to educate, empower and enrich the lives of our customers, partners, our family and the global community with optimum health and wellbeing – and the environment too! We’ve embarked on action aimed at reducing waste, lowering our carbon footprint and contributing to environmental regeneration. We’ve made major strides in protecting our environment and making “green thinking” an integral part of our company’s culture. Striving

towards eco-friendly, carbon-neutral packaging is a core focus – and our goal is to achieve 100% reusable, recyclable, compostable packaging for our products by December 2020. In November 2019, we began planting a tree for every product sold and we’ve committed to planting at least 20 000 trees per month -- or 1.5 million in the next five years. SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

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Bio-Curcumin BCM95 Bio-Curcumin Advanced Bio-Berberine Complex Biomax Vitamin C LIPOSOMAL Purest Omega 3 Bio-Canna Daily Biomax Vitamin B.CO Biomax Magnesum Advanced B12 Boost Vitmain B12 Oral Spray SPATONE Apple Iron Water - all natural

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PRODUCTS WELLNESS, BEAUTY & LIFESTYLE NATIONAL

7Foods

31 Gifboom Street, Esther Park, Kempton Park, 1619 | 011 976 0388 Contact Robbie | 082 444 2334 | health@7foods.co.za

At 7 foods we supply the market with equipment and products pertaining to the natural health market. Specializing in natural and raw material associated with these products and more. In the 21st century we are bombarded with a level of toxicity that our precious bodies can no longer handle on their own. Many of us are lacking Nutrients, Vitamins and Minerals.

SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

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Capsules, fillers and product filling Immune boosters Magnesium product range Moringa, Collagen, Kelp, DE Fulvic Acid, Salts, Insomnia remedies, Herbs, etc

We aim to provide you with products from reputable suppliers to help you reach and maintain your optimal health. At 7 Foods we believe in adding value to you as a client. www.7foods.co.za LIMPOPO

Botanica Natural Products

Canterbury Farm 254 MR, Alldays, Limpopo Contact Will Coetsee | info@botanica.africa | 071 925 5870

Botanica Natural Products is a family-owned social enterprise located in rural Limpopo. Botanica offers superior skin care and nutritional products at its organically certified farm. We identify, produce and supply indigenous plant extracts and oils in an environmentally sustainable manner for personal care applications. The extracts are marketed to cosmetic and nutraceutical producers around the world.

SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

Organic Moringa Oil

Organic Baobab Oil

Organic Argan Oil

Marula Oil

Kalahari Melon Oil

Macadamia Oil

Baobab Fruit Powder

Moringa Leaf Powder

Our mission is to integrate the use of indigenous plants, traditional knowledge and science to promote better skin, hair and nutritional health. www.botanica.africa 16 | SA Agri Essentials | Issue 1 2020


PRODUCTS WELLNESS, BEAUTY & LIFESTYLE GAUTENG

The Vukani Movement

10 Ernest Road, Kensington, Johannesburg, Gauteng | 081 545 3497 Contact Toni Jordan | info@vukanimovement.africa

Vukani Movement is a sustainable development module that focuses on two sectors: Energy Efficiency and Agroecology. We specialise in education, holistic wellness and community development. Our aim is to create and produce sustainable products that are eco friendly and organic - produced locally and 100% natural. Our mission is to encourage people to practice a more earth-friendly means of doing things. To enlighten and educate people on the importance of nutrition. What we put in and on our bodies and the effects thereof, and by doing so, we hope to achieve input towards a more sustainable future.

Keep updated with our latest ‘Sustain Yourself Initiative’ projects by visiting our website. SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

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Skincare Wellness Programs Agroecology Consulting Energy Efficiency Consulting. Education & Program Design Procurements Agroprocessing

www.vukanimovement.africa

Medi Mushrooms South Africa

Knox Street, Waverely, Johannesburg Contact Fran Fainman | 082 600 8780 | franfainman@gmail.com

Medi Mushrooms SA, distributed by Nourishing Thymes, is a brand of medicinal mushrooms offering our distributors, health shops, health practitioners and ultimately our clients a top quality, certified organic, mushroom extract. We ensure that our extracts are grown in a pristine environment in the mountains of China, under controlled conditions. The organic mushrooms are extracted through hot water, spray dried using state of the art equipment, then encapsulated with a top quality pre-biotic in vegan capsules - no grains, pollutants or GMOs. Our products are sugar free, gluten free, kosher and halaal and are bottled with love and care in amber glass. We pride ourselves in delivering almost zero-waste packaging.

We strive for service excellence and customer care. Fran draws on her skills as a health coach, energy worker, horticulturist and yoga teacher when consulting with clients. She offers free training to distributors of Medi Mushrooms SA. SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

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Reishi - Ganoderma lucidum Lions Mane - Hericium erinaceus Maitake - Grifola frondosa Turkeytail - Trametes/Coreolus versicolor Cordyceps - Cordyceps sinensis Shiitake - Lentinula edodes

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PRODUCTS WELLNESS, BEAUTY & LIFESTYLE K WA Z U L U - N ATA L

Oribi Organics

Oribi Gorge, KwaZulu-Natal Contact Juliette Classen | 072 277 1672 | info@oribiorganics.co.za

Oribi Organics was born out of a passion to provide natural, organic skincare products for healthy skin and body. Many skincare products contain cheap nonnutritive petrochemicals, toxic additives and harsh preservatives which may irritate the skin, disrupt hormones and be potentially carcinogenic. Everything we create is carefully handmade in small batches and contains carefully-sourced ingredients, selected for their specific therapeutic properties.

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Pure and natural skincare products Natural balms and ointments Facial products Bath and body Organic essential oils

Our products are not tested on animals. Our simple packaging ensures that our quality products are affordable and is designed to reduce our carbon footprint. www.oribiorganics.co.za

Gauteng produces over a third of our nation’s carrots The West Rand district in Gauteng is our leading carrot grower (by volume). The district produce 69 638 metric tons of carrots and contributing 31% to South Africa’s total production of 226 017 metric tons.

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PRODUCTS WELLNESS, BEAUTY & LIFESTYLE WESTERN CAPE

InfiniFlow FLOWFORMS “The river’s own hand”

Manufactured by Wilson Stone in Grabouw Contact Liesl Haasbroek | 082 8077 178 | infiniflowforms@gmail.com Charl Pienaar | 083 233 4294 | charl@transformus.co.za Our products and our people bring flow to your life and your farm. Flow is the dynamic connection between life and death. As blood is to your body, so is water to our Mother Earth. When flow stops, life stops.

If the heartbeat of your land needs a stronger pulse, call us and call in your flowforms today. You will feel it in your waters.

Charl is an alchemist, Liesl an Elementor. Together we have decades of experience in lifeenhancing technologies guided by Nature and practice in biodynamic agriculture. Water is a liquid that moves in layers; laminar flow, vortices, pulsing and rhythm is the language of water that supports life and upholds the fertility that we all work to bring into the world.

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All biological life is drawn to moving water Improves water quality in all ways Stirs the biodynamic preparations Removes the memory of pollution Sound healing

Balance Cape Town

Durbanville | 082 872 8777 Contact Debbie Jackson | debbie@balancecapetown.com

We provide healing natural skin treatment products, from locally grown and pressed pomegranate seed and marula oils. We use only organic essential oils with no preservatives, parabens or artificial chemical fragrance added. All our products are hand blended, poured and bottled and we do small batch manufacturing to ensure quality products.

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100% natural healing skin oils Home fragrance collection Pampers products Support local suppliers Empowering through business opportunities

We offer direct selling and a retail business model. www.balancecapetown.com SA Agri Essentials | Issue 1 2020 | 19


PRODUCTS BUSINESS LISTINGS

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Upland Organic Estate

Fisantekuil Farm, Blouvlei Road, Wellington | www.organicwine.co.za Contact Edmund Oettle | 021 864 1184 | 082 731 4774 | info@organicwine.co.za Wine | Port | Brandy | Grappa | Gin | Olive oil | Nuts | Dried fruit | Buchu | Liqueurs

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ANRO Boerdery Pty Ltd

3 Koffiekultuur, Farm, Barberton Dist. Kaapsehoop Valley, Mpumalanga Contact Anneri Spath | 082 871 4234 | anneri@anroboerdery.com Ellepot - Eco friendly Bio-degradable nursery plant bags | Raw Macadamia nuts, processed and nut in shell - Global Gap | Raw Macadamia honey | Raw Macadamia oil | Macadamia Nursery - SGASA FRESH PRODUCE & FOOD PRODUCTS

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Happy Toes Permaculture Project

JP 258 Vergenoeg Road, Groot Marico | www.happytoes.co.za Contact Jeannine | jeannine@happytoes.co.za Permaculture Design Course | Groot Marico Market | Fresh and dried produce and preserves Plant Nursery WELLNESS, BEAUTY & LIFESTYLE

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Sanaka Health

The Gabba, The Campus, 57 Sloane Street, Bryanston, Johannesburg, 2121 | www.sanaka.co.za Contact Nishani Maharaj | 011 463 5877 | info@sanakahealth.com Udo’s Organic Omega 369 Oils & DHA Oils | Udo’s Probiotics | Flora Noni Juice Flora Floressence Tea | Flora Beyond Greens and Digestive Enzymes WELLNESS, BEAUTY & LIFESTYLE

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Scatters Oils (Pty) Ltd

147 Malibongwe Drive, Strydompark, Randburg, 2194 | www.scattersoils.com Contact Cindy Swart | 011 792 2902 | 078 195 5566 | cindys@scattersoils.com Supply natural, organic essential oils WELLNESS, BEAUTY & LIFESTYLE

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Beaucience

105 Capricorn Drive, Capricorn Business Park, Muizenberg, 7948 | www.beaucience.co.za Contact Collette La Grange | 021 709 0362 | admin@beaucience.co.za Proudly South African, Professional Skin Care Brand specifically focusing on using natural formulations and organic ingredients where possible.

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AGRICULTURAL CONSUMABLE INPUTS PESTICIDES & CROP PROTECTION NATIONAL

River Bioscience (Pty) Ltd

177 Cape Road, Newton Park, Port Elizabeth Contact Johan Vorster | 041 373 1409 | admin@riverbio.com

River Bioscience is a producer owned business and is a specialist in the manufacturing and development of biological and biorational crop protection inputs. We work hard to ensure that all fruit exporters can enjoy profitable market access to residue sensitive markets around the world. Our core products focus on the control of both economic and phytosanitary pests and diseases. Key focus areas include the control of false codling moths, fruit flies and bollworm, pathogenic fungis as well as citrus black spot, soil borne pathogens, plant parasitic nematodes, and white flies. We collaborate with responsible crop protection specialists around the country in order to ensure that our products are used effectively in integrated pest management programs. We offer professional monitoring services on the major phytosanitary pests in the Northern Cape, Western Cape and Eastern Cape. Kindly contact us, should you require any assistance.

SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

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Cryptogran™ - L7598: Cryptophlebia leucotreta granulovirus, 5 x 1010 Occlusion bodies/ml. Helicovir™ - L8484: Helicoverpa amigera nucleopolyhedrovirus, 5 x 109 Occlusion bodies/ml. RB1™ & Black Out™ - L10352 & L10354: Dipotassium Phosphate 297g/litre M3™ Fruit Fly Bait stations - L6675: Proteinhydrosylate & Plant extract 5g/ unit, Alpha-Cypermethrin 0.01g/unit. Invader Lure™ - L8584: Methyl Eugenol, 15g/unit Invader B-Lok™ - L8585: Methyl Eugenol 15g/unit, Mercapthion EC500/UL1130 5ml/unit Mytech™ - L9077: Paecilomyces lilacinus isolate F18, 1 x 1010 CFU’s/gram Trichotech™ - L9078: Trichoderma asperrellum isolate H22, 4 x 1010 CFU’s/gram Beauvitech™ - L9076: Beauveria basiana isolate J25, 1 x 1010 CFU’s/gram XSIT™ FCM SIT - L10346: Sterilized False Codling Moth (Thaumatotibia leucotreta), At least 14 000 living adults/unit.

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AGRICULTURAL CONSUMABLE INPUTS PESTICIDES & CROP PROTECTION NATIONAL

Bio-Insectaries SA cc

PO Box 901, Jeffrey’s Bay, 6330 Contact Dr Arno Moore | 083 270 4866 | arno@bioinsectsa.com

BISA Bio-Insectaries was established in 2005 with the main purpose of commercializing biological fly control technology in South Africa. BISA Bio-Insectaries breeds and distributes the fly parasitoide Muscidifurax raptor for biological control of nuisance flies. The fly parasitoide, a small wasp 1 to 1.5mm long, attacks flies in the pupa phase of the fly life cycle. The developing fly in the pupa are killed, thereby preventing hatching of flies. The wasps are ordered from BISA for regular release on fly breeding hotspots. Wasps are safe to use with no harm to humans or livestock. This presents a practical and eco-friendly answer for the control of nuisance flies. BISA has close ties with the National Wool Growers Association of South Africa and has expanded its product range to include the Lucitrap biological sheep blow-fly control system and Nylon Wool packs for packing of wool for the South African and global markets.

There can be no doubt that an effective fly control programme is vital for successful animal production systems. Erratic, short term efforts to control adult flies is almost certain to fail and is at most a sporadic waste of money. It is recommended that livestock producers develop an integrated fly control programme for their specific conditions. This will enable producers, the livestock industry and the wider community to reap significant production, animal and human welfare, and enviromental benefits. Parasitic wasps for biological fly control is now commercially available in South Africa. It should be included in an integrated approach towards fly control for cost-effective long term control of flies, while minimising insecticide usage. BISA has build up a proud record, since 2006, for biological fly control in intensive operations such as dairy, feedlots, piggeries, chicken, horses and other applicable situations.

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AGRICULTURAL CONSUMABLE INPUTS PESTICIDES & CROP PROTECTION NATIONAL

Degesch SA (Pty) Ltd

10 Power Street, Isando | 011 974 2338/9/0 Contact Eddie | 082 450 9199 | info@degesch.co.za

Supply of fumigation chemical for the purpose of controlling all life stages of insects on post

SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

harvest commodities, such as tobacco, maize,

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wheat, flour, sorgtium, raisins, nuts... basically most crops. Sustainable agriculture is suggested by the Rainforest Alliance FOA/WHO Report for use of Exceptional Hazardous Chemical (March 2019),

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who lists the active ingredient for both our

Degesh Plates - Magnesium Phosphide Fogging Machines - Pulsfog Fogging Solution - Milfog Natural Pyrethrum Rat Bait Block - 5 Kg / 10 Kg Phostoxin Pellets / Tablets - Aluminium Phosphide

fumigants and Rat Bait Blocks. Degesch Plates are used world wide safely, residu-free to fumigate. www.degesch.co.za

Agro-Organics (Pty) Ltd

De Beers Avenue, Paardevlei, Somerset West , Cape Town, 7130 | 021 851 2406 Contact Nico Uys | 083 565 7337 | nico@agroorganics.co.za

Agro-Organics (Pty) Ltd was established in the year 2000 to supply a growing demand for pest and disease control solutions by organic producers and producers with an appetite for a greener approach. Healthy soils are the basis of organic farming for it supports plant health and brings forth plants with a higher resistance to pests and diseases, that are better buffered against adverse environmental conditions. While people differ on words that describe organic agriculture, there is ever increasing evidence that managing organic agriculture is best by mimicking nature.

If you are heading towards Organic agriculture, Permaculture, Biodynamic agriculture, Conservation agriculture, Regenerative agriculture, Biological agriculture or any mimicking /tracking nature, following agroecological principles, you will likely find some useful tools offered by us. SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

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Bio Stimulant products Bio Control agents - Organic certified for pest and disease control

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AGRICULTURAL CONSUMABLE INPUTS BIO STIMULANTS NATIONAL

Afrikelp

3 Engine Avenue, Montague Gardens, Cape Town, 7441 | 021 551 3556 Contact Chris Strauss | 084 872 0274 | info@afrikelp.com

Afrikelp produces a range of Eco-Cert certified organic liquid products from the kelp Ecklonia Maxima in our ISO 9001:2015 certified facility. This giant brown seaweed only grows at the southern tip of South Africa. Ecklonia Maxima is unique as it contains naturally high levels of the plant hormone, Auxin. Auxin is the most important plant hormone is the foundation of all growth and development processes in the plant, thus synchronising, stimulating and improving agricultural crop production. Ecklonia Maxima grows in the nutrient-rich Benguela current and is carefully treated during the whole production process to ensure that all our liquid seaweed extracts retain essential performance enhancing compounds and provide effective biostimulants in agriculture.

Our liquid seaweed extracts are quality controlled to ensure that every application meets exceptional consistency standards. Afriklep applied in the early vegetative growth phase primarily increases root growth contributing to stronger plants. Additionally, when applied during fruit and berry set stages, Afrikelp increases the fruit/berry size and improves fruit colouring. Independent studies conducted around the world on a variety of crops highlight the benefits of using Afrikelp. SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

Afrikelp O-LG1

Afrikelp O-Double Strength

Afrikelp O-Concentrate

Afrikelp can be applied as a foliar spray, dip or drench and through irrigation systems.

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AGRICULTURAL CONSUMABLE INPUTS BIO STIMULANTS NATIONAL

Madumbi Sustainable Agriculture (Pty) Ltd

Unit 4, Block H, Hilton Quarry Office Park, 400 Old Howick Road, Hilton | 033 342 3984 Contact Donvae Hooker | 083 400 9975 | support@madumbi.co.za

Madumbi Sustainable Agriculture - market leader in BioStimulant and BioManagement solutions. Madumbi aims to change the way food is grown. We believe all people should have access to healthy, nutritious food, free of chemical residues. Madumbi believes in a holistic approach to agriculture, providing integrated solutions from seed to fork. As partners of choice, Madumbi delivers innovative biorational products, sourced both locally and globally along with expert technical guidance and support. Madumbi continues to develop quality biological solutions. Solutions which support growers in building bio-active soils, maximising soil and plant health, and providing proven pest management solutions which have minimal impact on the environment – and everyone in it.

Through integrity, passion and innovation the Madumbi team aims to achieve excellence in all aspects of its business. Join us in leading this change. SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

Madumbi BioManagement - plant protection solutions with biorational origins

Madumbi BioStimulants containing natural plant growth stimulants

Madumbi BioInoculants containing beneficial micro-organisms

The Madumbi Root Health program combines excellent products to enhance root development

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AGRICULTURAL CONSUMABLE INPUTS BIO STIMULANTS NATIONAL

World Focus Agri

PO Box 1646, Delmas | 028 551 1885 Contact At van Schalkwyk | 082 452 8983 | at@worldfocusagri.co.za

World Focus Agri is a company with a focus on Integrated Plant Energy Management.

SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

Organic

Growth stimulant

Organic Acids

Plant Health

Plant Energy.

Plant Vitality

We provide support for the agricultural

Soil enhancers

community, maximizing harvests of all crops through the process of introducing a natural product into the biological lifecycle.

Ultrafine Lime

Ultrafine Gypsum

Foliar Feeds

Products range from Ultrafine Lime/Gypsum, Carbon based soil (Soil Fertility), Organic Growth stimulants as well as Organic Chelated foliar feeds. World Focus Agri products will help you enhance plant vitality while protecting the environment and restoring your land.

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Introlab (Pty) Ltd

12 Oudepont street, Wellington Industrial Park, Wellington, Western Cape | 021 864 2146 Contact Hendri Botha | 082 786 7919 | info@introlab.co.za

Introlab (Pty) Ltd is a South African based leader

staff. Introlab ensures its clients and growers

in the production and commercialisation of

receive a “lab-to-land” crop solution with the

plant biostimulants and specialty crop inputs

goal to outperform the norm.

for use in Agriculture. Introlab strives to provide well-researched, innovative crop solutions to both national and international markets with

Introlab’s business ethic centres on 4P’s: People, Plants, Products and Prosperity.

the aim to increase quantity and quality of Agricultural crops, while enhancing productivity

SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

and reducing the environmental impact.

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Introlab will continue to focus on the improvement of crop solutions and to support innovative technologies designed for the needs of modern Agriculture while preserving the sustainability of the productive environment. All products are manufactured using only the purest raw materials, in accordance with stringent quality and safety requirements.

Specialty crop nutrition Biostimulants Ecklonia maxima hydrolysate Protein Hydrolysate Organically certified crop solutions Deficiency correctors Suspension concentrates Soil conditioners Gel fertilisers Technical support

Introlab produces a diverse range of products ensuring a complete and holistical crop solution to growers. Introlab also provide exceptional technical support by qualified and experienced www.introlab.co.za 28 | SA Agri Essentials | Issue 1 2020


AGRICULTURAL CONSUMABLE INPUTS BIO STIMULANTS NATIONAL

Victus Bio (Pty) Ltd

PO Box 71779, Bryanston | 087 151 3374/5/6 Contact Philip Spies | 079 879 2593 | philip@victus.co.za

Biological agriculture provides a unique approach to sustainable and profitable agricultural production using biological farming techniques. Biological farming aims at attaining a balance between the physical, chemical nutrients and biological facets of the soil. Measuring, planning, changing and taking control of these three aspects gives a more complete view of soil fertility and more control over the growing environment. Getting this right on a consistent basis takes skilled individuals advising the farmer supported by research and quality products. Our Victus range is essential

in providing plant nutrition and diversity in microbial life, ensuring that the commercial producer can build soil biology which improves soil health and ultimately yields. SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

Organic fertilizers

Root growth stimulators

Plant growth stimulators

Legume inoculates

NutriCAST

www.victus.co.za

The Overberg district produces nearly all of South Africa’s barley Not only does the Overberg district in the Western Cape produce a lot of our apples, it also strongly dominates the production of barley, responsible for 81% of production nationwide. Overberg is also the leading producer of wheat, responsible for 16% of national output (by volume).

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AGRICULTURAL CONSUMABLE INPUTS SEEDS NATIONAL

Agricol

31 Ikageng Street, Potch Industria, Potchefstroom, 2531 | 018 294 7470 Contact Joubert Swanepoel | 081 011 0009 | jswanepoel@agricol.co.za

Agricol is a seed company, specialising in a variety of summer and winter forage crops. Agricol also specialises in summer and winter agronomy crops such as maize, sunflower, soybeans and canola. A diverse number of cover crops and cover crop mixture are available.

SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

Cover crops

Sunflower

Oats

Sub-tropical forage crops

Winter and summer legumes

Canola

Winter forage and perennial and annual ryegrass

Maize

Soybeans

Tuber crops

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AGRICULTURAL CONSUMABLE INPUTS SEEDS NATIONAL

Brasuda (Pty) Ltd

136 Edward Avenue, Edward Square, Unit 3, Hennopspark, Centurion, 0172 | 010 591 2226 Contact Lodewyk Koch | 084 800 8835 | info@brasuda.co.za

Brasuda is an Agricultural seeds supplier that specialize in pasture seeds since 2013. Brasuda has established the rights to distribute the products of Matsuda throughout Africa. Matsuda was founded in 1948 and is active in different sectors of Livestock industries, such as tropical pastures seed production with high quality (purity, germination and vigour), coated and treated seed, animal nutrition, farming equipment and machinery.

With the ongoing technical support from Matsuda and from our own partners we supply the best suitable grass varieties to the farming industry. SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

Panicum maximum cv Mombaca

Panicum maximum cv Tanzania

Panicum maximum cv Paredao

Panicum maximum cv Aries

The company is the worldwide leader in seed production of tropical forage species and its main objective is to develop high technology and solutions to the farming industry.

Brachiaria brizantha cv Marandu

Brachiaria brizantha cv MG4

Brachiaria brizantha cv MG5

The product range covers perennial summer grasses, annual summer and winter grasses, sorghum spp and summer and winter cover crops. Our grasses are highly nutritional, quick in regrowth, high in protein, high drought tolerant and high yields. We also service our customers with fertilizers.

Setaria sphacelata cv Tijuca

Cencgrus cilliaris cv Caatinga

Cencurus setigerus cv Agreste

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AGRICULTURAL CONSUMABLE INPUTS SEEDS NATIONAL

Wesgrow Potatoes

1 Kooperasie Street, Christiana | 053 441 2241 Contact Charl Nel | 082 388 0522 | cnel@wesgrow.co.za

Wesgrow is a farmer owned company.

Since 1983, we have been paving the way for

Between our group of 22 shareholders, we

the development of new potato varieties in

produce in excess of 6000ha of potatoes.

South Africa.

Two of our most successful varieties are Mondial and Sifra, which now dominate the South African retail space.

SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

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Seed Potatoes

Wesgrow has been supplying the industry with potato seed varieties since 1964, which we source from our distinguished potato variety breeders in Holland and Scotland. www.wesgrow.co.za

Salty soils Irrigation, used to expand crop production beyond SA’s rain-fed areas, can reduce soil fertility by building up salts in the soil (salinisation). An estimated 260000ha of irrigated land in South Africa is affected by salinisation. About 15000ha of this is serious enough to limit the choice of crops to salt-tolerant species only and would require costly rehabilitation. The main cause of salinisation is irrigation in arid areas where evaporation rates are high and rainfall is too low to leach salts from the soil. Irrigation with salty water dramatically worsens the problem, for example in coastal areas where the overexploitation of groundwater lowers the water table, causing the intrusion of marine water.

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AGRICULTURAL CONSUMABLE INPUTS SEEDS NATIONAL

Mandala Seeds

PO Box 339, Ladismith, Western Cape 6655 Contact Alex Kruger | kruger.alex@gmail.com | 072 241 1514

Our open pollinated and heritage seeds are grown under Permaculture systems in the Klein Karoo. The varieties are tolerant of slightly saline soils and water, as well as extreme heat in summer and prolonged frosts in winter. We grow out about 60 varieties per year and keep adding an experimenting with new varieties. Our seed bank produces for home gardeners, homesteaders and small scale farms. The seed has good germination rates and produces robust plants if cultivated well.

SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

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Lettuce varieties Tomatoes Legumes Cucurbits Alliums Leaf crops Aubergines Peppers Medicinals

We post or courier seeds to you. www.berg-en-dal.co.za

www.permaculturesouthafrica.co.za

Breaking Ground Organics (Pty) Ltd

organic growing

Constantia Nek, Constantia, Cape Town | 072 388 2400 Contact Annalize Steenkamp | anna@breakinggroundorganics.co.za

Breaking Ground Organics is a proud supplier of certified organic seeds and seedlings. We offer transparency and assurance of claims through our third-party organic certification. As a small, family-owned business, we believe in building honest relationships to go beyond just a business transaction.

We offer a vast variety of vegetables, herbs and edible flowers.

SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

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Organic certified seed Organic certified seedlings On site training courses

We want to see our customers grow with us and we also believe in growing people’s minds to understand the importance of nutritional food security and food sovereignty. We grow to order and have branches in Constantia, Stellenbosch. We are also able to courier seeds nationwide. www.breakinggroundorganics.co.za SA Agri Essentials | Issue 1 2020 | 33


AGRICULTURAL CONSUMABLE INPUTS LIVESTOCK NATIONAL

South African Stud Book & Animal Improvement Association

118 Henry Street, Westdene, Bloemfontein 9300 | 051 410 0900 Contact Dr Japie van der Westhuizen | 082 331 9923 info@studbook.co.za

Stud Book is the prime organisation for services and products for animal recording, management, and genetic improvement. Unique, science founded, solutions for the identification, selection and use of suitable candidates in production and companion animals’ herds and flocks. Animal Genetics Research and Development, IT and Technical Advisor Teams integrating science with practical recording to application at farm level or breeding units. More than 115 years of experience and service to the South African livestock Industry, a wealth of experience and expertise linked to the application of the latest technologies in a practical way.

International certification by the International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR).

SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

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Animal breeding and genetics products & services Animal recording and registration products & services Technical and specialised advice in breeding and management of animals Traceability and quality control: Animal products Secretarial services for Breeders’ Societies

www.studbook.co.za

Duel economy South Africa’s farming economy is considered to be a dual one. This is because it offers well-developed commercial farming as well as subsistencebased farming in more rural communities. Here, people farm to feed their families, selling surplus produce to make a small profit.

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MSI Brangus

PO Box 263997 Contact Andile Msibi | 060 827 1116 | celiwemsibi@gmail.com

MSI Brangus was established in 2015 and is based in Heilbron in the Free State with the aim of becoming one of the best cattle breeders in the country and being part of the Brangus Club SA has assisted in achieving this goal. The organization is family owned and our motto says it all, it is not about breeding for quantity but “breeding for quality”. With this in mind, we are dedicated to only producing high quality bulls and heifers. We prefer to breed the Brangus cattle breed because of the pollen-kicking properties and because the calves are small at birth and then grow rapidly. Brangus cattle are very fertile and the cows have excellent maternal characteristics. We have had our bulls accepted in 4 provincial auctions and one of bulls also qualified for the national auction and was sold.

environments as they are veld bulls. They have an excellent temperament, depth and width. Our organization consists of employees from disadvantaged backgrounds and consist of both males and females with the intention of sharing the knowledge, skill and developing interest in cattle farming. SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

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Brangus Cattle Breeding Plant Rentals

We are proud therefore of the standard of the bulls that we are breeding because they easily adapt to the different types of

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AGRICULTURAL CONSUMABLE INPUTS ANIMAL FEED NATIONAL

Sukses Voere/Feeds (Edms) Bpk

372 Meule Avenue, Vaalwater, 0530, Limpopo Contact Willie du Preez | 082 444 8806 | info@suksesvoere.co.za

In samewerking met voedingskundiges is rantsoene geformuleer wat ‘n verskil op baie boere se plase kan maak. Proewe is ook gedoen in samewerking met vooraanstaande boere vir uitstekende produksie met Beeste, Skape en Wild en met navorsing oor baie jare is ook ‘n vitamine en minerale voormengsel ontwikkel, wat suksesvol bewys is.

SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

Sukses Wild Meel en Pille

Sukses Beeste Onderhoud en Afrond

Sukses Skape verskeie rantsoene

Sukses Lekke meel en blokke

Sukses Kliente mengsels

Sukses Voere gebruik roumateriaal verspreiders met integriteit en uitstaande kwaliteit, om roumateriale aan te koop. Omdat die voere in eie kuddes gebruik word, vereis Sukses Voere net die beste roumateriale en formulasies. www.suksesvoere.co.za

Feedgrow

6A Frikkie Van Kraayenburg Street | 051 412 6395 Contact Ingrid Fourie | 071 288 5487

Die FEEDGROW eenhede is die toekoms van

Ons eenhede bestaan uit ‘n reeks verskuifbare

veeboerdery en wildboerdery in die wêreld en

en instap eenhede wat volledig vervaardig word

het ‘n groot invloed op die winsgewendheid en

en geïnstalleer word in Suid-Afrika

volhoubaarheid van u boerdery. Dit bied oplossings vir al die faktore waaroor u nie beheer het nie bv. krag, water, masjinerie uitgawes, bemesting, graan pryse, klimaat en

SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

Hydroponic units

seisoene. Die gespruite gars is ‘n uitstekende voerbron vir u vee, met konstante kwaliteit en kwantiteit, heeljaar, vir u diere hetsy aanvullend op veld, voerkraal of ‘n intensiewe meerling-produksie stelsel.

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AGRICULTURAL CONSUMABLE INPUTS FERTILISER & LIME NATIONAL

TWK Agri (Pty) Ltd

11 De Wet Street Piet Retief 2380 Contact 017 824 1000 | twk@twkagri.com

SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

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Timber Department - Marketing & Export Trade Division Engineers and New Holland Mechanization Motors division. Isuzu and Toyota Insurance Debtors Grain Marketing Gromor and Constantia Fertiliser Protea Tyres and retread Factory

www.twkagri.com

Langplaas Organics

Krokodildrift-Wes, Brits, North West Province | 012 252 3653 Contact Gert Janse van Rensburg | gert@langplaas.co.za

Langplaas Organics is a biological, agricultural company that specialize in organic fertilisers and biological solutions to soil health. The emphasis is on raising carbon levels in soil and brix levels in plants to ensure sustainability for generations to come. The pioneering work was done on Langplaas, a family concern, situated in the Brits area. The farm is a large commercial vegetable supplier to major retailers, local and abroad, making quality and healthy food a big priority. New, regenerative farming methods caused a reduction in chemical fertilisers by up to 60% and chemicals by up to 80%. With the introduction of Humates, Fulvates, cocktails of biological organisms and

cover crops, carbon levels in the soils were raised from 1% to 4% in just a few years. A significant increase in water retention was one of the results, as well as a notable increase in yield, quality and shelf life. SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

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Soil health consulting Leaf sap analysis Supply of Humates and Fulvates Supply of biological organisms Supply of organic fertilisers and agricultural supplies

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AGRICULTURAL CONSUMABLE INPUTS FERTILISER & LIME NATIONAL

Guano Organic Fertilizer

Gedeelte 29 Van Die Plaas Franshekraal Nr 708. Gansbaai 028 388 0052 | guanoorganic@lantic.net Contact Hans Groenewald | 083 399 3793 | 067 189 6525

Guano Organic Fertilizer is gestig jaar 2000 deur Hans (pa) en Hainro (seun) Groenewald. Organies gesertifiseerd by Ecocert. Twee produkte beskikbaar en landbou getoets naamlik Guano slow release pille – fertilizer group11/ reg no b4573Verte Guano liquid concentratefertilzer group11/reg no b4424. Protek bemark as retailer onder guano soil & guano flow (15jr) Reeds 12x containers met Verte-Guano en pille Spanje toe uitgevoer in 2017. Beste resultate in die land op avo, pekaneute, makadamia, citrus, wingerde en groente boere.

GOF werk saam landboukundiges asook plantpataloog Dr Straus Ferreira bermarking/ verspreiders word deur Wenkem, Nexus, Terrason en Kooperasies bemark. Boere verwysings beskikbaar op aanvraag. Agente in elke provinsie beskikbaar. SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

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25lt Verte - Guano 2lt Verte - Guano Slow Release Pille

www.guano-organicfertilizer.co.za

Rolfes Agri

288 Mundt Street, Waltloo, Pretoria Contact 012 803 0145 | info@rolfesagri.co.za Rolfes Agri is committed to developing and implementing sustainable agricultural products of consistent high quality for local and international markets. Rolfes Agri possesses adaptive abilities in various market conditions, environments, world climate and the requirements of distributors and agricultural producers. Rolfes Agri focusses on progressive manufacturing facilities, production expertise and the capacity to compliment the product development department. The production units are flexible enough to accommodate custom formulations and manufacturing of products for handpicked distributors. Rolfes Agri produces a diverse range of products for our own distribution channels and toll formulate for other companies. Rolfes Agri is

the proud owner of a vast variety of Organically Certified products as well as Biological products – an agricultural leader of the quantity and quality of Organically Certified products offered. SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

Manufacturer of various agricultural products

Formulate and develop innovative agricultural products

In-house Research & Development department and laboratory

Absolute Agri - (leaf analysis and customised product recommendations)

Technical and product support in-field

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AGRICULTURAL CONSUMABLE INPUTS FERTILISER & LIME NATIONAL

Vaalbrug Dolomiet (Edms) Bpk

No 577, District Viljoenskroon | 018 011 0011 Contact Hennie Beukes | 073 476 9141 | vaalbrug@iafrica.com

Vaalbrug is an opencast dolomite limestone mine situated in the heartland of South Africa’s maize production area. The mine was established in 1986 and is proud of the constant quality and composition of the agricultural dolomitic limestone produced since ground was first broken. Vaalbrug borders the Vaal River at Orkney from where it supplies agricultural lime into the Free State as well as the Northwest. Over the years Vaalbrug has diversified the business to include the supply of aggregate to the construction industry, filler material to the fertilizer industry and Green Top agricultural gypsum to the agricultural market.

www.vaalbrug.com

SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

Dolomite Agricultural Lime

Agricultural Gypsum

13.2 mm Dolomite stone

7 mm Dolomite stone

-5.5 mm Crusher sand

Pre-mix

2-4 mm Fertilizer Filler

Green Top 20% 40% 50% Lime & Gypsum mixtures

Dolomitic dust for Agriculture

Specialized Transport & Logistics

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Talborne Organics

Talborne Organics Head Office & Factory, 9 Tungsten Street, Ekandustria (near Bronkhorstspruit) Gauteng Contact Terry Dhliwayo | 079 896 5814 | 013 933 3172 | info@talborne.co.za

We celebrate 20 years of Growing Health with Talborne Organic Fertilizers (Control Union approved Inputs for Certified Organic Growing), Pest & Disease Control and Advisory & Training Services.

At TALBORNE ORGANICS we believe that a: Healthy SOIL = Healthy PLANTS = Healthy PEOPLE & ANIMALS = Healthy EARTH Whether you are a ‘BIG’ commercial farmer, a smaller farmer feeding your community or have a ‘SMALL’ patch of garden, we offer healthy, safe and sustainable organic options that will perform to professional standards on all projects.

SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

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VITA & ECO Organic granular fertilizer ranges (Control Union EU + NOP USA) TALBORNE ENVIRO CARE & NATURAL TURF – Fertilizer ranges TALBORNE - GREEN & ORGANIC Weed Control FERTILIS – Earthworm Castings PHC, ECO – FERT & BIOGROW – liquid, organic fertilizers BIOGROW & KANNAR – Organic pest and disease control ranges

Join us in ‘Growing Health’ for a cleaner, greener and healthier future

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TALBORNE TECHNICAL & ADVISORY SERVICES – soil remediation and fertilizers recommendations based on recent soil analysis Organic training courses – farmers, landscapers & gardeners Organic project support, advisory and certification support TALBORNE URBAN ORGANICS – Sales and Distribution to Urban Market Sector ECOLOGICAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN

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AGRICULTURAL CONSUMABLE INPUTS SOIL ENHANCERS, COMPOST & WORMING NATIONAL

Grow Green Organics and Compost (Pty) Ltd

Farm Rene Naude, R404, Blanco, George | 044 870 0839 Contact Michael du Plessis | 083 444 3405 growgreenwarehouse@gmail.com

Grow Green Organics was established in 2007 by Michael Du Plessis. Since then we have been supplying customers with various garden products across South Africa. We sell to the public as well as wholesalers. Our Organic Mushroom Compost is famous in the Western Cape. We are proud of what we do and always do our best to satisfy our clients’ needs.

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If you have any questions about any of our products, feel free to contact us. Organics is the way to go. Most importantly, it is waterwise. Be waterwise, live the Green Life.

Organic Mushroom Compost Potting Soil Lawn Dressing Kraal Manure Speciality Mixes such as Seedling, Protea and Cactus mixes etc.

www.growgreenorganics.co.za

Vallei Organies

5 Sennet Street, Worcester, 6850 | 023 347 8234 Contact Nicola | nicola@valleiorganies.com

Vallei Organies is a supplier of raw chicken manure, as well as composted chicken manure and bagged chicken manure. We currently supply the Western Cape, North West and Eastern Cape.

We are very excited to introduce a new organic fertilizer in April, that will be a first for the Agricultural Sector in South Africa - so watch this space!

SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

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Bagged chicken manure Composted chicken manure Fresh chicken manure Wood chips Fresh composted bark

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AGRICULTURAL CONSUMABLE INPUTS SOIL ENHANCERS, COMPOST & WORMING NATIONAL

Vitasoil

R618 St Lucia Road, Isimangaliso Wetlands Park | 078 019 4417 Contact Nickey Lottering | 083 645 8897 | sales@vitasoil.co.za

Vitasoil is 100% organic as approved by Ecocert certification. VitaSoil is a high carbon content formulation inoculated with a diverse range of beneficial microbes. The carbon sources used in this formulation is equally divided between “active” or microbial digestible and “stable” or non-digestible forms of carbon. VitaSoil helps to restore the biological balance in the soil, recolonizing the micro- organisms that replenish and recycle essential elements vital to plant growth. It is a unique blend of living microorganisms, carbon, organic acids and micro-

nutrients that brings soil to life. VitaSoil is therefore an ideal product to not only improve the impoverished carbon levels of “over worked” soils, but will also aid in restoring the natural microbial balance of the soil.

SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

Vitasoil, Soil Enhancer

www.vitasoil.co.za

ProAgro (Pty) Ltd

Plot 63, Ermelo Road, Grootvaly, Springs, Gauteng Contact Nazir Seedat | 083 708 0950 | biz@proagro.eco

ProAgro is a importer and manufacturer of natural organic products. Our aim is to assist

SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

farmers and households with soil health.

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We believe, by introducing the correct inputs, we can build the soil food web which in turn will result in less usage of harmful chemicals. Also, healthy soil = healthy crop = healthy

Vermicompost processing Microbial products Seedling mixes Potting mixes Mulching products

people. Our product range will include, vermicompost in hard and liquid form, coco peat and other exciting amendments that can assist in working together with mother nature allowing a healthier environment.

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AGRICULTURAL CONSUMABLE INPUTS SOIL ENHANCERS, COMPOST & WORMING NATIONAL

Ecosoil (Pty) Ltd

Longshadows Farm, Viljoenshoop Road, Grabouw, Elgin Valley Contact Alan Ransome | 021 848 9434 | 083 444 2145 alan@ecosoil.co.za

Ecosoil is the only African supplier of large-scale Compost Tea Systems. We also manufacture and supply microbially diverse Compost Tea inoculants (Starter) and food substrates (Activator), that enable growers to produce Compost Tea on-site in a cost-effective manner.

SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

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Compost Tea Soil Health specialists Organics inputs Microbial inoculent

Compost Tea is a very efficient way to reintroduce topsoil forming micro-organisms and is easy to apply through the irrigation system. www.ecosoil.co.za

Rolfes Agri

288 Mundt Street, Waltloo, Pretoria Contact 012 803 0145 | info@rolfesagri.co.za Rolfes Agri is committed to developing and implementing sustainable agricultural products of consistent high quality for local and international markets. Rolfes Agri possesses adaptive abilities in various market conditions, environments, world climate and the requirements of distributors and agricultural producers. Rolfes Agri focusses on progressive manufacturing facilities, production expertise and the capacity to compliment the product development department. The production units are flexible enough to accommodate custom formulations and manufacturing of products for handpicked distributors. Rolfes Agri produces a diverse range of products for our own distribution channels and toll formulate for other companies.

Rolfes Agri is the proud owner of a vast variety of Organically Certified products as well as Biological products – an agricultural leader of the quantity and quality of Organically Certified products offered. SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

Manufacturer of various agricultural products

Formulate and develop innovative agricultural products

In-house Research & Development department and laboratory

Absolute Agri - (leaf analysis and customised product recommendations)

Technical and product support in-field

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AGRICULTURAL CONSUMABLE INPUTS SOIL ENHANCERS, COMPOST & WORMING NATIONAL

Dagutat Science

33 Eland Street, Koedoespoort Industrial Pretoria 0186 Contact Nita Peacock | 082 574 3560 info@dagutatscience.co.za

Dagutat Science produces new innovative edible mushroom spawn improving soil health. It is formulated in a wettable powder that can be applied through any irrigation system. Like mushrooms growing in the forest improving soil and breaking down dead plant material, in the same manner will it improve agricultural soil. Mushroom mycelium can grow in the soil to bind soil particles improving soil aeration and structure.

Mushrooms enhance root growth and can be applied during any growth stage of a plant, no withholding periods with export. SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

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Improve soil health Enhance root growth Can breakdown plant debris No withholding period - apply anytime Mycoremediation

GAUTENG

Planner BEE Plant Care - Fertilis

19 Heathcliff Manor, Shetland St, Witpoort (Beaulieu), Kyalami Produced at Portion 19 of Farm 547, Kameelzynkraal, Welbekend, 1517 Contact Cleopatra Shiceka-Ntshingila | 082 902 8653 | cleo@fertilis.co.za

Fertilis (TM) earthworm castings is the brand name for one of the main products of the company, Planner Bee Plant Care, started in the early 1990s. Over the past 20 years, we have been producing Fertilis (TM) earthworm castings and earthworm composts. We have also extensively researched, piloted, and implemented larger-scale waste management projects using earthworm technology. Fertilis (TM) Earthworm Castings is a purely bionatural group 2, all purpose organic fertiliser for indoor, outdoor, hothouses, vegetable gardens, lawns and crop farming.

This economical fertiliser is easy to use, odourless, weed-free, slow releasing and guaranteed not to burn. SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

Fertilis (TM) earthwork casting 5dm Bag (3kg) @ R40.00 p/bag.

Fertilis (TM) earthwork casting 15dm Bag (10kg) @ R90.00 p/bag

Fertilis (TM) earthwork casting 30dm Bag (20kg) @ R175.00 p/bag.

Fertilis (TM) earthwork casting 50dm Bag (30kg) @ R260.00 p/bag

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AGRICULTURAL CONSUMABLE INPUTS SOIL ENHANCERS, COMPOST & WORMING WESTERN CAPE

Eco Bio Farm Solutions (BFS)

PO Box 10225, George, 6530 | 028 551 1885 Contact Theo Geldenhuys | 083 229 2227 | theo@biofarmsolutions.com

We specialise in microbiology in order to solve very complex issues the natural way. Our products are 100% environmentally friendly and residue free. We started in agricultural, but have expanded into other industrial and environmental related fields. With years of experience behind us and good reviews and results, we focus on clients in need for expert advice, regarding: Environmental, agricultural conservation and soil remediation, eg: depleted soils, soil structure and compaction, diseases, low carbon levels and humic status, as well as locked-up nutrients, irrigation issues and other quality related issues. Soil: assist in high pH soils to leach Sodium, unlock Phosphates under any soil conditions, stimulate root growth, enhance natural nitrogen production. Plant: plant energy management by aggressively suppressing root and other plant diseases, like fungi, bacterial and insect stress, enhance germination, nutrient uptake, pollination, fruit set and shelf life. Pack house: 99.9% eco-friendly sterilisation of nurseries, crates, pack houses, cold rooms and transport (hard surfaces and fruits). Environmental remediation: pollution by oilsewage, grease and oil spilling in estuaries, rivers, ocean and on soil.

SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

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Consulting: soil conservation, energy management and sustainability. Assist with complex soil issues, soil samples and recommendations. Supply products, like microbiology, chelated fertilisers and soil conditioners. Improve soil quality, humic and carbon status. Leach of Sodium, improve root rhizosphere to increase root growth and uptake. Manage plant energy, to reduce pest infestation and fungal diseases. Enhance pollination, fruit set and quality Assist with nursery, crate, pack house, cold rooms and transport sterilisation. Variety of microbes to suppress pest and fungal infections. Comprehensive training to groups.

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AGRICULTURAL CONSUMABLE INPUTS SOIL ENHANCERS, COMPOST & WORMING WESTERN CAPE

Wurmbosch Wormery and Organics

Unit 3, Plankenbrug II, 7 Linton Street, Stellenbosch | 021 880 0125 Contact Jors Opperman | 071 844 8427 | sales@wurmbosch.co.za

Wurmbosch was established in 2008. It is home to millions of red wrigglers living just beneath the soil surface; feeding only on locally produced green waste. They produce castings that are high in nutrients, calcium, nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium. The product is odourless, has a neutral pH, is 100% organic and surpasses all other compost products on the market.

SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

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Vermigro is the only vermicast product in the country certified by the Department of Agriculture. This is for people who love their plants and care about the environment!

Vermigro Vermi soil conditioner Vermi potting soil Vermi lawn dressing Vermi mulch Vermi pure Wood chips

www.wurmbosch.co.za

Eco Worm Farms

11 Squires Crescent, Diep River, Cape Town | 021 715 0191 Contact Esther | 083 290 2116 | esther@ecowormfarms.co.za

Eco worm farms and all worm related products detailed advice of worms and their appropriate diet. They are hermaphrodites and produce the best black castings (soil) and vermitea - a by product of the castings known as liquid gold. We have had our Vernmitea analysed and it is 7 (Nitrogen for growth), - 11 (Phosphate for root structure), - 14 (Potassium for flower growth and development) - for example, tomatoes will yield high quantity and quality. The Vermitea acts as a mild insecticide and NO pest sprays will be required – roses included. We have been operating very successfully for 14 years. Persons that come to the shop are given comprehensive instructions, even shown

the birth of a worm. We deliver countrywide in RSA by courier and supply the necessary documentation and waybill number etc. SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

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Worm farms for homes, hotels, schools and shopping centers We teach you to make full use of your farms with instructions included We teach you to make the best vermitea and vermicompost We pride ourselves on excellent after sales services 24/7 Vast knowledge of worm farming backed by horticulturalists

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AGRICULTURAL CONSUMABLE INPUTS SOIL ENHANCERS, COMPOST & WORMING WESTERN CAPE

Transformus Primary Co-operative Ltd

1 Bokkemanskloof Road, Hout Bay Contact Peter Searll | 082 857 7057 | peter@transformus.co.za

AgriOrmus is the ideal solution to overcome the negative impact of farming with harsh chemicals, while increasing yield quantity and quality and building accumulated soil and plant health among the microbiome. After all, it’s the soil that we should be farming… Ormus (the primary ingredient) is a broad spectrum mineral complex that all living cells thrive upon. It contains over 80 different balanced minerals, many of which are rare. We call it bio-active cell food! Ormus minerals are special because they act like superconductors. •

AgriOrmus provides soil and leaf microbes vital minerals for growing nutrient dense, healthy food. Farmer and grower customers have gained substantially higher yields, food quality and enhanced soil health.

Natural mineral bio-active cell food for healthy, productive plants and soils Stimulates the production of chlorophyll (photosynthesis) Increases plant health and pest resistance Promotes faster growth and higher nutrient density Reduces chemical dependency by creating a thriving microbial community in the soil and on plants No artificial chemicals

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Proven trials: vineyards, nut farms, vegetables, cannabis, succulents and fruit trees. SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

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AgriOrmus enOrmus Bud

www.transformus.co.za

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Eagle Eye Bird Control Trust

Unit 16, Sac’s Centre, Kuils River, 7580 | www.eagleeye.co.za Contact Danie du Toit | 064 751 4210 | danie@eagleeye.co.za Manufacture, distribute and install eco-friendly bird control products.

BIO-STIMULANTS

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Oro Agri SA (Pty) Ltd

1 Henry Vos Close, Asla Park, Strand, 7140 | www.oroagri.co.za | 021 850 0667 Contact Stoffel Nel | 083 379 9202 | snel@oroagri.com Orange Oil based solutions | Surfactants | Pesticides | Soil Conditioners | Bio-stimulants

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What is Soil? By Prof Raymond Auerbach

The law of the soil (2014: Year of the Soil)

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burned by the sun if exposed – cover it!

Presented to the founding meeting of Regeneration International, Costa Rica 2014.

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forests!

thin, fragile and complex layer which surrounds 4

bacteria, fungi, insects and other forms of life. Soil is the substance in which the roots of most

Soil will be damaged if the lungs of the Earth, the forests, are destroyed – preserve

Soil is the foundation of life, of Earth herself, a the planet and provides a home to countless

Soil organic matter will be oxidised and

Soil is diverse and supports biodiversity – protect plants and soil micro-organisms!

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Soil is a habitat for life, which we mine,

plants find their support and nourishment, so

in which we build and on which we live –

that, in turn, they can nourish animals, through

engineer it carefully!

the miracles of photosynthesis and respiration which allow the light of the sun to be stored in

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chemical substances – keep it pure!

food, producing starches, sugars and proteins, and cycle carbon between plants animals, air and soil. Soil is complex, containing essential mineral nutrients, diverse micro-organisms and organic matter; the soil organic matter, or colloidal humus, holds the nutrients and provides a home for soil organisms, allowing the plants to grow in a healthy and balanced way, if the soil itself is allowed to be healthy and balanced. Healthy soil with its colloidal humus holds water and air, together with soil organic carbon; the

Soil can be easily polluted by synthetic

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Soil, water, plants and animals form a complex web of life – respect the complexity, of which we understand so little, and apply the precautionary principle: when in doubt, be cautious and conservative, so that we may keep and care for the soil, and hand on to future generations an environment in a better state than we received it.

Although soil is many things to many people and communities, we abuse it at our peril.

carbon in the soil is essential to life – carbon

The combination of indigenous wisdom,

dioxide in the air is an enemy of animal life, but

participative farming research and long-term

essential to plant life. We breathe it out, and the

farming systems trials can be a powerful set

plants breathe it in, making the carbohydrates,

of techniques for empowering farmers with

sugars and proteins essential to life on Earth.

knowledge, research tools, collaborative

Being the fragile mantle of Mother Earth, soil needs your wise protection: 1

networks and scientific techniques. A farming systems approach requires the aspirations of the farmer to be in balance with the needs of

Soil will be eroded if it is ploughed without

the consumer for health-giving food and the

understanding by farmers – conserve it!

imperative to be wise stewards of the world.

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AGRICULTURAL CAPITAL INPUTS W H E E L S , W H E E L R E PA I R S & H Y D R A U L I C S NATIONAL

Mazeppa Export T/A Revolution Tyres (Alliance, Galaxy, Primex)

3 Ravine Road, Bantry Bay, Cape Town | 021 433 0558 Contact Johan Lotter | 082 040 9871 | johan@revolutiontyres.com

Mazeppa Export T/A Revolution Tyres distributes the Alliance/Galaxy/Primex tyres in South Africa. ATG is a leading name in the global Off-Highway Tires business. It owns three world-renowned brands – Alliance, Galaxy and Primex. These brands are well-known names in the OHT segment in many parts of the world and are brought together under the ATG banner. The brands are well known for their ability to provide customers, both after-market and OEM, with Application-Specific, Purpose-Built tyres. From fields to mines to factories to forests, ATG tyres offer solutions for various applications.

Revolution Tyres carries a wide range of tyres and distributes from warehousing in Durban, Cape Town and Gauteng.

SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

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Agricultural Tyres Harvester Tyres Tractor Tyres Industrial Tyres All types of Tyres

www.atgtire.com www.revolutiontyres.com

Mokopane Truck & Plant

91 Sussex Street, Mokopane, Limpopo, 0601 | 081 254 1545 Contact Bertus Oosthuizen | 084 901 9617 bertustrucks@vodamail.co.za

For the past 11 years, Mokopane Truck & Plant has been a trusted supplier of plant hire throughout South Africa, but with focus in the northern regions. Services include construction work on roads and building, steelworks, building tankstands and all other steel requirements. We deliver sand and stone nationwide. We supply 19mm to Gabion, building sand and river sand. We also supply all types of oil from Stou to engine oil.

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Please feel free to contact us for more information. SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

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Plant Hire Steelworks including Water Tank Stands Oil Construction Work Repairs on Large Tyres


AGRICULTURAL CAPITAL INPUTS W H E E L S , W H E E L R E PA I R S & H Y D R A U L I C S GAUTENG

JBH Wheels cc

74 Visagie Weg Pretoriusstad | 011 739 5726 Contact Barnie | barnie@jbhwheels.co.za | 083 698 3918 Hannes | hannes@jbhwheels.co.za | 083 391 5690 Cobus | cobus@jbhwheels.co.za | 081 752 9181

Established in 2010, JBH Wheels cc has became renowned for its quality and attention to detail. Based 45km southeast from Johannesburg in Nigel, JBH Wheels are manufacturers and suppliers of industrial, agricultural, heavy duty, construction and earthmoving wheel rims. Our wheel rim sizes range from 8” to 54”. We do special modifications and conversions on all leading models of heavy duty vehicles. We also do repairs on various rims, including re-dish, rim width narrowing, rim width widening, hole repairs, sandblasting, re-painting and re-inforcing We are amongst the leading manufacturers and suppliers of quality agricultural tractor rims and

We specialize in and manufacture earthmoving tyres and rims, and offer the following: Tlb rims, excavator rims, crane rims, forklift rims, grader rims, skidsteer rims, wheel loader rims, dumpers and backhoe rims. When purchasing a tractor it may not necessarily fit your specific needs. JBH Wheels we can convert your tractor rim(s) to your specific requirements. Your tractor rim(s) conversions will be done expertly and safely. Giving you the result that you need to get the job done. SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

tyres which are in great demand by clients for

Conversions of rims - when needed

their high performance.

Manufacture & supply rims for standard use

Tyres

We supply for tractors, sprayers, trailers and harvesters in a variety of sizes that suit all our clients’ needs.

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AGRICULTURAL CAPITAL INPUTS W H E E L S , W H E E L R E PA I R S & H Y D R A U L I C S WESTERN CAPE

Hydraberg Hydraulics

4 De Vreugde Crescent, Charleston Hill, Paarl, 7646 | 021 872 4230 Contact Wynand | 081 467 7708 | wynand@hydraberg.co.za Morne Du Plooy 081 419 8685 | Quintin Bosman 082 783 1552

We are highly specialised in the fields of hydraulic, pneumatics and Engineering.

SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

24/7 Hour Service. We are based in Paarl, Grabouw, Brackenfell and Somerset West. We are a team with various skills that enables us to be able to assist in all fields.

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Hydraulics Engineering Pneumatics Fault Finding Mobile Breakdown 24/7 Sevices

Quotations free and no extra cost after hours except on call out fees. www.hydraberg.co.za

Field Crops Field crops are important for food security, and they account for the largest portion of cultivated land in South Africa. A large proportion of field crops are planted on dry land (in contrast to using irrigation systems); in other words, much of South Africa’s field crops are dependent on the availability of rainfall.

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AGRICULTURAL CAPITAL INPUTS TRACTORS, EQUIPMENT & MACHINERY NATIONAL

Valtrac Pty Ltd

Mooihoek, R59, Parys, 9585 | 056 817 7308 / 0861 VALTRA Contact Bronwyn Cilliers | 082 806 1482 | bronwyn@valtrac.co.za

Valtrac is a proudly South African business that boasts over 20 years of industry related experience. Initially started in Parys (Free State) as a sales and service centre for the Valmet/Valtra range of Tractors, Valtrac has expanded their business by offering a wide range of international implements, best known for their superior products and quality performance. Valtrac expanded their national footprint by opening branches in Bethlehem (Free Sate), Lichtenburg (North West), Pietermaritzburg (KwaZulu-Natal) and Middelburg (Mpumalanga) with various sales agents located throughout South Africa. Valtrac strives to provide each and every client with expert advice when purchasing machinery and implements and to ensure excellent client experience, Valtrac has a full range of parts and back-up services. Valtrac offers you: • •

compatible with Southern African conditions. Direct access to equipment manufacturers for after sales support. Significant spare part holding. Five branches across South Africa. A network of 100 employees and more than 30 vehicles to provide outstanding service.

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At Valtrac we take pride in being client focussed by offering excellent service and first-rate equipment, meeting all our clients’ needs

SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

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TATU - Compost Turner Civimasa - Compost Turner APV - Weeders & Spreaders Bogballe - Spreaders TATU - Posthole Digger Jumil- JM 5050 / JM 2050 Lime Spreader Jumil - Planter 2090 / Planter 2670

Access to technical expertise and support. World-class equipment, handpicked and www.valtrac.co.za SA Agri Essentials | Issue 1 2019 | 53


AGRICULTURAL CAPITAL INPUTS TRACTORS, EQUIPMENT & MACHINERY NATIONAL

Mahindra - MB Agri SA

53 Dekema Road Wadeville Germiston | 011 824 5301 Contact Tayla | 064 131 2115 | tayla@truckcity.co.za

Mahindra Tractors, proudly distributed by MB Agri SA, has come to South Africa! MB Plant SA (Pty) Ltd trading as MB Agri SA is the official and exclusive distributor for Mahindra Farm Equipment in South Africa and Lesotho.

SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

Mahindra Tractors

Mahindra Implements

Hisarlar Implements

In partnership with the worldwide Mahindra dealer network, MB Agri SA provides a comprehensive line of Mahindra products and services built around our customer’s requirements for productivity, safety, environmental performance and fuel-cost efficiency. Our products help farmers to Move More, Save More, Earn More. MB Agri SA live by the Mahindra Rise credo: Accepting No Limits; Alternative Thinking and Driving Positive Change.

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AGRICULTURAL CAPITAL INPUTS TRACTORS, EQUIPMENT & MACHINERY NATIONAL

Joined Specialised Farming

9 Mamre, Sunward Park, Boksburg | 011 913 1377 Contact Bjorn | 079 494 4215 | info@jsfsoilimprovement.co.za

JSF is a company that supports growers in using the latest in Biological, Technological and sustainable farming practices. From Building up your soils biologically to using the most advanced machines on international markets, we have a solution for every challenge that might arise on your farm.

SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

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Biological Nematode Control Cover Crops Animal Feed Advance and specialized Machinery Transport

Sustainable farming practices is what we strive for our customers to keep them in a successful farming community for many generations to come.

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AGRICULTURAL CAPITAL INPUTS TRACTORS, EQUIPMENT & MACHINERY NATIONAL

FarmItaly Imports

PO Box 273 Heidelberg Cape, 6665 Contact Lindsay Hunt | 082 782 7762 | lindsay@bigbuffalo.co.za

We are importers of the highest quality Italian machinery aimed at improving farming efficiency and contributing towards regenerative agriculture. We are passionate organic farmers and have focused on the benefits of regenerative agriculture and the long term view that soil health is the most important aspect of any farming operation. We continually research and test machines and methods that prioritise soil health and regeneration.

We only import products that we have personally tested under rigorous conditions. We have excellent personal relationships with all our suppliers enabling us to offer competative pricing and excellent after sale service.

SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

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SITREX - Feed mixers, balers, wrappers BREVIGLIERI - Soil preperation machinery ARGNANI & MONTI - Tractor attachments DMS - Augers, gearboxes, mulchers FEMAC - Detachable excavator arms GL&D - Wood chippers IRRILAND - Travelling sprinklers CARRARO - Specialist tractors LOSTAGIONATORE - Dry aging fridges

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AGRICULTURAL CAPITAL INPUTS TRACTORS, EQUIPMENT & MACHINERY NATIONAL

Almaz Agro SA (Pty) Ltd

Unit 5, 450 Granite Drive, Kya Sands Business Park, Randburg Contact Allen Mackay | 087 897 5153 | info@almazsa.co.za

Our company supplies range of grain cleaning equipment that starts with Pre-cleaners and evolves to Color sorters. The revolutionary sievless pre-cleaners range from 2 t/h to 100 t/h with low power consumption and low maintenance. They have the ability to clean all types of grain by use of an air jet stream, thus for seed preparation the cleaning process will supply a protein rich simultaneous germinating product and a more presentable product for sale.

different grain programs, to make sure all your sorting needs are met. They are able to run from 1t/hr to 10t/hr with a cleaning ability achieved of 99.9%, with an impressive 11 billion ejection lifespan.

SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

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Almaz Grain Cleaning Machines AMD Color Sorting Machines

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Hardi Crop Protection (Pty) Ltd

26 Brunel Road, Tulisa Park, 2197 | 011 613 8711 Contact Zaahid Gani | 082 902 4433 | zaahid@hardi.co.za

Hardi is an international group whose basic idea is to satisfy the user’s requirements for quality products which insures efficient, punctual and precise application of crop protection products. Hardi Crop Protection SA is the proud Importer and Distributor of Hardi Sprayers to Southern Africa with two facilities based in JHB and CPT provides distribution through it established dealer network.

Our aim is to provide the highest level of plant protection and nutrition. SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

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Plant Protection ( Sprayers ) Plant Nutrition ( Spreaders )

With fast changing orld electronics, Hydraulics and GPS systems our dealers and Service Centres boost a very high level of combined expertise and support. www.hardi.co.za SA Agri Essentials | Issue 1 2019 | 57


AGRICULTURAL CAPITAL INPUTS TRACTORS, EQUIPMENT & MACHINERY NATIONAL

Africa Biomass Company

2-4 Joubert Street, Worcester 6850 Contact 023 342 1212 | info@abc.co.za

Africa Biomass Company a.k.a. ABC, located in Worcester, South Africa is the largest wood chipping service provider in Africa.

experience, Africa Biomass Company is able to provide the same quality Bandit products to a myriad of industries in Africa.

ABC provides wood recycling services on a large scale, biomass production for heat and energy generation as well as being the sole dealer of Bandit wood chippers in Southern Africa.

ABC also boasts the largest stocked wood chipper parts in Africa and our after-sales service is a testament to our core values.

The company has an immense capability, with a fleet of over 10 horizontal grinders, to deliver a wide range of wood recycling services on a large scale to a variety of clients in diverse markets. ABC’s international agent network is continuously expanding to provide expertise, services and to spread the Bandit brand to Southern African countries. Our client database includes, but is not limited to, national and local government, local authorities, large corporate groups, farmers and construction companies. Due to the durability, effectiveness of the Bandit brand and having the most wood chipper

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Bandit Engine-Powered Hand-Fed Wood Chippers Bandit PTO Hand-Fed Wood Chippers Bandit Whole Tree Chippers Biomass for Electricity and/or Heat Generation Mulch Spreading Orchard, Vineyard & Windbreak Recycling Wood Chipper Parts River Rehabilitation in Riparian Zones Workshop & Field Services


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Tree Popper cc

30 High Acres, Old Sir Lowry’s Pass Road, Sir Lowry’s Pass 7130 | 021 858 1563 Contact Terry Negus | 083 302 1640 | terry@treepopper.co.za

Tree Poppers reduce your carbon footprint! The Tree Popper is a robust, uncomplicated tool that is used by one person. A simple concept of leverage has been used to ensure the complete removal of unwanted vegetation, roots and all, providing a permanent solution to a long standing problem. Operation requires no skill. The jaw is hooked around a stem, force exerted on the handle causing the foot piece to lever the plant with roots completely out of the ground. This eliminates the use of high-speed blades and other potentially dangerous mechanical operations.

many others both nationally and abroad on all terrains including mountain slopes for 20 years. The Tree Popper comprises a lever/handle with a rubber grip and a pliers-like jaw foot piece which is used to grip the plant stem. Having only one moving part, it requires no maintenance and is available in three different sizes to suit the individual need.

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Tree Popper - 3 models available Mini, Small, Large

The Tree Popper is environmentally friendly, permanently removes invasive alien vegetation, causing no pollution! The simple manual operation eliminates the use of fuel, as well as herbicides and other chemicals. It has been used with great success by farmers, nature conservation areas, municipalities and www.treepopper.co.za SA Agri Essentials | Issue 1 2019 | 59


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Swartland Spuitpompe (Pty) Ltd

Wolfkloof Plaas R45 Towards Franschhoek Val D’Or Turn off | Posbus 18 La Motte 7691 Contact Sarel Swart | Marna De Vries | 082 554 2121 | 021 876 3510 | rasc@adept.co.za

Founded in 1991 by Sarel Swart and located in Franschhoek, Swartland Spuitpompe imports from Spain: machines from Teyme since 1995; spare parts and fan units from Solteka; and shears and plant thinners from Arvipo. We also develop our own RS Series spraying machines Our main focus is to supply and service our customers, supplying machines to farmers across Southern Africa. The RS Spraying machines are designed for South African heavy-duty terrains with an 8 mm thickness chassis and 6-ton Axle. They are equipped with a 765 or 915 mm Air Unit and can be ordered with a Comet APS 121, APS 141 or APS 145 pump equipped with a Comet Combination Regulator that sprays between 450 to 8000 lt / ha by means of 14-30 nozzles. Lengths varies between 3.2 - 3.75m and 1.8m wide fitted with large tyres for minimum soil compaction. The tank is 12mm thick fibreglass with a built-in 5 litre clean water rinsing tank; designed to cause less damage to fruit and trees while moving. RS Spraying Machine range is available in 1000lt, 1500lt and 2000lt.

The Teyme GTE 10 A Nut Spraying Machine was designed for the treatment of trees up to 21m high. The machine comes with a 1050mm Air Unit and can be ordered with a Comet IDS 260 (260lt/min) Pump equipped with a Come Combination Regulator that sprays between 500-12 000lt /ha by means of 38 nozzle to ensure a good coverage on the entire tree. The machine is fitted with large tyres for minimum soil compaction. The tank is 12mm thick plastic with a built-in clean water rinsing tank; designed to cause less damage to fruit and trees while moving. The machine is equipped with a Short Turn System to promote mobility in limited areas and can be ordered with tank sizes ranging from 2000-4000 litres. SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

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Farming Mistblowers Pneumatic Sprayers Farming Implements

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Jumtree

PO Box 10, Swellendam Contact Emme | 064 653 1324 | jumtree@gmail.com

We are dedicated to providing our customers with the highest quality pre-owned agricultural equipment, at the lowest prices. Our mission is to bringused implements to your mobile device and to add value to you as a farmer or business man. Our vision is to become the number one marketplace in South Africa for used implements in just a click of a button. We value honesty, collaboration and teamwork. So whether you are buying or selling, just think Jumtree for all your implement needs.

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Tractors (Case, Claas, Deutz, John Deere, etc.) Trucks (Ford, Freightliner, Isuzu, etc.) Wagons & Trailers Tippers Balers Combines & Harvesters Combine Headers Cultivators Earth Moving Equipment Sprayers

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Vitamech (Pty) Ltd

13 Pinotage Street, Saxenburg Park 1, Blackheath, Cape Town, 7580 | 021 907 8000 Contact Jurie Swart | 083 375 8840 | jurie@vitamech.co.za

Since 2001, Vitamech has been the importer and distributer of a wide range of specialised agricultural equipment in South Africa. ”Located in Blackheath, Cape Town, Vitamech serves a dealer network throughout South Africa and Africa. With a view on cost savings and higher productivity, Vitamech is the importer and distributor of the following superb product ranges: Macdon – Harvesting Equipment, Väderstad – Planters and Cultivation Equipment, Brillion – Grass Seeders and Provitis – Vineyard Equipment.

Perkins - genuine engine parts and LUK - full range of tracor clutches.

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Importer Distributor Specialized farming equipment

Vitamech is also the importer and distributor of a wide range of spare parts for these ranges and other well known brands in the agricultural sector. Distribution takes place from our warehouse in Blackheath. With the necessary product knowledge and experience the following parts brands are also part of our range: Spaggiari - supplier of liners and tubing for most milk machine applications, www.vitamech.co.za 62 | SA Agri Essentials | Issue 1 2019


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I & M Smith (Pty) Ltd

Bond Street Business Park, 374 Kent Avenue, Ferndale, 2194 | 011 781 6150 Contact Andrew Wallace | 082 317 7928 | info@iandmsmith.com

The important aspect of our Air-Assisted Electrostatic Spraying Systems technology is droplet size and mass, which led to the development of the Maxcharge™ nozzle 28 years ago, at the University of Georgia, Atlanta, USA. The droplet size and efficacy of the dispersed electrostatically charged droplets, create a “wrap around” effect and cover the targeted object on all sides. Data submitted by leading universities demonstrate that air-assisted Electrostatic Spraying Systems (ESS): • • •

Dramatically reduces the application water required Significantly reduces application waste and off-target drift Effectively increases insect and disease control

industrial scale row crop sprayers, are built. I & M Smith (Pty) Ltd have been operating in Africa for over 100 years, specialising in the agricultural sector. The company represents ESS Inc. throughout Africa and has built steadfast relations with their ESS clients. I & M Smith (Pty) Ltd., have trained technicians on standby, ready to assist with new sprayer commissioning, onsite operational staff training and comprehensive after sales service and spares support. For more information, technical reports, studies, trials and brochures please contact us.

ESS Inc’s manufacturing facility is based in the USA, where all manner of sprayers, from compact handheld mobile backpack sprayers to www.iandmsmith.com SA Agri Essentials | Issue 1 2019 | 63


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AfrEquip

18A Shortts Retreat Road, Mkondeni, Pietermaritzburg Contact Brendan Moore | 072 708 9091 | 033 386 5034 brendanm@afrequip.co.za

AfrEquip Is a forward-thinking company that aims to provide role players in the South African Forestry and Biomass Industry with modern mobile equipment that outperforms all other equipment. Whether it be harvesting plantation timber, bush clearing or processing wood products into biomass AfrEquip has the right equipment for you followed by excellent product support for peace of mind.

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Mobile chipping & grinding equipment Harvesting, extraction and loading equipment for Timber Biocharr processing equipment Mulching equipment

www.afrequip.co.za

Jarnsmior (PTY) Ltd

Plot 291, Rietfontein Plots, Hartbeespoort, 0216 | 071 875 6271 Contact Jan-Daniel van Staden | 082 779 3693 | info@jarnsmior.co.za

Jarnsmior (PTY) Ltd is a professional company who specialises in the designing and manufacturing of trommel screens, conveying methods, industrial shredders and other custom machinery needed for processing and sifting various materials and products. Our aim is to advise and deliver machinery to the client’s individual needs. We work closely with our client’s to find out exactly what they would need to maximize their processing plant’s production. Our machines are precision engineered and designed for optimized production with the least maintanance, it truly is an investment for your business.

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Trommel screens Conveyor belts Industrial shredders Augers Hoppers

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Tillmaster

216 Victoria Road, Pietermaritzburg, KZN | 033 394 4543 Contact Erlo Drews | 083 320 0698 agrispares@absamail.co.za Tillmaster - home of quality agricultural implements at an affordable price. Tillmaster is a

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manufacturer of quality implements which have

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stood the test of time. They have been designed in Africa for the tough African conditions and are built in Pietermaritzburg with quality materials.

Rippers Ploughs Disc Harrows Ridgers and fertiliser applicators Cultivators

We do servicing and repairs on our implements, as well as implements from other suppliers. Apart from manufacturing we also supply spares for a large range of agricultural implements. www.tillmaster.co.za

Lejweleputswa Lejweleputswa in Free State is the leading potato-producing district in the country. It is also the leading maize producer, responsible for 21% of South Africa’s total crop.

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FerroGas (Pty) Ltd

Keep the flame burning

WITH US U CAN

3 Summer Street, Middelburg | 013 244 1444 Industrial City, Voortrekker Street, Emalahleni | 013 656 4977 Contact Willem | sales2@ferrogas.co.za | 061 426 3482

Ferrogas has been a seasoned supplier for the past 26 years with branches in Emalahleni and Middelburg. Products include industrial and household gas, welding machines, welding wires and electrodes, plasma cutters and all related products and spares. Safety equipment, PPE, powertools, tools, abrasive products and paint are also in stock. Ferrogas can assist in testing and writing welding procedures for specific applications. Welding machines can be certified for safe use on sites when required.

Ferrogas pride themselves in providing innovative technology and solutions to the industry by being on the forefront of new products available on the market.

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Industrial gases LP Gas Welding Equipment Safety Equipment Tools

www.ferrogas.co.za EASTERN CAPE

Umtiza Farmers Corp

1 Pontoon Road, East London | 043 722 4215 Contact Wonga Tuta | head@umtiza.co.za Umtiza Farmers’ Corp is based in the Eastern Cape, South Africa’s poorest province. Poverty runs deepest in the province’s former homeland areas, the Ciskei and Transkei, where developing sustainable agriculture is widely regarded as holding the best hope of stimulating growth and alleviating poverty. It is in this crucial agri-business sector that Umtiza Farmers’ Corp conducts its business, having entered the market in 1993 when there was a void in organised agriculture in these areas. Umtiza works along the lines of a traditional farmers’ co-operative. However, it goes further than making agricultural input and

maintenance products available at affordable levels to its members and supporters. It also offers advice and training programs, and creates local markets for farmers’ produce. Members and customers are made up of commercial and emerging farmers, and small-scale stock and crop owners. SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

Selling agricultural products and inputs from Animal Feeds, Veterinary, Agricultural equipment.

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Piket Implements | PiketImplemente

Corner of Kloof Street and Long Street, Piketberg, 7320 | PO Box 288, Piketberg, 7320 Contact Carel van Niekerk (Snr.) | 022 913 2435 | info@piket.co.za

Piket Implements supports no tillage (No Till) farming methods. When using this planting method or by planting cover crop, you allow old plant rests to form natural compost/mulch. Basically, plant into plant residue. Piket has a wide range of No Till Cover Crop Fine Seed Planters for No Till farming methods. The 6-row/8-row/10-row are used mostly in planting cover crop in vineyards and orchards. The planter most farmers use when planting grazing on cattle or dairy farms are the 14-row and 20-row, but the 16-row might suit your needs too. Enquire about what planter may work best, dependant on soil and weather conditions. Fitted with Piket’s twin row V-opener doubledisc planting units; which ensures adjustable, independent depth control. Together with Piket’s well-known seed meters, this results in accurate seed placement. Featured with extra strong beams, Piket Implements No Till Cover Crop Fine Seed Planters are operator friendly, robust and strong, low maintenance and can withstand rocky soils. The 3-compartment seed bin allows for simultaneous sowing of seed, fine seed and fertiliser (granular).

No till planting is economic, effective and environmentally friendly, but all Piket Implements planters can be set up for conventional usage too! For the cost conscious and to plant maize, beans, small grains or apply fertiliser (granular) with seed - enquire about the Piket Economy No Till Maize Planter. Robust and strong with low maintenance and an adjustable depth control, and comes in a 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6-row option. It’s abilities exceed all expectations. The planter’s operation unit consist of a 3-point toolbar, press wheel, 3 hoppers (application of seed, fine seed and fertiliser), seed and fertiliser boots, tine and coulter. Spare parts are generally available. SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

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Piket Fine Seed Planters Piket No Till Cover Crop Fine Seed Planters Piket Hydraulic No Till Drill Piket Economy No Till Maize Planter Piket No Till Interrow Fine Seed Planter Piket No Till Contour Tine Planter Piket 32-Row No Till Disc Drill Air Seeder Piket Seed Bins and Seed Meters

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TVH Parts South Africa

90 Electron Ave, Isando, Kempton Park | 011 281 2700 Contact customerdevelopment@tvh.com sales.southafrica@tvh.com

TVH, an all-round supplier of parts and accessories.

SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

TVH a global business with offices and distribution centres all across the world. Thanks to the merger with Bepco in 2012 and the acquisition of CAM attachments in 2009, TVH has become an all-round supplier of parts and accessories for material handling, industrial vehicles and agricultural equipment.

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Engine parts Transmission parts Electrical parts Cooling pars Tractor tyres

We offer the largest range of tractor parts for all tractor brands. We are continuously developing and expanding our range to meet the ever-growing needs of customers in the agricultural sector. We are recognized in the industry as the specialist for tractor parts. www.tvh.com Ritchie Farm Equipment

68 Rex Henderson Road, Empangeni 3880 | 035 772 3660 Contact Paul Mannix | 082 571 6559 | paulm@ritchieauto.co.za

Ritchie Farm Equipment offers sales, parts and service to the agricultural sector from Durban to Pongola, and surrounds. A dedicated team of experienced sales professionals is on hand to discuss the machinery best suited to increasing your productivity, while maintaining your fleet and optimizing your budget.

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Tractor Parts for Africa

117 Kapokblom Street, Highbury, Meyerton | 016 365 6369 Contact Philip | 076 957 5924 tractorparts4africa@gmail.com

Tractor Parts for Africa, we do new and second hand tractor spares, services and rebuilds,

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transport, export on all tractor models.

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We have more than 20 years experience in the agriculture industry. We have a broad customer base local, national

New and second hand spares Service and rebuilds Transport and exports All tractor models

and international. www.tracparts.co.za

DEUTZ Dieselpower

5 Tunney Road, Elandsfontein, 1406 | 011 923 0658 Contact Shani Ellis | 083 945 0907 | shani@deutz.co.za

DEUTZ Dieselpower (DDP) is the Sole distributor for sales, support and service for all DEUTZ products in South Africa and certain Anglophone African Countries. We are committed to market driven customer service, support and satisfaction, which is achieved by partnering with our customers, by providing unmatched customer service, innovatively adding value to our product and service offerings and investing in and empowering our dynamic and committed employees whilst operating at all times safely, sustainably, fairly, responsibly and with integrity toward all of our stakeholders. We offer world leading DEUTZ engines covering the power range of 12 - 620kW, in both air and liquid-cooled engine cooling variations.

Our other services include the unconditional technical service support on the complete DEUTZ product range. This commitment covers sales and service on new genuine DEUTZ parts and the supply and support of service exchange parts and engines, and further enhanced by our quality-focused centre of excellence, providing refurbished engines and key engine components.

SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

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Generators Diesel Engines Spare Parts Service Training

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Engol

B216 Simbithi Office Park, Simbithi Eco Estate, Salt Rock, 4390 Contact Paul Leask | 082 801 4789 | 032 815 0430 paul@engolgroup.com

As an innovative brand in the lubricants industry in Southern Africa, Engol provides a comprehensive range of high performance, quality guaranteed oil, greases and utility products that have been specially developed and formulated for gruelling African conditions. These lubricate and protect a range machines and components that are as diverse as Africa itself.

transmission fluids, trans fluids, tractor oils, two stroke oils, industrial oils, greases and utility products.

Their comprehensive range is manufactured to global standards, using world-class materials and includes crank case oils, gear box lubricants,

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Oils Greases Utility Products

www.engolgroup.com K WA Z U L U - N ATA L

Jupidex (Pty) Ltd

30 Halsted Road, Mkondeni, Pietermaritzburg, 3201 | 033 386 3574 Contact Liam Van Der Merwe | info@jupidex.co.za

Jupidex, part of the Plennegy Group, is a market leader in Southern Africa regarding the distribution and service of high-quality equipment for soil preparation, seeding, hay and forage, and spraying. Founded in 1999, originally trading as Kverneland South Africa, the head office is in Pietermaritzburg. World-renowned brands such as Kverneland, McHale, Alpler, Dondi, Celikel, AgriSpread and Andreoli, emphasize the passion Jupidex has for distributing only the best Agricultural Products. With knowledgeable Sales Specialists and Product Managers supported by Jupidex branches and extensive dealer networks, Jupidex provides a professional service to farmers in Southern Africa.

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Kverneland (Product)

McHale (Product)

Vicon (Product)

Alpler (Product)

Andreoli (Product)

Agri-Spread (Product)

Spare Part Dealer

Servicing and Fixing of Machines

Latest innovative products from the world leading manufactures

Delivery of Machines and Spare Parts.

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JME Trailers

4442 Southward Road, Gauteng Industrial Estate, Olifantsfontein, 1666 | 012 450 5574 Contact Armand Fourie | 082 448 0532 | info@jmetrailers.co.za

JME Trailers manufactures standard and custommade truck bodies, side-tip trailers and a variety of truck trailers ranging from 10 ton to 39 ton – including cattle, sheep and game trailers.

At JME Trailers they have a unique approach to challenges; they control and focus on cost drivers, productivity and turnaround times. SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

They do repairs and trade-ins, and have a selection of used trailers available.

The owner Armand Fourie is both a cattle farmer and professional mechanical engineer with many years’ experience in the aluminium manufacturing industry, so he understands farmers’ trailer requirements, as well as the challenges of modern day farming.

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Side-tip and agricultural trailers and truck bodies Cattle, sheep and game trailers and truck bodies Standard and custom-made trailers New and used trailers Repairs and trade-ins

www.jmetrailers.co.za

Cerealis Precision

35 Eighth Avenue, Lichtenburg, 2740 | 018 632 0362 Contact Francois Janse van Rensburg | 082 333 1330 francois@cerealis.co.za

Cerealis Precision is the leading provider of practical and effective precision agricultural technologies to help farmers make smarter decisions every season to improve profitability We are different from other technology companies in that we take the farmer’s existing equipment and maximize the performance of the machinery. We also do our own trials to learn about in-field problems and teach from it. Cerealis Precision has built a name as the No. 1 precision agriculture company in SA over the past 12 years and the service and products can be backed by

our current established satisfied client base. We have a countrywide dealer network with qualified support throughout the year. SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

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Precision Planting Raven WeedIt Drago & Nardi AgXcel

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Red Ant Agricultural Engineering

13 Porter Street, Ceres | 023 312 2055 Contact James Reid | 082 213 7122 | james@redantagri.co.za

Red Ant Agri is both an equipment manufacturer SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

and importer / reseller. We have designed and built an extensive range of orchard and vineyard machines under the Red Ant brand including harvest trailers, tip trailers, fertilizer spreaders, orchard booms, tanks, orchard platforms, pruning towers, onion harvesters, onion toppers etc. We are also the sole importer of the Celli range of equipment including power harrows, rotary tillers and mulchers.

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Red Ant Bin on the Ground Trailer Red Ant Fertilizer Spreader Red Ant Orchard Platforms Celli Rotovators Celli Power Harrows Celli Mulchers Manez Lozano Sprayers Mitterer Sprayers KwH Low Volume Electrostatic Sprayers Olmi Defoliators

Contact us for all your orchard and vineyard spraying equipment. We carry an extensive range of spare parts and offer servicing on all the equipment we supply.

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Monitor Distributors (Pty) Ltd

PO Box 2318, Durban, 4000 | 031 274 8555 Contact Pamela Reddy | pam@hawkpumps.co.za

Monitor Distributors manufactures equipment under the Hawk brand name and enjoys a history and reputation for being technically imaginative and because of this and the high priority given to maintaining a reputation for honesty and fairness, clients feel confident in supporting Monitor. All equipment is manufactured at the Durban factory where quality and practicality are always considered. The resulting solutions are designed to be robust enough for the tough African market. With the ability to manufacture, Hawk is able to custom design solutions for local problems.

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High Pressure Cleaning Equipment

Safety Showers

Road Marking Units

High Pressure Pumps

Drain Cleaning Equipment

The Hawk range of products centre around the concepts of “high pressure pumping; and spraying”.

www.hawkpumps.co.za

WESTERN CAPE

Amazon Agri

13 St John Street, Malmesbury, 7300 Contact Willie Du Plessis | 082 9232 585 | willie@amazonagri.co.za

More than 30 years of experience in a wide range of agricultural equipment.

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We supply what you need. Dealer and

Amazone Sprayers and Spreaders

distributor, with each product selected or

DBX Planters and Spreaders

specified according to the customers needs.

Topcon Guidence systems

Turfmaster mowers

AR and Comet pump parts

We sell new and used products and our after-sales service is personal and one-on-one. Amazon Agri is situated in the Swartland but no customer is too far or beyond our reach.

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Spraytech

34 John X Merriman Street, Oakdale, Bellville 7530 | 021 946 2872 Contact Jason Chambers | 063 716 6460 | jason@spraytech.co.za

Spraytech are importers and suppliers of a wide range of Analytical & Process Instrumentation, calibration solutions and Precision Spray Nozzles for the Agricultural, Food and Beverage, Aqua-culture, Hydroponics, Aquaponics, Water Treatment, Swimming Pool and Industrial markets. We also supply emergency safety showers, industrial and domestic water filters and our sales staff are knowledgeable and always willing to assist our clients with their various applications. We also have a range of low flow pumps and DIY Misting Kits for those hot summer days. Spraytech provides a good back up and repair service for all the instruments we sell.

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Multi-parameter meters and controllers for water analysis pH, conductivity, TDS, salinity and dissolved oxygen meters Refractometers and penetrometers Temperature and humidity meters Industrial and agricultural precision spray nozzles Air atomizing High and low pressure misting systems Emergency safety showers and eyewash stations Domestic and industrial water filters Calibration solutions and re-agents

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AGRICULTURAL CAPITAL INPUTS POULTRY EQUIPMENT NATIONAL

Surehatch

No. 9 Hertford Junction, Pelindaba Road, Lanseria, Johannesburg Contact Heinrich | sales@surehatch.co.za | 071 880 2200

Buy the best, buy an original Surehatch Egg Incubator! We build the world’s most trusted and easy to operate egg incubators and hatchers. The Surehatch brand stands for quality, reliability and good hatching performance. Our mission is to give our customers the best possible chances of success with their breeding endeavors.

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Egg Incubators Egg Hatchers Laying Cages Hatchery Equipment Brooders

www.surehatch.co.za

Reliance Poultry Equipment

37 Ridge Road, Laserpark, Honeydew, Roodepoort, Gauteng 011 794 4880 Contact Mark Joyce | 082 957 7590 | mark@reliancepoultry.co.za Johann Muller | 082 561 4731 | johann@reliancepoultry.co.za

Commercial Laying Equipment 2, 3 and 4 Tier laying cages are available. Optional automated feeding and manure removal also available. Broiler and breeder equipment.

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Automatic pan feeder and chain feeder systems. Nesting systems. Ziggity Broiler / Breeder systems, Ballasted drinkers and water founts. Ventilation equipment. Extraction and circulation fans.

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Reliance will assist with design and advise to provide optimum house and bird performance Custom design and manufacture of equipment Spare part backup Installation and technical service personnel Dependable and experienced staff willing to assist in all aspects of poultry production

Evaporative cooling.House controllers.

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West Coast Forklifts & Industrial Equipment Services

14 Van Dyk Street, Unit 3, Vredenburg | 071 202 6259 Contact Grant Laight | glaight45@gmail.com | wcforklifts@outlook.com

West Coast Forklifts started supplying Forklifts and Material Handling Equipment to the fishing industries on the Cape West Coast. The business has expanded ‘over the mountain’ and started supplying Forklifts to farmers, coops and food and beverage warehouses in the greater Western Cape area. We pride ourselves on offering the correct Material Handling Solution for you at an

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Rough Terrain Forklift Sales Forklift Hire Cherry Picker Hire Scissor Lift Hire Forklift Repairs & Servicing Full Warehousing & M.H Solutions

affordable rate. We make a point of checking our forklifts at least once a month. This proactive approach minimises downtime and keeps our relationships with our clients strong. We have added a Cherry Picker and Scissor Lift to out fleet recently. We also offer a full turnkey Solution for you warehousing/Co-op needs. We supply, fit and deliver Racking, Battery Bays and Forklifts. Finance is offered through TAFS.

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AGRICULTURAL CAPITAL INPUTS FORKLIFTS NATIONAL

The Forkman | 107 Mosaic Street, Silvertondale, Pretoria | 012 804 2383

David 083 300 4121 | dave@forkman.co.za Orizen JHB: 010 010 5800 | Durban: 031 705 2000 | CPT: 021 931 4593

Vijay 083 508 4897 | vijay@orizengroup.com

52 years in Materials Handling business, The Forkman & Orizen work as a team supplying diesel, gas, petrol & electric units; converting to plug-and-play lithium-ion batteries; providing units to buy/rent; long & short term; Tailift, Bradshaw and the full range of EP products as leading brands with the philosophy; “products that simply work” and married to suit the client’s application. Lithium-Ion Paramount in cost-saving, with EP using the iServe Android App and cloud monitoring for faster corrective action to assist customers. Orizen & Forkman; one-stop shops for materials handling equipment and specialists in electric forklifts. Offering electric MHE to suit your application so that the total-cost-to-own (TCO) is the lowest in industry promoting the revolutionary lithium-ion maintenance-free battery solution. The Future of forklifts in SA considering costwww.forkman.co.za

saving and social responsibility is moving from engine powered to electric forklifts; moving from the standard lead-acid battery (dominated the industry for over 150 years) to the revolutionary Lithium-Ion with reduced charging times and no battery maintenance. Proven that TCO when using Lithium-Ion battery instead of fuel driven engines or the Lead-Acid battery is reduced considerably. SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

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Materials handling sales & rental Lithium-ion battery solutions Forklifts - electric gas diesel Narrow-aisle reach trucks 12m Reach trucks Stackers Pallet-trucks electric Tow-motors diesel & electric Pallet-jacks Rental short & long term RTO

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AGRICULTURAL CAPITAL INPUTS IRRIGATION, HYDROPONICS, NURSERIES & GREENHOUSES NATIONAL

Vegtech

25 Kiaat Street, Kraaifontein | 021 987 6980 Contact Sales | 078 592 7117 | info@vegtech.co.za

Vegtech is the leading supplier of undercover growing solutions in Southern Africa. We specialise in turnkey projects across Africa and offer an extensive range of agricultural products. We proudly manufacture in South Africa, and since 1992 we’ve completed almost 500 greenhouse projects throughout Africa and

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into the Middle East. Our vast network of experienced partners

throughout the world, combined with our extensive industry expertise, are our guarantee of your success.

Turnkey, end-to-end undercover growing solutions Greenhouse structures to your specifications and needs Crop Management Technology, datadriven to help you reduce costs and increase your yield Climate Control Smart systems to create the optimal climatic conditions for your crops. Irrigation and fertigation systems

www.vegtech.co.za

AgriLED

11 Kestrel P ark, Longclaw Drive, Montague Gardens 7441 Contact Angus Houston | 079 970 3308 | angus@agriled.co.za

AgriLED is a sustainable, nutritious food

Our method, using Controlled Environment

security solution. This new technology saves

Agriculture (CEA) in shipping containers with

the farmer on operation costs, loss of crop and

hydroponics and our LED Grow lamps, produce

food-mile cost. It also reduces their carbon

poison-free crops which saves water and space.

footprint, increases yield and improves profits. With twelve plus years of expertise in LED

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lighting and microbiology, we promise;

locally grown, high nutritious fresh food with exceptional taste year-round.

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Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA)


AGRICULTURAL CAPITAL INPUTS IRRIGATION, HYDROPONICS, NURSERIES & GREENHOUSES NATIONAL

Cherry Irrigation

Worcester Street, Grabouw, 7160 | 021 859 4246 Contact Charles Cherry | info@cherryirrigation.com

Cherry Irrigation has more than 30 years’ experience in the agri-irrigation industry and works SADEC-wide. The company is geared towards niche markets with an inhouse team that designs and installs all types of irrigation systems for all types of crops, including automation systems. Agricultural methods, technologies and perspectives have changed over the years. Cherry Irrigation has kept up with the latest trends and innovations, but more importantly, the team listens to clients’ needs and works to find the best water and energy-efficient solutions within the scope of the requirements. Cherry Irrigation’s design package includes the full range of consultation, soil assessment, topographical surveys and planning, but these activities can also be offered as distinct services according to clients’ requirements. Cherry builds long-term relationships by being able to supply clients with high-quality products from reputable manufacturers.

As a company member of SABI (SA Irrigation Institute), Cherry Irrigation upholds the principles of optimal irrigation methods, water conservation and sustainability. Their ISO 9001:2015 certification is proof that the company values clients and does things by the book. SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

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Overall farm planning Topographical surveys Water and energy budgets Soil analysis and soil maps Supply, installation and maintenance of irrigation and crop management products Water conservation and management, recirculating irrigation water, water harvesting systems Water treatment Solar solutions Electrical conductivity, pH, soil moisture and climate sensors and control Fertiliser dosing

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AGRICULTURAL CAPITAL INPUTS IRRIGATION, HYDROPONICS, NURSERIES & GREENHOUSES NATIONAL

Greenhouse Technologies Pty Ltd

cnr Vicker’s Rd and Fig Place, City Deep, Johannesburg Contact Head Office | 011 613 3103 | sales@ghtech.co.za

Greenhouse Technologies is a market leader in the agricultural industry in Africa with agents

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and branches spread over Southern Africa and

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neighboring countries. We provide industry-leading high quality greenhouse film, drip and micro irrigation solutions with superior channel partners to growers who wish to optimize operations and output. We now import, install and show you how to

Greenhouse Film Peat substrates Coir growing media Irrigation/fertigation Heating and cooling High tech equipment and machinery Technical advice

use these premium irrigation system products. Greenhouse Technologies offer complete turnkey irrigation solutions that feature high-end, industry-leading controllers. We also provide high quality growing media like peat and coir to industries like citrus - nuts - avo trees, seedlings and pot plant growers to just mention a few. All together we provide hight tech processing and planting machinery and products and technical advise to farmers. www.ghtech.co.za 80 | SA Agri Essentials | Issue 1 2020


AGRICULTURAL CAPITAL INPUTS IRRIGATION, HYDROPONICS, NURSERIES & GREENHOUSES NATIONAL

Hydroponic.co.za

Unit 1, Reserve 1, Capricorn Way, Brackenfell, 7560 | 021 671 9447 Contact Megan Hinde | info@hydroponic.co.za

Suppliers of quality hydroponic and organic products since 1994. Grow your own, the easy way!

hand feeding and not in hydroponic systems. Shop online or visit our stores in Claremont and Brackenfell, Western Cape.

We supply everything from hydroponic systems and nutrients to grow mediums. Growing hydroponically with Autopot saves time, uses no electricity and even more importantly, saves water. AutoPot systems are easy to use and have been proven to reduce consumption of water and nutrients by an impressive 50%, whilst increasing yields. The great advantage of this system is that it can be expanded on a pot-by-pot basis. Growing organically with BioBizz, world renowned organic dutch brand whom are leaders in their field when it comes to ecofriendly crop cultivation. Recommended for

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Organic Nutrients - BioBizz Hydroponic Nutrients Hydroponic System - Autopot Propagation and Germination - Eazy Plugs Propagation - Garland Propagators

www.hydroponic.co.za

Starke Ayres (Pty) Ltd

PO Box 13339, Northmead, Benoni 1511 Contact Customer Services | 0860 782 753

Starke Ayres specialises in supplying vegetable seed, lawn and turf grass seed and flower seed varieties for both commercial and home garden use. It produces seeds of the highest purity and germination capability, which is ensured by rigorous quality control and its own breeding programmes, supported by ongoing research and testing.

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Vegetable, flower and herb seeds Plant foods Garden Chemicals

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AGRICULTURAL CAPITAL INPUTS IRRIGATION, HYDROPONICS, NURSERIES & GREENHOUSES NATIONAL

Agriplas (Pty) Ltd

13 La Belle Road, Stikland, Bellville, Cape Town | 021 917 7177 Contact Sanette Carrick | sanette.carrick@agriplas.co.za | sales@agriplas.co.za

We manufacture and sell irrigation products and specialize mainly in agriculture irrigation, with a small focus on industrial and mining water filtration needs. We have been in business for more than 40 years and aim to provide the best quality product joined with excellent service delivery at all times.

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compensating drip line in various sizes •

Sprinklers (Gulf micro sprinklers, farm sprinkler, wobblers, Rondo R.F.R and Super XL)

Our products are available through a huge network of agents nationwide and includes our own Gulf range (Micro sprinklers, Inline valves and Automation) as well as agency ranges such as Amiad, Metzerplas, Senninger, ITC, Rivilus and I-feeder whom we have distribution rights with.

Pressure compensating and non-

Online drippers (button drippers) and accessories

Inline valves (threaded, flanged, angle, backflush)

Filters (plastic, steel, Filtomat, Sigma Pro, Mini Sigma, sand filters)

Backflush controllers for filters

Chemical dosing pumps and agitators (I-feeder and ITC)

Automation (Galcon, wireless controllers, irrigation controllers, accessories)

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AGRICULTURAL CAPITAL INPUTS IRRIGATION, HYDROPONICS, NURSERIES & GREENHOUSES NATIONAL

Senter360 Technologies

27 Benji Oliphant Road, Uraniaville, Klerksdorp | 018 469 1331 Contact Theuns Dreyer | 082 564 5955 | theuns.dreyer@senter360.co.za

Senter360 Technologies is a South African center pivot irrigation system manufacturer. We not only manufacture one of the strongest center pivot structures available internationally but we are also on the forefront of technology by using, as standard equipment, the most technologically advanced sprinkler systems available, saving water and energy with sprinkler pressures as low as 0.42bar! We feature advanced internet control of the system functions through your cellphone, tablet or computer keeping you informed of the status and position of your machine no matter where in the world you are. We also offer added extras such as integrated soil moisture probe information, variable rate irrigation and many more. Sente360 also use purpose made irrigation tyres designed to cause less wheel tracks and last longer due to higher UV protection than

with standard tractor tyres, as used by other manufacturers, Senter360, founded in 1994, is internationally active with special focus on the African continent where we have done many turnkey systems, covering thousands of hectares.

SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

Irrigation system design

Irrigation system consulting

Automation of irrigation systems

Senter360 center pivot sales

Center pivot automation systems

Water pumps

Piping systems and design

General center pivot spares

Turn key irrigation systems

Sprinkler package upgrading or replacement

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AGRICULTURAL CAPITAL INPUTS IRRIGATION, HYDROPONICS, NURSERIES & GREENHOUSES MPUMALANGA

Likhutsa Nursery (Pty) Ltd

Y16B Yarverland Road, White River 1240 | 013 751 3030 Contact Iswell Maxwell Thabethe | 083 689 9581 | info@likhutsa.co.za

Likhutsa Nursery is a thriving company located in White River. The company was established

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in 2004 by a young man called Iswell Maxwell

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Thabethe. Our aim is to provide the best quality plants in the province and also nationwide. We believe that the green industry brings the best view of

Growing Plants Supplying Plants Hiring Plants Fertilizers Seedlings Decorations

the house or any site. Keeping our plants healthy and pleasing is our first priority. We grow indigenous and exotic plants which includes groundcovers, shrubs, trees and palms. The plants are propagated sexually and asexually. We provide experiential learning for horticulture students from different universities.

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AGRICULTURAL CAPITAL INPUTS IRRIGATION, HYDROPONICS, NURSERIES & GREENHOUSES EASTERN CAPE

Ncera Macadamia Farming (Pty) Ltd

PO Box 420, Kidds Beach, 5264 | 081 320 3482 Contact Vuyo | 079 872 5035 | office@nceramacadamia.co.za

Ncera Macadamia Farming was formally registered as a private company in 2008, basing its operations in Ncera, 30km south of East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Ncera Macadamia Farming boasts a world-class macadamia nursery that has been accredited by the Association of Southern African Macadamia Growers.

SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

Selling of macadamia trees

Production of macadamia nuts

The Ncera community, situated 30km south of East London, has the resource potential to make Ncera Macadamia Farming a sustainable venture. The area’s soils, climate and water availability contribute to Ncera being a favourable location. In addition to these natural resources, other value adds include strong human resource potential; a sound relationship established with the Ncera Village 1 Committee and the Imidushane Traditional Authority; close proximity of East London airport and harbour facilitate both exports and supply channels.

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AGRICULTURAL CAPITAL INPUTS IRRIGATION, HYDROPONICS, NURSERIES & GREENHOUSES EASTERN CAPE

Happyveg Trading CC

East London | 043 737 4879 | sales@happyveg.co.za Contact Owen | 082 822 6547 | owen@happyveg.co.za

Happyveg Trading entered the market place in 2000 and has maintained a high standard of service since then. Our clients are accustomed to high quality products and equipment that is tailored to their specific needs as each client has their own resources and business needs. We also specialise in imported Greenhouse sprayers and are the sole agents in South Africa for Raz Sprayers Happyveg Trading has two highly experienced construction teams that are involved in erecting new Greenhouses and replacing of greenhouse film and repairing structures when necessary.

Happyveg Trading has also been involved in a number of projects where mentorship is required. SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

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Sale of Greenhouses, Tunnels and Shadehouses Sale of Irrigation Equipment Greenhouse sprayers Sale of Growing Medium Mentorship Construction and repairs by Greenhouse Team

www.happyveg.co.za WESTERN CAPE

The Olive Branch Nursery

PO Box 532, Wellington 7654 | 021 873 6503 Contact Jean Hanna | 082 459 9459 | jean@olivebranchnursery.co.za

A family owned and run business, established in 2004, The Olive Branch Nursery is a specialist wholesale olive nursery, producing a large range of olive varieties available in South Africa. All cultivars are propagated from mature mother-stock trees that have been verified as true to type. We specialize in commercial olive propagation, but try and do more than just sell olive trees. We like to give honest advice on what you may need, be it plants, equipment or general olive growing information.

Adding value to this experience, we are able to supply you with all your future olive needs – from presses and filters, to bottlers and labelers, tanks, buckets, etc. Our aim is to supply you with a total planting, processing and packaging service. We are a registered nursery and a member of SA Olive. SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

Olive tree nursery

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AGRICULTURAL CAPITAL INPUTS FENCING, GATES, TELLISES & POLES NATIONAL

Vi-oN Buzniz

PO Box 2309, Noordheuwel, Krugersdorp, 1739 | 011 662 1056 Contact Damian Wilson | 081 477 0628 | sales@buzniz.co.za

Vi-oN Buzniz, a private company supplying specialist turnkey boundary perimeter security fencing systems, in multiple market segments, commercial, industrial and mining sectors, locally and north of our borders into various African countries. The Vi-oN Buzniz differentiating factor is based on service excellence, appropriate solution provision, unrivaled quality in product and workmanship, always at the right price. There are no tasks to small or projects to large, that Vi-oN Buzniz’s Vi-guarD range of fencing products and services do not cater for, having built a trusted reputation for designing, constructing and installing superior quality fencing and gate

access systems. Vi-oN Buzniz offers an extensive range of innovative, aesthetically pleasing, high quality product to secure people, property, premises and assets.

SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

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Vi-guarD Clear View - Transparent Wall Vi-guarD Agricultural Fencing Products Vi-guarD Industrial & Construction Wire Products Vi-guarD Technology Products (Electric Fencing / Cameras / CCTV) Vi-guarD full project turnkey service provision

www.vionbuzniz.com GAUTENG

Makhafs Trading Enterprise (Pty) Ltd

2570 Roade 0122 | 083 345 1837 Contact Joe 082 070 2270 | btptrandings@gmail.com

Makhafs Trading Enterprise has experience in delivering high Electrical and Electric Fence quality services to enable clients to meet the growth challenges of quality and safety.

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We provide domestic, commercial and industrial installations Compliance Certificates: electrical and electric fences Electrical maintenance and repair, power failure Fault finding and electric fence installation Generator installation and gate motors

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AGRICULTURAL CAPITAL INPUTS FENCING, GATES, TELLISES & POLES NORTH WEST

Lichtenburg Omheinings Materiaal

107 Thabo Mbeki Drive, Lichtenburg, 2740 | 018 632 0291 Contact Pam Fouche | 083 320 9964 | stoor.omheining@mcemail.co.za

We are suppliers of all kinds of fencing matrials, (F/post, Stays, Y-Standard, Droppers, Barbwire and much more). We manufacture gates and cribes. We are suppliers of water tanks and tankstands, cutting disc and welding rods.

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Manufacturing of gates Fencing materials Tanks and tankstands Pex pipe and fittings Welding assesories

Sheep in the Pixley ka Seme district outnumber people six-to-one The Northern Cape district of Pixley ka Seme is sparsely populated. Covering an area of just over 100 000 square kilometres, the district includes towns such as Victoria West, De Aar and Colesburg. The almost 202 000 people that live there are not alone. The district is also home to 1,3 million sheep, the highest population of sheep in the country. With 8 million sheep living on commercial farms nationwide, Pixley ka Seme boasts 16% of the national sheep population

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AGRICULTURAL CAPITAL INPUTS MEASUREMENTS & SCALES NATIONAL

Loadtech Loadcells Pty Ltd

134 Sarel Baard Crescent, Gateway Industrial Park, Centurion | 012 661 0830 Contact Glen Webster | 082 774 5223 | sales@loadtech.co.za

Loadtech is the leading manufacturer and supplier of load cells in Southern Africa. Loadtech products range from robust industrial load cells, to the highest accuracy commercial load cells. The range extends from 300g to 500 ton with accuracies from 0.2% to 0.03%, most of which are available from stock.

SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

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Weighing systems Load cells Instrumentation Process equipment On-board weighing Weighing on loaders

Where standard load cells are not suitable, special load cells, or force sensors are designed and manufactured to fit your specific needs.

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AGRICULTURAL CAPITAL INPUTS MEASUREMENTS & SCALES NATIONAL

Testo South Africa

1 Glen Eagles Office Park, Cnr. Braambos & Monument Road, Glen Marais, Jhb, 1619 | 011 380 8060 Unit G1 Pinelands Business Park, 4 New Mill Road, Pinelands, Cape Town, 7405 | 021 300 3260 Contact Warren Vogel | 082 324 6891 | info@testo.co.za

Testo South Africa is a subsidiary of Testo SE & Co. KGaA with its headquarters in Germany. Testo is a world market leader in the field of portable and stationary measurement solutions. In 33 subsidiary companies around the world, over 3 000 employees research, develop, produce and market for the high-tech company. The measurement technology expert serves over 650 000 customers worldwide, with highly precise measuring instruments and innovative solutions for the measurement data management of tomorrow. Testo South Africa sells measuring instrumentation for the Food, Pharma, HVAC/R and General industries and supplies most of the food manufacturers, major retailers and restaurant chains in South Africa with food safety measuring devices. Our products range from food thermometers and humidity meters, over thermal imagers and fluegas analysers to data logging/ monitoring systems and comprehensive quality

management solutions. We also have SANAS accredited temperature, humidity and fluegas calibration laboratories.

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(penetration & infrared) •

Data loggers (temperature & humidity)

WiFi monitoring systems (temperature and humidity)

Oil quality testers

pH meters

Humidity meters

Autoclave loggers

Automated quality management systems

SANAS accredited calibration for temperature

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Food thermometers

SANAS accredited calibration for humidity


AGRICULTURAL CAPITAL INPUTS MEASUREMENTS & SCALES NATIONAL

Scalemaster

8-10 Crawford Street, North End, Port Elizabeth 6001 Contact Susan Dettmann | 083 320 4810 | 041 484 2815 susandettmann@scalemaster.co.za

Port Elizabeth and District Scale CC trading as Scalemaster is registered as a close corporation (No. CK1990/006445/23) and has been in existence since 1968. The company is based in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape. The company operates in the supply, service, repair and verification of scales to the industrial, retail and agricultural trade throughout South Africa. Our aim is to provide a wide range of products i.e. scales, load cells, indicators, platforms, weighbridges, livestock scales etc. and services in the weighing industry.

to unrestricted capacities as well as trader’s masspieces at the laboratory’s permanent facility or at the client’s premises.

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Sales, service, repair and verification of weighing equipment Floor platform, bench, pallet and counting scales Test weights, software and load cells Weighbridges Livestock scales

The company is a SANAS accredited company with accreditation number LTF 0146. The laboratory’s quality and management system covers the verification and certification of scales www.scalemaster.co.za

Pineapples & Lemons! The nation’s pineapple crop (63%) is concentrated in the Sarah Baartman district in Eastern Cape. This district is also responsible for 35% of the national lemon production.

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AGRICULTURAL CAPITAL INPUTS MEASUREMENTS & SCALES LIMPOPO

IGC Agency

55 Bok Street, Polokwane, 0700 | 015 295 5537/4164 Contact Kim Chrystal | 076 989 4382 | mwigc@mweb.co.za

Scales: We offer a large variety of scales, and offer the best suitable weighing solutions for your company. With cutting edge systems ranging from systems management through to in-motion road weighing and complete automated weighing facilities. Catering Equipment: Supplying the commercial kitchen, restaurant, hospitality, hotel and bar industries. Huge range in stock with fast delivery.

SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

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Scales Catering equipment Butchery equipment Spices Calibration & Verification certificates

Spices: Quality herbs & spices for perfect natural seasoning. Family owned since 1969.

www.igcagency.co.za WESTERN CAPE

B&R Scale Services cc

5 New Tech Park, Lilie Street, Durbanville | 021 975 2902 Contact Michelle Beecroft | beecroft@mweb.co.za

B&R Scale Services is a well-established family business based in the Western Cape, Durbanville, trading for over 20 years in the scale industry, supplying digital/electronic scales, industrial scales, platform scales, laboratory balances, counting scales, Rudd / Gallagher scales, livestock weighing systems and more scales for sale.

SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

Supply, service and repair of Industrial, Retail & Livestock Scales

We also offer full after sales service and support on all weighing scale equipment sold as well as maintenance contracts, and supply labels used in all makes of retail scales.

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AGRICULTURAL CAPITAL INPUTS T E C H N O L O G Y, S O F T W A R E & H A R D W A R E NATIONAL

Topcon Precision Agriculture

94 Buffelsdoorn Road, Flamwood, Klerksdorp, 2571 Contact Christo Helm | 018 468 2822 | 083 233 5497 chelm@topcon.com

Topcon Precision Agriculture bring the power of precision to farming operations around the World. Topcon Precision Agriculture serves agribusinesses, professional farmers and agricultural contractors with leading edge, innovative technology that is easy-to-learn and easy-to-use. Topcon precision agriculture technology helps you increase productivity, reduce inputs. Topcon has the solutions and services to help you get the job done right. Topcon brings improved efficiency and productivity to every phase of your farming operation. Topcon combines precision

positioning technology and advanced machine control to help you increase productivity, reduce inputs and maximize farm revenue.

SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

Guidance / Navigation

Sprayer & Spreader Control - ISOBUS

Planter & Seeder Control - ISOBUS

Yield Mapping & Variable Rate Control

Load-cell & Weighing Solutions

www.topconpositioning.com/agriculture

Donkerhoek Data (Pty) Ltd

R45, Simondium Guild | 021 874 1047 Contact Evert Smit | 072 248 9022 | evert@donkerhoekdata.co.za

Donkerhoek Data’s customised software solutions is the result of over 37 years’ experience in the South African IT arena. The latest technology and changing legislation drives regular updates to our software and related products. Our suite of software offers cost effective, user friendly and practical business solutions. Offering a solution of the highest standard, our software generates accurate information, maximising efficiency and promoting cost savings. In addition, we offer regular training sessions at our Head Office; comprehensive user manuals; hardware products for Time & Attendance; Piecework and Access Control that integrates directly with our software; and exceptional

telephonic, remote and on-site support in both English and Afrikaans. Our Head Office is based in Paarl, and we have agents in the Southern Cape, Northern Cape and Mpumalanga/Limpopo.

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Payroll Software Farm Management Software Time Systems Fuel Management System

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Irrigation System Real-Time Clocking

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AGRICULTURAL CAPITAL INPUTS T E C H N O L O G Y, S O F T W A R E & H A R D W A R E NATIONAL

DFM Technologies

124 Fairview road, Penhill Estate, Eersterivier, 7100 | 021 904 1154 Contact Beanca Faber | 071 593 6449 | beanca@dfmsoftware.co.za

DFM provides solutions for your agriculture

DFM treats personal information as strictly

needs, be it software or hardware. With our

confidential. We take appropriate measures

products you can manage and automate your

to ensure personal information is kept secure

farming, save water and produce more.

against accidental loss, destruction or damage,

With climatic change aggressively impacting

as well as unauthorised or unlawful processing.

resources, our clients have taken a leap towards new age thinking and methodologies, using

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the best of what is available with low cost

implications. DFM provides telephonic support on all of our products. Our consultants specialise in each product that we provide to assist with any problem. If there are any physical problems a consultant will set up an appointment to visit

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FARMPRO Payroll Software and clock systems MB4000 Farm management software and loggers Irrigation Automation Soil Moisture probes Weather Stations

the site at the earliest time possible www.dfmtechnologies.co.za

BUSINESS LISTINGS

FENCING, GATES, TELLISES & POLES

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R and B Timbers (Pty) Ltd

PO Box 56, Harding, 4680 | 039 433 1805 | www.treatedpoles.co.za Contact Nomhle Hadebe | 086 199 6633 | orders@rbgroup.co.za Agricutural fencing poles | Vinyard trellising poles | Orchard trellising poles

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Meat Matrix Software (Pty) Ltd

33 Bashee Street, Three Rivers, Vereeniging, 1935 | www.matrixsoftware.co.za Contact Louwrens Badenhorst | 082 435 8618 | 016 423 7021 | info@matrixsoftware.co.za Software

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MANUFACTURING WAT E R TA N K S NATIONAL

Africa Tanks

Corner of R515 and Zonderwater Road, Cullinan | 012 942 9660 Contact Kobus Theron | 084 482 1839 | management@africatank.co.za

Africa Tanks (Pty) Ltd is the first manufacturer of Blow Molded water tanks in South Africa. State of the art technology is used, utilizing HDPE to manufacture premium water tanks. The water tanks are manufactured with three layers. The inside layer is white and made from food grade HDPE. The middle layer is black and prevents sunlight from entering the tank and therefore no algae growth takes place. The outside layer is the colour layer and is UV protected to withstand the African sun.

SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

1 600L Under Eve Water Tank

2 000L, 2 500L, 4 000L and 5 000L vertical Water Tanks

2 500L split Water Tank

The water tanks have a 10 year no fuss warranty. The tank is neatly fitted with a screw on lid that seals perfectly. The overflow fitting has a stainless steel mesh to prevent insects entering the tank. It is fitted with a standard 40mm inlet and outlet fitting. Africa Tanks is the new standard for strength in water tanks.

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MANUFACTURING WAT E R TA N K S W ENS A T ET R IO NNC AAL P E

Makulu Tanks

17 Tekstiel Street, Parow Industria, Cape Town, 7493 | 021 931 0193 Contact Steven Steyl | 067 637 8054 | info@makulutanks.co.za

Makulu Tanks is the only supplier of 100% recycled plastic water tanks in South Africa. Our tanks are priced extremely well and come with a standard 10-year guarantee and 16-year UV protection. We will beat any price - and our tanks come with the added satisfaction of knowing that you are doing your part to save the planet. Save water, save money, save the planet – why would you buy any other tank?

Contact us now for the best service and the best prices. We are on Whatsapp!

SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

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Water tanks from recycled plastics Water tanks from virgin plastics 1000Litre | 2500Litre | 5000Litre Slimline tanks Taps, fittings and pumps

We are based in Cape Town and have a satellite branch in Bronkhorstspruit. www.makulutanks.co.za

What is ‘no-tilling’? Crops can be grown for several years without ploughing. This practice, called minimum or no-till farming, ensures that the soil is less prone to erosion and effectively retains its organic matter, water and nutrients. Reduced ploughing also reduces fuel costs on the farm. Between plantings, the soil should be planted with cover crops to reduce soil surface temperatures, protect it from wind and rain erosion, increase soil organic matter and maintain healthy populations of soil microbes. Legumes are beneficial as they increase soil nitrogen

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Spicoly Plastics cc

6 Assegaai Road , Kraaifontein Industrial, Cape Town | 021 987 7201 Contact Chantelle Lynch | 071 354 6607 | sales@spicoly.co.za

Spicoly Plastics CC is a South African manufacturer of plastic products, conveniently

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Spicoly Plastics CC manufactures plastic products to serve a wide range of industries, including agriculture, construction, engineering, plumbing, packaging, household, medical,

All Buckets & Containers Agriculture Engineering Household Promotional

educational, promotional and textile. www.spicoly.co.za

Livestock Most of South Africa’s land surface (69%) is suitable for grazing, and livestock farming is by far the largest agricultural sector in the country. The South African national cattle herd has increased by about 6 million head since the 1970s and now stands at near 14 million (Palmer & Ainslie, 2006). This increase has almost met the increased demand from South Africa’s growing population. Interestingly though, per capita consumption of beef has declined since the 1970s. The consumption of chicken is on the increase in South Africa and exceeds the total consumption of red meat; a trend that is likely to continue.

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Inkulu Plastic Pipes (Pty) Ltd

Unit 6B Coveway, Industrial Park Hammersdale, 3700 Contact Faize Gafoor | 082 574 4180 | 031 736 1055/6 | faize@inkuluplastics.co.za

Founded in 2014 Inkulu Plastic Pipes set out to be the leading HDPE pipe manufacturing firm. The company is a member of the South African Plastic Pipe Manufacturing Association (SAPPMA). The company was established by Gabriel Reddy, with well over 30 years experience in the HDPE piping industry. Since start-up in 2014 Inkulu Plastics has a well proven record for supplying quality pipes on time, and we are focused on establishing and building partnerships with our customers. Delivering on time, Reliability and Quality. Inkulu Plastics has become the leading supplier of small, medium and large bore HDPE Pipes in South Africa, Botswana and Zambia. We have expanded rapidly because of our policy of using only the best VIRGIN raw material available and focusing on producing high quality products. We are able to print names/logos for companies on promotional piping projects and this is a great way to brand the product for your company.

As one of the leading plastic piping manufacturers in South Africa, Inkulu Plastics are proud that our products conform to the highest standards and quality, with Inkulu Plastic pipes manufacture their Gas Pipe in accordance with SANS ISO 9001:2015 accredited factory under rigorous process controls to ensure that each product meets strict customer and quality requirements. SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

Pipe

Gas Pipe

Welding Equipment

Fabricated Fittings

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Gossamer Packaging Machinery

51B Lourens Street, Somerset West, Cape Town, 7129 Contact Jeanette van Dyk | 066 486 3108 sales@gossamer.co.za | 021 851 2464

Gossamer designs and manufactures end-of-line machinery for secondary packaging solutions since 1993. Our single, source responsibility relieves you of the challenges of coordinating multiple suppliers and schedules. Gossamer can assist with semi-automated to fully automated solutions. We have a dedicated team of 60 staff members to bring you innovative solutions and endless possibilities to improve your production processes. We are focused to meet your requirements and offer the best solution.

“Secondary packaging is the last thing on your mind, but the first thing your customer sees”

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Agricultural Technology Beverage and Bottling Lines Bag-in-Box Solutions Convenience Food Solutions Intelligent Conveying and Line Integration

www.gossamer.co.za

Mega Bags

Vereeniging, Gauteng - Pietermaritzburg, KZN | 016 455 1489/1498 Contact Gerrie Van Zyl | 082 903 6075 | gvz@megabags.co.za

Producers of quality bags for agriculture, mining, chemical and food industries - and the largest manufacturer and supplier in woven bags in Africa. Established in 1987, Mega Bags has since grown into one of the biggest bag and webbing manufacturers and suppliers on the local South African market.

Our passion towards quality and excellent customer service, has given us the opportunities to be registered vendors and a preferred supplier to most of the biggest corporate companies in South Africa and Africa.

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50kg, 80kg, 500kg bags 1 000kg, 2 000kg bags

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Sondor Performance Foams

62 Junction Street, Parow Industria | 021 959 5900 Contact Adrian Booysen | 083 554 9164 | adrianb@sondor.co.za

Sondor Performance Foams is the leading manufacturer and converter of closed cell expanded polyethylene and EVA foams, aerothene, bubble film and selected open cell foams in Africa. Backed by more than 70 years of industry expertise, we offer value for money technical solutions for a broad range of industry applications. We stock a comprehensive variety of quality products that are quickly available and consistently meet the highest performance standards.

We provide safe working conditions whilst being mindful of the impact our operations have on the environment. We supply agricultural foam made from Closed Cell Cross-linked Expanded Polyethylene or Ethylene Vinyl Acetate as well as Aerothene foam and Bubble film.

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Bubble film sheets for packaging

Aerothene Truck and Bin trailer linings

Our products can be customised to your requirements and supplied from any of our branches countrywide. We maintain ascendency through centralised bulk manufacture and decentralised converting operations, with agility and entrepreneurial flair.

Lining Conveyors for fruit sorting

Protektube - used to cover fruit rollers

Aerothene netting

Chemical and UV resistant

Non-toxic

Shock absorption applications

We continually improve our products and processes, and invest in technology and human capital.

Fully recyclable

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Good for the Ground

Tierhoek Farm, PO Box 832, Robertson, Western Cape, 6705 | 023 626 1191 Contact Alison Gilson | 082 789 9205 | goodfortheground@barvallei.co.za

Looking for a sustainable packaging solution which will help protect our resources and the environment? Good for the Ground offers a wide range of bio-film options for you and your business. Good for the Ground packaging is 100% Bio-film. The 30 micron, certified compostable packaging is made from PLA – a polymer derived from renewable starch.

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Available in bags, reels, rolls and re-sealable packets. Ideal for fresh produce, bread, cheese, nuts, dried fruit, beads, buttons, gift cards and flowers, to name but a few. Contact us to find out how you can become part of the change. Made from Nature – Returned to Nature.

Bio-degradable, compostable packaging Environmentally Friendly packaging Bio-film bags, re-sealable bags, rolls & reels Bio-film packaging made from starch Packaging for commercial and home use

www.goodfortheground.com

Dynamic Fibre Moulding

3 Old Main Road, Mandeni, KZN, 4490 | 032 456 2387 Contact Greg Willmore | 083 512 6897 | greg@dfmsa.co.za

Dynamic Fibre Moulding (DFM) is a manufacturer of fruit and vegetable punnets and packaging, which is 100% biodegradable, compostable and recyclable. Made from 100% recycled paper or kraft. With sustainability in mind, our goal is to produce eco-friendly products which can replace polystyrene and plastic. We produce all the popular shapes and sizes used to pack fruit and vegetables, so you can easily convert from foam and plastic punnets to our products. DFM complies with the highest international standards of Food Safety and is BRC certified.

We are a proudly South African company advancing sustainability in our country.

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Enviromall

JHB: Unit B11, 5 Star Junction, Cnr Beyers Naude and Juice St, Honeydew, 2040 | 010 593 4767 CPT: 9 Scheckter Road, Killarney Gardens, Cape Town | 021 204 4890 Contact Jhb: Natalie Larkins | sales@enviromall.co.za | CT: John F | john@enviromall.co.za

Enviromall has devoted the last 12 years to develop innovative, sustainable food packaging options in order to serve our customers the best. We are passionate about our planet, as there really is no planet B. To play our part, our packaging is manufactured using sustainable resources so that we can work alongside nature and not against it. We are able to provide both companies and end users with a large product range ranging from fruit punnets, compostable plastic free bags, paper straws, coffee cups, smoothie cups to takeaway bagasse clamshells and wooden cutlery. Enviromall can supply a compostable mulch that is not only good for the soil as a compost, but will act as a compost after use. It also saves money and labour, as it does not need to be collected afterwards. Our eco friendly packaging reduces environmental impacts in three ways: • •

Can be composted or recycled

Our products are affordable and costcomparable with traditional options, and we pride ourselves on customer service and delivering on our promises. It’s easy to go green with Enviromall!

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Made from renewable or recycled resources Has a lower carbon footprint

Products made from plants not plastics Custom branding and non-toxic inks ISO22000 certified National footprint with a 2400m2 warehouse - plenty of stock on hand Nationwide delivery - same day or overnight Volume price discounts New products continuously added and we can source hard-to-find items Offer alternatives to the plastics that are being rejected by many large chains

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Sustainable Africa

The Link WeWork, 173 Oxford Road, Rosebank, Johannesburg, 2196 | 011 083 8822 Contact Claire Brooke | 060 602 2718 | info@sustainableafricaco.com

Sustainable Africa provides a range of premium, eco-friendly packaging for farmers and retailers. Completely new to the market, our products have been designed to be an affordable and practical alternative to the plastic packaging used today; able to protect food right the way through the supply chain. Made from plants, our packaging can either be recycled with paper, composted at home or composted commercially. And, because we use natural ingredients, we rely less on non-renewable resources, lowering our carbon footprint in the process. Designed with performance in mind our fruit and vegetable bags are able to significantly extend shelf life, whilst our Earthpouches make paper grease resistant yet still recyclable within the paper stream.

Our horticulture range facilitates sustainable methods of growing and transportation; compostable pot plants, growing mats and transport packs to keep flowers fresher for longer. To see our full range of products visit www.sustainableafricaco.co.za

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Meat pads Fruit pads Fruit and veg bags Fruit and veg punnets Meat trays Stand up pouches Dry food bags Plant pots Growing beds Flower packs

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Multicup Solutions Div of Libstar Operations (Pty) Ltd

141 Constantia Street, Pomona, Kempton Park Gauteng Contact 011 392 3365 | 011 058 4200 | orders@multicup.co.za

Founded in 2010, Multi-Cup Solutions is a well established packaging company. The head office is based at its 7000m2 warehousing and distribution centre in Johannesburg. Multi-Cup Solutions distributes a wide range of branded and generic food, beverage and allied packaging to the food service industries countrywide, as well as to growing geographical export markets in Africa. Currently Multi-Cup solutions operates as a division of Libstar Operations (Pty) Ltd. Due to environmental challenges and concerns, Multi-Cup Solutions has added an extensive range of enviro-friendly products to meet the requirements of the enviro conscious consumer. Our range includes compostable and biodegradable products such

as cups, bagasse meal boxes, paper straws, kraft food containers and wooden cutlery. SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

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Allied Disposable food packaging Disposable food and beverage packaging Suppliers of food grade approved and certified products Compostable and biodegradable food and beverage packaging Down packing to client’s requirements

www.multicup.co.za

Sustainable Africa

The Link WeWork, 173 Oxford Road, Rosebank, Johannesburg, 2196 | 011 083 8822 Contact Claire Brooke | 060 602 2718 | info@sustainableafricaco.com

Sustainable Africa provides the widest range of premium, compostable packaging for food service businesses in South Africa. Our mission is to provide eco-friendly products that are an affordable substitution to single use plastics. Offering a unique range to the African market our packaging is beautifully designed and manufactured to the highest standards. All of our products are 100% compostable and have been certified by international governing bodies. They are made from plants that are a quickly renewable resource, lessening our dependence on the fast disappearing nonrenewables such as oil and natural gas. Because of the materials that we use our packaging has a lower carbon footprint than traditional plastic

products and give off less greenhouse gases even in landfill. From coffee cups to clamshells it’s never been easier to lessen your impact on the environment and take your business green. SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

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Cutlery Plates, bowls and salad bowls Cling wrap Take-away and deli containers Bagasse clamshells Coffee and cold cups Straws

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Stumbelbloc Exports Pty Ltd

23 Bay Hill Terrace, Sunset Links Golf Estate, Milnerton, 7441 Contact Andre Esterhuizen | 021 551 1011 | 083 228 8036 info@stumbelbloc.com

STUMBELBLOC’S revolutionary product (Patent registered) empowers the everyman to build without specialist skills! Houses, walls, sheds, soakaways, ponds, and much more can be built with unskilled labour ten times faster than conventional methods. Using its original design, building is as simple as stacking blocks on top of each other whilst retaining high precision margins! Using STUMBELBLOC’S unique mould set up, hollow core blocks can be created on-site within 48 hours with basic manual labour and without external power! This minimizes

transportation costs, production costs, and carbon footprint. Moreover, local communities can become empowered by creating a local economy based around the manufacturing and construction using such blocks.

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Stumbelbloc Full-Block Mould Stumbelbloc Half-Block Mould Interlocking Concrete Blocks Blockgrip (Concrete Adhesive) Vibrating Table

www.stumbelbloc.com

Palram

58 Malcolm Moodie Crescent, Jetpark | 083 943 9200 Contact Quintin Visagie | quintin.visagie@palram.com

Palram is a leading global manufacturer of semifinished extruded thermoplastic sheets, panel systems and finished products, made primarily from Polycarbonate and PVC. Palram products are designed to suit a diverse range of applications in various markets, which include DIY, construction, architectural projects, advertising, agricultural, glazing and fabrication. Choose a greenhouse cover that diffuses the light. This will reduce excessive heat and reduce crops stress, as awell as eliminate shadow spots caused by structural elements.

Use Opaque sheets for your greenhouse walls with reflective surfaces that are supplied with suitable profiles. Playing God - If you know how to use your equipment well, you can take advantage of what nature gives you. I like to compare our job as modern growers in controlled environments to playing the almighty: LET THERE BE LIGHT! SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

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Sakkie Smith Manufacturing cc

PO Box 1441, Upington, 8800 | 054 332 1201/2 Contact Sakkie Jnr | 081 859 3960 | sakkiestaal@gmail.com

Sakkie Smith Manufacturing is well known for fast and neat structural steelwork countrywide. Our work is our absolute pride and of the highest standard. We specialize in structural steelwork and are capable of producing 250 tons steel per month. We also specialize in the manufacturing and exporting of structural steel to our surrounding African countries like Namibia, Angola, Congo and many more.

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Manufacturing & erection of warehouses

Roof cladding and isolation

Fuel station canopies

Tank stands

Airplane hangers

Cutting & bending of steel plates

General welding

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Magnum Kluise BK

17 Steenbok Street, Koedoespoort Pretoria, 0186 | 012 391 7380 Contact Gawie Du Toit | 082 665 5967 | magnumsafe@mweb.co.za

Magnum Safes is a South African registered business founded in 1981. We are a dynamic manufacturer and supplier of safes and security solutions. At Magnum Safes we strive to be the best and offer our clients the best. We guarantee a high quality product with perfect design combined with technical consulting, support and after sales service.

Our aim is to manufacture good quality security safes of the highest standard that are not only theft resistant but also of the highest quality craftsmanship. The complete range offers the option of a 7 lever lock system and the option of an additional combination, key, bio-metric or electronic lock to ensure that everything is as safe as it will ever be.

We strive for client satisfaction by ensuring that all our products are hand custom made to our clients’ specifications and needs through client liaison, thereby ensuring the manufacture of custom made security solutions. For those seeking the ultimate in security, our wide range of custom made rifle safes, document safes, vehicle safes, jewellery safes, security safes, safe doors, record rooms, panic rooms, strong rooms and (prepaid) meter reading safes provides the answer.

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Rifle Safes

Strong Room Doors

Ammunition Safes

Vehicle clutch / brake safes

Electricity Meter Safes

Jewellery Safes

Custom Build Safes

Panic Rooms


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Rotocarb Activated Carbons

2 Nut Avenue, Clayville Ext 4, Olifantsfontein, Gauteng Contact Kevin Lemmer | 063 692 8006 | sales@rotocarb.co.za Rotocarb (Pty) Ltd is a local manufacturer of sustainable activated carbons (BioChar) from macadamia nut shells. Activated carbons provide a dense carbon structure with a high internal surface area that allows for the broad-spectrum binding of chemicals and contaminants. The various quality grades and material sizing options available are applicable to water treatment and soil health management. Healthy soils and sustainable plant growth can be achieved through remedying historical water and soil mismanagement by applying activated carbons. Advantages in decreased residual

contaminant and chemical content in water and soils, as well as increased microbial growth, nutrient retention and moisture content in soils can be realized. SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

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Water Treatment Carbons Agricultural Carbons BioChar Soil Remediation Carbons Air Filtration Carbons

www.rotocarb.co.za

SA is game Game ranching is the fastest-growing branch of agriculture in South Africa, with the majority of game ranches found in Limpopo, the Northern Cape and the Eastern Cape. The total area covered by these privately owned ranches now exceeds that of all national parks and provincial nature reserves put together. In terms of game ranching, game is considered to be an agricultural product as defined in the Marketing of Agricultural Products Act of 1996.

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OLI South Africa

Unit 14, Jan Smuts Business Park, 15 Jones Road, Jet Park, Kempton Park, 1457 | 011 392 1054 Contact Peet Eksteen | 060 564 5560 | peet.eksteen@olivibra.com

OLI South Africa (Pty) LTD, is a 100% wholly owned subsidary of OLI S.p.a. OLI is the world’s top selling manufacturer of Electric and Pneumatic Vibrators, Pneumatic hammers and Bin aeration vibrators and nozzles. The key centrepiece of OLI’s business strategy is rapid stock delivery, any time, any place. The main objective is to establish a mutually beneficial relationship with our customers. OLI combines innovation, performance and reliability by adapting to the ever-changing market with competitive, high quality products for wide-ranging applications. A strong believer in innovation, OLI is constantly striving to be ahead of the curve.

OLI’s involvement in numerous industries affords the company knowledge of a great variety of applications. SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

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Electric Vibrating Motors Pneumatic Rotary Vibrators Aeration vibrating pads Aeration nozzles Stainless Steel Vibrating Motors Food grade Vibrating motors Food grade Vibrating pads Pneumatic hammers Airblast hammers Linear Pneumatic Vibrators

Excellent customer service is of pivotal importance to us. With its skilled competence and valuable knowledge of various industries we are able to assist in finding the most suitable solution to each individual customer’s request. www.olivibra.com 110 | SA Agri Essentials | Issue 1 2020


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POST HARVEST NATIONAL

MP Bulktech Trust

38 Smit Street, Strand, Western Cape, South Africa | 021 858 1508 Contact Darren Pennells | 082 890 8441 | dpmpbulktech@mweb.co.za

MP Bulktech Trust started off as a small manufacturing unit in KZN, relocating to the Western Cape in 2008 to be closer to our clients. In the last 12 years we have grown and expanded to such a rate that we are now one of the leading manufacturers of Thermal Templiners and Pallet Covers in the country. We also offer the installation of the templiners. Our success is attributed to our quality/good service and well-priced products that we offer our clients. We can offer our customers tailor made products manufactured to their specifications. Our management team are highly skilled in all aspects of our industry. i.e. technical/ practical.

They have between them over 40 years of experience in the textile industry. We offer durable woven cloths for general products such as container liners for all flowable solids, along with foil coated cloths for all temperature sensitive products. SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

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Thermal Templiners Thermal Pallet Covers Container Liners PMC/PAG Covers - AKE Airfreight Rolltainer Covers

www.mpbulktech.co.za Citrashine (Pty) Ltd

75 2nd Street, Booysens Reserve, Johannesburg | 011 835 2646 Contact Lizelle Gloy | lizelle.gloy@upl-ltd.com Technical: Jeanine Hordijk | jeanine.hordijk@upl-ltd.com. CITRASHINE ® Decco, Post-Harvest activities of UPL, is an international company, world leader specializing in post-harvest solutions and treatments for fruit and vegetables. Decco at more than fifteen locations worldwide and with over 90 years of experience, offers innovative, customized solutions. Decco specialize in the manufacturing and distribution of fruit/ vegetables natural and organic coatings, applicators, brushes, postharvest fungicides, zero residue, organic products, sanitizers and cleaners. Decco provide assistance with wax application and applicators, monitoring of fungicide residues, tank concentrations and weight loss studies. CITRASHINE Decco ® coatings are agent based on food additives or natural materials.

The product restores the natural protective film removed during the washing and brushing, applied on the fruit improves the appearance and delaying the aging process. The coating also controls weight loss and dehydration of fruits, thus increasing the shelf life of fruit and vegetables. SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

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Coatings waxes for fruit and vegetables Organic coatings for fruit and vegetables Sanitizers and Disinfectants Post-harvest Fungicides and zero residue products Services applicators

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Optimusbio (Pty) Ltd

c/o CSIR, Building 17B, Room 29, Meiring Naude Road, Brummeria, 0002 | 082 609 4698 Contact Dr Raj Lalloo | info@optimusbio.com | 082 452 4889

OptimusBio develops and manufactures authentic biodegradable and biologically active cleaning and waste treatments products that prioritize well-being and environmental sustainability. We represent all that is green, using locally developed cutting edge technology exclusively licensed from the CSIR. By using the latest techniques in Chemistry and Biotechnology, our products do not harm people or the environment and start the water treatment process at source. Our products are also fully locally manufactured, and we are currently the only Level 1 BBBEE company that is Global Green Tag certified in this space. Our product range covers household and intuitional cleaning, personal care, waste and water treatment, automotive cleaning, heavy industry and industrial ingredients for reformulators. Through our association with the CSIR, OptimusBio has excellent expertise for technology development, in-house custom product development and white label manufacturing expertise. OptimusBio applies environmentally sustainable principles to everything that we do. Our ingredients are readily biodegradable (OECD 301), our

packaging systems are re-usable and recyclable and minimized towards a future agenda of zero waste. With us as your partner, you can be sure of cuttingedge technology at affordable value, without breaking natures rules towards a sustainable planet, while you support local economic growth and transformation. SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

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Supply of green cleaning products Supply of biological ingredients Supply of water treatment products Supply of waste treatment products Supply of environmental bio-remediation products Site assessments Product assessments Green cleaning training Custom product development and manufacture White label manufacture

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AMKA Products (Pty) Ltd

14 Ellman St, Sunderland Ridge Ind, Centurion, South Africa Contact Mario Correia | 076 672 5170 | marioc@amka.co.za

Organico consists of organic and effective sanitation solutions for the home that harnesses the power of nature. Organico’s product range features smart solutions for pit toilets, indoor toilets and septic tanks. Organico uses natural micro-organisms and enzymes to; - Eliminate odours - Reduce levels of human waste - Deters disease carrying insects - No groundwater contamination.

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Organico Toilet, Pit & Septic Treatment Bucket – 2.5Kg Organico Toilet Pit & Septic Treatment Pouch - 100g Organico Single Dose Toilet Treatment Strip - 5 X 20g Organico Foaming Toilet Treatment Spray - 500ml

In addition, Organico promotes water saving, by reducing the number of daily flushes.

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Triple Orange

PO Box No. 836 Soweto, 1867 | 011 023 7208 Contact Lou-Ann Tamboer | info@tripleorange.co.za

TRIPLE ORANGE™ is a family business which manufactures cleaning detergents. Our family has been in the health and nutrition industry for over 30 years. In that time, we have watched thousands of people move toward a healthier lifestyle, seeking healthier solutions to common ailments and, more recently, a genuine concern, not just for individual well-being, but, the wellbeing of the environment we live in. This move, toward a greener approach to lifestyle, prompted us to research and subsequently to develop products that unclutters pantries, making cleaning easier. A journey that takes the consumer from wanting a healthy environment to effecting a change to the environment.

Every time you use a TRIPLE ORANGE™ product, you are making a difference by saving natural resources, reducing pollution and keeping toxic chemicals out of the environment. Does it sound boring to say we’re family owned and operated? Because what it means to us, is that it’s personal!

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Bio-Detergent Laundry Cream All Purpose Wonder Gel Wonder Spray Auto Dishwashing Gel Fruit & Veg Wash Leather Protect Bio-Sanitiser

Special attention has been given to simplifying the usage, minimizing waste and selecting the most natural and effective ingredients possible.

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Better Earth Natural Products

6 Ermington Road, Muizenberg, 7945, Cape Town | 021 788 7277 Contact Kerry | 072 226 6107 | kerry@betterearth.co.za

Better Earth provides cleaning products that are gentle on the environment (and your hands) but also high quality cleaning agents.

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Natural Cleaning Products

All of our products are as effective as other cleaning products, but provide peace of mind to the eco-conscious user. There is so much to worry about in this world; at least what the chemicals in your household cleaners are doing to the earth is no longer one of them.

www.betterearth.co.za

The Difference between Organic and Free Range? Free-range is a term given to animals that are free to roam in wide, open space. Their living conditions are similar to the standards required for organic farming, but the animals may be treated with veterinary medicines and the food provided may contain additives. Organic farmers use 100% plant food and sick animals are treated with homeopathic remedies only. Should the animals require veterinary medicines or plants be found to contain traces of chemicals, pesticides or genetically modified material, they lose their organic status.

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MANUFACTURING SOLAR NATIONAL

GreenHouse Solar

10 Kittyhawk Road, Pierre van Ryneveld | 012 345 3329 Contact Monique/Graham | admin@greenhouseconsulting.co.za

Power Security. Independence. Solar Power. We’re an expert installer of solar and battery powered systems. We take pride in offering exemplary turnkey systems – which means we perform everything including engineering and design, equipment procurement and final installation. It doesn’t end there, we continue to support our systems through maintenance and monitoring, as well as providing guided consultation with regards to future expansion. We’ve spent over a decade analysing and comparing different system architectures in order to recommend the right solution for your application. We listen to our clients and design our systems around their objectives,

whether it be optimising a solar-based return on investment or instilling resilience in your home against an unreliable grid. We’ve got a great track record backed up by strong supplier relationships; providing you with warranted, quality equipment and professional installation by our trained technicians.

SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

Power back up systems

Off-Grid systems

Grid-Tied systems

Solar Power

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Bagtech International (Pty) Ltd

271 Musgrave Road, Berea, Durban 4001 | 031 201 0607 | www.bagtechint.com Contact Fred Coelho | 083 778 7001 | admin@bagtechint.com Bagging Equipment | Warehousing | Blending Equipment | Coating Equipment Screening Equipment

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Rovic Leers

Saxenburg Road, Blackheath, Cape Town | 021 907 1700 | www.rovicleers.co.za Contact Marius Ras | marketing@rovicleers.co.za Agricultural Mechanisation | Agricultural Innovation and Technology

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Bags 4 U cc

782 Suikerbos Drive, Doornpoort, Pretoria | www.bags-4-u.co.za Contact San 071 444 6699 | Alda 082 970 6868 | bags4uorders@gmail.com Manufacturer of canvas bags | Design new bags | Custom made quality bags | Individual bags

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FJ Stainless Steel

3 Main Road, Struisbaai | 028 435 7567 | www.fjss.co.za Contact Francois | 082 687 4669 | info@fjss.co.za Quality Stainless Steel Products | Braai Equipment, Kitchen and Bathroom Accessories Balustrading, Gates and Staircases | Fastenners | Wheeleez Beach Wheels and Trolleys

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Rawsonville Mobiele Pompdienste

Volgemoed, Gedeelte, Voorsorg | 023 349 1723 Contact Annalene 084 672 1343 | Leon 072 021 2052 | pompdienste@gmail.com Borehole/Boorgate Toetse | Verkoop voorraad | Kabels | Pomp en motors Installeer en uittrek van boorgate

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Certification of Environmental Standards South Africa (Pty) Ltd t/a CERES ZA

Uitzicht Plaas, Polkadraai M12, Vlottenburg, 7604 | 021 007 1962 Contact Soenke Hobbensiefken | 082 411 3140 | soenke@ceres-cert.co.za

Requirements for Organic Crop Production 1. What organic agriculture is: • Avoids synthetic pesticides, easily soluble mineral fertilizers and genetically modified organisms (GMO) • Protects the environment and promotes biodiversity • Produces healthy food and recycles nutrients • Uses locally adapted methods. 2. Soil fertility and plant nutrition: • Soil fertility has to be conserved or improved • Soil erosion must be avoided • For annual crops, a wide crop rotation has to be used, including legumes to assure biological nitrogen fixation • For perennial crops, wherever possible, legumes have to be planted in interrow spaces • Organic manuring should be used. 3. Crop protection: • Synthetical herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides are not allowed • Pests and plant diseases must be prevented, using adapted species and resistant varieties, adequate crop rotations and promoting natural enemies

After having taken these measures, only natural or mineral substances mentioned in organic regulations may be used Weeds must be controlled by mechanical or thermal means, through adequate soil tillage and crop rotation. SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

In certification of: • Organic farming/food processing (EU/NOP/JAS, Biosuisse, Naturland, Demeter) • Inputs (materials) for organic Farming • GLOBALG.A.P. (Good agricultural practice) • UTZ Certified (Sustainable coffee, cocoa and tea production) • C.A.F.E. Practices (Sustainable coffee production for Starbucks) • BRC (Good manufacturing practice in the food industry) • GOTS (Organic textiles) • Bird Friendly® Coffee • FairTSA

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Ecocert Southern Africa

De Wagenweg Office Park, Adam Tas Road, Stellenbosch Contact 021 883 2299 | 062 822 3072 | office.southafrica@ecocert.com

ECOCERT Southern Africa is a certification body for sustainable development. We specialize in organic and social certifications. We are the leading organic and social certification body in Southern Africa, operating in 9 different countries across Southern Africa. Our office is centrally located in Stellenbosch and we pride ourselves in good client service. We are an energetic and dynamic team who pride ourselves on quick communication response times and friendly service in English or Afrikaans.

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European Union Organic Regulations (EC) inspection services USDA National Organic Program (NOP) inspection services Japan Agricultural Organic Standard (JAS) inspection services Korean Organic Standard (KOC) inspection services BioSuisse inspection services Naturland inspection services Rainforest Alliance inspection services UTZ inspection services Fair for Life and For Life (FairTrade standards) inspection services Inputs approval for use in organic agriculture

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Control Union South Africa (Pty) Ltd

110 Peenz Street, Benoni | 011 965 0012 | 071 432 9948 Contact Elsa Euler | certificationsa@controlunion.com

SAOSO is launching its organic standard enabling farmers in South Africa to demonstrate farming in line with organic practices. SAOSO and Control Union are official partners and Control Union will be the independent and highly experienced certification body conducting audits for the SAOSO organic standard. You can contact us to start the application process.

Organic certification is a chain certification, meaning that every step, from the farm level until the finished product, must be audited and certified by an accredited, independent third party certification body. When all standard requirements are fulfilled, the certificate can be issued and the applicable logo can be used on the certified products.

Control Union is a 100-year old family owned, non listed inspection and certification company with 100+ offices worldwide. In South Africa, Control Union has three offices, while our highly qualified auditors cover all regions of the country and Southern Africa.

With the help of our online ‘Client Information System’ (CIS) clients can view the progress of their inspection and certification process, check reports, certificates or any outstanding issues.

Control Union offers different Organic certification standards, including EU, USDA-NOP and JAS. We provide additional audits in Demeter (BioDynamic), Bio Suisse, Naturland and KRAV. Next to the the organic standards and among many more, other standards we offer in South Africa include Food Safety (BRC, FSSC22000, ISO22000), Ethical (SIZA, SMETA), GlobalG.A.P. and NurtureModule, animal welfare and the Vegan standard.

Control Union South Africa is looking forward to assist you to meet your ever-growing requirements, through our one-stop-shop approach. SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

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Organic Auditing Certification Demeter Auditing Bio Suisse Auditing Naturland Auditing

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Intertek

2nd Floor Charter House, 13 Brand Road, Glenwood, KZN | 031 274 8000 Contact Brandon Cumming | 082 828 3700 | info.africa@intertek.com

Intertek is global leader, providing Total Quality Assurance to the Agricultural industry. We operate at every stage in the agricultural product journey. Our teams work closely together to protect the interests of our customers applying our knowledge and expertise. Our ISO 17025 accredited laboratory strategically located in Johannesburg focuses on all spectrums of agricultural testing from Farm to Fork. Our testing range includes Soils, Fertilizers, Leaf, Water, Grains, Cereals, Feeds, Foods and Microbiological analysis. Intertek is also a globally respected provider of inspection services. Our certificates are valued

by global trading houses, financial institutions and both government and non-governmental food aid organizations. We work according to international standards and guidelines and we are further supported by our network of laboratories and offices in Africa and abroad. SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

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Loading and discharge supervision Cargo weighing supervision and Draft Surveys Soil/Leaf/Compost/Water Testing Feed and Micro Testing Stock Audits

www.intertek.com/agriculture

NviroTek Laboratories

Unit No 6, Nviro Business Hub, Ou Wapad Street, Ifafi, Hartbeespoort, 0260 54 Church Street, Wellington, 7566 | 012 252 7588 Contact Dailena Pienaar | 082 885 8699 | dp@nviroteklabs.co.za NviroTek Laboratories is a SANAS-accredited testing laboratory group with facilities in the North West as well as Western Cape provinces. We therefor are only a courier away from our clients. NviroTek has been a respected player in the industry for more than 12 years and offer a wide variety of analysis for the agricultural and food processing industries. These analyses are performed on different matrices, for example soil, plant material, water, compost, growth media; and include tests for the organic farming community.

NviroTek partners with clients by providing trustworthy results, with short turnaround times, to assist them in making informed decisions. SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

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Soil testing Soil Nematode counts Organic material quality Water quality Residues( MRL)

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SciCorp Laboratories

4 Shortts Retreat Road, Mkondeni, Pietermaritzburg Contact Tertia Erasmus | 071 607 6326 | tertia@scicorplab.com

SciCorp Laboratories is a South African based ISO/IEC 17025 accredited testing facility with a wide portfolio of scientific services catering for the needs of the agricultural and food industries.

SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

Pesticide residue

GMO analysis

Physical seed analysis

Born from the buyout of the state-of-the-art laboratories of Incotec South Africa, SciCorp

Food safety testing

Organic analysis

Contact us, and our professional and highly qualified team of scientists will guide you through solutions, tailored to your testing needs.

Plant breeding support

Soil, leaf and water analysis

www.scicorplab.com

Wine Facts More than 1.5 million tons of grapes are used domestically in South Africa’s renowned wine industry, which dates back to the 17th century vineyards introduced by French Huguenot immigrants. More than 100,000 hectares of land are planted in vineyards, centred primarily in the Western Cape. Smaller vineyards are also found in the Northern Cape, Free State, and Northern Province. One of the noticeable signs of the end of international sanctions against South Africa was a dramatic increase in worldwide demand for South African wines in 1994 and 1995.

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Biodynamic Agricultural Association of Southern Africa

Contact info@bdaasa.org.za | Training: training@bdaasa.org.za

Biodynamic Agriculture’s holistic approach to sustainable and organic agriculture is to build a FARM ORGANISM in which all the elements of the farm are interconnected thus creating a unique farm individuality. Fertility and vitality are achieved through specific herbal and organic preparations which work with the cycles of nature.

Follow us on Instagram @biodynamictraining SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

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BD Preparations NQF 5 Diploma Workshops and training Demeter certification through PGS Association membership

We offer a two-year NQF 5 AgriSeta Diploma, land-based/on-farm training programme. Our phenomenological approach to soil, plants, animals and the farmer is central to our training. We invite interested farmers and prospective students to contact training@bdaasa.org.za for a prospectus. www.bdaasa.org.za

Amphi SA (Pty) Ltd

194 Owl Avenue, Wierda Park, Centurion, 0157 | 012 654 1820 Contact Ilne Logan | 072 212 1372 | ilne@amphisa.co.za

Amphi is a leading provider of SETA accredited skills development training. The company serves corporate customers across South Africa with a staff complement of 15 who collectively boast several years’ experience in agricultural training, business management and finance, including auditing, taxation, financial and risk management in both the public and private sectors. Amphi provides professional expertise that far exceed that of any training academy.

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Training and Human Capital Development BEE consultation Accounting and Payroll Workplace Skills Plan Employment Equity Plan

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Peritum Agri Institute

67 Olds St, Spitskop, Bloemfontein | 051 451 1120 | 082 564 8853 Contact Odette Shepperson | marketing@peritumagri.com

At our heart, Peritum Agri Institute is about people. Inspiring the aspiring farmers we teach; enabling the experienced producers we assist; advising the agri-companies we partner with and empowering the Peritum Agri Institute team members. Peritum Agri Institute is the centre of expertise where agri-companies and organisations can source total solutions for the design and development of a future-proof workforce that will transform the agri-sector for a sustainable tomorrow.

The Peritum Way is a method of lifelong learning and improvement for people and their organisations; to ensure a sustainable future in agriculture. SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

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Agricultural training and development Agricultural Qualifications National Diploma in Animal production National Diploma in Plant production Learnerships

Our Mission is to design a sustainable future for agriculture through future-ready skills training. www.peritumagri.com

Sugarcane Sugarcane is an important export crop, with South Africabeing the world’s tenth largest sugar producer. Sugarcane was first cultivated in mid-19th century Natal. Production is still centred there, but is also grown in Mpumalanga, where irrigation is used when rainfall is inadequate. Land under sugar cultivation has steadily increased, and the industry estimated that it produced more than 16 million tons of sugarcane in 1994.

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Agri Skills Transfer (Pty) Ltd

7 Van Wouw Street, Groenkloof, Pretoria, 0181 | 012 460 9585 Contact Lizette Brazendale | 072 838 6855 | lizette@agriskills.net

Agri Skills Transfer has been training the Agricultural industry since 2002. We offer various agricultural training programmes from Short Courses to National Diplomas. We recently have opened our first training/ demonstration farm which offer our students the opportunity to complete the practical work component at our site. We cover various agricultural activities on the farm (piggery, poultry, sheep, cattle, horticulture, hydroponics, vegetable production). We also have various training options. We offer the National Diploma in Agriculture (Animal or Plant Production). Our students can choose to

study full time or on a distance learning basis. Agri Skills Transfer is fully accredited with AgriSETA and we pride ourselves with a very good track record and success rate. SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

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Agricultural Training Accredited Training Distance learning Short Courses Learnership training National Diploma programmes

www.agriskills.net

Siyakhana Growth and Development

17 Thelma Crescent, Bagleyston, 2192, Johannesburg | 011 485 3083 Contact MJ Rudolph | 082 492 4768 | michaelrudolphsiya@gmail.com

Siyakhana Growth and Development NPO offers consulting in research, training and the implementation of a wide range of types and designs of organic gardens. We have had extensive experience and have expertise in research. Our approach is multi and cross disciplinary with a focus on food and nutrition security including the food- energy- water nexus. We currently offer Agriseta training at NQF levels 1, 2 and 4, but will soon add levels 3 and 5 to our offering. In addition to our flagship Siyakhana garden, we have set up gardens at clinics, schools, campuses and community based sites.

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Research Agriseta accredited Training Levels 1, 2 & 4 Setting up types and designs of organic food gardens Supply a range of organic vegetables, compost and topsoil School visits

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Siyavuna Abalimi Development Centre (SDC)

Bellevue Guest Lodge, Main Road, Ramsgate, 4285 | 039 312 0543 Contact Oxolo Mofokeng | 072 249 5453 | oxolo@siyavuna.org.za

SDC is a registered NPO. We enable smallholder farmers through training and incubation of farmer-owned entities. We offer two SETA accredited courses: Sustainable Farming Practises and Business Developement for Smallholder Farmers - which can be presented in any province. Over the past 10 years we have trained and mentored more than 2000 farmers in vegetable farming, adhering to the sustainable (chemical free) farming methods promoted by the Participatory Guarantee System (PGS).

produce, and opt to progress further into Agri-Business opportunities. SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

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Our unique Farmer Development Model offers an opportunity for farmers to grow their own

Training/skills development and Enterprise Development courses Strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation Transformation and succession planning Corporate social investment and improving B.BBEE status Agricultural value chains for Smallholder Farmers

www.siyavuna.org.za

Goats Unlimited (Pty) Ltd

2nd Floor, Unit 218, 55 Gillespie St, Durban, 4001 | 079 522 3789 Contact Sthabiso Mkhize | 082 562 9014 | info@goatsunlimited.co.za

Goats Uunlimited is a dynamic advisory, development and managing company specialising in various agribusiness sectors as a facilitator, and implementer. The Company is 100% black owned by businessmen who have passion for goat farming, livestock in general and

simplifying the development concepts so as to facilitate an effective participation of previously disadvantaged communities in the process of development through the whole value chain of products. Our company is sensitive to cultural norms of the rural and urban

rural development in all its manifestations. Our aim is to change and uplift the standard of living in rural areas through the promotion of environmental and socially sustainable goat farming and agribusiness. We spouse a specialised grassroots

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Goat breeding training Diverse agricultural training Agricultural tours and conferences Agri-business consulting Goat breed stock agents

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Future Farmers Foundation

PO Box 485, Howick | 033 330 2322 Contact Judy Stuart | 083 555 0082 | judy@futurefarmers.org.za

Future Farmers works with many commercial farmers and sponsors to provide passionate young people who may be school leavers or graduates, with opportunities to gain experience on farms. Once a Future Farmer has adequate experience he/she may be considered for an overseas internship. Soft skills mentoring and training is provided and Future Farmers earn and learn as they participate in all farm activities.

country and abroad. We believe that it is of paramount importance to love your work. We set people up for success. SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

Future Farmers are placed on a wide range of different farming operations throughout the

Providing meaningful employment for Future Farmers and develop them in their full potential. Qualify farm managers who are capable of running commercial operations and hopefully become farm owners in due course.

www.Futurefarmersfoundation.com WESTERN CAPE

Philippi Urban Agriculture Academy & Agri-hub

A project of Philippi Economic Develpoment Initiative (PEDI) Philippi Fresh Produce Market, 74 Stock Road, Philippi East, Cape Town 083 281 8318 | Contact Paul Stohrer | 083 270 9286 | pstohrer@pedi.org.za

The Philippi Urban Agriculture Academy (PUAA), established in June 2017 on land adjacent to the Philippi Fresh Produce Market, is a fully operational agricultural academy, where, to date, 13 beneficiaries from the local Philippi community have been employed. The Academy has four operational units: 1. PUAA Crop Production Business Unit 2. PUAA Seedling Production Business Unit 3. PUAA Vermi-Tea Business Unit 4. PUAA Agri-hub Business Unit

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Organic crops and seedlings are available daily to the public and surplus crops are sent to the agri-hub for further processing.

Production and sales of organically grown seedlings, vegetables and herbs Production and sales of vermi-compost and vermi-tea (leachate) Agri-processing facilities for surplus grades of vegetables and herbs Provide access to larger markets for small-scale farmers Provide support services for small scale farmers to optimize production plans Trading produce from organic, emerging farmers

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Farm Manager SA

Contact Susan Hobson | 073 238 0040 | susan@farmmanagersa.co.za

If you are an employer who needs qualified employees or an experienced candidate who is looking to advance or relocate, we can help.

production agriculture - every level and field of agriculture, from the farm worker to the CEO in corporate head office.

As an individually owned Agricultural Recruitment and Placements Agency we consider it a privilege to serve this industry with honesty, integrity and results. We value the opportunity to share in your agricultural success.

Our goal is to provide both the employer and the candidate with a successful, long-term working relationship.

Agriculture is the world’s largest industry and demand for agricultural commodities is rising rapidly as the world’s population grows. Farm Manager SA strives to provide professional placements in all areas of agri-business and

SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

Agricultural recruitment and placements

www.farmmanagersa.co.za

Maize Grains and cereals are South Africa’s most important crops, occupying more than 60% of hectare under cultivation in the 1990s. Maize, the country’s most important crop, is a dietary staple, a source of livestock feed, and an export crop. Government programs, including generous loans and extension services, have been crucial to the country’s selfsufficiency in this enterprise. Maize is grown commercially primarily in North-West, Mpumalanga, Free State, and KwaZulu-Natal provinces generating at least 150,000 jobs in years with good rainfall and uses almost one-half of the inputs of the modern agricultural sector.

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In-Situ Consulting cc

1 Mandulia Street, West Acres, Nelspruit, 1200 | 013 741 5158 Contact Aubrey Meyer | 072 021 1050 | info@insituconsulting.co.za

Dedicated and committed to professional and impeccable service and advice, In-Situ Consulting is able to assist its clients in assessing, analysing and evaluating groundwater resources, and management of these resources in a responsible manner to ensure sustainability. Our services include: Project management, desktop studies, geophysical investigations, overseeing drilling and testing programs and geohydrological investigations for Water Use Licence Applications (WULA). Furthermore, In-Situ offers geotechnical services in order to classify physical and chemical characteristics of soil and rocks. Our growing client base

includes government institutions, local and regional authorities, the farming sector, consulting engineering firms, mining companies and corporations, consulting and contracting companies and private individuals. SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

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Groundwater Exploration and Management Groundwater Quality Assessment Geohydrological Investigations Geophysical Surveys Geotechnical Services

www.insituconsulting.co.za

Die Raad vir Landbou Produkte Agente

Unit 5, Building 1, Benvista Office Park. Edgar Road, Jansen Park, Boksburg Contact Francois Knowles | 011 894 3680 | francois@apacouncil.co.za

The objective of the Agricultural Produce Agents Council (APAC) is to regulate the occupations of fresh produce, export and livestock agents and to maintain and enhance the status and dignity of those occupations and the integrity of persons practicing those occupations, according to section 9, Agricultural Produce Agents Act, 12 of 1992. Our Mission is to: Fulfill our mandate under the Act; Protect against dishonest practices; Uphold our responsibility to maintain and enhance the occupations of fresh produce, export and livestock agents; and Position the Council to

effectively contribute in the development and transformation of the agricultural sector. Our Vision is to be an innovative, supportive, proactive and responsive regulatory body. We will be an ambitious, professional, passionate, supportive, reliable and dedicated workforce. We will remain open to change and innovation. We will be driven to deliver our objectives defined by the Act. We will act with objectivity, empathy, integrity, prudence and transparency. Our Core Values are: Flexibility, Drive, Fairness and Attitude

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Biological Systems Laboratory

26 Symmonds Lane, George 6529, Western Cape | 044 873 4108 Contact Dr Raymond Auerbach | 084 567 1250 | raymond.auerbach@mandela.ac.za

The Biological Systems Laboratory is part of Biological Systems Consulting and Research, the consulting arm of Professor Raymond Auerbach’s organic research and advisory service. BSL offers soil analysis and soil fertility recommendations as the technical aspect of BSC&R farm planning and management services. Based on the long-term Mandela Trials at the George Campus of Nelson Mandela University, algorithms have been developed to improve soil fertility on organic farms based on soil analysis. The physical, biological and chemical aspects of soil fertility are evaluated and the recommendations developed specifically for the crops listed are in accordance with organically acceptable practice. We can analyse your soil and develop recommendations, or use existing soil analysis data and charge you only for the recommendations given. If you would like our team to visit your farm and assist with a management programme, this can be arranged.

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Based on long-term research, we recommend how to improve soil fertility. Analysis of available soil P & K, Ca, Mg, pH, Exch. Al, soil organic matter and sensitive chromatography. From soil samples, or existing soil analysis, we draw up recommendations for soil fertility. The more detail given about the intended crop and history of the field, the more useful recommendations we can develop. We can assist in preparing for organic certification or Global GAP inspection. Access Prof Auerbach’s books on the net; drop us a line for the links! Become part of an applied research project gathering data for organic productivity over the next twenty years.

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Engeolab (Pty) Ltd

Suite 102, Pin Oak Office Block c/o Quarry & Pin Oak Road, Hilton, 3245 | 033 343 1226 Contact Jacques du Preez | 083 628 3263 | jacques@engeogroup.co.za

EngeoGroup consists of Earth Science Specialists consulting in the following specialist fields: Geohydrological and Geotechnical Assessments.

execution, interpretation, process optimization, Geohydrological Consulting and project management.

Our vision is to be the preferred services and technology provider to our clients. We aim to create sustainable quality and reliable services and are committed to conducting our business in a transparent, safe and environmentally responsible manner, respectful of the laws and customs of the countries we work in.

Geotechnical consulting and investigations have been carried out over both dolomitic and nondolomitic areas for numerous Consulting Civil Engineering and Town Planning firms.

We are a broad-based geoscientific service provider boasting more than 130 years of combined relevant experience in the geohydrological and geotechnical sectors. With the support of professionals and associate companies with complementing services and objectives, we provide versatile and competitive solutions across a broad range of sectors such as Geohydrological Consulting. Such services include remote sensing and aerial photographic interpretation, feasibility analysis, pollution determination, geophysical survey design, survey

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Geohydrological Investigations Geophysical Investigations Geotechnical Investigations In-Situ Soil Testing Engineering Geology Foundation Investigations Impact Assessments Borehole Drilling Test Pumping Environmental and Groundwater Consulting

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Delphy BV

Agro Business Park 65, 6700 CA Wageningen The Netherlands | +31 317 49 1540 Contact Herbert Stolker | 072 545 5757 | h.stolker@delphy.nl

Delphy is an international Dutch-based research and knowledge provider, with several branches throughout Africa. We have teams of experts in all plant-based crops, not in livestock. In South Africa, our Crop Experts have expertise in Undercover Vegetable Farming, with the focus on tomato, sweet pepper, English cucumber, lettuce and herbs. For existing farmers we offer the service of Crop Consultancy and Skills development. Monthly or bi-monthly visits to the farm are scheduled throughout the year to audit the farm practices and to advise steps of Improvement. This is both for the short-term day to day decisions, as well as for the long-term decisions, such as: What is my next step in the future of my Company processes? Skills development of Management team as well as hands-on training. For starting farmers or farmers who like to invest in an expansion, we offer a Feasibility Study or a Business Plan, with experts from Europe, Functional design of your greenhouse

and assistance in the Tender procedure or Quotation comparison. When the Construction Phase starts, we offer Construction Supervision. Usually this goes separately with the start of the Team Trainings and the first consultancy visits.

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GEOSS South Africa (Pty) Ltd

PO Box 12412, Die Boord, Stellenbosch, 7613 | 021 880 1079 Contact Julian Conrad | 082 871 5772 | jconrad@geoss.co.za

What is your groundwater need? Is it to develop new groundwater resources? Is it to accurately quantify the volume available from your existing supply? Is it to license your water usage with the Department of Water and Sanitation to make sure it is legal? Is it to optimise and manage your groundwater use better? GEOSS would love to assist you. GEOSS specialises in all aspects of groundwater, including groundwater exploration, drilling, yield and quality testing, legal use authorisation, monitoring and management. With a wealth of experience and a team of highly qualified earth scientists, we apply best science principles and techniques to ensure the most successful outcome to your project is achieved.

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Groundwater exploration and development Borehole yield and water quality testing Groundwater monitoring and management Groundwater use authorisation and auditing Additional services: Contamination studies; Geotechnical investigations; numerical modelling; geospatial databases etc

www.geoss.co.za

Full Circle Cannabis (Pty) Ltd

Thomas Project Industrial Park, Paarl, Western Cape Contact Rayner | 081 773 7474 | rayner@fullcirclecannabis.co.za

Full Circle Cannabis Solutions (Pty) Ltd is a cannabis industry partner driven by innovation and expertise. We have more than 35 years’ experience in precision farming systems and horticulture. Our goal is to work hand in hand with our clients to design and implement area specific pharmaceutical grade cannabis production systems. Our services range from basic consultation services right through to full scale cannabis production turn-key solutions. Our access to the latest horticultural innovation and technology will put you in the position of

ultimate control over yield, quality and very importantly the financial model. Our company is built on transparency, knowledge and relationship.

SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

Precision farming systems for Pharmaceutical grade products with project management

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Farming The WWF estimate that by 2030, the number of people employed by the farming industry will amount to over one million. This proposed increase will be up from that of the 2015 statistic of 638 000. This takes into account formal employment contracts only. The exact amount of informally employed farm workers is still unknown.

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Lindros Whole Earth Consultants

55 Bevan Road, Rivonia, 2128 Contact Alan Rosenberg | 082 719 7263 | alan@lindros.co.za Alan has been involved with agriculture over the last 4 decades in four countries. His core focus has been on the development of soil health and soil fertility, a 7th Generation Principle. Alan has experience with a vast number of different farming techniques and systems, and he has developed a keen skill in his ability to simplify and share these technologies through his gift of both teaching and training. His career has been dedicated to these objectives. His speciality is Agroecology and its link to social, environmental and economic sustainability. The systems and technologies Lindros primarily work with are Permaculture, Organic Agriculture, Kyusei Nature Farming and Biodynamic Agriculture. ’82 to ’88 he was in England where he studied Biodynamics with Professor Herbert Koepf. Alan has been working with the Effective Microorganism (EM) since they came to RSA in ’96. Alan is a registered agent for the

authentic EM as developed by prof T. Higa, a certified Master Mentor through the National Department of Agriculture and a Facilitator and Assessor through ETDP/SETA. Alan has written and published 5 agricultural books and an Agroecology Strategy for a local metro. He is currently the chairman of SAOSO. SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

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Organic Agriculture consultant Biodynamic Agriculture consultant Agroecology consultant Training in the above subjects Supply of the authentic Effective Microorganisms (EM) Training in the use of EM Supply of the books Alan has published

www.lindros.co.za

Let It Grow Foundation

Contact Cliff Rosen | 082 782 6747 | cliff@letitgrow.co.za

Let It Grow Foundation is an NPC based in Johannesburg, that focuses on urban farming and community development. Their philosophy is based on Planet Care, Plant Care and People Care. They teach communities to regenerate the soil and grow their own organic food, using sustainable farming methods, such as permaculture within agroecology. The Foundation’s mission is to enrich lives by providing a means to sustainable, healthy living. The food garden projects are teaching platforms for the community and volunteers, in addition

to establishing abundant food spaces which builds food security. The volunteer programmes teach self-reliance and sustainability along with being in harmony with nature.

SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

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Corporate Social Investment Projects Volunteer Programmes Regenerative Farming Urban Food Gardens Teach how to ‘Grow-Your-Own’

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Lighthouse Emporium

8751 Blaricum Heights Estate, Platbos, Knysna Contact Maarten Potgieter | 074 296 5910 | admin@lighthouseemporium.co.za

Lighthouse Emporium Co-operative provides specialist solutions to enhance and support farming operations across the globe.

communities. Lighthouse Emporium educates, consults and supports. Our ecological solutions are designed to equip growers.

Lighthouse Emporium secures and enhances farming operations with ground breaking, frequency solutions which removes unwanted pests, protects against plant disease and deters small animals.

Growing together for the benefit of all.

Our products are designed to equip both small and large scale organic farmers. Our services and solutions showcase the latest in cutting edge technologies. Lighthouse Emporium assists farming operations to maintain optimum water health, build the capacity of soil, enriches farm land with broad spectrum mineral, bacterial, and frequency solutions. Plant trees with Groasis technology and reduce or eliminate the need for irrigation. Visit our website for our full range of products and services.

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Water Enhancement - Scale Removal & Hard Water Conditioning AgriFrequencies - Frequency Pest & Disease Control Broad Spectrum Mineral Supplements Microbial Solutions - Microorganisms Groasis Tree Planting Technology Water Purification Ozone Air Systems - Sterilize Packing & Processing Atmospheric Water Generators Water from Air

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SERVICES CIVILS, INFRASTRUCTURE & ENGINEERING NATIONAL

The African Tenure Solutions (Pty) Ltd

Cnr Hendrick van Eck & Ian Flemming Road, SIOC - CDT Office Park, Block B, Ground Floor, Kathu, 8446 | 010 023 2153 Contact AJ Snyders | 082 302 6726 | 064 524 9669 aj@tatcivils.co.za | info@tatscivils.co.za

The African Tenure Solutions Pty Ltd is infrastructure Development Company situated in the Northern Cape. The company was established in 2016 and caters to any civil needs.

SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

Infrastructure Development

Plant Hire

Real Estate

Civil Maintenance

Road Maintenance

www.tatscivils.co.za

MBB Consulting Engineers

11 Streak Street, Nelspruit 1200 | 013 752 8213 Contact Barend Marx | 083 354 5521 | barend@mbb.co.za

Since 1973 we have helped build South Africa. Pioneers since the beginning MBB offered the first agricultural engineering consultancy in the Stellenbosch Winelands and through our many years of service we’ve expanded beyond our agricultural roots, currently offering services in civil, structural, agro-industrial, environmental and mechanical engineering. Our Difference is as follows: Holistic Approach: At MBB we consider the big picture of lifecycle cost optimization. We limit project risks by ensuring expert inputs are applied to planning from conception to completion. African Solutions for African Problems: With 45 years of experience in Africa, we understand African Conditions.

Practical: We design systems which suit the end user, from complex automated systems to simple farm solutions Approved Specialists: We have a team of dedicated Professional Engineers and Technicians, ensuring a safe, sustainable and effective design. SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

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Agricultural & Water Engineering Irrigation Engineering Dams, Civil & Structures Mechanical, Agro-Industiral and Environmental Operation and Maintenance (Bulk Water & Hydro Electric)

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SERVICES CLEANING WESTERN CAPE

Drain Blasters

35 Gray Road, Paarden Eiland, Cape Town, 7405 | 021 439 4086 Contact Gabi Altamirano | 079 296 1313 | gary@drainblasters.co.za

Established in 2007, we are a leader in the cleaning of residential, commercial and industrial drains in the Western Cape. In 2009 our Liquid Waste Division was established. We are committed to finding and utilising innovative, environmentally-friendly solutions for the problem of liquid waste and disposal thereof. We pride ourselves on providing outstanding and professional services. We assist restaurants, hotels, farms, institutes of education, commercial kitchens, and more with professional cleaning services. This includes the disposal of liquid waste, cleaning and servicing of kitchen filters, cleaning and flushing out of domestic and industrial drains. We also supply certified organic cleaning materials. With the Landfill Ban, effective from 23 August 2019, we ensure that zero liquid waste is taken to landfill.

SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

Removal, transportation and disposal of all types of liquid waste eg, sewerage, fat, oil, grease etc, including contents of oil separators

Leaders in the cleaning of domestic and industrial drains

High quality CCTV camera inspections of drainage issues

10 vehicles of various sizes in order to

Manufacture and maintenance of fat/

assist with any size job grease traps and the removal of the waste contents

www.drainblasters.co.za

Septicvac

Corner of Driebergen & Drommedaris Streets, Dal Josaphat, Paarl, 7646 Contact Alma Brits | 021 863 0613 | 083 306 5728 alma@septicvac.co.za Septic Tank problems can build up over a period SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

of time if they are not attended to. We provide Septic Tank pumping and cleaning

Septic Tank Cleaning

services to commercial business, private homes, farms and wine farms. We service all areas in and around Cape Town, Boland, Swartland, Helderberg and Overberg. For fast and reliable service, contact Anton on 072 070 6762. www.septicvac.co.za 140 | SA Agri Essentials | Issue 1 2020


SERVICES WAT E R & WA S T E M A N AG E M E N T NATIONAL

Xylem Water Solutions

3A Spier Street, Plumbago Business Park, Glen Erasmia, Kempton Park, Gauteng | 011 966 9300 Contact Chetan Mistry | chetan.mistry@xyleminc.com

Xylem is a leading water technology company committed to “solving water” by creating innovative and smart technology solutions to meet the world’s water, wastewater and energy needs. In a world of ever-growing challenges, Xylem delivers innovative water technology solutions throughout the cycle of water. Our technological strength across the life cycle of water is second-to-none. From collection and distribution to reuse and return to nature, our highly efficient water technologies, industrial pumps and application solutions not only use less energy and reduce life-cycle costs, but also promote sustainability.

SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

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Agriculture Products and Irrigation Systems Building Services: HVAC, water and wastewater handling and fire protection Water solutions for food and beverage Water and wastewater solutions Mining water solutions Water treatment solutions Wastewater treatment solutions Non-revenue water solutions Smart water solutions Advanced Infrastructure Analytics

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SERVICES WAT E R & WA S T E M A N AG E M E N T NATIONAL

Staalboer

Plot 798, Hoefyster Crescent, Kameeldrift, Roodeplaat Dam, Pretoria | 082 210 0999 Contact Liz Smith | 082 903 3040 | liz@staalboer.co.za

Staalboer is a proudly South African company manufacturing steel panel reservoirs with capacities ranging from 15 000l to 4 000 000l and heights ranging from 1,3m to 4,9m. The structures are fully galvanized and have a life expectancy in excess of 20 years. Our dams are made from flat steel panels with stiffening rings at the top and bottom and in between as necessary. They have a more pleasing appearance and much better wind resistance than corrugated dams. These cost-effective reservoirs are easy to transport by a long wheelbase bakkie, and can be shipped anywhere in the world. The dams can be erected in minimal time by unskilled labour using only basic hand tools and they don’t require a concrete floor. However, Staalboer erect them for you. The liquid is contained by a polyester netreinforced PVC liner with seams made by a high frequency welding process to provide watertight

joints. The liner is suitable for potable water and a wide range of chemicals and liquid fertilizer. It carries a 10 year pro-rata warranty against sun damage. They can be fitted with a 40% or 95% shade net galvanized roof structure. Some sizes can be fitted with a galvanized steel dome roof. The dams can be fitted with any size or number of inlets and outlets. An engineer certificate is available on all structures at an additional cost.

SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

Steel panel reservoirs

Aquaculture tanks

Fire tanks

Water tank stands

Water tanks

Zink dams

Water dams

Watch towers

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Damsak Water Reservoir

Contact Rob van Rooyen | 066 443 6591 | sales@damsak.co.za

Damsak is a cost effective, patented bladder reservoir for nearly all liquids. Damsak is manufactured since 2007 from polyester reinforced polyvinyl-chloride (PVC) making it exceptionally strong. Special jigs are used to give the corners their unique and important shape. The special shape causes a Damsak to rise up while being filled without any additional structure needed. Damsak has a longer lifespan than conventional mesh and vinyl reservoirs. Our very first Damsak that was manufactured in 2007 is still operational and in very good condition.

Damsak also provides a less costly alternative to concrete reservoirs. Concrete reservoirs are expensive and may require extensive maintenance as they age. Algae will not grow inside a Damsak reservoir. Water is stored in a closed and dark environment. Damsak is a closed tank, there is no evaporation or contamination. SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

Water reservoir

500l - 200 000l Water reservoirs

Water Bladder

www.damsak.co.za

Barona Pipelines & Fittings

11 Sesmyl Spruit Street, Sunderland Ridge, Centurion, 0157 Contact Renier Pieterse | 010 597 3667 | 083 454 4826 renier@baronapf.co.za

Barona Pipelines & Fittings are one of the leading HDPE plastic pipe installation and fabrication companies in South Africa. We fabricate any type of HDPE plastic pipe fittings. We do all types of HDPE welding and offer site installations throughout South Africa and the rest of Africa. Our products are superior to steel and PVC pipe products, and last much longer. Our products are ideal for water reticulation, sewer and mining applications. HDPE plastic pipe will last more than 50 years when buried underground for water reticulation. We have a size range of 16mm to 1000mm, we manufacture all the fittings that accompany a pipeline.

We are more than capable of assisting anyone in the Agriculture, Mining, Civil or Municipal sectors. SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

HDPE Fittings

HDPE Welding

Site Installations

Specialised Fabrication

Material Supply

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Rubberising Specialists

Unit A4 Woodpecker Industrial Park, Woodpecker Street, Cotswold Extension, Port Elizabeth 6045 Contact Ciska van Dyk | 082 774 9041 | 041 365 4156 | ciska@rubberisingspecialists.com

SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

Environmentally friendly

Easy to apply and non-flammable

9 Standard colours and colour matching possible

Clean equipment with water

Virtually odourless

Ideal for food industries and abattoirs

Adheres to almost all surfaces

Ideal for Industrial and Building industries as well as the homeowner

Has rust inhibiting properties

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SERVICES WAT E R & WA S T E M A N AG E M E N T NATIONAL

Maxiflex Dams

2 Van Aswegenstreet, Lichtenburg, 2740 | 018 011 1149 Contact Riaan Swanepoel | 082 446 4992 | maxiflexdams@gmail.com

At Maxiflex Dams we believe that we can always improve on our quality. We have various patents

SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

registrered and receives the silver award at the

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2019 Nampo Harvest Day Show at Bothaville, where 750 exhibitors attended the show. We develop and manufacture a wide range of products like corrugated paneldams with liners

Linings for all types reserviors Correcated panel dams with varius roofs Solar systems and pumps Grainsilos with inlet & outlet augers Earth dam liners

for agricultural to industrial dams (1000 kl). (1) Grainsilos up to 300 tons. (2) Manufacture of shadenet, pvc dome and corrugated dome roofs. Our latest development is a tapered cone overflow which causes a down force that increase the surface flow of the water removing the alge from the dam. www.maxiflexdams.com

Waterinfra

23 8th Street Industria, Kroonstad | 056 212 1941 Contact Erichsen | 082 921 5802

We specialise in building and designing water reservoirs and water retaining structures, for

SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

the past 56 years we have served our clients

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with pride. We have a range of reservoirs from concrete to heavy duty steel reservoirs.

Reservoirs for water supply Waterproofing of old reservoirs Earth dam linings

Our clients range from farmers to the mining industry. For any inquiries on water structures please contact us.

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Noordwes Damme

Farm Rietdraai, R505 to Ottosdal, Lichtenburg | 076 307 7573 Contact Jannie Venter | sales@nwdamme.co.za

Water storage specialist: We specialise in design, manufacturing and installation of all types of high quality durable water storage concept for more than 13 years. No matter your requirements i.e. Irrigation, fish farming, potable water tanks for human consumption and live stock. Liners for concrete or earth dams and Industrial tanks.

SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

Corrugated Sink dams

Potable Water Tanks

Cement and Earth dam liners

Industrial Tanks

www.nwdamme.co.za

AQS Liquid Transfer (Pty) Ltd

375 Calliandra Street, Montana, X91 | 012 548 7204 Contact Sales Division | utilitysales@aqslt.co.za

The VEGAPUMPS range embrace the entire

Speaking of cost savings. VEGAPUMPS opens

spectrum of solutions from ground water

your world to affordable efficiency, without

extraction to pressure boosting for irrigation and

compromising on the engineered ability of

the recovery of spent water… with a difference.

continuous use.

All applications can be easily adapted to operate from SOLAR POWER supply sources

SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

OR can be efficiently managed by FREQUENCY

Solar pumps and Inverters

MODULATION, more commonly known as

Booster Pumps and Systems

Variable Speed Drive technology.

Borehole Pumps / Motors / Control

COMBINATIONS of SOLAR POWER and

equipment

FREQUENCY MODULATION create an

Variable Speed Drives

environment where ultra-efficient products

Submersible and De-watering Pumps

contribute as much as 80% to reducing electricity usage (and cost!)

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Scarab Water

No 1, 3rd Avenue, Bela Bela Industrial | 014 736 3463 Contact Steve Nicol | 082 441 9549 | steve@scarabsa.co.za

Scarab Water designs and manufactures domestic wastewater treatment systems, that are designed to treat water to the standards set by DWA. Ideally suited for housing estates, game lodges, rural schools and clinics and mining operations, Treated Water is used for irrigation, water features, lawns and gardens.

Treat your water to a Scarab system! SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

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Domestic wastewater treatment systems Sewage Package Plants

Since there are traces of ammonia and nitrates in the treated water, this is great for organic farming, as it promotes growth without using man-made fertilizers. www.scarabsa.co.za

PTH Water Conditioner

PO Box 451, Kleinmond 7195 Contact Tom de Gale | 076 036 2340 | pthwater@gmail.com

Achieve real water quality even in the hardest, scale-heavy, brack-water regions of South Africa... that is eco-friendly... that is good for you and your family, your plants/crops and your property/industry - at a remarkably low, onceoff life-time cost. The Israeli PTH is an in-line s/steel cylinder with a revolutionary 12-noble metal alloy core. As the water passes through, harmful minerals and salts are neutralised, preventing lime scale, rust and corrosion. With salty, brack water the sodium is ‘relaxed’ from the chloride for sweet irrigation water. Smaller particles allow faster soil penetration, cleansing the soil to beyond the root zone.

Saves up to 40% evaporation. Growth and yields improve. No power, no chemicals required. Keeps on working. 100% environmentally friendly.

SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

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Water descaler and softener Irrigation water improver Nutrient and soil improver Leaf and root protector Water saving device

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Leoco Damme

8 De Kock Street, Malmesbury, 7300 | 022 482 3704 Contact Leon Walters | 082 808 6344 | leon@leocodamme.co.za We concentrate on the installation of geosynthetic liners.

SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

Our installations comply with SANS 10409:2004

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standards. Installations include earth dam liners, dam lining material, Hdpe lining, pond lining, geomembrane, geo linings, canal liners and more.

Earth Dam Liner Dam lining material HDPE lining Geomembrane Reservoirs and ponds

www.leocodamme.co.za GAUTENG

Earth Probiotic

Block B, Lifestyle Business Park, Randpark Ridge, 2169 | 011 959 1086 Contact Gavin Heron | 076 581 3087 | gavin.heron@earthprobiotic.com

Founded in 2010, Earth Probiotic focusses on developing technologies for on-site food waste composting solutions. South African developed and manufactured, their solutions can scale from household waste volumes to shopping mall volumes of upwards of 50,000kg food waste per month – and have been implemented in South Africa, Mozambique, Botswana, Zambia, Namibia and the Seychelles. Scalable solutions comprise of bokashi systems for households and office canteens; the Earth Duo batch in-vessel composter for volumes less than 2,000kg per month; the Earth Cycler for volumes less than 5,000kg per month; and the Heron IVC which can compost up to 50,000kg of

The advantages: customers can reduce waste upliftment frequency; reduce exposure to pending legislation limiting organic waste to landfill; protect against waste collection disruptions; and save 617kg CO2e emissions per tonne of food waste vs. landfilling. SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

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Waste management On-site composting Food waste recycling In-vessel composting

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SERVICES ELECTRICAL SERVICES NATIONAL

Tri-Lectro Elektriese Kontrakteurs

Farm Poundisford, Kellys View | 051 523 9928 Contact Sarel le Roux | 082 557 5570 | info@trilectro.co.za

Tri-Lectro is an electrical contractor company

Please visit our website, www.trilectro.co.za, for

that was established in 1988.

more information and images.

We pride ourselves in the locating and repair of cable faults, AC VLF pressure tests, cable

SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

route identification and plotting, Infra Red

Cable fault location and repair

Scanning, service of substations switch gear

Supply of step-up/step-down

and transformers, protection calibration tests and oil purification. We also specializing in the

transformers •

design, supply, manufacture and installation of intermediate systems (the so called step-up /

33kV cables •

Supply of various joints and terminations

Substation maintenance

step-down supply) as well as reticulation. We are well associated with municipalities,

Supply of 1kV,3.3kV, 11kV, 22kV &

solar/wind plants, mines, airports, hospitals but our love is for farmers. www.trilectro.co.za

Tri-Lectro Cape Town

8 Cypress Road, Mikpunt, Klipheuwel Contact David le Roux | 072 377 7761 | david@trilectroct.co.za

Tri-Lectro was founded in 1988 as a fully South

We pride our self on ensuring our customers

African owned electrical company doing work

with the best possible service.

in all spheres of electrical construction, and maintenance of low, medium and high voltage networks. Tri-Lectro Cape Town was founded in 2020 and is built on the same moral values and foundation as the original Bloemfontein branch. We realize that huge amounts of money

SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

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is invested in the provision of electrical •

infrastructure, and the management and

Cable fault location and repair Solar & Wind-Farm Services Pressure Testing on LV & MV Cables Cable Route Location & Avoidance Scanning Service of LV & MV Networks

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SERVICES MARKETS, MARKET INFORMATION & TOURISM GAUTENG

Bryanston Organic & Natural Market

40 Culross Road, Bryanston | 011 706 3671 Contact Glenda Moore | 082 552 1678 | glenda@bryanstonorganicmarket.co.za

Bryanston Organic & Natural Market has been a haven of calm in the busy city of Joburg for over 43 years. It is a magical place offering inspired crafts and wholesome food. Our aim is to create a conscious living space for like-minded people to come together in a safe and social tranquil environment. The abundant supply of organic fresh produce was the cornerstone on which the market was established and remains a key feature of our market. The market uses the Participatory Guarantee System to assure our customers that the fresh produce supplied by our smallholder farmers is grown to organic principles. Our market is a place of sharing, learning and belonging, where we lead by example and

the experience is more than the purchase of a product. We are open and honest with our customers and we are dedicated to offering quality products that have been sourced and made with integrity from organic and natural materials and ingredients. SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

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Organic fresh produce Delicatessen and baker Arts and crafts Clothing, accessories and jewellery Health and wellness products Curios and collectables

www.bryanstonorganicmarket.co.za

Jackson Real Food Market

Jacksons Bryanston: Riverside Junction, 300 Bryanston Drive, Bryanston Jacksons Kyalami: Kyalami Corner, Cnr Main and R55 | 011 463 1598 Contact Gary Jackson | 083 448 4148 | info@jacksonsrealfoodmarket.co.za

Jacksons Real Food Market is a small family run business, showcasing local farmers and producers - your every day of the week real food market, your link to pasture-raised meat, dairy, eggs and organically grown produce.

SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

Chemical and pesticide free produce

Pasture raised meats

Outdoor raised eggs and chicken

We run eateries at both of our stores in Kyalami and Bryanston.

Eatery will all your small farmers

You will only find the purest products free from growth hormones, antibiotics, preservatives and false or misleading ingredients or flavours, in our market. We strive where possible to avoid supporting feedlot or pesticide using farmers.

PGS approved produce

Heirloom vegetables

Low carb lifestyles

Gluten free items and vegan offerings

products, specialised coffee

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SERVICES MARKETS, MARKET INFORMATION & TOURISM EASTERN CAPE

Technofresh (Pty) Ltd

Infinity Place, 10 St Helena Road, Beacon Bay, East London 5241 Contact Rodney Trollip | 043 721 1123 | 043 721 3583 admin@technofresh.co.za

Technofresh is the provider of choice of Fresh

Information is power and in your hands it can

Produce Market information from most markets

add value to your business at a cost that is very

countrywide. We do this via a web based facility

affordable.

to anyone who trades on the Fresh Produce Markets. We supply detailed own information as well as market statistics in order that producers or buyers can make more informed decisions about prices and stock.

SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

Fresh Produce Market information

Fresh Produce Market Statistics

Tax Invoices from Agents

www.technofresh.co.za WESTERN CAPE

Kaleo Guest Farm

Malabar Farm, Koue Bokkeveld, Ceres | 023 004 0298 Contact Alet van Heerden | 082 875 3656 functions@kaleomanor.co.za

Situated in the picturesque Koue Bokkeveld, high above the Ceres Valley, Kaleo Guest Farm is located 2 hours from Cape Town. This elegant country estate with both

SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

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Guest Farm Wedding and Function Venue Accommodation

accommodation and function facilities is set well away from the hustle and bustle of humanity, only you and nature at its best. Kaleo Guest Farm is situated in the heart of the beautiful Western Cape, and it’s an ideal place to get away from it all to enjoy the slow pace of country living.

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SERVICES FA R M I N G & F I S H FA R M I N G NATIONAL

Ichthys Aquaponics

48 Kruger Road, President Park, Midrand | 081 009 5368 Contact Justin Hess | 071 351 5155 | justin@aquaponics.co.za

Ichthys aquaponics, started in 2004, was one of the aquaponic pioneers in Africa and industry front runners. Our farm currently supplies a variety of specialty vegetables like mint, chives, garlic chives, basil, red salad onions, and lettuce to major chain stores in Southern Africa. We also provide organically fed trout and tilapia. Our hatchery ensures that local farmers have a consistent supply of both trout and tilapia fingerlings.

transfer the knowledge we have acquired over the last decade in a fun and practical way. Join us for 1 day, 3 day and 12 day courses and fast track your journey to becoming a successful farmer. Our comprehensive online retail store specialises in aquaculture and hydroponics - and brings proven affordable and reliable products and systems straight from the manufacturer to you.

We are Africa’s goto company for everything relating to aquaponics. Our market-leading, proven commercial aquaponics designs are being used all over Africa with fantastic results.

SPECIALISED SERVICES

Our goal is to provide holistic, affordable and transparent farming solutions backed by proven designs and operating models to enable real farming success.

Fresh Trout

Fresh Vegetables and Herbs

Training and Coaching

Online Retail Store

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SERVICES FA R M I N G & F I S H FA R M I N G NATIONAL

Wilkot Boerdery

Plaas Kammeelboom | Posbus 38, Marydale, 8910 | 087 550 0227 Contact Johan Marree | 082 948 2569 | wilkotb@gmail.com

Wilkot Boerdery (Edms) Bpk glo dat katoen as somergewas en koring as wintergewas uitstekende gewasse vir hul gebied is, daarom verbou hulle dit op groot skaal. Wilkot Boerdery strewe daarna om so veel as moontlik omgewingsvriendelike bemesting en plaagdoders op gewasse te gebruik en sodoende by te dra tot volhoubare landbou. Noord-Kaap Katoenpluismeule (Edms) Bpk is ‘n volle affiliaal van Wilkot Boerdery. Die doelwit van die pluismeule is die bevordering van katoenproduksie in die NoordKaap en om ‘n hoë gehalte eindproduk in die mark daar te stel. Kontrak pluis is ‘n gerieflike diens wat in samewerking met GWK aan mede-produsente gebied word.

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SERVICES SAFETY & SECURITY NATIONAL

Farm Cam SA

54 Jac Van Rhyn, University Riff, Bloemfontein Contact Riaan Schoeman | 083 279 2246 | info@farmcamsa.co.za

Ons help jou om van jou huis of enige ander

person, animal and fleet tracking; paintball,

plek af te boer. We help you to farm from your

airsoft and security equipment sales and

home or anywhere you would like to.

support; home, farm and business automation

We will provide free onsite and remote support

solutions using security systems.

for the first month of your product within a range of 50km from Bloemfontein, thereafter

SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

you will be able to choose between a fee per

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call-out or a fixed contract fee. Any travelling that is more than 50km will be charged separately depending on the specific distance. Farm Cam SA offers the following products

IP cameras WiFi networks PTZ cameras Numberplate cameras Numberplate database

and services: Specialised camera surveillance systems; local cable and wireless networks; computers and servers sales and maintenance;

www.farmcamsa.co.za

Fruit Fruit farming makes up a fair amount of South Africa’s farming practices. According to Eco-tunnels (a farming apparatus company) our varied landscape and climate makes the farming of specific kinds of fruit possible.

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SERVICES SAFETY & SECURITY NATIONAL

Ctrack

Regency Office Park, 9 Regency Drive, Route 21 Corporate Park, Irene, Gauteng | 012 450 2222 Contact Raymond Schulz | 086 033 3444 | sales@ctrack.co.za

At Ctrack we assist our clients to transform their business with innovative SaaS, IoT and mobile

SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

solutions. We are passionate about changing the

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Ctrack Iris Ctrack Drive Ctrack Driver Mobi Ctrack BX600 Ctrack BX500

Ctrack Maxx

way businesses communicate, collaborate and operate around the world, allowing you to take action on the insights from our cutting-edge devices and cloud based Software platforms. Our hardware solutions and countrywide support come together in clever, user-friendly and powerful software solutions that enables vehicle fleets and assets around the globe in your business to always be visible.

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ESDE IRTVOI RCI EASL SAFETY & SECURITY NATIONAL

Peace of mind Safety and protection 24 hours a day PathfinderZA is the ultimate solution to prevent criminals from gaining access to your property. PathfinderZA is not detectable and reacts on ground-level movement without a sound. If you are looking for an affordable, simple solution to stop crime ‘before the act’ rather than ‘after the fact’, you need to consider the PathfinderZA ground system. Placed in rural areas, it picks up on human footsteps and offroad vehicles and sends alerts directly to you via your computer or mobile phone. Buried underground it is on guard 24 hours per day and keeps working for up to 2 years on a single battery. PathfinderZA is a quiet, non-visible detector system that alerts you timeously on unwanted presences without the intruders being any the wiser. To effectively protect you and your family’s lives, your assets and possessions, you have to be aware of any threats and have enough time to take or institute preventative action. A security wall or fence is visible to all and can be scaled without too much effort, despite spikes and barbed wire. Security cameras and alarms can be tampered with. An effective recognition system should be foolproof and warn you when the threat is as far as ten kilometres away. For any threat to succeed, two factors are required... the element of surprise and the capability to manouver. PathfinderZA eliminates both and allows you to monitor 156 | SA Agri Essentials | Issue 1 2020

threatening activities and determine intent long BEFORE damage is caused or harm inflicted. PathfinderZA monitors continuously, regardless of external factors like weather or terrain obstacles. With PathfinderZA our strategically placed underground system, there is a higher probability of detection, fewer false alarms and 8 times longer battery life than other systems. PathfinderZA is not the new security kid on the block. In fact, PathfinderZA is the successor to EUGS (Expendable Unattended Ground Sensor), which was the original ARA (Applied Research Associates) sensor solution. It proved highly successful to the US military in multiple operations and continues to be employed by the US military forces around the globe. Due to the US’s involvement in conflicts in the Middle East, the new PathfinderZa sensors and systems, incorporate previous experience, obtained from soldier feedback, over the past seven years. Over the past eighteen months PathfinderZA has been making inroads in South Africa and sensors have been deployed with huge success on numerous sites. We are the official reseller in South Africa and Africa with headquarters in Johannesburg. We import directly from our business partner ARA. Due to our high site coverage in Gauteng, cost to the consumer is considerably less


ESDE IRTVOI RCI EASL SAFETY & SECURITY NATIONAL

and you do not require a base station with a receiver in certain areas. Know precisely when and where your perimeter was breached and be able to react instantaneously. Sensors use a proprietary, patented RF device, capable of detecting threats more than 10 km away and can be used in multiple platforms like cameras, radars, and drones. PathfinderZA is now available for commercial security applications to protect everything from guarded facilities and critical infrastructure - to large private property owners and their assets. PathfinderZA’s transmission capability and low power requirement allow sensors to be placed far away from the protected asset, allowing response teams sufficient early warning and ample time to respond. Response teams can also determine where the threat was initiated.

We cannot eliminate unlawful entry to your property, but we can guarantee that no intruder will know he has just triggered a security system that placed you on high alert and that you are ready and waiting. PathfinderZA lets you know well-ahead of time, when there is trouble on the way, thus enabling you to take preventative measures to protect yourself and your property. PathfinderZA offers a unique, foolproof detection system and is definitely worth your consideration. Our well-trained staff will visit your site, do an assessment of the terrain and provide you with a detailed plan for the placement of detectors suitable for your needs. Give us a call and find out if PathfinderZA is not exactly what you need for peace of mind, safety and protection, 24 hours a day.

For more information Anneke Pretorius 0860 401 017 anneke@pathfinderza.com www.pathfinderza.com SA Agri Essentials | Issue 1 2020 | 157


SERVICES ACCOUNTING & FINANCIAL SERVICES NATIONAL

TLU SA

194 James Dr, Silverton, Pretoria | hb@tlu.co.za Contact Bennie Van Zyl | 082 466 4470 | navrae@tlu.co.za

TLU SA Supports and speak on behalf of farmers.

SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

TLU SA has always sold the farmers point of view to government. We do not sell government’s stance to our farmers. TLU SA does not speak for the farmers, they speak for themselves. TLU SA’s power lies at grass-root level – where it really matters for the farmer in their day to day survival. As TLU SA we are currently

focussing on three aspects to create stability: Firstly, the safety of farmers, their families and the workers on the farms. Furthermore, the uncertainty over property.

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Agriculture - TLU focuses on the principles needed to help agriculture survive. Safety - Our safety committee have, over time, been established where realistic and achievable plans are implemented to look after our own safety. TLU SA started working on ways to distribute the risk from the producer only to other players in the supply chain. Sosial media awareness of Agriculture TLU SA- Financial wellness desk support members with financial services

www.tlu.co.za

Wastage! According to a study done by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), in South Africa, over 9 million tonnes of food goes to waste every year. This means around 30% of SA’s local agricultural produce grown is never consumed.

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SERVICES ACCOUNTING & FINANCIAL SERVICES NATIONAL

Computantis-SA

880 Codonia Avenue, Waverley, Pretoria | 012 332 3207 Contact Roelof Jansen van Vuuren | 083 781 1975 roelof@computantissa.co.za

www.computantissa.co.za

TurningSA

880 Codonia Avenue, Waverley, Pretoria | 012 332 3207 Contact Johan Beer | 082 772 1931 | johan@turningsa.co.za

We specialize in Business Rescue and Turnaround Management. Our team consists of professionals in the areas of Accounting, Tax and Financial Management Services. The team is supported by a professional Accounting Practice with extensive experience in a wide range of industries, including Agri. We are supported by a Legal Practice with extensive experience in commercial matters, rescue and restructuring as well as insolvency matters. Although Business Rescue represents the other side of the coin, it is essential for a sound understanding of insolvency principles. It is fundamentally important to appoint a practitioner with sound business acumen, broad business experience and an ability to bring affected parties together to build and maintain trust and relationships. Business Rescue and Restructuring is a complex environment requiring a combination of specialist skills to be successful. Our approach is to avoid litigation, as our experience shows that every litigation matter is a gamble. Sustainable business strategies are based on calculated risks rather than taking a gamble.

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Early intervention; Unconditional management/owner cooperation and support; Access to working capital; Building and maintaining trust relations with all key stakeholders.

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Company Tax & Related Services Including Farming Operations Full Payroll Services Financial Management Reporting Annual Statutory Compliance Bookkeeping & Related Services Business Rescue & Business Restructuring Land Restitution & Reform - Business Structure Design, Training and Skills Transfer Financial Management Support & Process Design Full Human Resource Support & Process Design Debt Restructuring & Negotiation with Creditors

The most important factors turning a business rescue project into a calculated risk are: www.turningsa.co.za SA Agri Essentials | Issue 1 2020 | 159


SERVICES ACCOUNTING & FINANCIAL SERVICES NATIONAL

Unigro Financial Service (Pty) Ltd

12 Byls Bridge Boulevard, Highveld Ext 73, Centurion, 0157 Contact Herman Steyn | 011 063 2385 | 083 257 5445 | herman.steyn@unigro.co.za

UNIGRO Agricultural Finance provides tailormade agricultural finance to farming operations

SPECIALISED SERVICES

countrywide.

We pride ourselves on being the leader in our field. As an agricultural player we understand both farming and the financial requirements of our clients.

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We offer farmers a competitive and economical finance structure, with services that are easy

to understand, transparently administered, and accurate. This offering has been expanded to include convenient access to funding through the online eAccounts service, which provides

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real-time transactional capability and access to relevant account information. Our dedicated team are specialists in their various fields and subscribe to the values of

Mortgage bond finance for the purchasing of land Flexible security options Product specific seasonal facilities for the purchase of production inputs Term loans for new infrastructure and establishment of long term crops Financing for the purchase of new and second-hand agricultural equipment Revolving credit Online services – eAccounts Tailor-made products for Empowerment transactions Enhancement of your business through our extensive range of value-adding product and service offerings

integrity, passion, accountability (respect), teamwork and service excellence as a way of doing business www.afgri.co.za/unigro-agricultural-finance 160 | SA Agri Essentials | Issue 1 2020


SERVICES ACCOUNTING & FINANCIAL SERVICES NATIONAL

Land Bank

420 Witch Hazel, Eco Park Centurion | 0800 005 259 Contact Vukani Makalima | 012 686 0500 | info@landbank.co.za

The Land and Agricultural Development Bank of South Africa (Land Bank) is a specialist

SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

agricultural bank established in 1912.

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The Bank’s objective is to serve South Africa’s commercial and emerging farmers, by bringing specially designed financial services within their reach. These services enable farmers to finance

Mortgage Finance Medium - Term Loans Seasonal Loan Agricultural Asset Insurance Crop Insurance

land, equipment, improve assets and obtain production credit. Lank Bank’s vision is to be a world-class agricultural development bank that stimulates growth, drives solid performance and spurs innovation. The vision is realized through the quest to work with all stakeholders in building an adaptive and competitive agricultural sector that drives environmental, social, economic growth and development, thus contributing to food security.

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SERVICES TECHNOLOGY NATIONAL

Bolton Technical Southern Africa

7 Spring Street, Block A, Unit 4, Rivonia, Johannesburg, 2128 | 011 749 3085 Contact Pauline Moaisi sales@boltontechnical.co.za

Bolton Technical is South Africa’s leading cell phone signal booster company. We are the sole distributors of the WilsonPro and weBoost range throughout Africa with products that boost 2G, 3G and 4G LTE cell signal in vehicles, homes, offices and commercial buildings. We also specialise in signal boosters for the agriculture sector. We offer turnkey solutions on all projects and our teams work throughout South Africa. All our products are manufactured in the US and are ICASA certified Special offer to SA Agri readers: 10% Discount on all signal boosters. Apply Promo Code “SAAGRI” when purchasing online at www.boltontechnical.co.za.

SPECIALISED SERVICES

Cell Phone Signal Boosters

Signal Boosters for farms

Signal Boosters for agriculture applications (IOT/M2M)

Vehicle & Tractor Signal Boosters

Works on Vodacom, MTN, Cell C, Telkom Networks

ICASA certified

Boosts 2G, 3G and 4G LTE

High-Gain Wide Band Antennas - for remote area reception

Full Turn-key Solutions: Site-Survey to recommended product & installation

Full range of accessories to support our signal boosters

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SERVICES AV I A T I O N NATIONAL

SkyHigh Solutions

40 Woodlands Drive, Richwood, Western Cape, South Africa, 7441 Contact Marc | 071 336 1032 | marc@skyhigh.aero

SkyHigh Solutions is an aviation industry solutions provider of UAV (drone) technology and commercial pilots that fly both full-size aircraft and UAVs. We are fully licensed with Civil Aviation Authorities and can operate internationally. We cater to agriculture, construction and energy industries.

SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

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UAVs (Drones) Pilots (Commercial full-size & UAV certified) Crop performance & produce counting Power line inspections and reporting Construction & land surveys

www.skyhigh.aero

Land and Water According to the 2015 World Wildlife Foundation Report, only 13% of our nation’s land is arable and good for cultivating crops. The vast majority of our land, almost 69%, is used for grazing, which would explain why the farming of livestock is one of our most popular types of farming. The same 2015 WWF Report, mentioned above, stated that two thirds of South Africa’s surface water is used for irrigated agriculture practices. In addition to this, the availability of water presents a huge challenge for the South African farming sector.

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SERVICES BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION MPUMALANGA

Likhutsa Projects (Pty) Ltd

Y16B Yarverland Road, White River 1240 | 013 751 3030 Contact Iswell Maxwell Thabethe | 083 689 9581 | info@likhutsa.co.za

Established in 2004, Likhutsa Projects is a 100% black owned growing company based in White River, Mpumalanga that specializes in general building, civil construction, landscaping, garden services, maintenance, supply and mechanical and more. Over the years, the company has transformed a fragmented, infrastructural parastatal into a focused, customer driven, efficient and commercially successful business.

efficiency, committing ourselves to quality management principles and always aiming to increase cost management. SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

Construction: including pools, paving, civil works, plumbing and building

Creation: landscaping indoor and outdoor; landscaping irrigation installation; water features and special stones works; green houses shade structure; sports, parks and recreation facilities

We Supply: horticultural products; nursery plants; cleaning material

Maintenance: soft landscaping; hard landscaping; irrigation systems; sports fields; water feature; tree filling; bush clearing; horticultural machinery; building renovation; plumbing; pool

Our objectives are simple: to consistently provide an unforgettable services experience at affordable prices and we do this through constant innovation and exceptional leadership. Likhutsa Projects is committed to offer high quality, good value and strive for excellence in delivery. We manage the business effectively and with efficiency, by first dealing with small landscaping and garden services work, which will lead to the development of the community. We demonstrate a high level of operation

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SERVICES BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION LIMPOPO

Phambili Staal Konstruksie Limpopo

Noodhulp 98, Bela-Bela 0480 Contact Johan Nel | 072 732 7556 | johan@phambilisteel.co.za

Our aim is meeting the client on site and sharing years of experience to meet clients exact needs most suitable for the project. Also to establish the best needed and cost effective structure according to clients needs. We also do concrete flooring and building.

SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

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Modern home steel structures Farm sheds Livestock housing Church structures Packhousing

Farming A 2011 South African Population Census carried out by Statistics South Africa showed that the province with the greatest percentage of farming households was the Eastern Cape with a total of 35.4%. This was closely followed by Limpopo with 33%. South Africa’s farming economy is considered to be a dual one. This is because it offers well-developed commercial farming as well as subsistence-based farming in more rural communities. Here, people farm to feed their families, selling surplus produce to make a small profit.

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SERVICES BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION FREE STATE

Mashinini Enterprise Civils (Pty) Ltd

1677 Plot Drakenstein, Bethlehem, 9700 | 058 303 0245 Contact David Mashinini | 083 305 1905 | david@mashininient.co.za

Mashinini Enterprise consists of the following : Farming - we specialize in cattle and crop farming. Our farm is about 1200 hectare and currently consist of approximately 250 Brangus Stud and 70 commercial cattle. Our crop

Uniondale offers accommodation, wedding venue, game drives, events, picnic sites etc. Uniondale is also well known for the dinosaur footprints that was discovered on a sandstone rock on the farm.

farming consist mostly of maize and soya beans. Construction - we specialize in plant hire for road construction and we have a big variety of plant and machinery. Some of our plant and machinery are TLB`s, Graders, Excavators, Rollers, Water Trucks, Tipper trucks etc. We are also operating at our local landfill site where we use our landfill compactor to compact waste. A new addition is our waste skip

SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

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Cattle Crop Plant Hire Skip hire Game farm Accommodation Wedding venue Picnic site

department, where you can hire waste skip bins. We deliver and empty waste as needed, can be used for commercial or building waste. Game Farm - We own Uniondale Game Farm, a game farm near Paul Roux in the Free State.

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SERVICES BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION WESTERN CAPE

GS Construction

Coins Park Building, Office 5, Cnr. of Louis Fourie and Kalahariweg, Hartenbos | 044 695 0472 Contact Attie | 072 350 7071 | attie@gsconstruction.co.za

We are a civil construction company, that operates in the Western Cape and Garden Route from our Hartenbos offices.

SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

Civil Construction

Over a period of 40 years we have emerged from a solo building contractor into a full-scale Building- and Civil Engineering Construction Company. We function as a complete construction management service that uses a sound project management model, to employ and develop multi-disciplinary skills.

Commercial Construction

Residential Construction

Maintenance Construction

Electrical

Plumbing

Professional Cupboard Solution

Organizations draw upon our services for a number of reasons, including gaining external, objective advice and access to our specialized expertise.

Professional Painting Solution

Architecture

Quantity Servaying

As a result of our exposure to, and relationships with, numerous organizations, we are aware of industry “best practices”.

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SERVICES DRILLING & BOREHOLES NATIONAL

Torque Africa

Plot 156 Elandshoek, Rayton, 1001 Contact Nielen Visser | 064 754 7818 | info@torqueafrica.co.za

Torque Africa, a specialist drilling contractor offering expert service with in South Africa, neighbouring and foreign countries. With years of experience, Torque Africa has acquired extensive knowledge and expertise with ALL TYPES of drilling and is able to offer this specialised service to all our clients. Well-equipped to offer a wide range of services ranging from Borehole Drilling to Specialist (Geotechnical Exploration) Drilling projects, we have provided our expert service throughout South Africa and as far afield as Pakistan, Mauritania, Ethiopia and Tajikistan, located in central Asia. Torque Africa strives to offer our clients personalised, honest services to the highest standard, whilst minimising our impact on the environment. We are able to offer these specialised services through a well-established fleet, consisting of 95 licenced vehicles, 20 of which are Percussion RC Rotary Drilling rigs.

Numerous light delivery vehicles, as well as compressors and boosters are at our disposal to provide the highest level of service to our clients. With a total of 104 individuals employed through our network of entities, we are more than adequately equipped to offer a wide range of specialised services, from borehole drilling to specialist drilling projects, Torque Africa can handle all conditions and formations. No project is too big or location too remote. SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

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Boreholes / water wells Exploration drilling Recovery holes Piling

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SERVICES DRILLING & BOREHOLES NATIONAL

Hancolodi (Pty) Ltd

Plot 30, Agricultural Holdings, White River 1240 | 071 656 2256 Contact Francois / Hennie | 079 432 3505 hancolodi@gmail.com

Hancolodi (Pty) Ltd is a drilling company which has brought water to many drought stricken areas and households. Using percussion drilling, big areas can be covered in record time.

SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

Management keeps abreast of the latest technology, with ground formation reading equipment and geophysical investigations. The Hancolodi pump team provides pump, tank and stand installations, yield and water quality tests.

Drilling of boreholes

Testing and rehabilitation of boreholes

Installation and repair of pumps and accessories

Installation of solar pumps and equipment

Installation of tanks and tank stands

Putter Geological Services

Standerstraat 2, Potchefstroom Contact Frans Putter | 082 785 3957 | fransputter@gmail.com

Putter Geological Services is a Geological and Hydrogeological consulting business specialising in ground water.

Integration of all survey and fieldwork information

Identifying drilling targets which offer the best possibility of locating groundwater resources

Our work method is based on Geological principles that are supported with Geological, Hydrogeological and Geophysical data. •

The use of Geological plans and the interpretation of the influence of geological structures on ground water Use of Geological and Hydrogeological maps to determine water yields, quality of water and annual rainfall

Desktop studies to determine project feasibility

Fieldwork Magneto- and Resistivity surveys

SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

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Geology Borehole sitings Geophysical Investigations Groundwater optimization Resource and mineral support Prospecting and mining licenses support

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SERVICES DRILLING & BOREHOLES NATIONAL

Ubuntu Rock Drilling

4 Mulder Street, Bronkhorstspruit, 1020 | 012 940 4273 Contact Louis Berrington | 082 894 6237 | louis@ubuntudrilling.co.za

Need a water supply- or monitoring borehole? Ubuntu Rock Drilling with more than 15 years drilling industry experience is a level 2 Contributor to B-BBEE with 51% black ownership making us your drilling contractor of choice!

Most important of all, we aim to operate a safe workplace that is injury and fatality free, and to enhance the well-being of employees and the community. We are proud to anounce a zero injury rate to date.

Ubuntu Rock Drilling drills boreholes varying from 89mm up to 508mm in diameter up do depths of 300 meters.

SPECIALISED SERVICES & PRODUCTS

As our equipment is specialised we make use of qualified and certified competent personnel.

Drilling of Water supply boreholes

Symetrics or telescopic drilling in Dolomites

The majority of our personnel have been with us for at least 7 years.

Drilling of mining rescue bay boreholes

Drilling of mining de-watering boreholes

Auger drilling for sampling and poles

www.ubuntudrilling.co.za

BUSINESS LISTINGS

MARKETS, MARKET INFORMATION & TOURISM

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Rosedale Organic Farm Bed and Breakfast

Rosedale Farm, Addo, Eastern Cape | www.rosedalebnb.co.za Contact Keith Finnemore | 042 007 0451 | 083 329 8775 | keith@rosedalebnb.co.za Accommodation B&B | Organic citrus

FA R M I N G & F I S H FA R M I N G

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La Pieus Aqua (Pty) Ltd

137 Geelslang Ave, Kameelfontein Estates, Kameelfontein, Pretoria | www.lapieusaqua.co.za Contact Danie Reinecke | 083 765 8343 | info@lapieus.co.za Fresh farmed-fish and aquaponic grown vegetables | Modular Aquaponics systems, product and equipment | System design and consulting services | Various Training courses | Technology supply, mentoring and monitoring systems

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TRAINING & EDUCATION

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Rothman Livestock Training Services

202/45 Hansmoeskraal, George | 082 547 7939, 078 546 7985, 064 506 0720 | www.rltsafrica.com Contact Lily Isidoro-Rothman, Gillian Maxted | office@RLTSafrica.com / admin@RLTSafrica.com Academy and Short Courses | Academy 4 Modules - Cattle, Sheep & Goats, Pig, Poultry | 25 Short Courses - Artificial Insemination, Pregnancy Awareness | Pregnancy Ultrasound, Nutrition, Animal Husbandry, Farming | Management & Production, Pasture Management, Agronomy, Crop Production

CONSULTING, RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

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Africa Agricultural Research Services cc (AARS)

PO Box 131, Skeerpoort, 0232 Contact Pat Hay | 079 519 9752 | aars@iafrica.com

CONSULTING, RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

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New Horizons Earthcare Solutions CC

PO Box 715, Pennington, 4184 | www.nhes.co.za Contact Brett Sanders | 076 483 0182 | brett@nhes.co.za Regenerative farming | Workshops and training | Microbial balancing solutions for home, farm, environment and industry | Assistance with compost production and odour control

FLOORING

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JWA Floor Coatings (Pty) Ltd

8 Charlotte Keerweg,Paarl 7646 Contact Willem Richard Arnoldus | 073 447 2119 | jwafloorcoatings@gmail.com Floor Coatings | Poly Urethane Flooring | Epoxy Flooring

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Hollard Insurance

22 Oxford Road, Parktown | www.hollard.co.za Contact Andries Wiese | 011 351 5877 | andriesw@hollard.co.za Agricultural Insurance | Commercial and Personal Lines Insurance

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SA AGRI ESSENTIALS 2020 A N E S S E N T I A L R E F E R E N C E G U I D E F O R FA R M E R S & AG R I P R O F E S S I O N A L S INDEX

7 Foods

16

Citrashine

111

Green Heart Organics

Afrequip

64

Computantis-SA

159

Greenhouse Solar

Africa Agriculture Research Services 136, 171

Control Union

122

Africa Biomass Company

58

Dagutat Science

Africa Tanks

96

Damsak

Afrikelp

25

Debora se Plaashoenders

Agricol

30

Agriled

78

Agriplas

82

Deutz Dieselpower

69

127

DFM Technologies

102

Agriskills Transfer

Coyne Healthcare

GS Construction Guano Organic Fertlizer

24

Happy Toes

20

Happyverg Trading

86

Hardi

57

Hawk Pumps

73

73

Donkerhoekdata

113

Drain Blasters

Amphi SA

125

Dynamic Fibre Moulding Eagle Eye Bird Control

Hexrivier Organic Lemons 131 93

Hollard Insurance

52

Hydroponic.co.za

81

94

I & M Smith

63

47

IGC Agency

92

InfiniFlow Flowforms

19

Earth Probiotic

148

92

Eco Worm Farm

46

In-Situ Consulting Inkulu Plastic Pipes

Bags 4 U

117

Ecocert

121

Bagtech

117

Ecosoil

43

Intertek

133

Introlab

Engeogroup

Barona Pipelines

143

Engol

BDAASA

125

Enviromall

Beaucience

20

Escentia Products

Better Earth Natural Products 115

Farm Cam SA

Bio Farm Solutions

45

Farm Italy Imports

Bio-Insectaries SA

23

Farm Manager

12 171

Hydraberg

140

146

19

38

134

Amka Products

Balance Cape Town

167

Delphy

57

B & R Scales

44 143

Degesch

Almaz Agro SA

AQS Liquid Transfer

41

169

Die Raad Van Landbou Produkte

20

80

Grow Green Organics

Hancolodi

24

Anro Boerdery

Greenhouse Technologies

15

10

Agro-Organics

Amazon Agri

11 116

70 103 14

131 99 123 28

Itchy’s Aqua

152

Jackson’s Real Food Market

150

Jarnsmior

64

154

JBH Wheels

51

56

JME Trailers

71

Joined Specialsed Farming

55 61

130

Biological Systems Laboratory 132

Feedgrow

36

Jumtree

Bolton Technical

Ferrogas

66

Jupidex

44

JWA Floor Coatings

171

Kaleo Guest Farm

151

La Pieus Aqua

170 161

162

Botanica Natural Products

16

Fertilis

Brasuda

31

FJ Stainless Steel

The Bread Gypsy

9

Breaking Ground

33

Bright Light Solar

The Forkman

117 77

70

Full Circle Cannabis

135

Landbank

116

Future Farmers

129

Langplaas Organics

Brynston Organic Market

150

Geoss

135

Leoco Damme

148

C Track

155

Goats Unlimited

128

Let it Grow

137

Cerealis

71

Good For the Ground

102

Lichtenburg Omheinings Materiaal

Ceres Cherry Irrigation

120 79

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Good Life Organic Gossamer

11 100

Lighthouse Emporium

37

88 138


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Likhutsa Nursery

84

Likhutsa Projects

164

R and B Timbers

Lindros Whole Earth

137

Putter Kunmis

169 94

Technofresh

151

Terit

14

Testo SA

90

Loadtech

89

Rawsonville Mobiele Pompdienste

Madumbi

26

Red Ant Agri

72

Tillmaster

108

Reliance Poultry

75

TLU SA

Mahindra MB Agri

54

Revolution Tyres

50

Topcon

Makhafs Trading

87

Ritchie Farm Equipment

68

Torque Africa

Makulu Tanks

97

River Bioscience

22

Tractor Parts For Africa

69

33

Rolfes Agri

Transformus

47

Treepopper

59

Magnum Kluise

Mandala Seeds Mashini Enterprise

166

Maxiflexdams

145

MBB Consulting Engineers

139

Meat Matrix Software

94

Medi Mushrooms

17

Mega Bags

100

Metro Organics

13

Mokopane Truck & Plant

50

MP Bulktech

111

MSI Brangus

35

Multi Cup Ncera macadamia Farming New Horizons

105 85 171

Nvirotek

123

Noordwes Damme

146

OLI SA

110

The Olive Branch Optimisbio

86 112

Organic ngredients

13

Organo Group

12

Oribi Organics

18

Oro Agri SA

47

Palram

106

Pathfinder ZA

156

Peritum Agri

126

Phambili Staal

165

Phillipi Economics

129

Piket Implements

67

Pro Agro

42

PTH Water

147

117

38, 43

Rosedale Organic Bed and Breakfast

170

Rothman Livestock

171

Rotocarb

109

Rovic Leers

117

Rubberising Specialists

144

Sakkie Smith Mabufaturing

107

Sanaka Health

20

Scalemaster

91

Scarab Water

147

Scatters Oils

20

Scicorp

124

Senter 360

83

Septic Vac

140

Siyakhana Growth

127

Siyavuna

128

Skyhigh Solutions

163

Sondor

101

South African Stud Book

34

Spicoly Tanks

98

Spraytech

74

Staalboer

142

Starke Ayres

81

Stumblebloc

106

Subropico

8

Sukses Voere

36

Surehatch

75

Sustainable Africa

104, 105

Swartland Spuitpompe

60

Talborne Organics

40

The African Tenure Solutions 139 65 158 93 168

Tri-Lectro Elektriese Kontrakteurs

149

Tri-Lectro Cape Town

149

Triple Orange

114

Turning SA

159

TVH Parts

68

TWK Agri

37

Ubuntu Rock Drilling Umtiza Farmers

170 66

Uncles Goodies Unigro

9 160

Upland Organic Estate

20

Vaalbrug Dolomiet

39

Vallei Organies

41

Valtrac

53

Vegtech

78

Vi-oN Buzniz

87

Victus Bio

29

Vitamech

62

Vitasoil

42

The Vukani Movement

17

Waterinfra

145

Wesgrow Potatoes

32

West Coast Forklifts

76

Wilkot Boerdery

153

World Focus Agri

27

Wurmbosch Xylem Water Solutions

46 141

SA Agri Essentials | Issue 1 2020 | 173


FARMING - we specialize in cattle and crop farming. Our farm is about 1200 hectare and currently consist of approximately 250 Brangus Stud and 70 commercial cattle. Our crop farming consist mostly of maize and soya beans.

CONSTRUCTION - we specialize in plant hire for road construction and we have a big variety of plant and machinery. Some of our plant and machinery are TLB`s, Graders, Excavators, Rollers, Water Trucks, Tipper trucks etc.

WASTE - We operate at our local landfill site where we use our landfill compactor to compact waste. A new addition is our waste skip department, where you can hire waste skip bins. We deliver and empty waste as needed, can be used for commercial or building waste.

GAME FARM - We own Uniondale Game Farm, a game farm near Paul Roux in the Free State. Uniondale offers accommodation, wedding venue, game drives, events, picnic sites etc. Uniondale is famous for dinosaur footprints discovered on a sandstone rock on the farm.

For more information, please contact David Mashinini | 083 305 1905 david@mashininient.co.za

Mashinini Enterprise Civils (Pty) Ltd | 1677 Plot Drakenstein, Bethlehem, 9700 | 058 303 0245

www.uniondalefarm.co.za

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