Transformation initiatives showcased

Fruit SA partners with its member associations to showcase the fruits of sustainable transformation, to invited government representatives and industry stakeholders.

In 2023 we partnered with the Citrus Growers’ Association Grower Development Company to visit Batlhako Temo, a citrus farm in Brits, North West Province. And in March 2024 the Western Cape followed, when Fruit SA collaborated with Hortgro and SATI in showcasing economic development on Siyazama Klipland and Roode Zand Farm Holdings and Packhouse (both in De Doorns), as well as Dwarsberg Farming in Ceres. This heartening progress would not be possible without on-going investment and support from government.

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Member associations’ transformation efforts

Fruit SA member associations also fund and execute transformation initiatives indepedently.

Citrus Academy

The Citrus Academy was established at the beginning of 2005, primarily to create an enabling environment for skills development in the SA citrus industry. Read more > >

Citrus Growers Association Grower Development Company

The Citrus Growers’ Association of Southern Africa (CGA) established its Grower Development Company (the CGA-GDC) in 2016 as a demonstration of its commitment to transformation. This non-profit company is focussed on making a significant impact in the transformation of the citrus industry by addressing the challenges faced by black growers. Read more > >

Deciduous Fruit Development Chamber

The Deciduous Fruit Development Chamber (DFDC-SA) was created in November 2007, to create inclusivity for black farmers throughout the deciduous fruit industry value chain. The DFDC-SA has a high level mandate of doubling the industry capacity by 2050 through a transformation agenda. Read more >

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Fresh Produce Exporters Forum

Transformation is a key focus area of the Fresh Produce Exporters Forum (FPEF), which believes in the effective transformation of the fresh produce export sector. It’s vital for the sustainable future of the industry and FPEF. Read more >

SA Table Grape Industry

The South African Table Grape Industry (SATI) believes in creating equal opportunities for black agriculturists and entrepreneurs, to participate as owners, co-owners, managers and professionals to share in the economic benefits of the table grape industry.

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SA Subtropical Growers’ Association

The South African Subtropical Growers’ Association (Subtrop) runs several transformation initiatives, including training of government extension officers, organisation of grower study groups, bursaries and the Subtrop Transformation Summit. Read more >