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A company that farms abalone in Hermanus in the Western Cape, exports 275 tons of abalone a year to the Far East. Using funds from a Department of Trade and Industry aquaculture incentive, Abagold will soon push up exports to 500 tons, creating more than 100 new jobs in the process.
At just 36 years of age, the Eastern Cape's inimitable Phindi Kema is the first and only black person to breed thoroughbred horses commercially in South Africa. To top it off, she also grows lucerne and runs a citrus farm, a small dairy and a popular adventure camp.
The spinoffs of a social responsibility initiative by brewers Heineken and Daiego which targets farmers in Ghana and Sierra Leone has been welcomed by breweries in Africa as well as the farmers involved.