LEPHALALE/SHONGOANE — Dzashu Holdings, established in 2016, aims to create a platform for farmers to sell their produce, aiding them to be commercial sustainable.
The company, with owners Joshua Mohlake, Karabo Thaisa and Livhuwane Mulaudzi, opened a fresh produce market on Friday 6 April in Shongoane next to the R510 road with the idea of bringing Lephalale together. Livhuwane said in her keynote address studies show that there is so much wasted land in the rural areas where fresh produce can be farmed, but the main problem is that there is no platform for small farmers to sell their produce.
However, it’s not only farmers in the villages that Dzashu Holdings focuses on, they want to build a relationship with every farmer in the bushveld as well as with business owners to get more people involved in this initiative. In fact, anybody who has some fresh produce to sell or wants to purchase for resale can contact them.
It was clear that the team is passionate about the fresh produce market as a lot of research was done to ensure that the nation partakes in what the land has to give. Another great reason for this initiative is to enable the unemployed to earn an income in a sustainable way. They are more than willing to help with developing small farmers with training and information regarding better ways of giving a great service to customers and to compete in the bigger market.
They are also in early discussions with the Lephalale Department of Agriculture and Agri Business Department.
Cold storage and shelves, sourcing of clients, etc. are high on their priority list. Representatives of Lephalale Site Services, Lakama, Shanduka Black Umbrellas and NAFCOC attended the opening.
“Please let us assist each other”, Livhu said in a plea.
Twenty Malubane from Lephalale Site Services said to Mogol Post what impresses him the most is that the company has just started business without receiving any funding in this difficult economic time.
Contact Livhu on 082 766 1497 for any further information.