Food security is becoming an issue due to a number of factors including amongst others pricing, migration and reduced interest in farming over the years. Levels of poverty are rising in the economically active population in South African, posing a business risk for Sasol:
- High unemployment rate in fenceline communities exacerbated by COVID-19 circumstances.
- Increasing community unrest due to the lack of opportunities in Sasol Supply Chain.
Layered development offering
(The programme will be rolled out in layers, beginning with skills development, followed by incubation/business development, concluding with business development and support services)
Bridge to Work IPHEPE | 2021-2022 Beneficiaries
Iphepe has successfully trained and is providing business mentorship to 123 beneficiaries. An additional 50 will be trained in agricultural skills in 2022, bringing the total to 88.
The 2022 cohort were all offered and completed the Farm Business Management course. A selection process is underway for an additional 50 beneficiaries in 2022.