“The potential of agriculture in South Africa for job creation and economic growth still remains largely underdeveloped.”
– President Cyril Ramaphosa, 2019 SONA address
South Africa’s land of plenty
There are over 100 million hectares of worked farmland in our country
69% of our land surface is suitable for grazing thus livestock forms the largest agricultural sector
Climate-soil combinations leave only 12% of land suitable for rain-fed crops
Our need for nourishment
There are more than 16 million hectares of potentially arable land in South Africa
Our population is growing at nearly 2% per year
Food production or imports must more than double to feed the expanding population
Feeding the World
In 1992, 18.6% of the global population was undernourished
In 2016, 10.8% of the global population was undernourished
Wheat, rice, barley, maize, rye, oats and millet form the largest global food crop and remain our most important food source.
GROWING PRODUCE AND PROFITS
South Africa’s top exports include the usual candidates of gold, iron, and precious metals. However, a surprising addition contributes a staggering $3.7 billion annually among the industrial products. It’s our fruits and nuts. Our South African produce is distributed globally with apples being sent to the UK, grapes and avocados to the Netherlands, oranges to South East Asia, lemons and pears to Russia among much more.
Besides feeding the world with our superior quality produce, our growing population is ever in need of more and more nutritional food and the need for local produce has never been greater. The agricultural industry in South Africa only has room for growth. From livestock to cereals, we have the capacity to support all manner of food production.
The staffing needs of our agricultural sector are forever in flux, with peak periods demanding high numbers of skilled and unskilled
labour forces with a short notice period. With current ecological climate shifts, it’s also difficult to accurately predict when extra staff
will be needed. Having a certified and compliant staffing solutions provider on hand is essential when extracting the most out of
As a leader in the staff outsourcing and recruitment industry we have a proven track record of partnering with and supplying
staffing solutions to thousands of clients since 1972. Our expertise and infrastructure allow us to supply any category of staff for
short or long periods of time, depending on your requirements, with improved productivity and bottom-line benefits.
We offer you a fully integrated solution to all your staffing requirements, allowing you to focus on your core business functions
while your company is grown by the best talent available.
We have the right people for the right job in any agricultural sector:
“Having a productive contingency workforce makes the difference between a sustainable enterprise and a profitable one.”
– Quintin Strick, Workforce Staffing General Sales Manager
Recruitment Workforce Staffing’s recruitment cycle ensures that the textbook team is formed for your unique project needs.
From an aggressive recruitment campaigns to utilising our extensive database, we remain your preferred staffing partner.
Operational requirements Your project needs to run at maximum capacity in order to secure a profit and maintain productivity. By working with various companies under the Workforce Holdings banner, we’re able to provide the services required to keep everything working smoothly. Inductions, PPE specifications and costings, on-site medicals and more are organised by us and are essential to maintaining optimal productivity.
Key Account Management The management of people, processes, finances and admin, systems, service integration and planning is handled by our highly competent and experienced team of account managers.
Retraining Where required, we maintain legal compliancy to ensure the ongoing success of your project, by conducting re-training every 12-24 months. The worker’s transportation, accommodation and meals are all organised by us.
Local recruitment Understanding the subtleties of local employment and working together with the community are often demanded and we have the ability to build the bridges you need to form this relationship. We support your views and obligations to the community by utilising a number of strategies, including the implementation of a of suppliers’ database, organisation of community meetings and presentations, CSI initiative visibility and early payment to local suppliers.