Leadership: Growing the future with Mintirho

Women have always played a significant role in agriculture as small scale farmers, providers of food, collectors of wood and still maintaining their homes, family and looking after their children.

Leadership: Funding future farmers

By funding emerging farmers until they reach commercial maturity, the Coca-Cola Beverages Company SA (CCBSA) Mintirho Foundation plays a vital role in facilitating South Africa’s food security and sustainable economic transformation.

Biznews: A gutsy Zulu woman leads the way on land restitution

Nonhlanhla Gumede studied financial management and had a career in banking when she decided to give it all up to help her father, Mahlakaniphana with his struggling sugarcane farming business in KwaZulu-Natal. He was a former farm manager who managed to buy his farm when Tongaat Hulett offered black people opportunities to purchase farms under the Erlard Programme.

Agriorbit Sugarcane: black-owned KZN farm doubles output

Nonhlanhla Gumede, director of the KwaZulu-Natal based UThandimvelo Farm, walked away from a thriving career working for a major financial services company in 2011, to join her family’s struggling sugarcane farming business.

Polity: Black-owed KZN sugarcane farm doubles output

Gumede’s father, Mahlakaniphana (meaning the ever wise one) started his career in farming in the early 1980’s before any of his children were born. He began working for a Mr Jasper Pons as a general worker, and over the years moved up the ranks, until he became a farm manager.

Cape Talk: beverage giant sets aside R400 million to support emerging farmers

Kieno Kammies speaks to Gao Mothoagae Executive Manager at CCBSA Mintirho Foundation: Last night Coca Cola Beverages South Africa launched the Mintirho Foundation – and with it a R400 million agricultural development fund to support emerging farmers especially for those who are part of the agricultural value chain.

CCBSA Launches R400m fund to boost emerging farmers

Coca-Cola Beverages SA (CCBSA) has unveiled a R400 million trust named the Mintirho Foundation that will develop historically disadvantaged emerging farmers and small suppliers, growing them to become full participants in the commercial agriculture value chain.