Amokelani Farm

Amokelani Farm

Thabitha Chauke had been growing vegetables on land her parents own near Hlagakwena village. Exxaro saw the potential for Thabitha to expand her business into a self-sufficient and profitable enterprise and helped her to build and improve infrastructure such as storerooms, drip-irrigation and water storage facilities.

 

During the construction phase, 16 local people were employed. Thabitha and her six (6) permanent employees also received technical training on agricultural methods and produce marketing.

 

“Exxaro’s assistance has really helped us to get ahead with our cultivation of tomatoes and peppers and improve our yields,” says Thabitha. Besides the many walk-in clients, Amokelani supplies the town of Lephalale, as well as the Pretoria municipal market.