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Philafrica Foods

Philafrica is an investment company involved in food processing with a vision to unlock the potential of Africa’s high-potential agricultural lands through food processing.

Philafrica’s vision is to unlock the potential of African agriculture. With millions of hectares of high potential agricultural lands – of which only a small portion is currently under cultivation – Africa holds the potential to feed the world. But the reality today is much different. Most African countries are net importers of processed and manufactured food products.

At Philafrica Foods, there is a belief that the most effective way to transform African agriculture is market pull through processing plants. But to do this well in Africa, it’s critical to support each stage of the value chain and care for all stakeholders. It means vertical integration straight back to the farm gate. It means working closely with smallholder farmers on crop variety improvement and technical assistance. It means staying current on global commodities markets to ensure leading procurement practices. It means implementing best manufacturing practices and adapting the business model based on local market conditions. It’s doing business differently, disruptively, and with a dose of love. That’s right. . . love. In how we treat our employees. In our work with our farmers. And in our long-term commitment to the continent of Africa.

Philafrica Foods is headquartered in South Africa, where it owns and operates maize mills, wheat mills, an oilseed crushing, extraction, and refining plant, and animal feeds manufacturing plants spanning all animal categories.

Animal Feed Production

AFGRI Animal Feeds plays a vital role in the food chain converting raw materials into balanced feed for animal production to feed the nation. AFGRI Animal Feeds strives to be a leader in sustainable business through a comprehensive range of rations for poultry, dairy, beef, sheep, game and pet food.

The company is committed to the provision of superior manufacturing technologies, excellence and on-going innovation. We develop products to ensure animals are able to utilise the feed in a healthy and efficient way, improving feed efficiency, resulting in economical viable and a sustainable partnerships with our farmers.

Grain Milling (wheat and maize)

Involved in the industrial milling of yellow corn and wheat flour, AFGRI Milling is driven to consistently meet customer requirements, especially on product quality and food safety, which is achieved through the meticulous management of processes

AFGRI Milling has mills located in Mpumalanga – Bethal, Kinross and Ermelo and Harrismith in the Free State.

Oil & Protein

Nedan has soya crushing and oil extraction plants in Mokopane (Limpopo province), processing oil and other raw materials into edible oils and high-protein textured vegetable products for the food processing and fast food industries.

Nedan is an oilseed crushing, extraction and refining plant and a leader in processing soya beans into:

  • Edible oils
  • Soya cake for animal feed
  • High protein defatted soya flour
  • Texturised soya protein for human consumption.
  • We specialise in four oils, namely soya, sunflower, palm and cotton oils and offer a variety of blending opportunities.

Cassava Processing

Dadtco Philafrica is a Pan-African cassava processor. Our unique mobile processing technology is used to produce high quality wet and dry starch flour for primary use in the baking and brewing industries. We source directly from smallholder farmers in rural regions of sub-Saharan Africa, thereby significantly impacting the lives of thousands of farmers and their families.

Dog Food Production

JOCK Dog Food manufactures a full line of natural dog foods and each product is prepared using wholesome ingredients that your dog will simply lap up. With a variety of formulations and flavours, our product range offers ideal nutrition for every stage in your dog’s life.

JOCK Dog Food uses only natural ingredients in combination with essential vitamins and minerals and is guaranteed to satisfy your cherished canine’s hunger while promoting a healthy digestive system.

Poultry Mozambique

Our poultry joint venture, based in Nampula Mozambique, is integrated across the entire poultry value chain from farm to fork. With our partner, Novos Horizontes, we seek to unlock the potential of Mozambique through profitable and sustainable agriculture and food processing.

Strategic Pillars

  • Agriculture

    AFGRI is a leading agricultural services company with core competencies to enhance, support and guide the growth of agricultural enterprises.

    We provide services across the entire grain production and storage cycle, offering financial support and solutions as well as inputs and hi-tech equipment through the John Deere brand supported by a large retail footprint.

    Business Segments:

    Grain Management, Equipment, Farmer Finance & Insurance, Retail

    AFGRI International operates AFGRI Mauritius Holdings, a South African-based company which holds AFGRI Mauritius Investment Limited as well as the AFGRI related companies that operate in Australia. AFGRI Mauritius Investment Limited, is incorporated in Mauritius and holds the investee companies throughout Africa.

  • Food

    Philafrica is an investment company involved in food processing with a vision to unlock the potential of Africa’s high-potential agricultural lands through food processing.

    At Philafrica Foods, there is a belief that the most effective way to transform African agriculture is market pull through processing plants. But to do this well in Africa, it’s critical to support each stage of the value chain and care for all stakeholders.

    Business Segments:

    Cassava Processing, Grain Milling, Oil & Protein, Dog Food Production, Poultry Mozambique, Animal Feed Production

  • Financial Services

    GroCapital Holdings is the bank holding company for the recently acquired South African Bank of Athens (SABA).

    This banking license will deepen AGH’s reach in the financial services, agribusiness and foods sectors in South Africa. Financial services are a key enabler for these sectors and will help businesses grow and drive food security.

    The South African Bank of Athens has been operational in South Africa since 1947. The bank offers comprehensive traditional business banking such as lending, transaction banking and treasury functions, as well as alliance, business and international banking. It is known for its focus on the development of market-leading, niche transactional banking offerings in partnership with businesses.

    GroCapital Advisory Services offer advice on the full range of strategic transactions, comprising Mergers & Acquisitions, Capital Raising and BEE ownership transactions.

    In addition, we provide our investment portfolio, of companies just outside the direct scope of AGH’s four strategic pillars, with a comprehensive advisory approach that draws from our strengths in providing strategic and tactical know-how, industry knowledge, and utilising our extensive food & agriculture network to strengthen our invested companies.

    Investment Portfolio:

    AFGRI Technology Services, GroCapital Financial Services, CMI – Collateral Management International

  • Impact

    Harvest Time Investments
    Ukufeza Ikhono | Unlocking potential

    We understand that the perfect farm takes passion, dedication and sometimes just that little bit extra, and that’s why AGH is proud to support South Africa’s new-era farmers through our training and development programme, hosted within Harvest Time Investments.