SE Holdings  is a 100% black women-owned, managed and controlled business established in 2014. SEH provides nationally emerging commercial farmers with holistic support to create sustainable farming enterprises through access to markets,  non-financial and financial business solutions suited for them that are innovative and sustainable.

About Us

We Aspire To Supersede The Expectations Of Our Clients

Our passion for the emerging commercial farmers and mega farmers, in particular, positions our company to be a key enabler in sustainably building resilient agri-businesses in Southern Africa, and to potentially help create the market leaders of tomorrow. 

Our diverse leadership is passionate about serving this segment of the market with much-needed access to markets, technical support and facilitate funding with finance institutions. We aspire to supersede the expectations of our clients by adding value given our experience in finance, agriculture value chain, agribusiness development and business operations, and through the provision of advisory services and strategic direction.

Our Vision, Mission And Values

Our Vision

To provide all categories of farmers with holistic end to end business solutions suited for them that are innovative and sustainable.

Our Mission

To be a resilient, trusted farmer supporter that provides climate-smart and innovative farmers solutions whilst being profitable.

Our Values

Our values include the following:
Innovation, authenticity respect, transparency and honesty.

Strategic Objectives

Priority on sustainable and climate-smart farming for all our categories of farmers.
Geographical focus areas to maximise yield and crop belts.
Focus on scale, precision, and local multiplier effect.
Innovative farming technology, renewable energy and sustainable irrigation systems.
Focus on aggregation for reducing the cost of production, logistics and enhancing agro-processing opportunities.
Facilitation of technical support, business support and access to funding to fulfil the aggregating contracts.  

Our Business Concept

SE Holdings is internationally providing the following services to its clients :
Aggregates all crops and grains.
Performs agri feasibility studies, needs assessments and market analysis.
Facilitates agribusiness funding for all categories of farmers and for primary, secondary and tertiary agribusinesses.
Performs innovative and entry to new market research studies.
Partners to measure green carbon gases and carbon credit for its clients.
Project manages all its agri projects strategy formulations, implementation and monitoring and evaluation.
Partners to profile small and big livestock and make recommendations to improve quality and overall well-being.

SE Holdings Overview

SEH provides emerging commercial farmers and  professional farmers with  with support to create sustainable farming enterprises through non-financial and financial business training suited for them. Our training supports them in being innovative and sustainable through:  Understanding Offtake Contracts, GLOBAL GAP training,  and training them on the Technical Support required to build an agri-business or aggregator business

SHE provides one-on-one coaching sessions focused on executing the action plans to ensure personal performance is aligned to business performance and results. We engage participants about the following:

  • Understanding the need for coaching and mentorship
  • Addressing bottlenecks encountered by participants
  • enhancing leadership capabilities and communication skills
  • providing feedback sessions
  • addressing blind spots of the participants.
  • tackling pressure points in the execution of their tasks
  • Progress is reviewed continuously to assess value and to maintain high tempo, momentum, and traction. The Action Plan is adapted as progress is made or when new business issues arise.
To improve farmer yields and reduce cost of production SEH  provides its network of  emerging commercial farmers, professionals , with training from

Over R50m worth of
  • planters
  • harvesters and
  • land preparation implements

SEH alongside its network of farmers is looking for value adding opportunities to improve farmer profit margin and benefit all its stakeholders 

SEH has a diversified pipeline of equity/ partner opportunities that it is assessing for the overall benefit of all its stakeholders. 

SE Holdings Memberships and Affiliations

CropLife South Africa is a non-profit industry association that serves and represents responsible manufacturers, suppliers and distributors of sustainable crop protection and public health solutions in the agricultural, public health, non-crop and consumer sectors of South Africa.

SE holdings is a proud member of Croplife South Africa, you can view our certificate here

Meet Our Team

Services

SE Holdings Provides The Following Services And Solutions To It's Clients.

Farmer Technical Support

Designers of end to end all categories of farmers solutions that meet international quality standards, compliance and quality.  

Strategic collaboration with financiers, business development agencies to provide development funds for all categories of farmers in the SE programme.  

Providers of business strategy solutions suited to small business growth in an easy to understand manner and facilitating funding. 

Create tailor-made sustainable business solution models that retain jobs, enhances participation in the mainstream economy and create real opportunities. 

Aligning farmers business support to corporate strategy and contributing to the triple bottom line. 

Farmer And Holistic Development

OVERALL BUSINESS SUPPORT
Business Initial Assessments.
FINANCE MANAGEMENT
Facilitating funding, Loan management, financial statements, monthly P&L.
LOGISTICS
Packaging, grading and cleaning.
PRODUCT/SERVICE QUALITY ASSURANCE
i.e. crop and harvest management.
PROACTIVE BUSINESS RISKS MGT
i.e. pests management, supply and demand fluctuations, force majeure.
SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
i.e. commodity training, food safety, chemical and fertiliser training in partnership with ARC.
PRODUCT/ SERVICE(S) PLAN MGT
i.e. planting management, GLOBAL GAP compliance, experience, mechanisation, off-take issuance.
OVERALL BUSINESS SUPPORT
Business Initial Assessments.
FINANCE MANAGEMENT
Facilitating funding, Loan management, financial statements, monthly P&L.
LOGISTICS
Packaging, grading and cleaning.
PRODUCT/SERVICE QUALITY ASSURANCE
i.e. crop and harvest management.
PROACTIVE BUSINESS RISKS MGT
i.e. pests management, supply and demand fluctuations, force majeure.
SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
i.e. commodity training, food safety, chemical and fertiliser training in partnership with ARC.
PRODUCT/ SERVICE(S) PLAN MGT
i.e. planting management, GLOBAL GAP compliance, experience, mechanisation, off-take issuance.
OVERALL BUSINESS SUPPORT
Business Initial Assessments.
FINANCE MANAGEMENT
Facilitating funding, Loan management, financial statements, monthly P&L.
LOGISTICS
Packaging, grading and cleaning.
PRODUCT/SERVICE QUALITY ASSURANCE
i.e. crop and harvest management.
PROACTIVE BUSINESS RISKS MGT
i.e. pests management, supply and demand fluctuations, force majeure.
SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
i.e. commodity training, food safety, chemical and fertiliser training in partnership with ARC.
PRODUCT/ SERVICE(S) PLAN MGT
i.e. planting management, GLOBAL GAP compliance, experience, mechanisation, off-take issuance.

our network of farmers

Limpopo
Mpumalanga
North West
Gauteng
KZN
Free State
Western Cape
Eastern Cape
No of farmers 100% Black (496)
630 (445 ready to plant)
76 (50 ready to plan)
37 (20 ready to plant)
11 (4 Mega Farmers)
03 (ALL Mega Farmers)
N/A
N/A
N/A
Total hectares (5 800)
3970
1600
1680
1550
1400
0
0
0
Available Infrastructure
Drip irrigation, centre pivots, packhouse, some no infrastructure
Boreholes & pumps, some infrastructure and most no irrigation infrastructure
Boreholes, overhead sprinklers and mostly Pharos
Centre pivots, boreholes, sprinklers
Centre pivots
N/A
N/A
N/A
Black Youth ownership
80%
60%
23%
50%
0
0
0
0
Black women ownership
70%
63%
47%
33%
0
0
0
0
Current crop(s)
White Small Beans, White Maize and Tomato
White Small Beans
White Small Beans
White Small Beans
Small White Beans
N/A
N/A
N/A

our track record

Current Clients

ecic

Export Credit Insurance Corporation of South Africa

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Japan Business Women In Agriculture And Related Sectors

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Past Clients

COUNTRIES

our statistics

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NUMBER OF HECTARES
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our impact

1

Our work is community-based projects that focus on the development of poor rural areas that create jobs and increase the local economy which reduces poverty.

2

We help empower and develop more farms in the country which will stabilize and increase food security. Increased food security will, in turn, reduce hunger.

3

Through our community-driven projects and development of the economies in local communities' better health through food safety program and crop life and protection program for better nutrition.

4

We have increased focus on helping and developing women farmers to help bridge the gender equality gap that exists in the agricultural industry.

8

We have increased financial support to developmental farms allows them to create employment which drives economic growth in local communities.

10

During the farmer onboarding phase, we focus on previously disadvantaged farmers to bridge the gap in the industry and reduce inequalities created through the past, whilst balancing the portfolio with Mega Farmers.

11

Targeted development in the communities our farmers are based to create stability for food security, health and economic well being. Our approach is local economic development and improved economics of agriculture.

12

Increased focus on responsible agricultural production that allows our farmers to grow and consistently produce crops of the highest quality without negative environmental impact.

17

Cultivating relationships and finding synergies with our strategic partners to ensure that we can achieve our vision for the standard development goals.

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Partners Network

Input Partners

Off Take Partners

Funders

Technical Partners

CSIR

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)

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Strategic Partners

FAO

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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Media feed

Morning Live interview

Blog

Minister G. Mantashe of Mineral Resources and Energy and J. Oluokun SE Holdings Head of Agriculture -
Social and Labour Plan (SLP) 2023
Former SA Deputy President P. Mlambo-Ngcuka with SE Holdings Q. Sandla -
Mooi River Women’s Month Celebration event 2023
North West SE Holdings Farmers : TigerBrands WhiteMaize Harvest Day 2022
japan - africa business women exchange 2016 - 2019
japan - emerging women entrepreneur 2016 - 2019
japan - yokohama women entrepreneurs exchange 2016 - 2019
women's farmer's business development seminar 2016 - 2019

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Kwazulu - Natal

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Tigerbrands

Currently aggregating Emerging Commercial Farmers in Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Gauteng and North West for white small beans, white maize, groundnuts, sorghum, and wheat off takes​ supported more than 67 Emerging Commercial Farmers in Limpopo (Nwanedi and Mojaji) and provided them Business Management Support, Input, Infrastructure and Technical Support Funding Produce : Tomatoes, butternut, watermelons, okra, chillies, green peppers and green beans, secured offtakes for all food commodities beneficiated by Tigerbrands – blank cheque offtake (2009 to date) ​

Spar Group

Ongoing Contract since 2017 -Mopani Rural Hub-Emerging Commercial Farmer Business Management Support, Input, Infrastructure and Technical Support Funding for 10 Farmers in Limpopo, 4 in KZN, 2 in EC planting – Producing 155 ha of baby corn, marrows, Pan Yellows, Pan Green, Gems, Beads, Ginger, Cocktail tomatoes, tomatoes, and chillies Total Project Value: R10m.
Total Project Value R100m to roll it out to Mpumalanga, and KZN. Up to 141 farmers were identified for the programme. Key Project Partners to the Projects include FNB farmer’s Development and Kagiso Trust (Tyala Impact Fund) – (2017 To date)

Japan Business Women In Agriculture And Related Sectors

Ongoing since 2015 Providing technical support, entry to market studies and partnership opportunities to Agri and Textile Sectors in more than 10 prefectures in Japan supporting over 30 women-owned businesses and fresh produce markets. (2015 to date)

Exxaro

Adhoc sub-contracted to Tysys for business support, technical support and access to market services. EXXARO ED Farmers is based in Giyani and Lephalale for fresh produce. (current)

Barloworld

Contracted to assist in developing Emerging Commercial Farmer business case and funding memos for Barloworld Imbewu Fund (current)​

ARC LNR

Strategic partner for soil, water and weather analysis, tests and recommendations, crop and soil health support, training, development and technical advice to SEH network of farmers, overall advice on suitable irrigation and mechanization solutions as well as land rehabilitation for agriculture development​

WDB Investment Holdings

300 MICRO AGRI ENTERPRISES ACROSS SOUTH AFRICA – conducted over 300 initial assessments and supported over 50 farmers through the WDB Rural Women Development Program on Food Security and Nutrition Program Produce Tomatoes, butternut, watermelons, okra, chilies, green peppers and green beans, chickens, rabbits, goats, and piggery – (2008 to 2015)​

The Impact Catalyst

THE IMPACT CATALYST IS A COLLABORATION INSTITUTION- ANGLO AMERICAN, CSIR, EXXARO AND OTHERS for collective impact. – ongoing since June 2021. In the delivery of socio-economic development. Be a catalyst for the development and implementation. of large-scale initiatives. We provide agri-prefeasibility studies, market analysis, training and development, facilitation of funding and offtake contracts to emerging farmers in the mining communities as per Impact Catalyst. 76 Farmers in Tshikondeni 

Lesotho

At post-credit phase on this cannabis plant project worth $13m, that has an export licence and medicinal approval certificates – close to financial close 

Angola

Sub-contracted to complete an Market Insight Study for Agro Inputs machinery in Angola for a leading international global commodity merchant and sustainable supply chain management company that operates in over 40 major commodity-producing countries worldwide and support farmers to produce and trade coffee, cotton, edible nuts, spices and a selection of other agricultural products – complete

Nigeria

Entry to Market Study for the leading international global commodity merchant and sustainable supply chain management company and Local insights to provide insight into where the client should be expanding to and why and how they should be expanding with a focus on smallholder machinery, agrochemicals and seeds in that order of priority in Nigeria- still in progress.

Mauritania

Smart Farming with technology solutions – using hydroponics and tunnels technology to plant more than 20 crops in support of the fish canning facility that will be commissioned –projected scoped and approved. SE waiting to break the ground with identified Mauritanian technical partner – in progress

Limpopo Farmers

Nelson Mabuza
Business Name: MNM Mabuza And Sons Primary Co-Operative Limited
Age:46​
Gender: Male
Farm size: 52 ha​
Irrigation Infrastructure: Drip irrigation - 5 ha under cultivation 
Other farming implements:
​ Crop: Peppers, Beans
Market: SPAR Mopani Rural Hub​
Irrigation Infrastructure: Drip irrigation - 5 ha under cultivation
Edward Monyela
Business Name: Mammandulo Farming Enterprise (Pty) Ltd
Age:51​
Gender: Male
Farm size: 5 ha​
Irrigation Infrastructure: 1 ha under cultivation
Market: SPAR Mopani Rural Hub
Crop: Green Peppers, Baby Vegetables, Tomatoes
Market: SPAR Mopani Rural Hub​
Irrigation Infrastructure: 1 ha under cultivation ​
Sam Phasha
Business Name: Sam Mokgadi Farming and General Trading
Age:43
Gender: Male
Farm size: 20 ha​
Irrigation Infrastructure: 7 ha under cultivation
 ​ Market: SPAR Mopani Rural Hub
Crop: Green Peppers, Baby Vegetables, Tomatoes
Market: SPAR Mopani Rural Hub​
Irrigation Infrastructure: 7 ha under cultivation
Leydah Sekgobela
Business Name: Leydah Farming Projects (Pty) Ltd
Age:51
Gender:Female
Farm size: 15 ha​
Irrigation Infrastructure:Drip irrigation - 5 ha under cultivation ​​
Market: SPAR Mopani Rural Hub
Crop: Peppers, Beans, Tomatoes
Market: SPAR Mopani Rural Hub​
Irrigation Infrastructure: Drip irrigation - 5 ha under cultivation
Market: SPAR Mopani Rural Hub​
Irrigation Infrastructure: Drip irrigation - 5 ha under cultivation ​
Tshepiso Isabel Mametja
Business Name: Maswele Farming (Pty) Ltd
Age:35
Gender: Female
Farm size: 50 ha​
Irrigation Infrastructure: Drip irrigation - 15 ha under cultivation  ​​
Market: SPAR Mopani Rural Hub ​
Crop: Peppers, Tomatoes
Market: SPAR Mopani Rural Hub​
Irrigation Infrastructure: Drip irrigation - 15 ha under cultivation ​
Sharmaigne Mokgotho
Business Name: NTL Baraka Eco Farming & Tourism Primary Co-Operative Limited​
Gender: Female​
Age: 33​
Farm size: 42.2 ha​
Crop: ​Tomatoes​
Market: SPAR Mopani Rural Hub​
Irrigation Infrastructure: Drip irrigation​
Market: SPAR Mopani Rural Hub
Irrigation Infrastructure: Drip irrigation – 1.5 ha under cultivation
Jonas Maponya
Business Name: Maponya Agricultural Projects Trust​
Gender: Male
Age: 41​
Farm size: 200 ha​
Market: SPAR Mopani Rural Hub​
Irrigation Infrastructure: 7 ha under cultivation ​
Wellington Mametja
Business Name: Tshita Melodi Farming Projects CC​
Gender: Male​
Farm size: 30 ha​
Crop: ​Baby Corn
Market: SPAR Mopani Rural Hub
Irrigation Infrastructure: 11 ha under cultivation ​
Sylvester Mokgobi
Business Name: Rakgobi Farm (Pty) Ltd​
Gender: Male​
Age: 35​
Farm size: 5 ha​
Market: SPAR Mopani Rural Hub​
Irrigation Infrastructure: Drip irrigation – 1.5 ha under cultivation ​ ​ ​ ​
Kgaugelo Thosago ​
Business Name: Ramahwidi Farming and Projects Co-Operative Limited​
Gender: Male
Age: 30
Farm size: 9 ha​
Market: SPAR Mopani Rural Hub
Irrigation Infrastructure: 5 ha under cultivation ​ ​ ​
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North West Farmers

Josiah Masongwa
Gender: Male ​
Age: Unspecified​
Farm size: 15 ha​
Planting: ​Onions​
Market: Local, North West & Johannesburg ​
Irrigation: Uses the canal with an overhead irrigation system to water his 10ha of his farm​
Thabo More
Gender: Male​
Age: 55​
Farm size: 31 ha​
Planting: ​Soya​,Wheat​
Market: Local, Johannesburg and North West ​
Irrigation: Receives water from the central canal and has pivot irrigation. ​
Olga Nkoana
Gender: Female​
Age: 57​
Farm size: 44 ha ​
Planting: Soya Bean​ ,Dry Bean ​,Sweet potato ​,Potato​,Beetroot​
Market: Johannesburg an local ​
Irrigation: Pumps water from the central canal has a center pivot, irrigation and overhead sprinklers ​
Joyce Pitso​
Gender: Female​
Age: 58 years old​
Farm size: 30 ha​
Planting: ​Non ​
Market: Local​
Irrigation: The farmer pumps water from the local canal using flood and sprinklers ​
Mabusang Sedumedi​
Gender: Female​
Age: Unspecified​
Farm size: 15 ha​
Planting: ​Wheat​, Barley​,Maize​,Sunflower​
Market: Local, Johannesburg ​
Irrigation: Uses a flood irrigation system.​
Molebogo Mamogale
Gender: Female​
Age: 50 years old​
Farm size: 18 ha​
Planting: ​Small White Beans​
Market: Johannesburg, Local​
Irrigation: The farmer uses flood irrigation systems
Koketso Segale
Gender: Male​
Age: Unspecified ​
Farm size: 15 ha​
Planting: ​Wheat​
Market: Johannesburg, Local​
Irrigation: The farmer receives water from the central canal and will use sprinklers
Kagiso Molebaloa​
Gender: Male​
Age: 46​
Farm size: 30 ha​
Planting: ​Wheat​, Barley​, Sorghum ​, Sunflower ​,Maize​
Market: Johannesburg, Local ​
Irrigation: The farmer receives water from the river and uses flood irrigation​ ​
Obakeng Setshedi
Gender: Female​
Age: 47​
Farm size: 16 ha​
Planting: ​Wheat​
Market: Johannesburg, Local ​
Irrigation: The farmer receives water from the central canal and uses overhead irrigation​
Nooi Rampou
Gender: Female​
Age: 45​
Farm size: ha​
Planting: ​
Market: ​
Irrigation:​
Elva Hector
Gender: Female​
Age: 38​
Farm size:​
Planting: ​
Market:​
Irrigation:​
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Pannar

  • Cultivar Advise
  • Agronomist Support
  • Planting training and support

Omnia

  • Preventive Chemical Advice and Application training and support
  • Corrective Chemical Advice, Application training and support
  • Agronomist Support
  • Chemical Training and support
  • Pre-planting Soil testing and recommendation

Megro Learning

Agri SETA training for SE staff and its farmers

CropLife International

As a Member of Crop Life International, We have access to cutting edge advise and support for all our farmers for crop protection and yields maximisation

Sakata

  • Cultivar Advise for horticulture produce
  • Agronomist Support Planting training and support
  • Online real-time advice on crop management, disease control and pests management.

Onelogix Group

Logistic planning from farm to drop off point as per Off-take Specification.

Agrochem

  • Fertiliser
  • Chemical Planting Plants and Support 

Hortex

Crop Minimum Residue Level Testing and Tracking –GLOBAL GAP.

TIGERBRAND FARMERS

Mahlatse Malepane​
Business Name: Eledia Holdings (Pty) Ltd​
Age:36​
Gender: Female​
Farm location: Stand 91, Phiring Village, Ohrigstad, Limpopo​
Farm size: 15 ha
Irrigation Infrastructure: 6 ha o/head spray​
Other farming implements: ​
Crop: White Small Beans​
Jobs Created: 6​
Interventions: SEH: Provided Global GAP training. First aid training, tractor training, chemical application training, financial management training, farm operations recordkeeping, employee recordkeeping and mentorship & support.​
Tigerbrands: Provided grant and loan funding and white small beans offtake contract.​
Bernard Malefahlo
Business Name: Mogobo A Hlabirwa (Pty) Ltd​
Age:31​
Gender: Male​
Farm location: No 199 Lekwareng Section, Phiring Village Ohrigstad, Limpopo​
Farm size: 14 ha
Irrigation Infrastructure: 14 ha o/head spray​
Other farming implements: ​
Crop: White Small Beans​
Jobs Created: 10​
Interventions:SEH: Provided Global GAP training. First aid training, tractor training, chemical application training, financial management training, farm operations recordkeeping, employee recordkeeping and mentorship & support.​
Tigerbrands: Provided grant and loan funding and white small beans offtake contract.​
Mpho Magabane​
Business Name: Tsoga Farming Enterprise (Pty) Ltd​
Age: 30​
Gender: Male
Farm location: 56 Block A, Mashifane Park, Burgersfort, Limpopo​
Farm size: 85 ha​
Irrigation Infrastructure: 39 ha pivot and 35 ha sprinkler spray​
Other farming implements: ​
Crop: White Small Beans
​ Jobs Created: 50​
Interventions SEH: Provided Global GAP training. First aid training, tractor training, chemical application training, financial management training, farm operations recordkeeping, employee recordkeeping and mentorship & support.​
Tigerbrands: Provided grant and loan funding and white small beans offtake contract.​
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Jica

JICA contracted SE Holdings to provide farmer’s Development Training and Report using Kaizen principles adopted for the South African environment.

Spar

As part of the Spar Enterprise and Supplier Development program, SE Holdings will be assisting Spar and its Suppliers and Enterprises in their supply value chain with facilitating funding, coordinating non-financial support and agri-business growth. Spar has provided us with a list of farmers to engage for the potential funding with potential development funder(s).

NSF International

Assistance on preparation and booking for all GLOBAL GAP.

Zutari

  • Water Solutions Alternative water management and conversation
  • Water rights and licenses