Enterprise Development


Our network of emerging farmers is primarily concentrated in the major macadamia production areas of South Africa. The largest population of SAMAC emerging growers can be found in Limpopo (60%), followed by Mpumalanga (25%), KwaZulu-Natal (10%), and the Eastern Cape (5%).

To qualify for SAMAC’s enterprise development programme, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Maintain active SAMAC membership.
  • Participate in macadamia farming with a minimum of 10 hectares of established macadamias.
  • Exhibit the potential for business expansion.
  • Have your operation registered with the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC)
  • Have a predominantly black ownership structure.

For more information please contact Lehlohonolo@samac.org.za

Our Impact to Date:

Farms assisted
Tonnes produced
Tonnes produced
Hectares established

Growing Provinces

Limpopo, Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal

Our Impact

Empowering the Macadamia Industry in Limpopo: SAMAC’s Transformation Success

  • Beneficiary: Gene Likhanya
  • Objective: Increase production, expand their market reach, provide high-quality macadamias and uplift the socio-economic state of the local community.
  • Start Date: March 2020
  • End Date: March 2024
  • Established Hectares: 77
  • Number of Employees: 26
  • Total Investment: R4 832 050
  • Province: Limpopo

SAMAC is proud to announce the successful completion of phase one of an enterprise development project in collaboration with Madimbo Macadamias. This groundbreaking initiative is aimed at bolstering the local macadamia industry in Limpopo, setting new standards for growth and transformation..

“SAMAC’s support enables Madimbo to inspire the communities we operate in.”

Gene Likhanya

Enabling Growth and Enhancing Capabilities

As part of this project, SAMAC worked closely with Madimbo Macadamias to construct a state-of-the-art packhouse and prepare a dedicated area for a dehusking and drying facility. This infrastructure investment is a pivotal step towards increasing production capacity, elevating macadamia quality, and enabling Madimbo Macadamias to compete on both national and international stages.

Pioneering Transformation in South Africa

The completion of this project marks a significant milestone, as it becomes the second dehusking and drying facility ever constructed as part of a transformation initiative in South Africa’s emerging macadamia industry. This achievement not only opens new avenues for Madimbo Macadamias but also paves the way for similar endeavours across the country. SAMAC is proud to be at the forefront of driving positive change in the macadamia sector.

Commitment to a Thriving and Inclusive Macadamia Landscape

The successful delivery of this enterprise development project exemplifies SAMAC’s unwavering commitment to supporting and uplifting the macadamia industry in South Africa. By collaborating with under-resourced and emerging producers like Madimbo Macadamias, SAMAC aims to bridge the gap and create a more inclusive and sustainable agricultural landscape that benefits all stakeholders.

Transforming the Macadamia Industry in Mpumalanga: SAMAC’s Success Story

  • Beneficiary: Naeem Jina
  • Objective: Design and construct a packhouse, dehusking and drying facility. Create employment opportunities through agro-processing capabilities.
  • Start Date: March 2019
  • End Date: March 2024
  • Established Hectares: 30
  • Number of Employees:  12
  • Total Investment: R3 400 000
  • Province: Mpumalanga

SAMAC is thrilled to announce the completion of a transformative enterprise development project in Alkmaar, Mpumalanga. This project has resulted in the establishment of a cutting-edge dehusking and drying facility, revolutionising the local macadamia industry and empowering farmers to meet the increasing demand for their products.

“SAMAC has supported us in numerous ways, from helping us to purchase fertilizers, chemicals and then later with assistance on putting up our de-husking plant. Without this assistance our farming operation would have been very strained and could have resulted in large losses.”

Naeem Jina

Boosting Production Capacity and Supporting Local Farmers

Prior to this initiative, local farmers faced challenges in efficiently drying and dehusking their macadamia harvest. SAMAC’s new facility addresses these obstacles by providing professional dehusking and drying services. By alleviating this burden, farmers can now dedicate more time and resources to other vital aspects of their operations, ultimately enhancing overall productivity and profitability.

Setting New Standards of Quality and Reputation

The newly established facility incorporates state-of-the-art technology and efficient processes to ensure macadamias are dehusked and dried to the highest standards. This meticulous attention to detail enhances the quality of the final product, reinforcing the reputation of South African macadamias in the global market. As a result, local farmers can confidently compete and thrive in the international arena.

Fostering Partnerships for Agricultural Innovation and Growth

This transformation project serves as a testament to the power of partnerships in driving agricultural innovation and economic growth. SAMAC’s collaboration with local farmers and stakeholders has paved the way for advancements in the macadamia industry, creating opportunities for sustainable development and prosperity.


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