A SPECIALIST AGRICULTURAL AND AGRI-PROCESSING SERVICE PROVIDER.

OUR COMPANY

At Sebvest Capital Partners, we create partnerships by working together with results driven organisations that seek to maximise their investments, returns and get the most for their shareholders.

 

“It is through harnessing the experience and expertise of strategic partners and knowledgeable, skilled staff members that Sebvest Capital Partners and all the companies we encompass, either as subsidiaries or strategic equity investment, continues to grow by delivering above expected returns on investment, consistently over the medium-long term.”

GEORGE SEBULELA – Group Chairman & President

OUR DIFFERENCE

Shuthuka’s core focus is on the holistic management of previously disadvantaged farming operations with the objective of transferring skills to the stakeholders to enable a sustainably run commercial operation well into the future. Shuthuka services include operational oversight & management, technical assistance, budgeting, off-take negotiations, asset management, input optimisation and financial oversight.

OUR SOLUTION

Shuthuka Agri Services is a specialist service provider in the agricultural and agri-processing space with its core expertise across the whole agri value chain. Boasting over 100 years of commercial farming experience, we have engaged and managed the value chain of major agricultural businesses across the
SADC region.

Shuthuka leverages its expertise, holistic service offering and extensive experience to implement a solution wherein; Shuthuka facilitates the farming operations up until the stage where the previously disadvantaged farmer has the necessary skills to manage the commercial concern independently. Shuthuka accepts the responsibility of overseeing and managing operations in partnership with the land owners and communities ensuring that true transformation is achieved through commercial skills transfer to the emerging farmers

OUR STRATEGY

To mentor and up skill emerging farmers who in turn will become vital in the management of successful and viable community farming projects in the future.

 

Shuthuka focuses on sustainability of the agri concerns with the objective of enabling previously disadvantaged individuals to independently manage commercial farming operations sustainably into the future.

OUR SERVICES

 

1-Long term management skills transfer

2-Financial Management oversight

3-Strategic operational support

4-Budgeting

5-Expert Agri-related Technical support

6-Supply chain bulk negotiations / bulk buying

7-Off take agreement support / negotiations

8-Access to Trade Finance bridge loans

 

OUR DIVISIONS

Qwabe Agri farm is a Qwabe community operation falling within the iLembe district. The operation currently has 470 hectares under sugar cane. Sugar Cane farms are by far one of the largest employers of labour due to the nature of the steep terrain most of our sugar cane is planted. This limits the use of large machinery. Qwabe Agri is 760 hectares in size. The farm has great infrastructure with its water rights and irrigation system.

Rocky Park Farm is located in the northern part of Eastern Cape under the high commercial production area of the province. The farm has been in operation for over 40 years and it is situated in rich soils and water for irrigation is accessible. The current Rocky Park Farm is 1100. The farm produces maize, potatoes and beans with a potential citrus expansion plan of up to 300 hectares. . Rocky Park has been in successfuloperation for over 40 years.

Emboni farm, a part of Shuthuka Flagship Farm, is a 60-year-old farming operation situated in Kwa Dukuza, KwaZulu-Natal.

 

It was once only a sugar cane farm which is now being diversified into macadamia’s and bananas.

 

The Shuthuka offices, agri projects, housing and mechanisation are all are based on Emboni Farm in KZN.

Maizefield Farm is a grain, sheep and cattle farm situated on the Vaal River in the vicinity of Villiers, FreeState.

PRIVATE EQUITY

PIPELINE

MANAGEMENT
STRUCTURE

MECHANISATION

Carlo Stegen – MD

Paddy Smith- Sales & Support

Neville Reddy – Workshop Manager

Chantelle Currie – Dealership Admin Manager

Shuthuka Agri Mechanisation

Main Road, Doringkop, 4455, KZN, South Africa

Call: 082-926-3783  |  Email: info@shuthuka.com

Any successful farmer requires their machines to be powerful, easy to use and capable of performing at their best in the toughest conditions.

 

You need technology that cuts your fuel consumption and operating costs. You need to work fast and efficiently. Case IH helps you meet these demands with innovative technologies created from listening to what producers want.

Shuthuka Mechanisation, with the support of Case IH (A leading global manufacturer of construction equipment and agricultural equipment founded in 1842), and all branches, will incorporate and assist with:

 

Supply & Delivery of Equipment Service Vehicles for on-site Servicing & Breakdowns Supply of Affordable Parts & Accessories Sale of Used Equipment

Farmall JX

Farmall JXM Series

Farmall JXM with Loader

JX Straddle Series

JXT Compact Series

JXT Series

Magnum Series

Maxxum

Puma Tractor Series

Quantum Series

Steiger Series

Trimble’s innovative, user-friendly precision ag technology solutions help farmers connect their entire operation so they can make data-driven decisions in real time that drive productivity, profitability, and sustainability.

Our range covers : Front End Loaders, Haulage Tractors, Articulated 4×4 Hauler, Articulated 6×6 & 6×4 Dump Trucks, Articulated 4×4 Dump Trucks, Motor Grader, Cane and Timber Loaders.

Advanced Farming Systems (AFS) Connect lets you remotely monitor and manage your farm, fleet and data, enabling you to optimize your performance, productivity and flexibility.

G.T Bunning & Sons Ltd is a well established manufacturer of muck/manure spreaders servicing the farming communities of both domestic and export markets.

Vermeer Corporation is a manufacturer of industrial and agricultural equipment. Each machine is backed by comprehensive service and support from your factory trained Vermeer dealer.

Welger farming equipment vehicles including square balers, big square balers and round balers.

We provide Storti equipment including vertical dunkers, horizontal wagons & straw equipment.

Sitrex has been very innovative in the haying machinery industry and today is among the top quality Italian manufacturers who are leaders in their industry.

G.North supplies farming implements throughout Southern Africa. Since George North started his implements business in 1869, only the finest brands have been. 

Maschio Gaspardo is an international Group, leader in the production of agricultural equipment for tillage, seeding, crop care, green maintenance and haymaking.

Jacto supplies a wide range of market leading sprayers to farmers. We supply air blast sprayers, trailed sprayers, cannon sprayers and mounted sprayers.

Geringhoff has been manufacturing the industry’s leading harvest equipment since 1880. Reliability, performance, and industry leading quality. Those are the Geringhoff standards.

Franco Fabril farming implements, including maize headers, sunflower headers and multicrop headers.

Baldan Machinery and Agricultural Implements we supply include Plows, Growers, Miscellaneous, Harrowss, Planers, Shearers, Seeders, Parts.

With over 175 years in the field, Case IH is a global leader in agriculture and farm equipment including Tractors, Planting & Seeding, Application Equipment, Harvesting, Tillage, Windrowers, Mowers & Conditioners, Forage Harvesters & Blowers, Wheel Rakes & Mergers, Balers, Advanced Farming Systems® (AFS), Loaders & Attachments and Skid Steers.

SEBVEST 12J PROJECTS

MGIGIMBE MACADAMIA FARM

 

Macadamias are an extremely nutritious nut with high export potential and in high demand globally. South Africa is currently the Global leader in Macadamia production, and these are grown successfully in the five Macadamia growing Provinces. KZN has become the fast-growing province in Macadamia farming which has been largely due to commercial farmers shifting from farming sugarcane to farming with Macadamias. Macadamias are chosen because the experts consider the KZN coast as the best in the world to grow macadamia nuts due to the climatic conditions of the region.

 

The rand hedge capability and low input costs associated with macadamia production will support long-term profitability. Sebvest Capital Partners understand the complexities around the requirement for 12J shareholders request to exit their investments post year five. Taking this into account Shuthuka will establish a pre-determined structure which will enable a seamless exit post year five while “guaranteeing” a minimum hurdle ROI for the five-year period. Shuthuka is currently in an advanced funding stage for their own processing facility which will be based at the Shuthuka head office in Doringkop.

SHUTHUKA NURSERY

 

The Macadamia farming industry has taken off in South Africa and continues to grow at a rate of knotts. The failing sugar industry has forced many coastal farmers to diversify away from sugar cane and venture into more lucrative crops. Due to the excellent climate match for macadamias it has been many coastal farmers first choice. Shuthuka Agri with over 200 years of combined management experience will manage the Nursery. Mr Stegen who is Managing Director of Shuthuka is a 3rd generation farmer in the area with vast experience and knowledge on various agri operations. Management of the farm will be guided by a board of directors, composed of members from both Sebvest Capital Partners and Shuthuka Agri. This will ensure governance of the highest level is adhered to. Shuthuka is in the process of planting 160 hectares of Macadamias on the flagship farm where the premise is to structure a learning centre for all previously disadvantaged managers whereby forefront management practices will be taught from the Shuthuka Flagship and Emboni Farm.

 

Shuthuka have the resources to establish the nursery with minimal overheads enabling great returns to 12J shareholders. The timing for Shuthuka nursery couldn’t be better with the current demand for macadamia tress in KZN and the increased government spending into macadamia development projects.

SHUTHUKA BLUEBERRIES

 

Blueberries may be added to the list of the most challenging crops to grow, but their distinctive characteristics are also the most rewarding. The blueberry market is unsaturated and is one of the fastest growing fruit markets in the International Fruit Industry.

 

The international blueberry market is growing at an astronomical rate with populations becoming more health conscious. South Africa have a cost advantage over 1st world producers due to the low cost of labour and resources giving us a strategic edge over competitors. Shuthuka Blueberry Project is significantly de-risked due to the support structure surrounding the farm which is located a mere 500m from the Shuthuka Head Office.

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OUR LEADERSHIP

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George Sebulela
Group President & Chairman
Warwick Blamey
Warwick Blamey
Group Executive Officer
Jacques Verster
Jacques Verster
Chief Financial Officer
Tommy Thompson2
TOMMY THOMPSON
Agronomist
Carlo Stegen
CARLO STEGEN
MD: Shuthuka Agri
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SINELIZWI FAKADE
MD: Rocky Park Farm
Paddy Smith-2
PADDY SMITH
Sales & Support
Neville Reddy
NEVILLE REDDY
Workshop Manager: Mechanisation
Natasha Baboothilall
NATASHA BABOOTHILALL
Agri Office Manager
Chiantelle Currie
CHIANTELLE CURRIE
Dealership Admin Manager
Mark Stegen
MARK STEGEN
Junior Agri Manager
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MANNIE BEZUIDENHOUT
Manager: Rocky Park Farm
BONGANI NDLOVU
BONGANI NDLOVU
Qwabe Agri
WAYNE BLAMEY
WAYNE BLAMEY
Operations Manager
KRISTEN STEGEN
KRISTEN STEGEN
Marketing & Comms

Shuthuka Agri and Sebvest Capital Partners are proud members of

CONTACT DETAILS

 

KwaZulu-Natal

Shuthuka Agri, Main Road,

Doringkop, 4455, KZN,

South Africa

CALL: 082-926-3783

EMAIL: info@shuthuka.com

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Head Office

Hertford Office Park, 90 Bekker Road

Ground Floor, Building D,

Vorna Valley, Midrand,

Johannesburg, South Africa

CALL: 011 312 2324

FAX: 011 312 2325

EMAIL: info@shuthuka.com