Spar

SPAR’s passion for sustainable growth is achieved through transformational retailing, and creates a chain of empowerment from the ground up.

SPAR aims to transform retailing with assistance and training that nurtures the potential of small-scale farmers and business owners. Through its chain of empowerment, SPAR’s goal is to help these individuals gain new skills and resources that further the work they’ve already accomplished.

Leydah Sekgobela, a successful farmer in Limpopo’s Mopani district, already knew how to work diligently and care for her crops from her industrious mother. But Spar’s Rural Hub Project gave her and six other small-scale farmers specialised training, growing plans and mechanisation that took their businesses to the next level. Leydah has now moved into commercial farming and employs 16 people.

SPAR’s assistance also helped Dan Maluleke’s business by conducting feasibility studies and providing produce. Maluleke started out running a family-owned general dealer in Soshanguve, but now owns 11 Spar stores and employs more than a thousand people.

Watch our short films below to explore this story

Dan Maluleke
Dan Maluleke

Leydah Sekgobela
Leydah Sekgobela

Growing small-scale farmers

Growing small-scale farmers

Kevin O'Brien
Kevin O'Brien

Developing local economies

Developing local economies

The journey of produce
The journey of produce

The journey from farm to fork

The journey from farm to fork

The role of business in sustainability
The role of business in sustainability

Championing sustainable practices

Championing sustainable practices

The partnership between SPAR and their suppliers
The partnership between SPAR and their suppliers

Making a difference with small-scale farming

Making a difference with small-scale farming

A chain of empowerment from the ground up

A chain of empowerment from the ground up

SPAR
SPAR

Farmers picking green beans

Farmers picking green beans

SPAR
SPAR

Green beans packed in crate

Green beans packed in crate

SPAR
SPAR

Kevin O'Brien, Dan Maluleke

Kevin O'Brien, Dan Maluleke

SPAR
SPAR

Portrait of Leydah Sekgobela

Portrait of Leydah Sekgobela

SPAR
SPAR

SPAR packhouse

SPAR packhouse

SPAR
SPAR

Tumi Moropane packing bakkie

Tumi Moropane packing bakkie

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