Grow your SEED distribution business

Are you a seed distributor? A multinational agricultural corporation is partnering with Raizcorp to develop and grow small, black-owned seed-distribution businesses. You will receive internally accredited entrepreneurial learning and guidance, technical assistance, as well as the opportunity to become part of a large distributor network.

What are we looking for?

  • You must have an in-depth understanding of agriculture and maize production.
  • You must have access to an outlet or small shop with enough space to house between 5 000 and 15 000 bags of seed (minimum of 25 square metres).
  • You must have a reliable pick-up or similarly suitable vehicle.
  • Your business must be in close proximity to smallholder maize farmers and you must have relationships with local farmers.

What are the minimum criteria?

  • You must be a South African citizen over the age of 18.
  • You must be based in the Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal or Mpumalanga.
  • Your seed-distribution or retail business must be at least 51% black owned and have been operating for over six months.
  • You must be active in the business full time.
  • Your minimum monthly turnover must be R10 000.
  • You must have access to a cellphone, a computer and an email address.
  • You must be responsible for your own transport.
  • Expression of Interest

  • Terms & Conditions

    1. Only successful applicants will be contacted by Raizcorp to verify their details.
    2. All decisions made by the selection panel (known as Raizcorp) concerning the selection process are final and binding. No correspondence will be entered into following the final decision and by submitting an application the applicant agrees not to challenge or appeal against such decisions.
    3. To apply for this programme applicants must be over the age of 18 and must be in possession of a valid South African identity document.
    4. By applying to join the programme the applicant agrees that their name and photo may be published on any online or printed marketing material used to promote the programme.
    5. Incomplete applications will be disqualified.
    6. Raizcorp, their associated companies, agents, contractors and sponsors shall not be liable for any costs of whatsoever nature incurred by the applicant for any reason whatsoever in relation to the Raizcorp business growth programme.
    7. Applications are open to anyone except employees (and their immediate families) Raizcorp, their associated companies, agents, contractors and sponsors involved business growth programme.
    8. Raizcorp does not collect personally identifiable information from individuals unless they provide it to us voluntarily and knowingly. I agree that that the Raizcorp Group may use any information collected by this online form as an input to the selection process and for communicating with myself.
    9. Applicants acknowledge that by applying for the programme and submitting this form, they agree to all of the terms and conditions stated above.