Saag Jonker Group
The Saag Jonker Group of Companies is based in Oudtshoorn, Western Cape and since 1976 it has developed from humble beginnings into presently the largest privately-owned vertically-integrated ostrich farming, processing and marketing operation in the world. We are recognized throughout the international market and I believe that we proudly represent our industry, and our country, abroad. In 2000, I was chosen amongst several hundred entrants as South Africa’s “Farmer of the Year.”
Our Group is well respected in the community, where we have actively pursued the socio-economic development of our workers and their families. Our workers are regularly awarded accolades in the regional and provincial “Farm Worker of the Year” competitions one of our young farm workers raised on the farm, won the overall provincial title. Over the years we have invested substantially in housing, sanitation, childcare and recreational facilities for our staff of more than 350 and approximate 1000 dependants.