Corporate Social Investment
It is our duty to improve quality of life for our staff – after all, our people are the essence of our company.
As a forward-thinking South African company, Karan Beef has long recognised the responsibility we have towards our staff and their families as well as to the communities in which we operate.
At Karan Beef we have committed ourselves to a comprehensive and ongoing policy of social upliftment, which manifests in many different initiatives. To provide our own employees as well as agricultural workers from the surrounding area with homes of their own, we donated a large tract of land adjoining our farm to the Tokolohong Home Owners Association. Meaning 'freedom' the Tokolohong Agricultural Village is managed by the association with the homes within the village owned by the workers themselves. Not only does this agri-village have housing, but also communal areas for growing vegetables and maintaining livestock, allowing people to become progressively more self-sufficient.
Our medical assistance programme features a day clinic which facilitates primary health care as well as educating the local community about critical issues like family planning and HIV/AIDS awareness.
We are also involved with the Old Mutual joBerg2c, a nine-day mountain biking race which starts at the Karan Beef Feedlot and ends 900km later in Scottburgh on the KwaZulu-Natal coastline. This race is focused on raising funds and benefitting the local communities along the route.