About Raisins SA

Who are we?

Raisins South Africa NPC (Non-Profit Company) is a company registered in terms of the Companies Act, 2008 (Act No. 71 of 2008 as amended) and which operates under the name “Raisins South Africa NPC (Raisins SA NPC)”. The Company was incorporated in 1997, previously known as Dried Fruit Technical Services (DFTS). Towards the end of 2018 DFTS was restructured and renamed and is now known as Raisins SA.

The activities of Raisins SA are informed by the Marketing of Agricultural Products Act, 1996 (Act No. 47 of 1996, as amended). The mandate of Raisins SA is to advance the interest of the local industry in an international competitive environment.

In total Raisins SA represents approximately 700 growers.

A levy is collected from grower members and aimed at addressing the following five (5) Key Performance Areas (KPA's), namely:
  • retain and gain (new) market access and develop markets;
  • perform industry research and development activities to enhance the competitiveness of the industry, which importantly include technology transfer;
  • promote transformation and skills development;
  • perform administrative duties as per the gazetted statutory measures; and
  • share information in a transparent manner throughout the value chain.
We Represent +-700 Growers

A sustainable and competitive South African raisin industry.

Our mission is to generate value for our members and stakeholders; this will be achieved through:
  • Improve industry's productivity and profitability – this will be achieved through improving production practices, being innovative in our approach and undertaking relevant research and development activities to advance the industry.
  • Position and promote South African raisins as a premium quality brand.
  • The creation of information, intelligence and knowledge and the sharing of this among our value chain members to reduce risks, increase efficiency, build robust/resilient economic operations, advance trust and positively impact our surrounding communities.
  • To provide the industry with a unified ‘voice’ that could engage on behalf of its members and advance partnerships and relationships with stakeholders.
  • Proactively drive industry transformation to achieve a more equitable and social just society.
Raisins SA commits to the following core values:
  • Integrity — honesty, honour, accountability
  • Value-driven — client-centred, innovative, agile/adaptive
  • Independence — objective, transparent
  • Professional — respect
  • Partnerships — teamwork, synergy
  • Empower — learn, develop, advance