South Africa: Dumping the hospitality industry to commercially farm veggies for big retailers

A black female entrepreneur has taken into commercial farming to make a mark in the male dominated industry. Lungi Robela dumped the hospitality industry to produce vegetables in a 17 hectare farm in Magaliesburg for big retailers.

Robela says the farm produces vegetables such as lettuce, broccoli cucumbers, tomatoes, and sweet peppers in 32 greenhouse tunnels and an open field.

She says the farm, Robela Farm, has 13 full-time employees and a production manager with extensive experience in commercial crop farming. 

Robela says her responsibilities include managing minute details of ensuring all daily operations are geared toward the commercial expansion of earnings for the business. 

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