Carl grew up in the Northern Cape and has been farming on Oranjestroom since 1996. Carl is married to Liame. They have three children Marica (21), Stephan (13) and Liam (10) who all grew up on the farm. Carl has played a key role in SAFE’s expansion with the acquisition of land from 2003.  To Carl farming is more than just a job – it is a 24/7 commitment to the land and the people working it.

Stephan Viljoen has been farming at Zwartfontein since 1996. He believes that the success that has been achieved at the farm is a result of sharing his knowledge and skills with Zwartfontein’s farming community.  Farming is teamwork and with job security, a shared knowledge of farming and the will to work a motivated team can achieve exceptional results.

Farmers throughout South Africa should follow the example set by SAFE at its Bonathaba and Zwartfontein farms near Wellington, says pre-school teacher, Ingrid Broodryk. For many years Broodryk did a …