ZZ2 creates job opportunities for more than 8 000 people. Employees represent a variety of cultures and languages. We wish to create a safe environment for all our people and gladly contribute towards the broader community to create a stable and safe social, political and economic environment.
At ZZ2 we strive to build a happy workforce. This is embodied in different ways like providing buses to transport employees to their workplace, crèches and clinics. Human-friendly villages offer housing to employees. But most of all, treating people with respect is non-negotiable. The workforce consists of a combination of seasonal and permanent staff and the contracts of all are subject to the relevant labour laws. All employees are paid above the minimum wage and many opportunities abound to earn a bonus for productivity.
Developing employees’ potential is high on ZZ2’s agenda.
A lot of effort is afforded to training – from in-service training and mentorship, to school and university bursaries and apprenticeships. In this way ZZ2 also makes a significant contribution towards society in terms of equipping people with qualifications.
ZZ2 is actively involved in large-scale onion farming on the experimental farm of the University of Limpopo. This offers training opportunities for students and the university benefits from the rent income derived from ZZ2. We regularly offer practical farming and engineering advice to emerging farmers. ZZ2 also offers mentorship and study groups on animal husbandry, as well as access to grazing to emerging stud farmers.