The academy will be officially launched in the second quarter of 2018 with the sole purpose of growing the agricultural sector and creating jobs for South Africans.
We are inspired by the importance that President Ramaphosa’s has placed on the agriculture sector and share his vision and enthusiasm. As part of our commitment to the new beginning and rebuilding of the nation, we will be launching the OZblu Academy bursary fund for Previously Disadvantaged Individuals with an initial sum of one million rand.
As we stand today, all the farms growing OZblu in South Africa will, at full production, create in the order of 1 000 permanent jobs and 12 000 seasonal jobs. The low chill blueberry season is almost 10 months – offering significant and longer term employment opportunities to the communities based near the farms.
The Ozblu Academy concept will be presented to all OZblu customers so that they too have the opportunity to get involved.