What We Do

Skills for Africa is a focused, accredited skills training company dedicated to the upliftment of previously disadvantaged rural-and urban communities and the improvement of task level productivity in chosen industries.

Our preference is to conduct training on-site. Our training methodology and materials cater for literate and illiterate people and training is outcome based. Assessment of training is done against SAQA registered unit standards. Training material are reviewed, contextualized and improved on a regular basis to ensure that our clients remain at the vanguard of training technology.

Skills for Africa has developed many instruments, techniques and training packages to use as core material, but believes in creating unique input for its clients from this core. Our focus is on the provision of a holistic, quality training service that significantly improves the skills and effectiveness of the learner.

What We Offer

  • Accredited skills training programs and learnerships that utilise the best available training interventions to achieve the improvement in competency as required, tailor-made to the client’s needs.
  • Guaranteed productivity and quality improvements
  • Certification of all learners that complete the training successful
  • Management appreciation of all training presented
  • A computerised training database that significantly assists in the control of its training and development plan for every employee as well as an accurate record of training conducted in line with SAQA’s “Record of Learning”

Training Objectives

Skills for Africa supports the view that the enthusiasm of our population, their willingness to work, their keenness to learn, and their wish to be integrated into the national economy must be unlocked.

In support of this historic willingness of rural and urban communities to organise around development opportunities, Skills for Africa specialises in providing people with the skills and knowledge to achieve their developmental goals through the following accredited skills programmes:

Capacity Building in administrative & management skills
Entrepreneurial skills
Business skills
Personal development skills
Agric-management skills
Formal Agricultural qualifications
“Farm together” program for agricultural

Our Mission

It is the mission of Skills for Africa to develop and deliver high quality training interventions that will enhance the education capability for all South Africans in our target market. This will ultimately contribute to the stabilization of the economic growth and general upliftment of the South African population as a whole, as well as clients in chosen African countries.


We have highly experienced, multi-lingual training facilitators and managers with an average of 15 years training experience in the primary and secondary agriculture sectors.

Skills for Africa operates from venues in Pretoria, Upington, New Castle, Port Shepstone, Richards Bay, Durbanville, Simon’s Town, Amersfoort, Ermelo, Mokopane, Lephalale, Brits, Ficksburg and Bloemfontein. Skills for Africa is geographically well positioned to address the training needs of all their clients.


Our current client base includes most of the major agricultural farming companies, some of which exclusively utilise our service for skills and learnership training.

Major training projects for the Departments of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries, Public Works, Rural Development and Land Reform Affairs and National Parks have been concluded.

Commercial clients include amongst other Schoeman Farming Group, Karsten Farming Group, CAPESPAN, IFC, TAUSA North, Group 91, Pro Plum Farming Group, Bufland Farm, Denmar Estates, Dirishana Farms, Morone Citrus Packers, PLM Farm, ZZ2 Farms, Lourensford Wine Estate, Beefmaster, SRCC, TAASA, RCL Foods/Rainbow Chicken, The Waitrose Foundation, Emerging Leaders, Marks & Spencer, WESGROW, Wildeklawer Farming Group and many others.