Economic impact

Crookes supports transformation of the agricultural sector, in terms of the transfer of ownership and skills and the upliftment of the communities in which we operate; both in South and southern Africa.

This has largely been achieved through co-operation with government in transferring properties to communities under land restitution legislation and the establishment and implementation of operational partnerships with the community recipients of claimed land.

Black economic empowerment

Rural economies

As a major employer and often community business partner in the various regions in which we operate, Crookes Brothers plays an increasingly significant economic role in rural communities in South Africa, Eswatini, Zambia and Mozambique. We proactively support the socio-economic transformation of the communities in which we operate.

With our operating footprint firmly rooted in South Africa, we are aware of the need for transformation to create an equitable society. As such, we view the advancement of B-BBEE as critical component a key driver of economic and social inclusivity. As such, we view the advancement of B-BBEE as a key driver of economic and social inclusivity. CBSA embarked on a verification exercise, incorporating its subsidiaries Mawecro Farming (Pty) Ltd and Libcro Farming (Pty) Ltd which was completed in June 2021, with the Company achieving a verified score of 84.43 and Level 4 B-BBEE contributor status.