Helping to build Thriving, Vibrant, Self-Sustainable rural communities
From humble beginnings, Goedgedacht Trading started its operations in 2003 as the trading arm of the Goedgedacht Trust (1993) a registered Non-Profit, Educational and Charitable Trust established in 1993 on a farm called Goedgedacht, some 100km north of Cape Town in South Africa.
From a small basket of olives an even smaller bucket of olive oil our business has grown to supply 2 premier retailers in South Africa, as well as 1 in the USA. Goedgedacht Trading is 100% owned by the Goedgedacht Trust and was established to make money through the sale of its products to build thriving, vibrant, self-sustainable rural communities in South Africa.
Goedgedacht Trading is a proudly South African company producing high quality products that support the development work of the Goedgedacht Trust’s programme known as POP – The Path onto Prosperity Programme.
Goedgedacht Trading is an FSSC 22000, FDA registered, Kosher and Halaal Certified food and beverage processor, packer and co-packer. We can pack private label foods and beverages as well as our own and co-branded labels. We are also a registered importer and exporter.
Our work is different, interesting and innovative in that we are marketing local South African produce to provide long term sustainability to a major anti-poverty programme. Trading’s response to the problem of poverty in SA is through creating local jobs in an area of 27% unemployment, farming local land and building the capacity of local people to contribute socially and economically to their own communities.