Goedgedacht Trading

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.

Harvesting olives in the Western Cape
Farm kids South Africa

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.