Entries by Antsnever Sleep

AFGRI’s sale of oil crushing assets

Centurion, 31 August 2021 – Philafrica Foods (Pty) Ltd. (“Philafrica”), a subsidiary of AFGRI Group Holdings (“AFGRI”), has sold its Soya Oil Crushing Plant, which trades in the market under the names Nedan, Marathon, Soya Ya Ka, Promax (soya oil cake), effective 31st August 2021.   The business will be owned by a newly registered […]

Interview with Roland Decorvet, Philafrica CEO, on Cape Talk

Have a listen as Philafrica CEO Roland Decorvet talks to Abongile Nzelenzele from the Early Breakfast Show at Cape Talk Radio about the recent COVID19 relief donation of Gold Power yellow Maize meal. Philafrica’s family of companies, AFGRI Animal Feeds, AFGRI Milling, and Nedan, came together to provide 2.8 million meals to 12 000 homes […]


In an interview with CNN Money Switzerland, Roland Decorvet, CEO of Philafrica Foods, sees similarities between 1990s China and the Africa of today. He cites Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa as an example, saying it looks like Beijing back in 1992. “It has strong government involvement, infrastructure being built, and a subway many European cities don’t have,” […]


In an interview with CNN Money Switzerland, Roland Decorvet, CEO of Philafrica Foods, says his company is not just about helping Africa, but rather trying to industrialize the continent. “We’re not giving handouts for people to survive,” he says. “We’re creating jobs, factories, and we’re helping farmers supply their crops to us at a good […]

Philafrica Foods acquires majority shareholding in Sunshine Bakery

Philafrica Foods has taken up a majority shareholding in Sunshine Bakery effective 1 April 2019.  Sunshine Bakery is a branded regional player with the potential to expand nationally. Sunshine Bakery currently manufactures and distributes bread under the Sunshine Brand from its Pietermaritzburg as well as its Durban based bakeries. This acquisition forms part of Philafrica […]

Philafrica Foods acquires majority stake in local Niknaks manufacturer, Pakworks

Centurion, 2 July 2018– Philafrica Foods, one of the largest food processing companies in South Africa, has announced its acquisition of a majority shareholding in Pakworks, following approval by the Competition Tribunal. Pakworks currently manufactures snacks under the popular Niknaks and Simba brand names for PepsiCo on a national level, with its manufacturing facility based […]

In conversation with Roland Decorvet, Philafrica Foods CEO

The world will feed itself in Africa where the land is – Roland Decorvet   PHILAFRICA FOODS is headquartered in South Africa where the organisation owns and operates maize mills, wheat mills, an oilseed-crushing, extraction, and refining plant, as well as animal feed manufacturing plants spanning all animal categories. Philafrica Foods is owned by AFGRI […]

Business with a Purpose

Food Across Africa Philafrica Foods’ three-pronged strategy is set to capitalise on  African agricultural opportunity by reducing imports and increasing exports; enriching hundreds of thousands of local farmers in the process THE ABILITY TO SUCCEED on a corporate level, and to succeed from an ethical perspective are usually mutually exclusive achievements, but Philafrica Foods (Pty) Ltd is aiming to […]