Sentraal-Suid Co-operative Ltd operates in the Western- and Southern Cape as well as in the Langkloof and Karoo.  SSK head office is located in the picturesque town of Swellendam. The company, founded in 1931, has been serving its loyal members as a co-operative for 90 years. The co-operative form, remains the most appropriate form of ownership to promote the interests of our members.

True to their mission statement, to ensure the prosperity and survival of the organisation and its members by promoting growth and diversification, whilst maintaining stability, SSK pursues low input costs, a wide variety of products, services delivery of superior quality, and to assist their members in the marketing of their products. This is done through insurance branches in Swellendam , Heidelberg, Riversdale, Mossel Bay and Avontuur, 20 AgriLand retail branches ; complete workshops in Swellendam, Heidelberg and George, and grain storage depots in Swellendam, Heidelberg, Karringmelksrivier, Protem, Krombeksrivier, Ashton, Riversdale, Albertinia, Kleinberg and Herold. The SSK Agriland Packaging Plant is located in Haarlem in Langkloof.

SSK’s net profit from transactions with members is split proportionally to the respective members’ qualifying turnover with the co-operative in the form of bonuses (long-term and cash).

SSK’s involvement with its subsidiaries and associates, is the result of a continued focus to set up businesses in the region-based agricultural value chain. In order to achieve diversification, investments outside the primary agriculture industry, are also considered on an on-going basis. (See the Group Structure page for a complete list of SSK’s subsidiaries and associates.)

SSK finances agricultural input costs and implements at highly competitive terms, and has a team of agricultural services and experts, delivering free agricultural, livestock and financial advice.

True to its motto of “Work together Win together”, SSK supports the principle that the result of collaboration is better than the sum total of individual achievements. SSK directors, management and staff are committed to ensuring that the business meets the needs and wishes of SSK members and the community.


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Group Structure

SSK fully own, or has shares, in a number of companies and ventures. See the full structure here.

Management Structure

Our operations work in a well structured and lean hierarchy. See how we are structured.


SSK recognised that today we must consider social responsibility and social responsibility programs, as long term investments.

Financial Reports

The co-operative operates in the Central- and Southern Cape, as well as the Overberg.


Human Resources, are without question, the most important asset within the structure of any organisation.