Our Community

Serving The Community

Gwanzi Queens sees itself not as a standalone business, but proud to be part of a community of our rainbow nation.
One of our primary goals is to give back to the community in various ways.

Glen Park Primary School

In Partnership with Bakkavor (Pty) Ltd, two new classrooms were built for the Glen Park Primary school in the Bushlands, Hluhluwe area.

This project benefits the workers from Gwanzi and surrounding areas as Glen Park is the only local primary school in the area.

The school has grown in the last years and total 450 learners.

The kitchen area was also revamped and a strongroom was built for the safekeeping of food, stationary and computers over night, at weekends and during the holidays.

A visit from third year students of Cedara Agriculture College

This was a visit from third year students of Cedara Agriculture College.
We showed the group how pineapples are planted as well as the packhouse where the pineapples are carefully sorted and packaged.

Du Toit Visser also gave a lecture on pineapple history and the different stages of growth a pineapple plant goes through.

This group comprised 52 students and 3 lecturers. The senior lecturer of Horticulture, Johan van Veenendaal, was the attending group leader.

Other Projects

Gwanzi Queens assists and contributes in the following projects:

  • Fred Visser, the owner of Gwanzi Queens, is a founding member of the Hluhluwe Football association established in 1992 with twelve clubs. This association is currently affiliated to the South African football association.
  • Fred served on the local steering committee and helped in planning the supply of water to the local tribal areas around Hluhluwe town.
  • One of the local Primary Schools closest to the Pineapple farm, Glen Park Primary School, is being supported financially in different ways and water is carted free of charge to the school on an ongoing basis.
  • Du Toit (the owner's son), currently serves as the Chairman of the Hluhluwe Business Chamber and is involved in all aspects from helping rate payers to supporting the street hawkers in upgrading their facilities.
  • Du Toit is also one of the founding members of the Hluhluwe Boxing club. The club has produced several provincial boxers and also two national champions in the last five years.
  • Together with the Spar Supermarket in town an annual Zulu dance competition (cultural event) is organised where more than fifty teams compete in three different categories of dancing.