The life of a farmer isn’t an easy one, and starting a business comes with its own challenges, but Koketso Moloko has faced adversities head on. Her business, LMC Food Group, is a force of positive change for the rural economy in the Moloto City area near Rustenburg in North West.
Moloko established a solid business foundation in her studies, getting an economics degree at the University of Johannesburg and her honours through Unisa. This put her in prime position to let her entrepreneurial spirit take the reins, but it took years of experience and endless learning to get the LMC Food Group to where it is today. She alludes to the time she planted her sunflowers too late. “It made me a better farmer,” Moloko says.
She’s passionate about agriculture and wants to use it to develop the rural economy. Her accomplishments are getting her places, having been profiled by Living Land on SABC 2, winning the Making Moves entrepreneurship competition on SABC 1 and receiving the MEC award for top female farmer from the North West department of agriculture.