Intaba Jam Factory
The Intaba (“Mountain”) Jam Factory was an initiative founded by the Izandla Woman’s Initiative, an organization comprised of the Nozala Trust and Cape Women’s Forum, as part of a women’s entrepreneurship program.
These core objective of this initiative was to economically empower women in rural and peri-urban areas within South Africa. Intaba was born out of this union by Izandla in 2002 who provided the Intaba Project with their startup capital.
Intaba, situated in Piketberg along the scenic West Coast of South Africa, just ninety minutes away from Cape Town. This region is renowned for its cultivation of the freshest apple, pears, peaches, plums and other deciduous fruits.
The Intaba Jam Factory capitalizes on this unique positioning to create a wide variety of delicious jams, preserves, chutneys and other delicious bottled products. In 2002 an old church was purchased and 10 women were given the opportunity to start the jam factory.
The Vuya Foundation’s intervention came through recognizing the excellence of the products but lack of markets for Intaba. Thus, in 2008, the Vuya Foundation was instrumental in helping Intaba strike their first big deal with popular retailers Woolworths and up-market boutique coffee shop Melissa’s.
The Vuya Foundation has since exited the from the Intaba project but is remain certain that the ladies of Intaba will manage their business to the best of their ability.
Unit 84,Millennium Business Park,
Century City,Cape Town,7446
T: +27 (0)21 555 0240/42
Reg No: 2001/028759/08 NPC No: 038 - 585
At Vuya Foundation our core business is social interventions with a focus on sustainable development.
The Foundation was born out the realization that any South Africans still face untold hardships, a lack of education and scarcity of both opportunities and mentorship.
To truly address this issue, a new way of hinking and doing is needed.