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Fruit Entrepreneur Uzair Essack shares his story with Top Billing

Twenty six year old Uzair Essack’s Cape Town headquarters have recently been joined by international offices in Dubai and Doha. Extraordinary growth for a business which began with no resources.

The young businessman started his company four years ago out of a need to pay his bills.

Before university, Uzair learned a range of skills in his father’s businesses. When the family fell on hard times, he felt the need to help.

The idea for his business came about when a connection in Saudi Arabia asked him to sell a few South African pineapples, the sale went well, and the seed was planted. Despite his impressive office space today, Uzair claims his first office was the UCT library.


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It was bitter for the hard-working, prosperous Essack family to go through financial difficulties during Uzair’s high-school and varsity years, until this enterprise stabilized and life began looking up again.

Today he likes to give back to those in need, and he runs an NPO called Get Giving which distributes food hampers to those in need.


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While his business depends largely on unpredictable nature, he’s managed to find a few ways around that. By sourcing from farmers in the North of the country to the South, he can keep citrus supply coming most of the year. When drought impacted production in the Western Cape he focused on other citrus regions like Limpopo and Eastern Cape.

The day that this young entrepreneur was on a flight back from Qatar and was served a pack of his own fruit, life tasted very sweet indeed. We can’t wait to see what he does next!

 

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