Become an Afrikara member
and become part of working towards a sustainable agricultural model for South Africa
How to become a member
Afrikara is a community inspired to freely cooperate in supporting a rapid evolution of consciousness in agriculture.
Membership is open to all South African citizens and permanent residents who are 18 years of age or older, irrespective of race, gender, culture, religious orientation or any other designation or orientation.
There are 2 (two) categories of members:
Activity Rights Members and Supportive Members.
Category 1 – Activity Rights Members contribute to the business potential of the Cooperative through exercising 'activity rights'. These members may benefit from bonuses paid out from the surplus of the Cooperative at the end of a financial year, as stipulated in Clause .
Category 2 – Supportive Members support the business of the Cooperative, without taking up activity rights within the Cooperative, through buying the produce or services produced by the Cooperative, or by donating or investing resources into the Co-operative. These members do not qualify to have bonuses paid out from the surplus of the Cooperative at the end of a financial year.
Anyone interested in joining as a member of Afrikara should acquaint themselves thoroughly with the vision, values and objectives as set out in our Constitution (see below).
The process is as follows:
Should you be interested in taking up an activity within the co-op, you will need to have further discussions with one of the members and present a proposal in writing to the board for its consideration.
The benefits of being a member of Afrikara are:
Afrikara’s vision is encapsulated in the following statement:
Afrikara is a community of individuals who freely cooperate in supporting a rapid evolution of consciousness in agriculture. We stimulate life forces to enliven and care for the earth, ensuring access to food that nourishes body, soul and spirit, while honouring the unique contribution of each individual.
Extracts from the constitution in relation to membership
VALUES AND GUIDING PRINCIPLES
Members are inspired and driven by their desire to live and work according to universal laws that ensure sustainable, balanced and harmonious development.
All actions, activities and decisions made by members of the Co-operative are guided by the following principles:
Afrikara aims to:
Restrictions applicable to members’ activities in relation to Afrikara
Agro-ecology refers to land-based production of food, fibre and medicinals, including, but not limited to, activities such as animal and crop production, bee-keeping and vermiculture.
The Biodynamic Preparations 500-509, as enumerated in Rudolf Steiner's series of lectures published under the title The Agricultural Course, as well as any other preparations that have since been developed based on this work.