Afrikelp About
Afrikelp About

48 years ago, Afrikelp positioned itself as a leader in the manufacturing of liquid seaweed biostimulants. Our liquid seaweed, extracted from the unique South African giant kelp, Ecklonia maxima, holds various beneficial properties that are advantageous for crop production. This extract acts as a plant growth stimulant to enhance yield and improve the quality of crops while also shortening the period between planting and harvesting. Together with our extensive quality control process, we make sure that every batch meets exceptional standards to ensure that we continue bringing the best the ocean has to offer to your farm.

48 years ago, Afrikelp positioned itself as a leader in the manufacturing of liquid seaweed biostimulants. Our liquid seaweed, extracted from the unique South African giant kelp, Ecklonia maxima, holds various beneficial properties that are advantageous for crop production. This extract acts as a plant growth stimulant to enhance yield and improve the quality of crops while also shortening the period between planting and harvesting. Together with our extensive quality control process, we make sure that every batch meets exceptional standards to ensure that we continue bringing the best the ocean has to offer to your farm.

Afrikelp Vision Mission Values
Afrikelp Vision Mission Values
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History of Afrikelp

  • 1971

    Founding company registered by Klaus Rotmann.

  • 1976

    1st South African seaweed rights received.

  • 1977

    1st South African agar factory established (Butterworth).

  • 1978
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    Received further seaweed rights on the East Coast.

  • 1979
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    Received further seaweed rights on the West Coast.

  • 1980
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    1st Namibia seaweed rights received (Lüderitzbucht) /1st South African seaweed rights on the South Coast.

  • 1984
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    Started 1st Namibian oyster farm in Lüderitzbucht.

  • 1986

    Started 1st Namibian agar factory in Lüderitzbucht.

  • 1990
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    Sold the agar factory in Lüderitzbucht.

  • 1995

    Started mariculture.

  • 2001
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    New factory & premises in Gansbaai (RSA).

  • 2002
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    Started with Afrikelp.

  • 2006
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    Long term seaweed rights extended in South Africa.

  • 2012

    New factory and premises in Cape Town.

  • 2015
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    Started with Afrikelp USA (AKUSA).

  • 2016

    Ascendis Health aquires the Afrikelp group of companies.

  • 2017
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    Long term seaweed rights extended until 2032.

  • 2018
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    Receives Eco-certification and ISO certification.

  • 2019
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    Afrikelp partners with RMB Ventures & Nedbank Private Equity.

  • 2019
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    Improves testing capabilities by upgrading lab and growing rooms.

  • 2020
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    Afrikelp upgrades Gansbaai facility and improves continuous quality control in-house.

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Meet Our Team

Meet our team.

KOBUS LINDEQUE
KOBUS LINDEQUEManaging Director
JOAQUIN ORELLANA
JOAQUIN ORELLANAManaging Director (USA)
SALO MINNAAR
SALO MINNAAR Commercial Director
DR AMELIA REDDY
DR AMELIA REDDYResearch & Development Manager
DR DUNESHA NAICKER
DR DUNESHA NAICKERProduction & Process Improvement Manager
KOBUS LINDEQUE
KOBUS LINDEQUEManaging Director
JOAQUIN ORELLANA
JOAQUIN ORELLANAManaging Director (USA)
SALO MINNAAR
SALO MINNAARCommercial Director
DR AMELIA REDDY
DR AMELIA REDDYResearch & Development Manager
DR DUNESHA NAICKER
DR DUNESHA NAICKERProduction & Process Improvement Manager
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