GCCA membership in South Africa consists of 48 facilities comprising over 50,084,636 cubic feet of refrigerated space. GCCA works throughout Africa to strengthen the cold chain and maintain product integrity and quality between rural areas and more populous cities. Member services in the region range from post-harvest technical assistance to international connections for companies involved in the importing and exporting of temperature-controlled products. 

 

Advisory Council:

  • Christopher Nulliah, Logistics Director, Etlin International
  • Paul Gibbons, Customer Director, Vector Logistics
  • Colin Barker, Compliance Manager, Table Bay Cold Storage
  • Carlos De Mendonca, General Manager, Crossberth Cold Stores
  • Jaco Ollewagen, Manager: Technical, CCS Logistics
Council members help shape GCCA’s regional strategy and prioritize actions to strengthen South Africa’s cold chain industry, forge new partnerships, and strengthen existing relationships linking all aspects of the South African cold chain industry.
 

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GCCA South Africa Hosts Successful Virtual Cold Store Operations Short Course

The Global Cold Chain Alliance’s South Africa regional office has successfully hosted a Virtual Cold Store Operations Short Course, 24-26 August 2020 with 36 students participating from South Africa, Ghana, Namibia, Kenya, Nigeria and the United Kingdom. “The short course definitely added value and will add value to any company sending their employees to attend. I thoroughly enjoyed the...

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The impacts of COVID-19 on food waste in South Africa

The South African Association for Food Science & Technology (SAAFoST) hosted a webinar with Prof. Suzan Oelofse the Principal Researcher at CSIR to provide an overview of her report on the food waste created in South Africa during the COVID-19 pandemic. During the webinar, “The impacts of COVID-19 on food waste globally and in SA” Prof. Oelofse explained how her report showed a decline in...

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Update Your Directory Listing

The Member Directory/Buyer’s Guide is the #1 most-used resource at gcca.org   Don’t miss out on potential customers finding your company - respond to our email to update your member/directory listing this week. It’s easier than ever. Your primary organization contact and your directory contact will receive an email this week with the below instructions. When one of those authorized...

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GCCA South Africa Food Safety & Compliance Committee

The Global Cold Chain Alliance South Africa office is currently seeking dedicated GCCA warehouse members to volunteer for the GCCA South Africa Food Safety & Compliance Committee. The time frame of service for this committee will be from August 2020- August 2021.   The objective of the Committee is to provide a regular space for discussion, study and review...

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Virtual Course for Cold Store Operators in South Africa Launches

The Global Cold Chain Alliance and its core partner, the International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses, are excited to host a Cold Store Operations short course in South Africa. The course will be held virtually, includes interactive features and is scheduled for only 3 hours a day to allow attendees to participate during the work day.  This short course is open to all cold...

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Update: IARW-WFLO Convention, Cold Chain Conference & Expo

In light of the evolving situation surrounding Coronavirus (COVID-19), GCCA leadership has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 IARW-WFLO Convention and the 2020 GCCA Cold Chain Conference & Expo and will launch three new initiatives for members beginning in late September. Please know that this decision was not taken lightly. The GCCA staff have spent the past two months...

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Updated GCCA COVID-19 Guide Available

GCCA has published an updated GCCA COVID-19 Information Guide, This resource document from GCCA includes templates you can use to respond to the pandemic in your facility, including steps to create a facility action plan and communications templates for your customers and employees.  

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Cold Chain Connections hosted in South Africa

GCCA members in South Africa are invited to participate in an upcoming Cold Connection industry roundtable discussion taking place during March. Discussions will focus on the future of the cold chain in the region, including trends, challenges and opportunities. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to share ideas for how GCCA can better support cold chain entrepreneurs. Information...

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GCCA Members Can More Easily Connect with West African Companies

GCCA is pleased to announce that the Organization for Technology Advancement of Cold Chain in West Africa (OTACCWA) has joined the association effective February 24, 2020. OTACCWA is a an association that was created as part of the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) Postharvest Loss Alliance for Nutrition Project (PLAN) project, which many GCCA members participated in, including...

Cold Chain Projects

Conestoga Cold Storage Works With ColdHubs on Solar Cold Storage Business in Owerri, Nigeria
Since 2016, the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) has partnered with the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) to provide technical assistance to cold storage companies in Nigeria. The interest and support from GCCA membership has already resulted in four companies receiving guidance and advice from GCCA members with two more planned for September. In August 2017, Conestoga Cold Storage Chairman Larry Laurin and President Greg Laurin with GCCA International Projects Director Amanda Brondy, to Owerri, Nigeria, to share guidance with regional operators. GCCA member ColdHubs is starting up a business in the fruit and vegetable market for solar-powered cold storage.
GCCA Examines Feasibility for Postharvest Technology Service Center in Gbarnga, Liberia
GCCA recently partnered with Cultivating New Frontiers in Africa (CNFA) to complete a cold chain assessment in Liberia as part of a project supporting agribusiness development. The team of experts examined in detail the needs, demand, cost, and the sustainability for a center that could provide training and introduce new technologies to farmers, transporters, aggregators and others working along the value chains for perishable foods. The team agreed that the launch of a Postharvest Technology Service Center is feasible and could be sustainable.
Conestoga Cold Storage Works With ColdHubs on Solar Cold Storage Business in Owerri, Nigeria
Since 2016, the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) has partnered with the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) to provide technical assistance to cold storage companies in Nigeria. The interest and support from GCCA membership has already resulted in four companies receiving guidance and advice from GCCA members with two more planned for September. In August 2017, Conestoga Cold Storage Chairman Larry Laurin and President Greg Laurin with GCCA International Projects Director Amanda Brondy, to Owerri, Nigeria, to share guidance with regional operators. GCCA member ColdHubs is starting up a business in the fruit and vegetable market for solar-powered cold storage.
GCCA Examines Feasibility for Postharvest Technology Service Center in Gbarnga, Liberia
GCCA recently partnered with Cultivating New Frontiers in Africa (CNFA) to complete a cold chain assessment in Liberia as part of a project supporting agribusiness development. The team of experts examined in detail the needs, demand, cost, and the sustainability for a center that could provide training and introduce new technologies to farmers, transporters, aggregators and others working along the value chains for perishable foods. The team agreed that the launch of a Postharvest Technology Service Center is feasible and could be sustainable.

Regional Contacts

Lizelle van der Berg
Director of GCCA South Africa
241 18th Street South, Suite 620, Arlington, Virginia, United States
+27 72 225 9820
lvanderberg@gcca.org

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