SACOTA is the most prominent association of trading members operating within South Africa and the SADC region. Its vision is to be a significant, influential and respected force in the Southern African grain and agricultural sector by expanding its activities and pro-actively raising awareness amongst key role players including governments, traders, financial institutions, producers, processors, millers and NGOs.
SACOTA is committed to the promotion of free market principles, the sanctity of contracts, ethical trading practices as well as promoting a free and fair trade environment. It creates the means for businesses involved in the grain trading industry to interact to the mutual benefit of all concerned.
The association is committed to further enhancing the public image of the grain trading industry in general and providing a unified voice to lobby on matters of legislation that are anticipated to have an impact on the industry.
SACOTA’s established structure and initiatives are geared toward expanding its influence, representation and membership not only locally, but also in countries north of South Africa.