Applications are now open for the 2024 Oribi x AfriFOODlinks Incubation Programme. This programme, run by Oribi and powered by AfriFOODlinks, is based in Cape Town. Its aim is to enable and support the transformation of early-stage entrepreneurs into thriving social entrepreneurs within the agri-food sector. The programme also focuses on adopting a circular business approach. This approach aims to drive inclusive growth and food system transformation in South Africa.


  • If you’re a food entrepreneur based in Cape Town and you’re passionate about creating change and ready to take your business to the next level,


  • Through the AfriFOODlinks Incubation Programme, selected entrepreneurs will gain access to a support system and network designed to help them thrive. This includes mentorship from industry experts, coaching sessions to address specific challenges, networking opportunities to connect with like-minded individuals and organizations, and grant funding to scale their social enterprises.

Selection Process:

  • 4 March 2024 – Application Launch
  • 18 April 2024 – Application closes
  • May 2024 – 1st shortlisting – 100 candidates will be shortlisted to enter the ‘FOODATHON’ selection process.
  • From this group, 15 candidates will be selected to enter the 9 month incubation programme in the second half of 2024

Method of Application

For More Information,

Visit the Official Webpage

Application Deadline: 18 April 2024.