Ubuntu Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) is a brand that was established from a desire to connect people to the benefits of olive oil in a way that is fresh, positive and attractive, and that exudes the uniquely African philosophy of community and sharing.
The Ubuntu Extra Virgin Olive Oil brand was started by Loyiso Manga – a bright and innovative budding entrepreneur who saw a gap in the market related to the accessibility and appeal of Olive Oil to the broader South African market.
Despite searching for over two years for an Olive Farm to partner with, and despite being unemployed while still searching for funding to give life to his vision and dream of a healthier South Africa by bringing Olive Oil to the masses – Loyiso never gave up. It is indeed this passion, perserverance,
motivation and will to succeed that radiates through every part of this business and brand.
Ubuntu Extra Virgin Olive Oil is not just a flash in the pan – it is the story of a dream come to life through hard work and a focus on the benefits that it will bring to the people that it will come into contact with. This is the very essense and nature of Ubuntu.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil has a number of great health benefits, which would appeal to the health conscious, but also simply to those who enjoy good natural food. The health benefits of Extra Virgin Olive Oil include:
- Monounsaturated fats help to reduce bad cholesterol in the blood, which can aid in lowering the risk of stroke and heart disease.
- EVOO is rich in Vitamins E, A, D and K – which are some of the essential vitamins needed for healthy skin and the prevention of premature aging.
When applied to the scalp, Olive Oil will moisturise the hair and reduce scalp irritation, which further reduces dandruff. Olive Oil has generally been viewed as a product mainly promoted to the wealthy – this is evidenced by the type of branding and packaging that will be seen on most supermarket shelves. In short – a little boring. However, with the design of the bottling and labels, as well as the uniquely African name which resonates with Africans from all walks of life – Ubuntu Extra Virgin Olive Oil
wants to tap into the heart of the nation, with a product that will be on
proud display in homes and kitchens across South Africa.
Ubuntu Extra Virgin Olive Oil has won an award at the prestigious 2019 SA Olive Awards and also won a Gold Award at the World Olive Oil Competition.
Ubuntu Extra Virgin Olive Oil is also in the process of
engagement with the Muslim Judicial Council, in order to obtain the Halaal
certification. Ubuntu is a brand that is bold, innovative and eager to shine a spotlight on the many benefits of our rich and fertile African soil.
The time for Ubuntu Extra Virgin Olive Oil has arrived.