Kwanalu, which was established in 1890 saw the amalgamation of all KZN farmers in 1997 into the Union as we know it today. Kwanalu which has associations spread throughout KZN, is answerable and representative together with the other eight provincial unions, to the national body, AgriSA. Kwanalu is guided by principles set out in its Constitution, has a voluntary membership, is non-profit, equally represented, apolitical and not aligned to any business.
Kwanalu’s core focus areas are divided into six categories; namely commercial policy, agriculture and land reform, safety and security, natural resources, labour and corporate social initiatives and public relations and image building. As a union, Kwanalu has the collective bargaining power critical for representation, lobbying and farming into the future and as such, aims to be well-informed, based on a strong legal foundation which is factually and economically sound, and strives to serve with integrity at all times ensuring the Union is credible, relevant and integrated.