TransfOrmus was established in 2017, following many years of research and product development in South Africa and Australia.

Most people have never heard of Ormus, so if this is your first time, welcome to the world of Ormus! Ormus opens a cost-effective gateway way to reduce the usage of harmful chemicals in our soils and increase the quality and quantity of our food, feed and fibre yields.


Why are we doing this? Because Ormus is too good and too important not to share!

We aim to contribute mindfully to the health of Planet Earth and all that share it, and Ormus is a powerful tool to assist with this work.

We use the highest quality organic inputs, with stringent attention to production detail for our planet changing products. These are sustainable, harmonic and their positive effect accumulates over time.

Ormus helps promote regenerative agricultural practices to help heal our depleted soils and get the best possible nutrition from our crops. The vision is abundance.

Meet the Team

Peter Searll

BBusSci (Hons) in Marketing and Marketing
Research from UCT.

  • 25 years’ experience as an innovative market researcher in South Africa, evidenced by being a two time industry award winner.
  • Peter is Managing Director and passionate about healing our soils for resilience and health.

Charl Pienaar

Masters in Agriculture – M.Sc. (Agric). University of Stellenbosch. MBA Potchefstroom University.

  • 40+ years’ experience across a broad range of areas, as a plant breeder, researcher and crop specialist in field crops such a wheat and maize.
  • Specialist in earthworm farming, composting and recycling (low external input sustainable agriculture in general), and has published a comprehensive book on earthworm farming.
  • Been extensively involved in agricultural research and development.

Roy Fine

Has over 35 years of experience in business, ranging from more formal large corporates to small start-ups.

  • He was a founder and shareholder in Sunpride, which was one of the first fruit export businesses after de-regulation after 1994.
  • Roy is a director of Afrifresh Holdings, which currently has interests in large-scale farming in Zimbabwe, and had fruit distribution centres in Europe & Asia.
  • Until late 2016, Roy was an Exec Director of the Afrifresh Group, one of the largest integrated agri businesses in South Africa, which owned and operated more than 12 large farming operations across SA.
  • He is a passionate supporter of entrepreneurs and early-stage businesses with a significant network.

Dr. Saskia von Diest

PhD. Plant Pathology, Stellenbosch University.

  • Postdoctoral fellowship Department of Conservation Ecology and Entomology.
  • Holds a joint postdoctoral position with the Centre for Complex Systems in Transition (CST) at Stellenbosch University and the Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience (CAWR) at Coventry University in the UK.

Julian Arendse

18 years experience as horticulturist
Permaculture and bio-dynamics, medicinal plants.

  • High Commissioner for Xam Bushmen.
  • Farm manager at leading pharmaceutical company

Patrick Symington

Bachelor of Esoteric Sciences — B.Esc (Hons) — Australian School of Esoteric Studies.

  • Entrepreneurial spirit, focusing both commercially and academically, on environmental regenerative technologies in relation to food, farming and human health systems.