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Agriculture and the NMW increase quandary

Agriculture is one of the biggest employers of unschooled labour. Over the past ten years, the minimum wage has been amended substantially and rightly so, but as a sector, already under duress, with high input costs, global trade challenges, logistical…

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Packhouse-rugby is on point

There’s no doubt that SA is rugby-mad. The Springboks’ majestic World Cup win – for the fourth time – is still fresh in our memories. The deciduous fruit industry recently had its own Rugby Cup – a one-day tournament between…

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DECIDUOUS FRUIT INDUSTRY REELING UNDER FLOOD DISASTER

The South African deciduous fruit industry is reeling under the impact of the recent floods in key production areas, particularly in Elgin, Grabouw, Vyeboom and Villiersdorp (EGVV), parts of the Klein Karoo, and Franschhoek. During crisis talks with the Western…

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The leader of the band

Text and picture by Gerrit Rautenbach Jason Baartman is a man who lives passionately for agriculture. At first, he sometimes wondered why he didn’t opt for something like law or engineering or the like. Maybe he felt inferior about being…

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Geleenthede, maar ook groot uitdagings vir droëvrugtebedryf

Deur Elise-Marie Steenkamp Die volhoubaarheid van die Suid-Afrikaanse droëvrugtebedryf word geteister deur talle uitdagings, maar elke probleem is oorkombaar deur noukeurig huiswerk te doen en besigheidsrats te bly. Altesaam 60 bedryfsverteenwoordigers en produsente het vroeg in September buite Rawsonville byeengekom…

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DIE VROUE VAN ACHTERVLEI

Drie vroue van Achtervlei, Piket-Bo-Berg, trap diep landbouspore. Vroue wat Nietzsche lees, bekommerd is oor gemeenskapstrauma, die omgewing, wat somme in hul drome maak en nuwe produkte ontwikkel wat supermarkte laat toustaan. Elise-Marie Steenkamp het gaan inloer. Deidré Eigelaar: Die…

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LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT TAKING OFF

By Elise-Marie Steenkamp The fifth group of production managers enrolled in the Mazars-Hortgro learning initiative recently received their certificates. This unique learning and development programme was launched in 2019 when Hortgro engaged the services of Mazars to provide talent management…

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Inmaakvrugtebedryf fokus op positiewe toekoms

Deur Elise-Marie Steenkamp “Produsente het dikwels nie beheer oor wat buite hul plase gebeur nie. Daarom moet hulle ’n positiewe ingesteldheid oor die toekoms hê, want as daardie boompie in die grond gesit word weet ons dit is nog vyf…

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Kernvrugbedryf beleef stormagtige seisoen

Wydverspreide hael het beduidende verliese veroorsaak maar goeie reëns en koue bring gunstige vooruitsigte vir die komende seisoen. Deur Anna Mouton. Op 3 November 2022 is die Witzenbergvallei deur strawwe hael getref wat ernstige skade aan appel- en peerboorde berokken…

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HORTGRO RESEARCH SHOWCASE 2023: A ROARING SUCCESS

To present years of work in five minutes is a big challenge for anyone. Yet, that is precisely what Hortgro Science asked researchers to do at this year’s Research Showcase. This was only the second time that the Showcase was…

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