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SIZA HELP OPKOMENDE PRODUSENTE MARKGEREED WORD

Deur Elise-Marie Steenkamp As jy Suid-Afrikaanse vrugte wil uitvoer, moet jy aan sekere vereistes voldoen. Of jy nou ’n mega-produsent, kleiner produsent of opkomende produsent is, die wetgewing en standaarde bly dieselfde. Een van die hekkies in produsente se pad…

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Challenges ahead for “celebrity” Cape honeybee

By Elise-Marie Steenkamp The Cape honeybee might have global celebrity status in the insect world, but there are many challenges to secure the future of this “famous bee variety” and sustain its contribution as an apex pollinator in the Western…

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Simply the Best – Meet Vivian Jakobs

By Gerrit Rautenbach After obtaining his matric in 1994, Vivian Jakobs’s journey through the world of deciduous fruit began with him checking out the playing field. In 2000 he joined Swaarmoed Boerdery in the Warm Bokkeveld. That’s where he crossed…

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Cape Town port: Improvements, but long road ahead…

New management, more transparency, better cooperation, and ongoing improvements have helped to turn around the backlog at the Cape Town port (CTP) for fruit exports. It is, however, still a long road ahead to get port productivity on par with the…

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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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