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Dr Imtiaz Sooliman: Faith and spirituality

Dr Imtiaz Sooliman is the founder and chair of the Gift of the Givers Foundation, the largest non-governmental disaster-response organisation of African origin in Africa. Gift of the Givers has distributed R6 billion in aid in 47 countries over the…

2024 23(4) SAFJ Hortgro News De Ruyter

The case for decarbonising exports

Developed countries increasingly penalise carbon-intensive trading partners in developing economies. By Anna Mouton “The carbon budget of the world — the total amount of carbon we can emit if we want to limit global warming to 1.5 °C — is…

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1662 INDUSTRY AWARD: DORA NDABA

The 1662 Industry Award commemorates the first two apples harvested that year – April 17 to be exact – in the Company’s Garden at the Cape of Good Hope. The picking of the two Witte Wijn Appels is regarded symbolically…

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Daan Strydom Research And Technical Award: Dr Stephanie Midgley

When one thinks of climate change and research, one involuntarily thinks of Dr Stephanie Midgley, a specialist researcher from the Western Cape Department of Agriculture and professor extraordinaire at the University of Stellenbosch’s Department of Horticulture. Over the past 33…

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O.S.H. Reinecke Bedryfsleier Toekenning: Pieter du Toit

Die gesogte O.S.H. Reinecke Bedryfsleier Toekenning gaan vanjaar aan Pieter du Toit, van die Dutoit Groep. Pieter word allerweë as ’n visionêre en strategiese denker beskou. Iemand wie in staat is om groot besighede suksesvol en winsgewend te ontwikkel. Een…

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Hortgro Voorsitterstoekenning: Johan Hopkins

Nadat hy sy graad in sosiale wetenskappe aan die Universiteit Stellenbosch verwerf het, werk Johan in Stellenbosch se landbougemeenskappe, onder andere as personeelbestuurder op verskeie primêre plase en daarna as Groepbestuurder Menslike Hulpbronne by Unifruco (nou Capespan). In 2001 stig…

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Hortgro Izithelo Media Toekenning: Francois Williams

Francois Williams van die Kaapse dagblad, Die Burger se sake-redaksie, het die media toekenning gekry vir sy beriggewing die afgelope jaar oor die krisis by die Kaapstad-hawe, asook ander logistieke probleme wat die sagtevrugtebedryf geraak het. Francois se beriggewing was…

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Hortgro Toekennings 2024 | Hortgro Awards 2024

Die gesogte Hortgro-toekennings ter ere van uitskieters en staatmakers in die sagtevrugtebedryf is vanjaar op 31 Mei by die Lord Charles-hotel, in Somerset-Wes, gehou. Dit is die tweede keer dat Hortgro die toekenningsfunksie in ’n nuwe formaat, met die fokus…

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Elgin Orchards shoots the lights out

Their Cripps Red block has surpassed a cumulative yield of 300 tonnes per hectare in its fourth leaf. Written by Anna Mouton.  A Cripps Red block at Elgin Orchards wowed participants at the Hortgro Technical Symposium pome-fruit field day in…

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Vote CAEO

The Cape Agri Employers Organisation or Kaapse Agri Werkgewersorganisasie (KAW) is a non-profit organisation lobbying for its members, helping to streamline and resolve labour-related and other issues in the complex world of agriculture. By Gerrit Rautenbach In 1996 the Marketing…

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Taai steenvrugseisoen agter die rug

Logistieke uitdagings het weereens vir produsente en bemarkers slapelose nagte besorg. “Dit was seker een van die moeilikste seisoene wat ons nog beleef het,” het Jacques du Preez, Hortgro se algemene bestuurder van handel en markte, by die onlangse afsluiting…

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