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Hortgro refocusing economic development

As communicated late last year, Hortgro and the DFDC’s paths have separated given differences specifically relating to the positioning of the DFDC as a parallel operating structure to Hortgro, operational duplication of functions, and increased confusion about identity amongst interest…

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Nic Dicey talks transformation

Deciduous Fruit Industry recently decided to award excellence for transformation efforts. Transformation Awards 2022 took place on 31 March at the Technopark Protea Hotel, Stellenbosch. Here is the speech by Hortgro Chairperson, Nicholas Dicey: HORTGRO, the national umbrella industry service…

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Dibesho Serage new DFDC Director for Limpopo

By Gerrit Rautenbach Dibesho Serage, Managing Director of Groundstone Group grew up in Lebowakgomo township of Limpopo Province where he did his primary and high school studies. His mother was a school teacher and Dad owned a small all-purpose shop.…

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How well is transformation doing in the Langkloof?

The Jobs Fund Initiatives is the Deciduous Fruit Development Chamber’s Commercialisation Programme. It started in 2016 and is aimed at graduating a group of smallholder farmers to commercial status. Hortgro and the DFDC-SA recently went on a monitoring and evaluation…

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Economic reform: Emerging farmers reach commercial status

By Elise-Marie Steenkamp Transformation and economic reform in agriculture are some of the biggest challenges that South Africa faces today and that is why the Deciduous Fruit Development Chamber’s commercialization programme, the Jobs Fund Project (JFP), is such a beacon…

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Measuring and Managing Transformation

Deciduous Fruit Industry signs pledge to lead the way At the end of October, representatives from Hortgro Pome, Stone and the DFDC came together with the aim to align the industry strategy and to develop “an implementable, measurable, and future-focused…

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The man who rowed into his farm

Competitive canoeing shaped Paul Lombard’s life. Literally and figuratively. But it all happened because of a drought. Gerrit Rautenbach explains. You can clearly see that Paul Lombard, proud manager director of Eve Brand, an apple and pear farm near Misgund…

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Pay it forward with fruit

Over the last number of years, a lot has happened in the world and certainly in South Africa. Since 1994 the much-needed process of upliftment and equalisation got underway across the full spectrum. From sport to commerce, education, and farming.…

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A DECADE OF TRANSFORMATION

Ten noticeable years of transformation The Pome and Stone Fruit Industry have put their money where their mouths are since 2010 regarding transformation and sustainable development. Over the last 10 years, transformation initiatives were refocused on training, worker welfare, and…

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DFDC SUMMIT LAUNCH 2018

About 150 guests, politicians, dignitaries, and industry representatives attended the Deciduous Fruit Development Chamber’s Summit Launch in White River last week. Pressing issues such as how to transform the deciduous fruit value chain and how to ensure economic inclusiveness were…

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