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Nette is ononderhandelbaar

Deur Elise-Marie Steenkamp Foto's en video Carmé Naudé Vroeg in Maart vanjaar het ‘n windstorm Grabouw en omgewing bykans 24 uur laat steier. Met winde wat plek-plek tot 90 km/uur gehaal het, was swaargelaaide vrugteboorde kwesbaar. Dramatiese foto’s in die…

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Apples to the rescue

A group of hikers, with the help of Hortgro, Kromco and the Paul Clüver clan from De Rust Farm in Elgin created a hiking event in the Groenland Mountains. It was labelled Hiking for Hunger. The idea was to walk…

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Hoe kies mens ‘n kampioen?

Pro-Hort persele stel nuwe kultivars op proef Deur Anna Mouton Die Suid-Afrikaanse vrugtebedryf stagneer omdat daar nie genoeg nuwe kultivars geplant word nie. Dit is die mening van Neville van Buuren, bestuurder van appel- en peerproduksie by Oak Valley Estate,…

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The Future Is Education

More than 60 years ago Dr Paul Clüver’s mother, Gertrude, established a farm school on De Rust, the family farm in the Elgin Valley. With only 23 learners. A small first step is key to a great journey, Gerrit Rautenbach…

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Gerard Cooke is off to enjoy the fruit of his labour

By Gerrit Rautenbach He is formally leaving the world of fruit after a long and adventurous journey. You could say it began when Granny Smith was still a teenager, but more accurately, it was in 1976 when he started working…

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Fruit producers open hearts and sluices

Deciduous fruit growers from Grabouw and Elgin will donate between 7.5 and 10 million cubic meters of water to the City of Cape Town. The growers opened their hearts and sluices to "give their share" and help the Cape Metro…

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