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Meet the new Economic Development Manager

Hortrgro’s newly formed Economic Development Committee is gearing up to take transformation in the deciduous fruit industry to new heights. These are interesting times. By Gerrit Rautenbach Cynthia Mahlathi looks you square in the eye when talking to you. And…



Hortfin the blended-finance scheme created to facilitate and enable transformation in the fruit, table grape and wine industries’ value chain, has announced a new partnership with First National Bank (FNB) at an event at Klein Joostenberg, Muldersvlei, yesterday. Hortfin, comprehensive…

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Jamming like a Jacobs

By Kara van der Berg Christynn and Nigel Jacobs bring a literal meaning to the saying “money for jam” with their jam business that started in their kitchen four years ago. The company has since grown out of its home…

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LEAD BY EXAMPLE – The story behind Hortfin

Text: Glenneis  Kriel The South African deciduous fruit industry, the Jobs Fund, and Land Bank recently launched Hortfin – an R600 million ring-fenced debt fund aimed at providing innovative and comprehensive financing and support systems in a manner that will…

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Hortfin in the media

Mariette Kotze, Hortfin’s interim manager, spoke to Smile904FM on The Honest Truth about the Hortfin project. Listen to Mariette here:   Watch a short video about Hortfin here: Pictured above the Hortfin Board: Willem Bestbier, Rico Basson, Beverly Farmer, Sunil Kooverjee,…

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One of the key economic drivers and objectives of the South African fruit and wine industries is to transform the agri-landscape in a sustainable manner by focussing on primary agriculture as well as the entire value chain – upstream and…

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