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‘Ownership is not transformation’

For South African agriculture to transform and be sustainable, uncomfortable conversations are needed, and issues robustly discussed without pointing fingers.  Hortgro Executive Director, Anton Rabe, and Hortgro Group Operations Manager, Mariette Kotze, addressed the meeting at the PALS annual general…

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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…

Elton Jeftha Indicating Where The Thieves Can Through

Fruit theft is out of control

Stealing fruit might sound like mischief. It has, however, become a massive threat to an industry worth billions. By Gerrit Rautenbach I remember those late nights slipping out of the school res, making a beeline for oom Hendrik’s orchards. The…

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Stories van ‘n troebaboer

Victor Fredericks is ’n man wat boer met ’n lied in sy hart. Want hy het ’n storie om te vertel. Inderwaarheid vele stories, kontreistories … Soveel so, hy het onlangs sy eerste bundel kortverhale die lig laat sien. Gerrit…

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State-of-the-art CA facility launched at US

Hortgro Pome recently invested R2.5m in a new controlled atmosphere research facility at Stellenbosch University. The launch was held last week during the annual Hortgro Pome CA Meeting. The facility will help solve post-harvest problems within the deciduous fruit industry.…

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