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Future Agro Challenge

Future Agro Challenge

The Future Agro Challenge (FAC), a global leading initiative that discovers innovative and fundable ventures in food and agriculture, will be welcoming agripreneurs to the third Future Agro Challenge Global Championships. The event will be held in Sandton from 12 to...
Responsible Tourism awarded

Responsible Tourism awarded

The second round of the 2017 African Responsible Tourism Awards competition has arrived, with top spots being awarded at World Travel Market (WTM) Africa in April. The awards (sponsored by WESGRO and Better Tourism Africa) recognise African organisations that show how...
Minimum wage, what, why, when?

Minimum wage, what, why, when?

Following 2 years of negotiations between the various parties in Nedlac (with the exception of Cosatu), Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on 8 February 2017 that a national minimum wage has been agreed upon, which will amount to between R3 500 and R3 990 per...
Born to teach

Born to teach

Cellar workers shouldn’t only learn what to do in the cellar – they should know why they’re doing it. Only then do their work and career get real meaning. Nomonde Kubheka has a knack for helping people understand things. As a winemaker at KWV she soon started giving...
Challenges in the B-BBEE-narative

Challenges in the B-BBEE-narative

With pending revisions soon to be promulgated AgriBEE codes and stricter rules for compliance, value growth and co-op patronage models are tested and tried models, provided value driven principles are upheld. A growing imputation placed on the full set of codes has...
Xelelo excels

Xelelo excels

A cellar worker from Lourensford Wine Estate in Somerset West received the best birthday gift ever this year.  Ivan, a senior cellar assistant at Lourensford Wine Estate in Somerset West, was named SA Cellar Worker of the Year 2016 at the annual Cellar Worker...
SIYAKHULA! We are growing

SIYAKHULA! We are growing

Passion for wine, proper mentorship and skills development have been key in building black-owned brands. Several wine producers have joined hands with their farm workers and communities to establish their own wine labels. With third-generation farm workers now on...
Dream big

Dream big

Joseph Phiri from De Grendel is a good example of the South African wine industry’s commitment to the empowerment and training of cellar workers. Joseph Phiri, the winner of the SA Cellar Worker Award for 2012, sponsored by Nedbank, has worked at De Grendel in...
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