Santam Veritas Awards: Great shift in medal spectrum

Santam Veritas Awards: Great shift in medal spectrum

Looking at the totality of the medals awarded this year, the picture is very different to last year, probably in line with the organisers’ endeavour to raise standards even more, inter alia by means of a changed points and judging system.

While the 1 491 entries represented a record for the sixth year running, the total number of medals decreased from 77% of total entries to 67%,

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The “Clos” which is open to praise

The “Clos” which is open to praise

The SA Young Wine Show – the official name, South African National Young Wine Show, is about as formidable as the trophies – provided its usual quota of surprises. But the fact that the overall champion wine was a red, hailing from the Stellenbosch district, with “King Cabernet” as its main ingredient, might have been expected, considering the region’s tradition of red wine. Even so, over the past decade the SA champion has increasingly been coming from other districts.

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October 2001 – Boland farms to become Aids danger zone

October 2001 – Boland farms to become Aids danger zone

The mining industry is considered the sector that has been hardest hit by HIV/Aids until now. Research by gold and coal mines indicates that more than 20% of their current labour force has been infected. Broken homes, the use of migrant labour and the establishment of workers in hostels during the apartheid years created fertile breeding ground for HIV/Aids.

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Growth Arrestment Phenomenon And Dying Back Disease In Vineyards In The Below Orange River Area

Growth Arrestment Phenomenon And Dying Back Disease In Vineyards In The Below Orange River Area

(The following is a synopsis of lectures on this specific topic presented by the above-mentioned persons at an information day in Upington organised by Dried Fruit Technical Services, Deciduous Fruit Producers Trust and Winetech. A complete set of lectures is...

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