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Washed away by the waters

Washed away by the waters

For the next three months, buyers will have to wait patiently for wine from Van Loveren following the inundation of the cellar by the recent floods. Altogether 100 000 cases of wine were ruined, with damage amounting to R12 million.

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New, newer, Nederburg

Classic and contemporary go chic and cheeky… with more than a touch of trendy. This year’s Nederburg Auction, which will take place in Paarl on 11 and 12 April, has a brand new theme of contemporary colours. It is not as if the organisers are trying to reinvent the wheel with their fashionable theme, auction manager Bennie Howard is quick to point out. “We are merely building on a recipe that works for us. The reason for the change is to make the Auction even bigger and brighter.”

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Church and business collaborate for the future of agriculture e-Mali Trust combats poverty

Church and business collaborate for the future of agriculture e-Mali Trust combats poverty

What are you doing to help emerging farmers in our country Prof Eckart Kassier does not beat about the bush when discussing the future of agriculture. “Other sectors in the economy, such as mining and services, have made a fair amount of progress on the road towards empowerment, but agriculture is repeatedly singled out as lagging behind. And it is the sector which can least afford to do so.”

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Johan van Rooyen … in the hot seat at SAWB

Johan van Rooyen … in the hot seat at SAWB

He was still buttoning his shirt – a casual one with jeans – when proffering his hand in greeting in his lounge in Stellenbosch … having just arrived from one of his many flights all over the country to fulfil a plethora of obligations. But one thing is certain: Johan van Rooyen, the new CEO of the SA Wine and Brandy Foundation, is at home in the winelands … and in any company – an adaptability that will stand him in good stead in his new role.

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