Thumbs up for Bosman Family Vineyards for another success story in social empowerment. A ribbon cutting ceremony took place at the newly completed Adama Heights II apartment block in Wellington, during which keys to accommodation were handed over to eight employees for their new houses.
Key figures Councillor Conrad Poole (Drakenstein Municipality Mayor), Jannie Bosman (Bosman Family Vineyards owner) and Petrus Bosman (managing director) made speeches and handed over keys to the apartments, while a children’s choir added some local flavour.
“We cannot empower if we do not cover basic needs. Housing is a basic need,” said Petrus at the ceremony.
Bosman Family Vineyards has been Fairtrade certified since 2008. Together with Du Toitskloof and Merwida wineries, Bosman Family Vineyards reached out into the Cape winelands and has expanded through the South African Fairtrade Hub as follows:
|6 278 beneficiaries||2 mobile medical clinics|
|6 pre-schools||1 retirement home|
|2 primary schools||2 libraries|
|197 high school contributions||2 community centres|
|3 computer centres||Bursaries for college and university|
|577 housing on farms||Various clubs and extracurricular activities|
|5 transport busses||Various wellbeing support efforts|
|2 fixed medical clinics|