Development and Transformation

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-narrative

Challenges in the B-BBEE-narrative

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...
Recycling vs incineration

Recycling vs incineration

A controversial waste to energy project in the Boland – a planned incineration plant in Wellington – has raised much concern among residents. The long knives are out for Drakenstein Municipality and its plans to erect an incineration plant in Wellington’s...

Paying education forward

Paul Roos Farming has released two premium wines to ensure a better future for children growing up on Rust and Vrede. It’s often said education is the key to a better future. The Roos family of Rust en Vrede near Stellenbosch has established a sound educational...

Ring in the changes

Start innovating, it’s fun! And it will ensure that you don’t disappear into a sea of sameness. Innovation should be one of the driving forces in our lives. In fact, we should never stop innovating. We should, in the words of Douglas Kruger, author and consultant,...