Met opwindende planne vir water in die wynlande, is die glas half vol én half leeg.
With exciting plans in store for water in the winelands, the glass is half full and half empty.
Die aanvanklike groeipyne van Wieta (Wine and Agricultural Industry Ethical Trade Association) blyk iets van die verlede te wees en hierdie etiese handelsorganisasie is goed op dreef, met ’n groeiende ledetal en toenemende positiewe terugvoer van belanghebbendes.
“Farm workers and employers have to sit around the same table more regularly, so the former can know that they are recognised and part of the bigger picture.” These are the wise words of the Western Cape Farm Worker of the Year, Jerome Thomas.
“Plaaswerkers en werkgewers moet meer gereeld om dieselfde tafel sit, sodat eersgenoemde weet hulle word erken en is deel van ’n groter prentjie.” Só gesels die 2014 Wes-Kaapse Plaaswerker van die Jaar, Jerome Thomas.
Over the past few years the SA Cellar Worker Programme and the Winetech study groups have been making a significant and innovative contribution to the transfer of technology to cellar workers. At the same time contributions by permanent cellar workers in the South...
Is there truly a shortage of new leadership talent to cultivate? Do concepts such as self-discipline, loyalty, work ethic, integrity and living according to values – not to mention good labour relations, mutual trust and respect – belong to the past? Ample...
After 12 years of doing business mostly out of South Africa, Origin Wine is spreading its wings to source from France, Italy, Spain, Australia and New Zealand. However, at Origin it is not all about flying high, giving back has always been a priority. Giving back and changing people’s lives in the most fundamental of ways.
The wine industry has taken a strong stance to be the leading example of effective and considered transformation in the agricultural sector. A new Transformation Committee has been established to spearhead the effective implementation and impact of the statutory levies allocated to transformation in the wine industry.
International postgraduate studies offer students opportunities to gain exposure to global wine trends, networks, research and styles. With an increasing number of South Africans spreading their academic wings globally, is the industry welcoming back its academic swallows? EDO HEYNS followed up with the graduates of international academic wine programmes.
Twelve years ago, after presenting a tasting in Stockholm, I was interviewed by a beautiful blonde Swedish journalist, who posed the question, “Charles what gives you a kick as a winemaker?” De Grendel cellarmaster, CHARLES HOPKINS looks back at the biggest kick he got from three decades of making wine.
While the big picture is being formulated for the wine industry, its role-players remain progressive, with some of the puzzle pieces that address specific workflows already systematically falling into place.
In 2012, Kathy Jordan launched the Jordan Women in Wine initiative to help train and develop young women in the wine industry. Following the success that the project has since achieved on local and international level, Kathy has now handed over the reigns to Elizma Myburgh from Piwosa (Premium Independent Wineries of South Africa) in the hope that this initiative will touch the lives of even more women going forward.
Met die doel om jong vrouens in die wynbedryf op te lei en te help ontwikkel, het Kathy Jordan in 2012 die Jordan Women in Wine-inisiatief van stapel gestuur. Na aanleiding van die sukses wat sedertdien op plaaslike en internasionale vlak hiermee bereik is, het Kathy nou die leisels aan Elizma Myburgh by Piwosa (Premium Independent Wineries of South Africa) oorgegee, met die hoop dat die inisiatief nóg meer vrouens se lewens sal aanraak.
The Institute of Grape and Wine Science (IGWS) is a joint venture between Stellenbosch University and the South African wine industry, established in 2012, to deliver world-class teaching, research and technology development. The institute is responsible for knowledge transfer services to the South African wine industry and to ensure that research and devel-opment in wine sciences is relevant and of high standards.
The South African wine industry is in the process of developing a new strategic framework aiming to improve competitiveness and coherence through, inter alia, more focused communication and an industry-wide governance structure.
With the ultimate goal of addressing unemployment among the youth in rural areas, the PinotageYouth Development Academy opened its doors in June 2013. Although many of the students face enormous social challenges at home and in their communities, they have shown resilience and now, one year later, the first group of talented youngsters are ready to follow their dreams in the wine industry.
While running across Madagascar sick with Dengue fever, Bilharzia and hardly being able to move, extreme adventurer, inspirational speaker, chef and philanthropist David Grier needed medication urgently. The closest of which was 240 km away. This was a snapshot of his life, but an ordinary day in the lives of so many people in Africa. And so the idea of the Owethu project was born