Monthly Archives: December 2011

  • A successful sports day was held on the 29th October by the community and workers of Graaff Fruit. The day’s event started with a fun walk and all was waiting in anticipation to see who the fittest walker of them all was. There were different sporting events for example race in the bags, egg in […]

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  • Working as a coach, you could probably say, “I make a difference everyday”, but how can you go about really changing the lives of people thousands of miles away? In September 2011 five coaches embarked on a fortnight-long trip to the Western Cape of South Africa to coach children and pass on their skills to […]

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  • On Thursday, 24 November 2011 we had our annual End of Year Function at the Clive Beck Community Centre, just a few kilometres from La Colline. It was a lovely evening of music, dance, drama and socializing. A special guest from the UK; Mary Vizoso, Faith Brown and Hilda Links from the Foundation attended the […]

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  • Despite limited sporting equipment, the people staying on Witzenberg properties have always had a real passion for sport and have continued to perform well in cricket. Before, we merely had a few old cricket bats; however the generosity of Waitrose enabled us to fully equip the team and bring them closer to reaching their full […]

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  • The Minister responsible for Agriculture and Rural Development Gauteng, Mrs. Nandi Mayathula Khoza, visited Bambanani on invitation on Wednesday 26th October 2011. The purpose the invitation was to start having a closer relationship with the abovementioned Department. The workers of Bambanani Fruit felt honoured and respected because the Minister arrived on time and extend the […]

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  • On the 4th August Saul Lintnaar was awarded 1st in his category and also overall winner as Farm Worker of the year for the Witzenberg Region. Saul was enrolled in the category of Middle Management. On the 18th November Saul competed with all other winners in his category and the Regional winners for the Provincial […]

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  • During the October holiday the Gorutha Centre at Bavaria Estate fulfill one of the biggest dreams of 35 farm children by taking them to the sea for the first time. The morning on arrival the children walked through the forest leading to the beach, when they saw the sand dunes and heard the waves they […]

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  • To the financially literate people, managing debt and handling credit transactions is like taking a fresh breath when you wake up in the morning – it does not require effort at all. However, to a non-literate farm worker it is a real challenge. Earning a meagre wage which is just above the sectorial minimum wage […]

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  • Starting early on a Saturday morning the team went out scavenging for scrap metal. One of the farmers had contacted Golden Frontiers with some scrap that could be collected, and with no further ado the scrap were collected. Getting scrap is a problem. People will rather sell the metal for the financial gain rather than […]

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