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  • The English Test Team Captain, Alastair Cook, will be visiting the Western Cape in January 2016. Mr Cook will be accompanied by his wife, Alice and their daughter, Elsie.  Exciting information about this visit will be announced soon, so watch this space!!

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  • In December 2015, Sir Ian “Beefy” Botham will be walking South Africa to raise funds for various charities. The Waitrose sponsored former England test cricketer will start his journey in Llandudno, Western Cape and visit some of South Africa’s prime locations like Cape Town, Durban, Soweto and Johannesburg. For more information and donations, visit his website www.beefywalkingtherainbownation.com […]

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  • Waitrose Ltd Commercial Director, Mr Mark Williamson visited South Africa during July 2015 to attend the WF (SA) Anniversary Celebrations. Mr Williamson is responsible for the sourcing, buying, ranging and pricing of branded and own label products. Mr Williamson joined the Partnership in June 2004 as Head of Buying, Grocery. In April 2005 his portfolio was widened […]

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  •   A festive Gala Dinner was held to celebrate the achievements of the Foundation in collaboration with Waitrose and it’s supply partners over the last ten years. This event was the ideal opportunity to give special recognition to member farms who excelled in the focus areas of the foundation. EDUCATION Timberlea: Media Centre The Media […]

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  • Belita Humphries Belita is an Aftercare facilitator at Denau, a farm in the Hex Valley, since 2012. She always strives to improve herself and therefore welcomed the opportunity given to her by farm management when they enrolled her at the International Leadership Academy, 1- 5 June 2015, for a leadership course. At first she was […]

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  • The Waitrose Foundation Educational Program uses CAMI computer software to help promote learning among Waitrose Foundation member farm school children.The CAMI Edu Suite is a collection of programs that includes Maths, a Perceptual Skills Builder as well as a Reading and a Language System.  The project started on 16th February 2012   with 2 pilot sites. […]

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  • A critical part of building capacity amongst Worker Committees is creating opportunities for them to apply the knowledge gained during the training and building experience with small but significant projects. Planning and delivering the Holiday Programme gave the Lushof committee such an opportunity and addressed an important need expressed by parents. Parents were concerned about […]

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  • The Waitrose Foundation (SA) has been active in communities on South African farms for almost seven years now. It was time to stop and take stock. Looking back to move forward Seven years after the Waitrose Foundation (SA) opened its doors in 2006; it was time to establish whether we actually achieved our objectives as […]

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  • In February 2013, Raymond Engelbrecht approached me wanting to know if Timberlea Farm would be interested in developing a programme with the University of Stellenbosch whereby the final year music students would work with our farm children – developing a love of music and teaching the children to play musical instruments. As part of their […]

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  • Karsten Western Cape This year was a new beginning for all workers from the transition from Naudeshof to the Karsten Western Cape Partnership group. The women’s club has managed to arrange this special event to bring together 80 women from our community. All women dressed up in different cultural garments to celebrate the beauty of […]

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