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  •   Meet one of our Bursary students, Siyabonga Mathebula, who’s currently doing his 2nd year Master’s Degree at North West University Mafikeng Campus. The Foundation supported him since 2011 when he started his agricultural studies at the Lowveld College until he obtained the Honours Degree in Crop Science and qualified for a bursary from the Department […]

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  • Teenagers often become bored during school holidays.  Many are innocently idle while some invent their own games/activities (often in the vineyards and/or orchards) and a small percentage experiment  with alcohol and drugs.  The Waitrose Foundation encourages the expansion of sport and recreation activities to minimize the above mention risk and maximize development opportunities with children/youth who […]

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  •   It’s been a busy few months for the Great Fruit Adventure since displaying its motorbikes at the London Produce Show and Conference in June and attracting the attention of a global audience. But it has paid off as the innovative endeavour has won the backing of both the Waitrose Foundation and the Fairtrade Foundation […]

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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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