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  • Mariana Visagie, the crèche manager arranged a very special occasion for the women of Zwartbooisberg to celebrate Women’s Day. The function took place on Saturday 13th August at the crèche. The speakers from Upington who addressed the women were: Mr Johan du Pokoy from Cosatu Anthony Wyngaardt from the Lawyer for Human Rights Maurition Phillips […]

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  • The Foundation team is two members stronger! Hilda Links and Raymond Engelbrecht joined the team in July as Field Managers. Their role is to ensure that social development projects are identified by workers through worker committees and that these projects are implemented against set timeframes, budgets and social development goals. Hilda is married to Fred […]

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  • Only a few people make an impact where they work or stay. Koos Goeieman, 56 years old, is one of them. He lives and works on Stellar Farming and his attendance to the ABET Programme made a mark of hope as he stood out above his fellow workers. Koos, who is originally from Williston in […]

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  • Over 53 000 visitors flocked to Decorex Johannesburg at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand in August – and proud to be amongst the 700-plus exhibitors covering over 22 000m² of exhibition space was Lebone Crafts, making its debut at the show. It all came about when Ilze Botha (Projects Facilitator at Westfalia) received a phone […]

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  • The Northern Cape Female Entrepreneur Award function took place in De Aar on 12th August. This event is an instrument through which women’s contribution to the fight against poverty is being recognized. A total of 57 women competed across 6 categories. The Premier of the Northern Cape, Mrs Hazel Jenkins, attended the function and described […]

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  • 2011 saw the start and completion of two projects for the loyal staff on Clackmannen Farms. With the financial assistance of United Exports and The Waitrose Foundation, the 14 weekly boarders at the hostel received a brand new television set, with 10 channels to watch and chairs for their communal area. The more important project, […]

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  • In March this year Ilze Botha (Lebone Crafts Facilitator at Westfalia Fruit Estate) had received a phone call from the UK. On the other side of the line was Adrie Pretorius who is the mother of the bride to be. She stumbled across the Project on Facebook and came up with an idea to have […]

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  • On the 24th September, Bambanani Fruit workers celebrated Heritage Day in style. The school teachers and principal were amongst the guests. The school children and workers performed traditional dances, and the day was full of fun. Traditional food and drinks were served. Everyone present enjoyed themselves and this day will be remembered by all who […]

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  • Joline Isaacs from La Colline was privileged to be one of the first Waitrose Foundation’s bursary students just a few years ago. She studied a Financial Management course at the Boland College in Stellenbosch and has been job hunting for a Financial Management vacancy ever since she completed her course. She worked as a waitress […]

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  • On the 2nd May 2011, Faith Brown was invited to the official opening of the very 1st Ghana Foundation project. The IM Manchu High School received a fully equipped Resource Centre complete with computers, a data projector and internet connection. The event also included a certificate ceremony for members from the community who completed a […]

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