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  • The Timberlea sports day was held in Stellenbosch, 30th May 2009, with all 5 farms in attendance. Despite the gloomy weather conditions, as many as 500 people attended, from an anticipated 600. Police were present to oversee the day’s proceedings, and farm managers greatly assisted with the day’s activities. The sports day was a great […]

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  • Knowledge is power and education is a necessary tool for empowerment. Education enables us to develop as individuals, from the moment we are born we exercise the ability to absorb our surroundings and start the journey of maturing into the person we are today. Without education, the process of development slows considerably and the ability […]

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  • It was a day to remember at the grape and citrus producing farm from the Northern Cape. Under surprisingly cold Northern Cape weather, the Orex farm held an official opening of the Zwartbooisberg Soccer field. Long in anticipation, the farm workers were full of enthusiasm and excitement, ahead of a full programme for the day, […]

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  • The Auldearn piggery project started in November 2008, where it was identified as a sustainable project by the farm’s worker committee. At the moment the project has four hogs, with the workers involved being responsible for two pigs each. Currently one of the pigs is being hired out for breeding in return for one piglet […]

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  • The Foundation team were invited to the glorious lands in Mpumalanga, to visit the Golden Frontiers Citrus Group. It was a special day on the Hectorspruit farm for the farm workers, where 13 ABET students were awarded certificates in recognition of their efforts in class. Dr. Hoppie Nel, General Manager gave a warm welcome to […]

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  • The Trudie Conradie Gemeenskapsentrum (community centre) had an official opening of the crèche on the 1st May 2009, and there were as many as 160 people in attendance to witness this special day. The community centre, where the crèche is housed was named by the farm workers in remembrance of the late Mrs Trudie Conradie, […]

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  • Afrupro Exporters consist of 22 farmers of which 5 (with 9 farms) have been nominated to supply the Waitrose program and are thus part of the Waitrose Foundation. On these farms a total of approximately 350 workers are actively involved in growing and handling of avocados as well as macadamia nuts. A macadamia and an […]

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  • 40 Children ranging in age from 7 to 17yrs play squash in the programme. They have been divided according to age into 5 groups. There are 19 girls and 21 boys. The programme started in late January so they have been playing for 10 months. Each child has their own racquet and squash specific shoes. […]

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  • It was a rather festive event on the day that this milestone project was launched. The workers were all elated at their new acquirement. Johanna Amos (trustee) said that if anyone had told her a couple of years ago that she would be a land owner she would not have believed it, yet today she […]

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  • GFC in partnership with AgriSETA and Media Works started the ABET (Adult Basic Education and Training) literacy programme in 2005. The aim of ABET is to teach adults to read and write with the help of a special computer-based literacy programme. GFC established four literacy training centres, equipped with 22 computers at their various farms […]

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