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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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    The worker committee arranges a soccer tournament between the four sites, Krismar, Vaalhoek, Warmzand and Zwartbooisberg teams on Saturday 26 October to express their gratitude for a donation of soccer gear for the local team. Vaalhoek was the overall winner. ~ Franscina van Schalkwyk, Chairperson, Orex ~

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    The community of Saron was greeted with the joyous sounds of workers singing and the loud sounds of horns of trucks and tractors on the morning of 18 October. This was the start of the annual Fun Day of Lushof Farm. It was obvious that all the workers were excited about this event and that […]

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    How sport and culture can contribute to social development. The conference proved once again to be extremely valuable in its design and implementation. The process of worker selection and preparation still contributes to the development of individual committee members, as they are required to prepare presentations of their main community projects and their business cards […]

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    Saturday, 31st March 2012 is printed in the lives of the community of Vrisgewaagd. The excitement to attend this life enriching programme and the possibility of rain the Friday preceding the event, will last in the memories of adults and children. We give thanks to our Heavenly Father who knew how important this day was […]

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    I have had a once in a lifetime opportunity to form part of the formation years of the Foundation, and hopefully have helped to leave a trail. Since 2006 I have seen the Foundation grow and reach more workers and their families. Amongst others I have witnessed Sabina (La Colline) grow in confidence; was inspired […]

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    Worker committees on Waitrose Foundation member farms play a pivotal role in the identification, planning and delivery of projects that will contribute to social development in their respective communities. Building their capacity is therefore a critical step towards ensuring effective project delivery and sustainability. The level of cooperation from farm owners has been exceptional. Many […]

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    On the 7th of June, 24 ladies from Uitvlug Farm got on board a luxury bus and set off to Cape Town. The day trip included a visit to the aquarium, lunch on The Waterfront and a drive around the Cape Peninsula. Even though it was a cold and wet winter’s morning, everybody was in […]

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