DECIDUOUS FRUIT INDUSTRY REELING UNDER FLOOD DISASTER

The South African deciduous fruit industry is reeling under the impact of the recent floods in key production areas, particularly in Elgin, Grabouw, Vyeboom and Villiersdorp (EGVV), parts of the Klein Karoo, and Franschhoek. During crisis talks with the Western Cape...

LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT TAKING OFF

The fifth group of production managers enrolled in the Mazars-Hortgro learning initiative recently received their certificates. This unique learning and development programme was launched in 2019 when Hortgro engaged the services of Mazars to provide talent management...

HORTGRO AWARDS 2023

The prestigious Hortgro Awards in honour of deciduous fruit industry champions was held at STIAS, Stellenbosch last night. This is the first time that Hortgro held its award function in the new format with a focus on the Poem and Stone fruit industries. To honour...

1662 Hortgro Industry Award: Joy van Biljon

The 1662 award commemorates the first apples that were harvested in the Company Garden at the Cape in that year – 17 April to be exact.  Joy van Biljon, one of the founding members of the Koue Bokkeveld Training Centre, also known as KBOS, had the vision to...