Fredo’s Fresh Produce Bulletin – June 2020

Fredo’s Fresh Produce Bulletin – June 2020

This month the focus remains on Covid-19 and the effect it has on the South African fresh produce sector. Whilst the three sectors that are now in the midst of their export programmes are valiantly flying the South African flag, there are undoubtedly going to be...

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More Etosha moments – the stampede of the Zebras

More Etosha moments – the stampede of the Zebras

After a good raining season, the animals of Etosha thrive. In 2018 we had a remarkable experience at a pan near Okendeka on the west side of the Etosha Pan. In full flight through the mud The rains filled the pan – normally you do not find water there. When we were...

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Giraffes and more than 50 days into lockdown

Giraffes and more than 50 days into lockdown

If it was not for Covid-19 and the lockdown in South Africa, Fredo and Janey would have been in Namutoni in Etosha in Namibia. Etosha is one of our favourite places on this earth and the special times we have spent there is something we will never forget. We have been...

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The lock-down is hitting us in more ways than one

The lock-down is hitting us in more ways than one

Six weeks into South Africa’s lockdown to combat the Covid-19 virus, it is clear that all of the country’s citizens are taking a toll. Fredo and Janey have great sympathy with thousands of people who have lost their jobs and those who will still do so. With the...

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Some thoughts on six weeks of lockdown

Some thoughts on six weeks of lockdown

We are now some six weeks into our national lockdown. It is all no becoming a bit difficult and we do not know when – if ever – we will live a normal life again. From a safety point of view we are probably in the best possible place. We are sitting on the bank of the...

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Sharon Fruit provides light moments in Etosha

Sharon Fruit provides light moments in Etosha

This time of the year it is Sharon Fruit time in South Africa. During the season and the marketing of the fruit Fredo always handle the Sharon Fruit Facebook site and this has taken us to some great places. Two years ago - in order to see what Namibians think of...

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We need to be patient with our lockdown!

We need to be patient with our lockdown!

Will we sit inside for a bit longer? This is the decision the South African government will have to make fairly soon about the present lockdown to combat the spread of Covid-19. Tomorrow we will be on day 14 of 21 days. The nerves are sometime frail - and the quiet...

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During the summer months – from October till April – the valleys of the Cape region provides the best of summer fruits – look out for our stories on grapes, peaches, nectarines, plums, apples and pears! We also write about our wonderful avocadoes and citrus fruits, and our berries and cherries!

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