What happens after next week in South Africa?

What happens after next week in South Africa?

South Africans go to the polls next week in perhaps the most important election since 1994. While nationally politicians are bombarding South African voters with their election messages, it is really very quiet in the Southern Cape. At Stilbaai (which means a ‘quiet...

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Fredo’s Fresh Produce News – looking at April 2019

Fredo’s Fresh Produce News – looking at April 2019

Fredo is giving you a quick look at the most important issues relating to South Africa which have been on the Market Intelligence network during the past month. More details can be obtained by viewing the originals on the Eurofruit and Asiafruit Newslines. Ramaphosa...

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Table grape book – we are done and moving on!

Table grape book – we are done and moving on!

Fredo has been working on the book of the history of South African table grapes for around 18 months. His job was to write the manuscript and deliver it before it would be given to an editor and the layout team. Six months of research and 4 months of writing produced...

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We bring you news that warms our hearts

We bring you news that warms our hearts

While Fredo and Janey were in Mauritius two things happened that is close to our hearts. Valentine found his freedom and little Michaela received her gifts from her ‘grandparents’. We found little Valentine at our house about two months ago. He was cowering behind one...

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Maurice – the land of sugar cane and beach wedding fun

Maurice – the land of sugar cane and beach wedding fun

Fredo would probably not easily have visited Maurice, as its French speaking population calls it. For most other people it is Mauritius, an island in the Pacific Ocean, some 5 hours by air from Cape Town. Fredo, and Janey, got there because our son Johno tied the knot...

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Welcome!

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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Our Books

We publish books on life stories, the history of our country and its peoples and poetry. Look out for ‘Thoughts of a Long Time ago’, the Quest for Quality, a historical review of South African table grapes and its products and peoples.

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