Citrusdal take the Fourth of July seriously

Citrusdal take the Fourth of July seriously

The South African citrus growers in and around Citrusdal in the Western Cape take their ties with the United States very seriously. Fredo thinks that there will be many of them getting together today to raise their glasses on US celebrations for the Fourth of July....
Riverside Chronicles – Klein Bielie and his flock revisited

Riverside Chronicles – Klein Bielie and his flock revisited

It is winter at the river, with cold nights and nice warm fires. The days are beautiful and bright, and it is time for Fredo to check how Klein Bielie and his herd of goats are getting on. It is some time since Fredo last reported on the fortunes of Andries Pycke from...
Why we should take Mol Comfort loss seriously

Why we should take Mol Comfort loss seriously

On June 17 one of the largest container vessels introduced on the world’s trade routes during the past few years, broke in two along the coast of India. This is exactly the kind of incident which Fredo has warned his fruit exporter friends about when we discussed the...