From Sigma Farm to Rustenburg High: Dihano’s Inspiring Story

Dihano van Rooi’s journey from Sigma Farm to Rustenburg High School is a testament to the power of determination, community support, and unwavering perseverance. Born and raised on Sigma Farm, nestled in the heart of South Africa near the quaint town of Trawal, Dihano’s childhood was marked by the warmth of community and the spirit …

Navigating Port Challenges: The Path Forward for South Africa’s Port Infrastructure

In South Africa, the efficient functioning of ports is crucial for the export of fruits, a vital sector for the economy. Recently, Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) provided an update on the status of port equipment, shedding light on the challenges faced and the strategies being pursued for recovery. Additionally, insights from the Fresh Produce Exporters …

Cultivating Purpose: A Sigma Farm Worker’s Story of Resilience, Hope and Roses

Stephen, a seasoned gardener at Sigma Farm, shares his inspiring story of overcoming challenges and finding purpose in his work by propagating and planting over 3000 roses. Stephen Philander (52), born in Simonstown and raised in Citrusdal, discovered his passion for gardening and agriculture at a young age. Despite his upbringing in a citrus-rich region, …

Impact of Peru’s Limited Presence on the South African Fruit Market

As the South African fruit market experiences a shift in dynamics due to Peru’s reduced presence in European markets, Bet-El Fruits emerges as a key player in the subtropical and berry sector. Martin de Kock, the subtropical and berry marketer at Bet-El Fruits, shares insights into the current market trends. Blueberries Bet-El Fruits entered the …

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Citrus farmers receive assistance to combat insects

Bet-El Fruits applauds the Western Cape Department of Agriculture’s recent allocation of R2 million to assist local farmers in combatting harmful insects. As a committed player in the industry, Bet-El recognizes the significance of safeguarding export fruits against pests and diseases. This funding supports a groundbreaking Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) program in the province, ensuring …