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Passionate about alpacas

In 2010, Stephen and Linda Nessworthy established Quenti Alpacas, near Wellington. Offering a range of luxury alpaca products under the Cape Alpaca brand, Quenti Alpacas breeds and sells alpacas, and is the only mill in South Africa that specialises in locally grown alpaca fibre.
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Conquering the indigenous flower market

Some people thought Joretha Grib was headed for failure when she told them of her plans to farm high-quality indigenous flowers. Today, her business, which supplies the local and export markets, is flourishing. She spoke to Glenneis Kriel about her business strategy.
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Innovation keeps Agrico at the top

Agrico has served the SA farming community for more than a hundred years. Alfred Andrag, fourth-generation member of this family business, talked to Glenneis Kriel about how the company stays ahead of the game while retaining traditional values.
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Rietfontein Boerdery: farm, hiking trails & wedding venue

Cattle and maize farmers Maurice and Celestè Leonard have established hiking trails, a wedding venue and accommodation on their Gauteng farm. They spoke to Gerhard Uys.
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Emerald Vale Brewery – craft beer with added value

Craft breweries have become popular in South Africa in recent years. Grant Hollins visited Emerald Vale Brewery on the Wild Coast to learn about its commercial success.
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Coffee and olive oil: authentic Italy in the Western Cape

Capitalising on their Italian heritage, Carlo and Lucar Marra have turned their interest in Italian food specialities into a lucrative agritourism business on their 30ha farm. They spoke to Jeandré du Preez about their growing success.
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From maize, to mill, to meal

Johann Vos started his own milling operation simply to produce feed for his cattle. Today, he processes 500t of maize meal per month for human consumption as well as for the animal feed market.
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Oyster farming in Saldanha Bay

Oyster farming offers several advantages: it’s sustainable, has low-impact, and produces naturally organic and healthy food. Oysters grown in Saldanha Bay have a unique taste with global appeal, and South Africa’s largest oyster farm is located here.
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The darling of bush vine wine

After receiving top national awards in 2015, Darling Cellars aims to make the Nielsen’s Top 20 bottled wine brand list for South Africa this year.
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An integrated eco-farming business

Farmer Tom Turner runs an unsual mixed farming operation with his father Frank Turner near Wellington in the Western Cape. By working with and for the sake of nature, Bontebok Ridge Reserve is seeing success both economically and ecologically.
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