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Western Cape Farm Worker of the Year Awards

Vuyani Futhano Irrigation Induna on Vyeboom 1 Third place in Catogory “Irrigation Specialist”. Vuyani in his second year heading up the Irrigation team on Vyeboom 1 and enjoying the challenges. Well done!! Christopher Booysen in almost his first year of LAFM on Dennebos Farm achieved second place in Category “Middle Management Catogory”. Well deserved and...

Head Office move

Our head office has relocated from the Kwashukela complex in Mount Edgecombe to new office in Umhlanga Ridge. Our new registered address is 2nd floor, Ridge 6, 20 Ncondo Place, Umhlanga Ridge, 4319.

Global GAP

Our deciduous division achieved excellent results on their annual Global GAP audit for 2022. We achieved full marks with no corrective actions or non-compliant actions identified. Global Gap is the international standard for farm management practices. Global supermarket chains and their major suppliers assurance program, translating consumer requirements into Good Agricultural Practice. This year was...

Eswatini bananas

Our banana investment in our farm in Big Bend, eSwatini is beginning to bear fruit. Jaco Badenhorst, GM – Sub-Tropical Fruits, during his recent visit to the Eswatini banana operations. We strive for EXCELLENCE.

CSI – Inkanyiso Daycare Centre

On 30 March 2022, a number of our CBL head office staff lent a helping hand to the Inkanyiso Day Care Centre in Howick KZN. Several items and food were also donated to the centre as part of our CSI contribution. The group spent over R1.8million in CSI in the year ended 31 March 2021....

Mozambique bananas

Our Group COO, Rory Niven, during his recent visit to our banana farm in southern Mozambique. We are in the process of expanding our banana footprint in the region. We strive for EXCELLENCE

CBL Strategy

The CBL Board and management recently concluded a strategy session which maps out a new direction for the group. A new Vision was adopted and the Values were revisited and refined. The Group is now well set on its new journey into orbit and to the moon.

Unfavourable weather impacts Crookes Brothers interim yields from sugar cane, bananas

Unfavourable regional weather negatively impacted yields from sugar cane and bananas reported by Crookes Brothers [JSE:CKS] over the six months until the end of September 2021. The southern African company has agricultural operations in the KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga and the Western Cape, as well as in Swaziland, Zambia and Mozambique. Sugar cane and hanging macadamia nuts...

Diamonds Programme

The Diamond Programme is in its fifth month after it was successfully launched on the 15th October 2021. The highlight from this programme this quarter was the leadership bootcamp which was held at the Capital Zimbali Hotel. This was our first in person training session since the programme started. The programme was loaded with various...