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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. https://maps.app.goo.gl/BbpsJ7Ww5QbjEYjd8
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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...
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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.
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New appointment

Dear All, Please join me in welcoming Neliswa Khumalo, who joins us in the role of Legal Officer effective 1 April 2022. Neliswa has a Bachelor of Laws degree and is an admitted attorney of the High Court. She has experience in legal administration and processes and has previously worked for CBL. We wish Neliswa...
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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....
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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
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New appointment

Dear All, Please join me in welcoming Winile Mthimkhulu, who joins us in the role of Human Resources Officer at Crookes Plantations. Winile has a BCom Honours in Human Resources Management, and extensive experience in Human Resources. We look forward to her positive contribution and wish her success in the new role. Should you want...
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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.
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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...