Artikels

http://www.senwes.co.za/media/Global/images/scenario/news/2019/04/precision_conference2.jpg

Bastion proud sponsor of the NWU Precision Farming Congress

  • 11 April 2019
  • 481

Bastion was one of several sponsors of the recently held Precision Farming Congress, hosted by North West University on 6 April 2019.

Lees Meer

http://www.senwes.co.za/media/Global/images/scenario/news/2019/04/directors_throwback.jpg

Throwback Thursday: From pioneering board to centenary board

The Senwes Board of Directors has played a prominent role in the forming and expansion of the enterprise since 1909 to date.

Lees Meer

http://www.senwes.co.za/media/Global/images/scenario/news/2019/04/myland_throwback.jpg

Throwback Thursday: The meaning of the lyrics in My Land

South Africa’s vernacular and foreign languages are used as a metaphor to illustrate the initial hardship and cultural difference of our people evolving into “one tongue” where everybody lives and works together as one.

Lees Meer

http://www.senwes.co.za/media/Global/images/scenario/news/2019/03/nampo.jpg

Throwback Thursday: The founding of NAMPO

The founding of the National Maize Producers’ Organisation (NAMPO) in 1980 was preceded by an intense maize struggle that started in 1962. The maize board was accused of excessive marketing cost and poor organisation, because there was a maize shortage in the sixties, but the farmers were indeed sitting with great surpluses.

Lees Meer

http://www.senwes.co.za/media/Global/images/scenario/news/2019/03/senwes_throwback.jpg

Throwback Thursday: Senwes after 100 years - from good, to better, to best

In the early nighties, the South African agricultural sphere, particularly the grain industry, needed a boost after the Anglo-Boer War. The then Transvaal Parliament adopted the first Cooperative Act in 1908 to make provision for the establishment, registration and control of cooperative agricultural organisations with an unlimited accountability. The scarcity of capital in agriculture was the main reason for this approach.

Lees Meer

http://www.senwes.co.za/media/Global/images/scenario/news/2019/03/Livestock.jpg

Thoughts from some of the country's most influential livestock farmers

Senwes Group CE Francois Strydom hosted a meeting at the Senwes Head Office in Klerksdorp on Friday, 15 March 2019 with a group of the livestock industry’s most influential producers. Johan Dannhauser, Brian Angus, John Devonport and Gideon Oosthuizen share their impressions following the meeting.

Lees Meer

http://www.senwes.co.za/media/Global/images/scenario/news/2019/03/Rugbyteam.jpg

Throwback Thursday - Senwes in a recreational mood

It took Senwes employees almost forty years to take action and established recreational opportunities in which all staff members could be involved. At first the distance between staff at head office and those stationed at the branches and depots posted a challenge to the integration of recreational activities.

Lees Meer

http://www.senwes.co.za/media/Global/images/scenario/news/2019/03/NewDawn.jpg

Throwback Thursday: A New Vision and strategy for the "turned around" Senwes

The value development strategy, which was actively implemented from 2004, was initially accompanied by uncertainty and instability due to external pressure from investors that prevailed for the sake of optimising the industry, some staff members of the group were laid off, and eventually the staff count was reduced to 1091.

Lees Meer

http://www.senwes.co.za/media/Global/images/scenario/news/2019/03/ThrowbackThursday3.jpg

Throwback Thursday: Agricultural technology and specialisation in acceleration

​The sixties were a prominent time for technological shifts worldwide. Computer technology introduced humanity to a wealth of information that enabled people to specialise and improve virtually every human process. Prominent amongst other technological advancements at that time, was the Senwes silo-building programme which boasts a long history of development and was an indispensable technology at the time that grew Senwes’ popularity nationwide.

Lees Meer

http://www.scenario.co.za/media/global/images/scenario/news/2019/02/grain3.jpg

Throwback Thursday – The historic origin of grain

Maize is one of the first grain products to be managed by Senwes after its formation in 1909. Indigenous to the Americas, maize is believed to have been discovered 1500BC in Mexico or Peru.

Lees Meer

http://www.scenario.co.za/media/global/images/scenario/news/2019/02/spinners.jpg

Throwback Thursday: The birth of the Senwes Spinners Cricket Development Programme

The greater support of community upliftment projects from 1994 into the start of the twentieth century must be considered in light of the fact that it was only then that corporate marketing departments were properly established in companies.

Lees Meer

http://www.scenario.co.za/media/global/images/scenario/news/2019/02/globalwarming.jpg

World Global Risk Report 2019

The World Economic Forum has released the Global Economic Risk Report of 2019 and once again, environmental risks continue to dominate the results of The Annual Global Risks Perception Survey (GRPS).

Lees Meer

http://www.senwes.co.za/media/Global/images/scenario/news/2019/02/ThrowbackThursdayImage2.jpg

Throwback Thursday: The development of grain silos

In the first two decades of the twentieth century, before the years of the development of silo-building programmes but already with the onset of co-operations, the first harvest deliveries were done in bags and transported to stations by ox wagons. Initially, Senwes erected depots at stations to receive, grade and store grain on behalf of the farmer until it could be railed to buyers.

Lees Meer

http://www.scenario.co.za/media/global/images/scenario/news/2019/02/ThrowbackThursdayImage1.jpg

Throwback Thursday: In the grip of the fiercest drought of the twentieth century

The eighties remain infamous in agricultural memories as the worst years of suffering for the industry. Senwes Chairman at the time, Tobie Loubser described 1983/1984 as “the most oppressive agricultural circumstances in living memory.” Because of severe drought conditions, Senwes’ turnover dropped by R944,3million, a drop that hit the products and trade departments (especially the grain department) the hardest.

Lees Meer

http://www.scenario.co.za/media/global/images/scenario/news/2019/01/focus.jpg

Kickstart 2019 by living better

It is a new year! Obviously, there are areas of your life that you hope to revamp for a happier and more fulfilling year. It could be your finances, relationship or emotional health. Setting goals helps to clarify the direction of your professional, financial and spiritual life and keeps you grounded on what you want to achieve.

Lees Meer