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It is time for some digital housekeeping

“South Africa is the second most targeted country in the world when it comes to cyber-attacks and has the third highest number of cybercrime victims worldwide. "

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Throwback Thursday: The 100-year Party

Senwes’s official birthday was celebrated on Friday 15 May 2009 with a big birthday party for Senwes staff. This festive event was complete with birthday cake, colourful balloons and streamers to top it all off. Every Senwes employee had the opportunity to share in this occasion as business managers collected party packs for each of them, which they took home after the main event which was held at head office.

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Kroonstadtak kry spesiale besoekers vanuit Namibië

Op Dinsdag, 30 April 2019 het die personeel by Senwes Equipment in Kroonstad spesiale besoekers van ons noordwestelike bure, Namibië ontvang.

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Nat, natter, natste… Reën bring moed

Senwesgebied ontvang meeste reënval in April in 104 jaar - 188.7 mm. “Dis reen dis wind dis water en die son kom eers weer later,” het Danie Niehaus gesing. En vir produsente in die Senwes-gebied was dit omtrent dieselfde geval die afgelope amper 4 en ‘n half weke van April 2019.

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Throwback Thursday: Senwes and the client/shareholder

The client as producer and/or shareholder in the Senwes company is an indispensable link in the existence, achievements and level of service rendering of the company. In 1909, when the current company stood in its child’s shoes, the number of members was a much greater indicator of the performance and growth of the company than in the years after 1937, when the company still had to be built and producers recruited to be clients and providers of grain.

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Senwes weer deel van Nampo Oesdag

Die langverwagte Nampo Oesdag vind vanjaar plaas vanaf 14 - 17 Mei by Nampo Park naby Bothaville en, soos op dag een van die gebeurtenis, 53 jaar gelede, sal Senwes deel wees van die aksie. Graan SA, organiseerder van dié groot gebeurtenis op die land se landboukalender, hoop om verlede jaar se rekordbywoningsyfer van 82 817 te verbeter!

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Senwes steeds met trots deel van Agri SA Droogterampfonds

Agri SA se gholfdag ten bate van die Agri SA Droogterampfonds het op Dinsdag, 16 April 2019 by die Woodhill Golf Estate plaasgevind. Op die dag is Senwes deur manne van Senwes Credit en Senwes Equipment verteenwoordig.

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Throwback Thursday: The logo of 2008/2009. Senwes transforms anew

As a commitment of the company to good relationships with people, the logo of the company was used regularly as an emphasis to formulate annual marketing slogans (also called campaign or advertising themes), for example “Senwes says thank you” and “Senwes gives/ploughs back”.

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Herfs, oestyd en Nampo

Herfs is ’n baie besondere tyd in die natuur. Die hoofkenmerke van herfs is dat die seisoenkurwe sy hoogtepunt en draaipunt bereik het. Dit is ook die teken dat die produsent moet begin regmaak vir oestyd en die nodige voorbereiding en beplanning moet doen.

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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.

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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.

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Splinternuwe nasie in gesprek skop af met ‘n stapel- en styselgeur

Die opwindende 2019 Nasie in Gesprek-reeks skop reeds vandag, 4 April 2019 om 18:00 af met die openingsprogram wat op die mielie- en spesifiek die styselbedryf fokus.

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Wees bewus van dié verskillende larwes

Na die uitbraak van die Afrika-kommandowurm binne die Senwes-gebied hierdie week bevestig is, het ons gaan kers opsteek by Dr Annemie Erasmus, Senior Navorser (Entomologie) by die Landbounavorsingsraad (LNR) Graangewasse in Potchefstroom.

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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.

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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.

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Knoffel: Die aroma van sukses

Ons ondersoek knoffelboerdery as ’n moontlike nismark vir Suid-Afrikaanse boere in hierdie uitgawe.

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Die skuif na landboutegnologie

Produsente sal ’n kopskuif moet maak ten opsigte van hul boerderybesigheid met uitdagings wat al hoe meer word en nuwe tegnologiese ontwikkelings tot hul voordeel benut ten einde boerderyaktitwiteite te optimaliseer.

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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.

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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.

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Rooiligte flikker weens oneffektiewe gewasverdeling

Francois Strydom, Groep HUB van Senwes, sê daar word te veel van sekere gewasse op 'n langtermynbasis in Suid-Afrika geplant. Hierdie oneffektiewe gewasverdeling en veral SA se wisselboubenadering is te lank agterweë gelaat.

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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.

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Meer oor die statutêre heffing op sojabone wat sedert 1 Maart betaalbaar is

Produsente betaal sedert 1 Maart 2019 ‘n heffing van R65 per ton vir sojabone wat verhandel word. Hier verduidelik Gert Heyns, Uitvoerende Hoof van die Suid-Afrikaanse Kultivar en Tegnologie Agentskap (SACTA) hoe die statutêre heffing werk en bestuur sal word.

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Sit die oes vinniger in jou sak met die raad van Ferdie Pieterse

Senwes Scenario het by Ferdie Pieterse, Uitvoerende Bestuurder van Senwes Equipment, gaan aanklop om te hoor wat Senwes Equipment, nou dat dit stiller word op die plaas, produsente kan bied.

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Francois Strydom verduidelik die rasionaal agter die uitbreiding van die "Vir die Boere"-veldtog

"Elke Suid-Afrikaner, al 57,5 miljoen, is eintlik direksielede van Suid-Afrika geïnkorporeerd en my vraag aan elkeen is: wat is jou strategiese plan om die maatskappy waarvoor jy verantwoordelik is, naamlik Suid-Afrika, vorentoe te vat?" sê Francois Strydom Senwes Groep HUB.

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Veldtog fokus op belang van die gebruik van Suid-Afrikaanse kommoditeite

"Hierdie veldtog is 'n praktiese manier om vir die verbruiker die prentjie te skets van hoekom dit beter is om plaaslik vervaardigde produkte te koop eerder as ingevoerde produkte. Plaaslike produkte het die hele waardeketting agter die produk wat werksgeleenthede en waardeskepping in SA ontsluit," sê Senwes Groep HUB, Francois Strydom.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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In die volgende Senwes Scenario

Die jaar het talle uitdagings en omrede fokus Senwes Scenario op die tema waar ‘n kopskuif in landbou nodig is. In die volgende uitgawe gesels ons met Senwes Hoof Uitvoerende Beampte, Francois Strydom rakende die regte besigheidskopskuif vir 2019.

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Watter impak het die laat reëns op jong mielies?

Thys Grobbelaar, Senior Graanmarkanalis by Senwes Grainlink is van mening dat die laat reëns wat nou val steeds ‘n baie groot verskil aan die oes kan maak omrede die seisoen uiters laat begin het, party streke tot selfs ‘n maand later as normaalweg.

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