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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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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.

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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.

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Ottosdal Draf en Trap betree ‘n nuwe era – 26ste uitgawe in 2019

Die beste uitvoerproduk van die landboudorpie Ottosdal is verseker die Ottosdal Draf en Trap wat vanjaar op Saterdag 26 Januarie 2019, hulle 26ste bestaansjaar gevier en so die eerste goue stap gegee na 50 jaar nadat hulle in 2018 hul silwer 25-jaarvieringe in styl gevier het.

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Neem besluite geskoei op langtermyn volhoubaarheid

Pieter Malan, Uitvoerende Bestuurder Senwes Grainlink doen 'n beroep op graanprodusente om in hierdie tyd van onsekerheid nie korttermynbesluite te neem nie maar eerder hul prysbepaling so te doen, dat dit vir hulle op die langtermyn volhoubaar is.

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Die stand van sake rakende bek-en-klouseer

Paniek loop in sommige areas hoog rakende die uitbrake van bek-en-klouseer in Limpopo en Senwes Scenario het Voorsitter van die Limpopo Dieregesondheidsforum (LDGF), Willem van Jaarsveld genader om te hoor wat die stand van sake is.

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Senwes steun die debat rakende die voervoerdifferensiaal

"Senwes tree op met die volle waardeketting en sy rolspelers in gedagte en neem dus aktief deel aan debatte binne die dinamiese en ontwikkelende markplek.

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Ottosdal Draf & Trap hierdie naweek

Die tyd het gekom dat die spoke begin hol, die speke begin rol en die muskiete begin lol by die 2019 Ottosdal Draf & Trap waar talle landbou sowel as ander maatskappye betrokke is om die juweelgebeurtenis in die Noordwes provinsie vir die 26ste agtereenvolgende jaar aangebied word. Met Senwes wat vanjaar weereens ‘n borg is, is die maatskappy al sedert die heel eerste uitgawe in 1994 betrokke.

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