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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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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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Warning signs appear with ineffective crop rotation

Senwes Group CE, Francois Strydom says, in South Africa the same crop is planted on a long-term basis. This ineffective crop rotation and South Africa’s approach to diversification of crops has been neglected for too long.

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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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Pocket your harvest faster by heeding Ferdi Pieterse’s advice

Senwes Scenario spoke to Ferdie Pieterse: Senwes Equipment Managing Executive for some timely advice for producers experiencing some “quiet” time on the farm.

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Francois Strydom explains the rationale being the extension of the For the Farmers campaign

“Each South African, all of the 57.5 million, are actually directors of South African incorporated, and my question to each one is: what is your strategic plan to take the company you’re responsible for, forward?”, says Francois Strydom, Senwes Group Chief Executive.

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Campaign focusses on the importance of consuming South African commodities

“This campaign is a practical way to illustrate to the consumer why it is better to buy locally produced goods instead of imported goods. Locally produced products have an entire value chain behind it which creates job opportunities and unlocks value creation in South Africa,” says Senwes Group Chief Executive 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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