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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Nation in Conversation is going deep into the forest

This week Nation in Conversation visits the foothills of the Drakensberg in the Eastern Cape where we learn more about the forestry industry. The programme visits some plantations and a chipboard factory.

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All roads lead to Nampo and Nation in Conversation 2019

Nation in Conversation’s second session got underway at 10:00 on 14 May 2019 at day one of the country’s biggest agricultural event, the Nampo Harvest Day near Bothaville.

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Nation in Conversation looks at Post Election Political Perspectives

Session two of Nation in Conversation on day one of the Nampo Harvest Day in Bothaville, was a definite not-to-be-missed affair. Anchored by Theo Vorster, the panellists included: Roelf Meyer of the In Transformation Initiative; Konanani Liphatzi – CEO of Fruit South Africa, Theo Venter - Political Analyst North West University; and Chris Burgess – Editor in Chief of Landbou Weekblad.

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Nation in Conversation asks: ‘How do we revive the platteland?’

Thursday 16 May: Session : The Landbouweekblad Editor-in-Chief, Chris Burgess hosted the first session of Nation in Conversation on the third day of the NAMPO Harvest Day outside Bothaville in the Free State, asking how the platteland can be revived.

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Throwback Thursday: Senwes Village in the free market system

  • 09 May 2019
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The transformation of Senwes as a non- profit-seeking service organisation into a freee market service organisation into a free-market enterprise that had to pursue profits had the following far-reaching consequences for the company:

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Nation in Conversation explores the wheat industry

  • 09 May 2019
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Many people refer to wheat as the staple food of the world. In this episode, leading wheat farmer in the Bloemfontein area, Frikkie van der Merwe takes us through the process of wheat farming. We also visit FG La Pasta, a sophisticated pasta factory in Gauteng.

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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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Surviving the winter. What are the challenges?

  • 09 May 2019
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Although much has been written about the subject of how to survive the winter, it remains a huge challenge for every producer, the reasons being that feed is probably the largest cost component for the cattle farmer and the fact that no two winter periods are ever the same.

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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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