Rooibos Ltd acknowledges commitment with long service awards
At the end of 2015, Rooibos Ltd recognised the commitment of loyal employees with various Long Service Awards. Says Gerda de Wet, Rooibos Ltd's Communication Manager: "These awards are a way of saying thank you for the valuable contribution of these employees. So much of the institutional knowledge of the company is held by employees who have been with us for many years."
The 25-year awards went to Danny September and Amanda Theron, while the 20-year awards went to Ragel Beukes, Shafiek Boer, Charmaine Arrangie, Pieter Brandt and Herman Kotzé. The 10-year awards went to Adam Kotzé and Sophia September, and the 5-year awards went to Elvin Kotzé, Gert Seas, Zolisa (Fanti) Funani, Mthuthuzeli, (Filomon) Ndelebe and Jan Perrang.
From the UK - Twinings
During the month of March, we were also visited by Jeremy Sturges of Twinings in the UK. He spent multiple days with us, both at the Rooibos factory and our Honeybush facility in the Eastern Cape. During his stay, he was adventurous enough to try his hand at harvesting Rooibos and eating fresh seafood with his hands at a local open-air seafood restaurant, the Muisbosskerm.
From Switzerland - Radio Télévision Suisse (RTS)
Rooibos Ltd was approached by the Swiss public television station RTS to film a short documentary on the Rooibos industry. To this end, a production team from RTS spent a few days with us, doing interviews and filming the production, harvesting and processing of Rooibos tea. RTS is the public broadcaster for French-speaking Switzerland.
AF Source Global
Representatives from AF Source Global dropped in at Rooibos Ltd for a short visit and tour of the facility. Their aim was to learn more about the industry and production of Rooibos in order to expand the Rooibos market.
From the European offices of Sri Lanka's BPL Teas
Michael and Margaretha Haglind of BPL's European Offices, and their family, spent some time at Rooibos Ltd in order to expand their knowledge of Rooibos tea and the unique aspects of the industry, as opposed to that of the black tea market. They were taken on a tour of the facility, including a tea tasting, and put their skills to the test in harvesting Rooibos.
From Bavaria, Germany - journalist Christian Birner
Bavarian freelance journalist and photographer, Christian Birner, visited Rooibos Ltd during the month of March. He is currently submitting articles on the production of Rooibos tea to various publications and is in the process of compiling a photographic book on the Rooibos industry.