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Chairman of Rooibos Ltd retires

George Grib served Rooibos Ltd as a director for a period of 25 years. He has also been chairperson of the company for the past 11 years. His unwavering commitment helped to steer the company through challenging times and to achieve success locally and internationally. We thank him for his hard work, mentorship and loyalty. He now wants to focus his resources on his farm near Citrusdal and we wish him every success for this new phase of his life.

Shirly-Ann van Rooyen celebrates 35 years at Rooibos
On 17 June 1976, Shirly-Ann van Rooyen, who had just finished school, joined the then Clanwilliam Tee Koöperasie (now Rooibos Ltd). Today, she is the company's longest serving employee and a senior operator in the packing plant. She is responsible for the maintenance of the division's machines and for the training of new staff members in this section.

New appointments at Rooibos Ltd

Karlien Hefer - She joined Rooibos Ltd in January this year to handle quotations and pricing in the Marketing Department. She worked for an auditing firm in Stellenbosch before joining Rooibos Ltd, and she holds a BAccount degree from Stellenbosch University. She loves new challenges, reading and socialising with friends.

Hein Elsbury - Hein joined Rooibos Ltd in July this year as Certification Officer in the Technical Division. He worked for the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in Wellington prior to joining Rooibos Ltd. His believes his experience, patience and ability to work hard and to treat people with respect will stand him in good stead. He thrives on challenges and loves sports and a good braai.

Judith Viljoen - She joined Rooibos Ltd in June 2011 as Sales Support and Client Liaison. She worked in secretarial, administrative and client communication positions for companies in The Netherlands and in SA before joining Rooibos Ltd. As a South African citizen, she is a “100% Rooibos fan”. She is fluent in English, Afrikaans and Dutch. She and her husband have two daughters.

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