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Rooibos Ltd launches brand-new website for Honeybush Natural Products

Honeybush Natural Products, a subsidiary of Rooibos Limited, has officially launched their brand-new website. Their website offers a comprehensive overview of Honeybush products and its benefits. It also gives you insight into the operations of Honeybush Natural Products, as they focus on producing and distributing top-quality Honeybush to clients around the world. Honeybush Natural Products…

Rooibos Ltd meets with Dilmah Teas in Sri Lanka

Martin Bergh, managing director of Rooibos Ltd, and Arend Redelinghuys, the company’s marketing director, visited Tharanga Cooray, Rooibos Ltd’s sales manager in Sri Lanka. Together, they paid a visit to Dilmah Teas and met its chairman, FJ Fernando. Headquartered in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Dilmah pioneered the concept of Single Origin Tea in 1988 when the…

House of Rooibos opens its doors in Clanwilliam

A tea room, shop and information centre dedicated to all things Rooibos – this is what the new House of Rooibos in Clanwilliam’s Voortrekker Street is all about. “The inspiration behind our House of Rooibos is to provide visitors with the best experience possible, an experience that is true to Clanwilliam,” says Gerda de Wet, Communication Manager at Rooibos…

Pasella features insert on Rooibos

TV magazine programme Pasella featured an insert on Clanwilliam and Rooibos. We are introduced to the beautiful town of Clanwilliam in the heart of Rooibos country. We are also shown how Rooibos is cultivated, and how to enjoy a cup of Rooibos combined with a slice of Rooibos-flavoured cheesecake. Watch video

Rooibos a miracle cure?

The South African Rooibos Council is investing in new research to better understand the plant’s health benefits. The Council has invested R4,5 million into studying claims that Rooibos reduces symptoms of allergies, heart disease, diabetes and skin cancer. Scientists will also investigate the impact of Rooibos on gut flora, and the extent to which it…

Rooibos exports to Japan hit record high

More than 2 000 tonnes of Rooibos were shipped to Japan in 2018 – the largest consignment since this South African indigenous tea was first introduced to the Japanese market in the 1980s. Martin Bergh, chairperson of the SA Rooibos Council, says it has not been easy breaking into the Japanese market – one of…

Rooibos Ltd celebrates 3rd National Rooibos Day

National Rooibos Day on 16 January is about celebrating Rooibos, and raising awareness of the health benefits and uses of this indigenous South African product. The date – 16 January – coincides with the birthdate of Benjamin Ginsberg (born in 1885), who played a major role in the establishment of the Rooibos industry. Ginsberg is…

Rooibos Ltd organises study group meeting for producers

On 4 September 2018, Rooibos Ltd arranged a study group meeting for producers to share knowledge and discuss industry trends. This formed part of the company’s producer liaison programme. For the first session, the producers gathered at Swartboskraal Boerdery near Graafwater in the Sandveld where they learnt more about the advantages and challenges of planting…

Rooibos – a uniquely South African story

This blog on the MyKitchen website provides a beautiful overview of the Rooibos story – from how it became part of the tea-drinking culture in the Cederberg region during the 19th century to finding ways to germinate Rooibos seeds in the 1930s. Rooibos is produced from the plant Aspalathus linearis, a shrub unique to the Cederberg Mountains around…

Providing support beyond the Rooibos factory gate

There is a direct relationship between the strength of an organisation and the well-being of the community in which it operates. Rooibos Limited has its roots in the Clanwilliam community. As part of its social responsibility programme, the company supports the community through its involvement in educational projects, community events and sporting activities. Gerda de…

Rooibos Ltd organises successful workshop on seedling nurseries

The future of the Rooibos industry depends to a large extent on the sustainable production of healthy seedlings. Realising this, Rooibos Ltd organised an exploratory workshop where the five biggest Rooibos seedling growers could share information about terrain and soil selection, soil preparation, fertilisers, the planting season, planting density and the challenges of seedling nurseries.…

Meet Corli Botha – the new Face of Rooibos 2018

Corli Botha, the new Face of Rooibos 2018, comes with credentials. She is the 2016 winner of Koekedoor, a popular baking competition on television, and she has published her first cookbook, Corli se Kombuis. She was elected by die organisers of National Rooibos Day to represent the Rooibos industry and to promote awareness – locally and…

Rooibos Ltd appoints a representative for China

Kieran van Zyl has been appointed as Rooibos Ltd’s representative in Greater China to help develop the Chinese market to its full potential and to focus on enhanced service delivery to this market. Kieran has spent the past four years in China, studying Mandarin and facilitating fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) partnerships between Chinese and foreign…

Rooibos Ltd announces its Producer of the Year

In October this year, Hannes van der Merwe from the farm Rietvlei received the Cecil Bergh Floating Trophy for the Rooibos Ltd Producer of the Year 2017. The HC Ginsberg Floating Trophy for the Top Rooibos Sample went to Buks Marais from Kleinvlei while the Clanwilliam Cooperative Tea Company Floating Trophy went to Rooibos Ltd’s…

Celebrating second National Rooibos Day!

On Tuesday, 16 January 2018 National Rooibos Day was celebrated at various establishments in and around Clanwilliam – the Rooibos capital of the world. Rooibos Ltd, which has been supplying Rooibos to clients all over the world since 1954, hosted a special event for its employees and visitors. “National Rooibos Day is about acknowledging this…

Drinking Rooibos can help to improve concentration during exams

Rooibos contains antioxidants and compounds that can help people cope with the impact of stress on their health. When free radicals cause oxidation, they damage the healthy cells which could hinder one’s ability to learn and retain information. Rooibos counters this by reducing the effect of oxidative by-products in neural pathways, thereby stimulating concentration. This…

Rooibos helps with heart health

In South Africa, deaths related to heart disease are expected to rise by 41% in the next 13 years, ways the South African Rooibos Council. The biggest risk factor is high blood pressure, which affects one in three adults. Drinking Rooibos has been identified as one means of prevention because Rooibos contains compounds proven to…