Two World Wars, the Boer wars, the Great Depression, the Spanish Flu, the Bubonic Plague, the British invasion of Cape Town, The Great Storm of 1865, the earthquake of 1809, the Rinderpest, several droughts, fires and pestilence are just a few of the historic challenges that Groot Constantia, as South Africa’s oldest wine Estate, has witnessed and survived in its 335 years of existence.
Since the popular and buzzing Bellevue Café in Kloof has been repurposed in late April to cook much-needed meals, which will be distributed to the needy for the duration of the lockdown by NPO Zero2Five Trust, the project has grown from strength to strength.
South Africa’s largest and most loved travelling wine show – the TOPS at SPAR Wine Show – has taken the effects of the countrywide COVID-19 lockdown on the wine industry to heart by partnering with South Africa’s top wine educator, Cathy Marston, to decant two interactive online wine courses which present the ideal opportunity for wine farms to invest in upskilling their entry-level staff at a marginal cost with direct access to the only Stage 2 Master of Wine (MW) student in Africa.
Opportunities for equipment suppliers as SSA looks to step up manufacturing capacity. Countries across sub-Saharan Africa are actively seeking to reduce their dependence on food imports and grow local manufacturing, pointing to future demand for food and beverage processing machinery and equipment across the continent.
Mar 06, 2020
by FACTS FOOD AND ALLERGY CONSULTING AND TESTING SERVICES
As we enter a new decade, several new product development trends can be seen; among these are the use of Agtech, as well as the creation of smaller-portion foodstuffs designed for solo living individuals, to minimise waste.