FRUIT SA 10th ANNIVERSARY
On 31 October 2023 ambassadors, dignitaries, industry stakeholders, and the media came together to celebrate a decade with Fruit SA.
On 9 May 2022, the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) in partnership with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, hosted a celebratory event in Gauteng to acknowledge the momentous strides made to remove paper from the export certification process, due to the establishment and growth of the eCertification (eCert) platform.
In 2018 Fruit SA was appointed by DALRRD to build the eCert platform to receive, verify, process and deliver certification documentation to trading partners associated with agricultural export products.
Left: Sean Hay (GM: eCert) and Han Peters (Ambassador of the Netherlands to SA)
From left (starting at the back): Donald Mafa, Roos Verlaan, Hendrik-Jan, Ambassador Han Peters, Nick Bosman and A.J. Rohde; Thembeka Meyiwa, Lianne Kersbergen, Jimmy Weir-Smith, Keziah Naidoo, Lex Moret, Agricultural Vice Minister Guido Landheer, Sean Hay and Eric Scott; Phindile Ngesi and Bernard Likalimba
From left: Eric Scott, Donald Mafa, Thembeka Meyiwa, Keziah Naidoo, Phindile Ngesi, Paul Hardman, Mooketsa Ramasodi (at podium), Sean Hay, Lex Moret, Jimmy Weir-Smith and Ernest Phoku
FRUIT LOGISTICA BERLIN 2022 took place on 5-7 April. After a 26-month break necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic, fruit industry representatives in SA were delighted to attend Fruit Logistica Berlin in person again. The self-funded 100m2 SA pavilion attracted considerable interest and produced nearly 100 trade leads.
FRUIT LOGISTICA BERLIN 2020 took place on 5-7 February. This leading international fresh produce trade fair drew 3 300 exhibitors, and more than 72 000 trade visitors from around the world.
FRUIT SA STRATEGIC PLANNING SESSION: held
in Pretoria, 25-26 November 2019.
11th BRICS SUMMIT, 13-14 November 2019,Brazil:
Fruit SA attended the BRICS Business Forum.
WORLD FOOD MOSCOW 2019 took place on 24-27 September. Russia has a share in SA’s current 40% fruit exports destined for the EU & Russian market.
CHINA FRUIT AND VEGETABLE FAIR, 9-10
September 2019: Fruit SA was a proud gold
sponsor at the opening ceremony.
ASIA FRUIT LOGISTICA on 4-6 September 2019.
Attending Minister Thoko Didiza’s maiden
BUDGET VOTE SPEECH, 16 July 2019: (L-r):
Lukhanyo Nkombisa, Konanani Liphadzi, Vangile
Titi-Msumza and Mono Mashaba.
SIGNING OF MoU, June 2019 between
The Flying Swans Group, Transnet and Fruit SA,
to strengthen logistical ties between the