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Rooibos research gets funding boost

SCIENTIFIC research into the health benefits of Rooibos have been boosted with a R4.8-million investment from the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI). The investment is aimed at unlocking the potential...

“Tea tourism” – the hot new growth engine of SA’s economy?

FEW industries have been hit as hard by the pandemic as the travel and tourism sector, but fortuitously, it has given a fillip to tea tourism worldwide.  Adele du Toit, spokesperson for...

Rooibos harvest season begins

JANUARY marks the start of the Rooibos harvest season in Clanwilliam – a quaint town tucked away at the foot of the majestic Cederberg Mountains and the only place in the...

Calling tea time for 75-years

This year will see Laager Rooibos – the second biggest Rooibos brand worldwide – celebrating 75 years of being part of South African homes. The brand, which now includes the Laager...

Rooibos research gets R3m boost

The South African Rooibos Council (SARC) will invest a further R3-million this year to commission additional research into rooibos’ health-enhancing properties, which could yield some of the most exciting new discoveries...

South African rooibos IP innovation to be presented at WIPO congress in Geneva

The extensive trademarks and patents protecting two of South Africa’s unique botanical treasures, namely Rooibos and Honeybush, has caught the attention of the international community where the Minister of Home Affairs,...


Cape Town has the ninth-worst traffic congestion in the world

By Larry Claasen The City of Cape Town will spend R444-million to relieve traffic congestion over the next three years. TRAFFIC congestion in Cape Town ranks...


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