IN THIS ISSUE

Rooibos Ltd engages with communities in various ways - from sponsoring sports clothing to presenting a workshop that helps local community members benefit from jobs created by big events. The company also hosted volunteers from the USA who wanted to learn more about Rooibos while helping local communities. Also read about Rooibos Ltd's clients: German tea brand Messmer switched its whole range of teas, including Rooibos, to UTZ certified while South African Laager launched an instant Rooibos cappuccino. Do good with a cup of Rooibos!

Rooibos Ltd sponsored Clanwilliam Wildflower Festival brochures

From 28 August to 5 September 2015, the annual Clanwilliam Wildflower Festival showcased the area's floral splendour. Rooibos Ltd sponsored the festival brochures. Says Gerda de Wet, Communication Manager at Rooibos Ltd, "This region is made unique by, among others, its wildflowers and Rooibos. Supporting this festival promotes tourism and holds benefits for this region and all its people."

See photographs and Clanwilliam Wildflower Festival Facebook page

Local cross-country athletes compete in Rooibos Ltd sponsored clothing

Rooibos Ltd sponsored clothing for 11 athletes from Sederberg Primary School, Clanwilliam Secondary School and Augsburg Agricultural Gymnasium in Clanwilliam. Three of them went through to the SA Cross Country Championships in Mpumalanga.

Read more and see photographs.

Rooibos rugby jerseys for Clanwilliam Rugby team

Clanwilliam's Wittetjies Rugby Team now plays in Rooibos-branded jerseys, supplied by Rooibos Ltd.

See photographs of team in action.

 

Training jerseys and socks for Synith Eagles Rugby teams, thanks to Rooibos Ltd

Rooibos Ltd provided the Synith Eagles Rugby Team with branded training tops and socks. See photograph on the left of Rooibos Ltd's Communication Manager Gerda de Wet with the team.

 

Rooibos Ltd helped to make Colour Clan Fun Run happen

The Colour Clan Fun Run fundraising project, which took place on 10 August this year, raised funds for the social services rendered by Badisa in the Clanwilliam area. Rooibos Ltd sponsored the paint for this colourful event.

Rooibos Ltd hosts workshop to train marshals for big events

On 19 September 2015, Rooibos Ltd hosted a free workshop to train people to work at big events. Says Gerda de Wet, Communication Manager at Rooibos Ltd: "Tourism is important to Clanwilliam and events help to attract visitors. Through this workshop we help to ensure that our own community members benefit from jobs created by local events such as the Freshpak Fitness Festival." Read more.

Casual Day: Rooibos Ltd's employees support a good cause

Dressing casually for work and having fun while creating awareness of and raising money for disabled people – this is what Casual Day is all about. On Friday, 4 September 2015, employees from Rooibos Ltd dressed up in bright colours to support Casual Day, one of South Africa's leading fundraising campaigns for people with disabilities. This year's theme was Spring into Action.

From the USA: Volunteers from Whole Foods Market Foundation visited Rooibos Ltd again

On 24 August 2015, volunteers from the Whole Foods Market Foundation in the USA visited Rooibos Ltd to learn more about Rooibos and to engage with communities in Clanwilliam. They visited Rooibos Ltd on behalf of California-based The Republic of Tea - tea purveyors enriching people's lives through premium teas, education and innovation.

See photographs.

Germany's Messmer teas now UTZ certified

The German tea brand Messmer focuses on the responsible enjoyment of tea. Messmer achieved a first in the ethical sourcing of natural ingredients by switching its whole range of 50 herbal and fruit teas, including Rooibos, to UEBT/UTZ certified.

Read more.

Laager's Rooibos cappuccino - it's about everyday indulgence

Joekels Tea Packers, blender of some of South Africa's top teas, has launched Laager Rooibos Cappuccino conveniently packed in sachets for home, office or outdoor use. To enjoy, simply add hot water. Choose from four variations: Sweetened, Unsweetened, Vanilla and Chai. Enter competition on Laager's Facebook page and stand a chance to win a holiday.

Rooibos Ltd sponsors Gala Dinner at Heritage Association's Symposium

Rooibos Ltd will be sponsoring the Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony of the 13th annual symposium of the Heritage Association of South Africa. The symposium will take place from 15 to 17 October 2015. Tying in with our heritage, local chef Floris Smit will prepare a three-course Rooibos-inspired dinner.

Read more.

CAPTION: Mary Willemse, Control Officer: Packaging, with Sophia September

 

Acknowledging long service

Sophia September has been working for Rooibos Ltd for ten years as as an Operator in the Packaging Department. We acknowledge her loyalty and commitment to the company and its people.