While Brandon Hiemstra turned to America to find new markets for SA-grown macadamias, a woman who grew up in rural South Africa is establishing herself in the business world, thanks in part to a USA programme that empowers female entrepreneurs.
It has become a tradition for Friends of South Africa (FoSA) Nashville to compete in the city's annual Cumberland River Dragon boat races. This year FoSA entered two boats, The Vuvuzela Sharks and the Vuvuzela Sparks, with a total of 40 paddlers and two drummers dressed in our best zebra attire.
Brandon Hiemstra grew up in Mbombela, Mpumalanga, an area abundant with fruits, nuts and vegetables. The city is surrounded with rich agricultural activities and in the past ten years the Lowveld has become one of South Africa’s major hubs for macadamia farming.
Update to the H-2A program – SACCUSA is forging a partnership with MEC Tasneem Motara and the Gauteng Department of Economic Development to diversify and expand the H-2A program by increasing the number of temporary agricultural workers from South Africa through targeted interventions.