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Jacob du Plessis, from Vyeboom in Villiersdorp, was crowned the 2019 champion at the 9th annual Giant Pumpkin Festival in Heidelberg this weekend with a pumpkin weighing in at an astonishing 601.8 kg. His monster pumpkin was just short of the current South African record of 613 kg, held by Peet Joubert of Centurion, Gauteng. “It’s third time lucky! The furthest I have come in the competition before was in 2017 when I came fourth with a pumpkin of over 300 kg. I knew my pumpkin was a contender for one of the top three places, but was still surprised when it came out tops,”Read More →

Plastic manufacturing and recycling company, Verigreen, has been awarded a multi-million rand contract to supply 25 different products under the Shoprite Group’s Ritebrand and Housebrand labels. Owned by husband and wife team Mike and Thina Maziya and established in 2001, Verigreen has been manufacturing a range of drawstring refuse bags since 2012 and has expanded its range to include cooking, baking, freezing and food protection products. “We pride ourselves on being environmentally responsible and socially conscious, a brand which is doing well while doing good. The Housebrand and Ritebrand business has been awarded on the back of our success in product innovation and our customer-centricRead More →

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Recently, I headed to my local Checkers store to pick up supper and was surprised to find something interesting. Just sitting behind each of the ten-items-or-less tellers were several blue boxes of Pop Tarts. What a rare and astonishing find. What a rare and astonishing find. Of course, I had to pick up as many packs as possible. Well, as many packs as my wallet would allow me to pay for. So much for a healthy supper that night. The flavours available were Frosted Chocolate Chip and Frosted S’mores, both of which contain cocoa goodness. I later found out that the Frosted Strawberry was keptRead More →