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Langeberg mountain water to the rescue

South Africa is facing its worst drought in 33 years, affecting crop and livestock farmers all over the Western Cape and in the rest of South Africa. For many farmers, natural water shortage is a major problem, and with much needed rains staying away and dams at an all-time low, many of them fear the worst for the next harvest. Mardouw in Swellendam, however, is in a unique position to cope with drought spells.

“Our trees have successfully blossomed a month ago and are now settling in preparation to start growing fruit,” says Chris van Niekerk, general manager at Mardouw. “While the unusual drought does pose a number of challenges, Mardouw’s olive trees are quite privileged with the unlimited supply of ice-cold, fresh mountain water gushing down the surrounding Langeberg Mountains. We believe that this drought will hardly affect our next harvest, and look forward to a promising season.”

Impact of draught on olive trees in Swellendam, South Africa

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Congratulations to our winner

Congratulations to the winner of our Facebook “Like” campaign. People who have liked before 15 SEP and stood a chance to win Mardouw’s full premium olive products range, including extra virgin olive oil, culinary table olives, balsamic vinegar, olive chutney and olive paste. Today, we selected a random Facebook profile out of the total page likes, and miss Mostert from Krugersdorp turned out to be the lucky one.


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Welcome to Chris, our new General Manager

MARDOUW OLIVE ESTATE is proud to announce and welcome Chris van Niekerk as its new Olive Estate General Manager. Chris brings with him over sixteen years of experience in the olive and agricultural industry. He came to us from Morgenster Olive Estate, where he served as Manager Olive Production and Procurement for three years. He has also served as Estate Manager at Croydon Olive Estate for three years. We are pleased to have Chris on board, and look forward to a prosperous future with him.

Chris van Niekerk