Kleine Zalze shines at Stellenbosch farm worker of the year
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The superior level of excellence at Kleine Zalze has been affirmed thanks to the renowned Stellenbosch wine farm’s best-ever performance at the Farm Worker of the Year Awards for Stellenbosch. In a show of strength, all five of the entrants in this year’s event received awards with four of them taking top honours in their respective categories.

South Africa, Stellenbosch, October 2013: The superior level of excellence at Kleine Zalze has been affirmed thanks to the renowned Stellenbosch wine farm’s best-ever performance at the Farm Worker of the Year Awards for Stellenbosch.

In a show of strength, all five of the entrants in this year’s event received awards with four of them taking top honours in their respective categories.

“We are very proud of this truly well-deserved achievement for the individuals concerned,” says Kleine Zalze Managing Director Kobus Basson. “We strive to help all the members of the Kleine Zalze family to improve themselves and encourage in each person a spirit of ownership.”

“Kleine Zalze wines feature regularly among the best in high-level wine shows, such as the recent Michelangelo International Wine Awards where we were one of only three Platinum medal winners. These awards are only possible with an excellent team, which has now been highlighted in the Farm Worker of the Year competition.”

The winners from Kleine Zalze were Charlton Pietersen, second runner-up in the category of General Worker; Brandon Vermeulen, winner of the category for Technical Operator; Anesca Achilles, winner of the category for Administrative Staff; Jeffrey Abrahams, winner of the category for Irrigation Specialist; and, Norman Paulse, winner of the category for Junior Management.

The competition was established to acknowledge the valuable and important contribution by farm workers to the sustainability and growth of the agricultural sector in South Africa. Funded mainly by the Western Cape Department of Agriculture and Shoprite, the event comprises a regional awards programme with winners automatically considered for the provincial awards, which will be announced later this month. This year, 15 regions and 1 100 entrants are competing for the overall prize of R100 000.

For more information contact Wynand van Schalkwyk, Marketing Manager at Kleine Zalze via e-mail wvanschalkwyk@kleinezalze.co.za or visit www.kleinezalze.com

Photo caption, from left:

- Brandon Vermeulen, winner of the category for Technical Operator;

- Norman Paulse, winner of the category for Junior Management;

- Anesca Achilles, winner of the category for Administrative Staff;

- Charlton Pietersen, second runner-up in the category of General Worker; and

- Jeffrey Abrahams, winner of the category for Irrigation Specialist




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