In 2014, over 170,000kg or a staggering 24,1 million cups of Fairtrade coffee was sold in South Africa – approximately 45% of which sold across hotels, restaurants and coffee shops, while 15% was procured by South African businesses to consume in their offices.
Fairtrade Label South Africa is excited to announce the launch of three brand new products onto the South African market, including Cadbury Dairy Milk Silk, Mugg and Bean Single Origin Organic ‘‘Bottomless’’ Coffee, and last but not least Fairtrade Antigua Instant Coffee.
This year International Co-operative Day calls for people to “Choose co-operative, choose equality.”
A response to Tim Harford’s article published on the Business Day, 12 June edition.
Today marks the 14th World Day Against Child Labor, and this year the focus is on the critical role of quality education in tackling child labor. It’s clear that life-changing education requires much more than a building, books and instructors—we must place equal attention on ending gender-based violence.
In a world first, the “Small Licensee Programme” launched by Fairtrade South Africa in collaboration with FLOCERT, the independent auditing body specialised in Fairtrade audits, will enable boutique coffee roasters to acquire Fairtrade certification.
Considerable effort needs to be made to provide farm workers’ children with the tools and knowledge required to enable them to fulfill their potential. It is proposed that if children can be assisted to develop new goals for their lives and think differently about themselves, their current situation and future, they may be inspired to follow t
What better way to keep warm this winter than to join in the fun with Fairtrade Coffee & Chocolate Week running from 3-9 August? The campaign, themed – What’s your flavour? - promises to take consumers on a choco-nated journey of the senses as we shed a spotlight on all things dark, decadent and delicious.
Sales of Fairtrade certified products in South Africa are up - with increases of as much as 190% in core categories. Fairtrade sales have grown from R287m in 2013, to R294m in 2014, with growth of as much as 190% in key product categories.
In addition to strict social and environmental standards, unique to Fairtrade is the Fairtrade Development Premium (FDP). It is an empowerment tool used to achieve equality and sustainability in the agricultural sector. The FDP further embodies the principles of empowerment that are at the core of the Fairtrade movement.