The South African Eco Film Festival will bring the world’s best documentary films with environmental themes to South African audiences from the 26th of March to the 2nd of April.
Calling all foodies, connoisseurs, gastronomes, pleasure seekers – get ready for the 8th annual Taste of Cape Town, held from 10-12 April 2015 Green Point Cricket Club.
After a year of worldwide consultations, Fairtrade International published the revised Fairtrade Trader Standard. The new standard aims to ensure greater transparency in Fairtrade supply chains, and to promote fairer trading practices.
Friday saw the culmination of international judge’s bling tasting their way through 1 730 wines from 320 producers entered into the 2014 installment of the annual internationally lauded Michelangelo International Wine Awards (MIWA).
Continued 15% growth in the market, more support and services for farmers and workers - shoppers continue to reach for FAIRTRADE Mark labelled products in ever growing numbers while Fairtrade’s offer to farmers and workers deepens, according to a new report out today by Fairtrade International.
The Premium is a sum of money paid by traders in addition to their Fairtrade purchase. It is received and utilised by the end-beneficiaries of Fairtrade; the smallholder member farmers in the case of a co-operative (e.g. in coffee or rooibos), or farm workers in the case of a commercial farm (e.g. in wine).
Fairtrade sales grew by 22% in 2013, exceeding all expectations as the organisation celebrates 5 years of operation in South Africa. Fairtrade labelled products sold for a record R287 million and this double-digit growth is mainly the result of wider support from the industry and of broader distribution networks.
Global sales of Fairtrade wine grew by 27% in 2013, with over 20,8 million litres of wine sold with the iconic Fairtrade label displayed on the bottles. As the biggest producing country of Fairtrade wine in the world, South Africa is the global leader in the promotion of ethical and sustainable wine grape production.
It has been 5 years to the day that we have signed our membership contract with Fairtrade International. We were a tiny organisation with one laptop, a box of paperwork, and a dream to start a Fairtrade movement in a challenging country such as South Africa.
Revellers will be sure of their Place in the Sun at the WE ARE ONE Colour Festival, as they savour the taste and enjoyment of one of our Fairtrade certified wines. Place in the Sun is the official wine sponsor of the annual musical extravaganza, which brings fun-lovers to their feet on 21 March in Cape Town and 22 March in Johannesburg.