2017 KBF Awards

Noninees for / Nominasies vir:

 

Business Leader of the Year / Sakeleier van die jaar

  1. JP Venter – Super Spar Jeffreys Bay and other businesses in Kouga.
  2. Wernich Cronje – Group W
  3. Fasie Malherbe – Cape St Francis Resort
  4. Trevor Elliott – Grasslands Agriculture
  5. Carl Trahms – Smhart Security

 

Business of the year / Besigheid van die jaar

  1. Fountains Mall – Jeanette du Toit
  2. The Balobi Group – William Gqeke
  3. St Francis Links – Jeff Clause
  4. Super Spar, Village Square, St Francis Bay – Richard Moolman
  5. Kouga Funerals – Dean Gilbert
  6. Jbay Computers – Ruan Mouton
  7. True Technologies – Tina Ekermans
  8. Dolphin Leisure – Joe Ferreira

 

Entrepreneur of the year / Entrepreneur van die jaar

  1. Jayne Davies – Infood
  2. Braam Badenhorst – A4 Automation
  3. Liesl Joubert – AIR-DRIED VEG & FRUIT SA (Pty) Ltd
  1. Dorp van Drome – Alan Wright
  2. SA Schools Project – Tom & Sapphire Campbell
  3. NSRI – Rieghard Janse van Rensburg
  4. Kouga Tourism – Esti Stewart
  5. Jeffreys Bay Bowling Club – Dennis Mauer
  6. Paradise Beach Neighbourhood Watch – John Wiehahn
  7. Jbay Recycling Project – Tanya Lategan
  8. Victory 4 All – Johan Vos
  9. SPCA – Louise Bakkes

 

Outstanding Service to the community / Merkwaardige diens aan die gemeenskap

Kouga Pioneer Acknowledgement

  1. Cheron Kraak – Country Feeling – Accepting on her behalf is Jayne DaviesCheron started making clothes for surfers on the main beach in Jeffreys Bay in the early 1970’s, started her own clothing brand, Country Feeling, and brought the Country Feeling Classic to Jeffreys Bay in 1984. This later became known as the Billabong Pro and is now part of the Winterfest as the J’bay Open. She was the face of the Billabong South Africa.
  2. SP Ferreira – Endulini – Sitrus Farming – Accepting on his behalf is his son Pietie.SP Ferreira started sitrus farming in 1953 with land he inherited from his dad. He subsequently bought more land, making Endulini one of the biggest farming units within the Gamtoos Valley. Today SP still manages the company with his two sons Pietie and Eppie Ferreira, while the third son Freddie manages the exporting of the sitrus.
  3. Christy Family – Squid Industry – Mark Christy to accept on behalf of the familyIn 1983 Don Christy and his son Mark landed a catch of chokka with the intention to sell it as bait. They met a fish exporter who knew that this fish was sold as a high-priced delicacy in European food markets. Don and a few others were soon exploring potential export markets for South African squid, and the multi-million rand industry as we know it today was born. The family is still involved in the catching, packing, processing and exporting of squid in St Francis Bay.
  4. Bunty Vlok – Moore Stephens – Accepting on behalf of the late Bunty Vlok is his son CJ VlokBunty opened the office for an Audit and Accounting firm from Port Elizabeth, known today as Moore Stephens, in Humansdorp, in 1978, together with his wife Annemarie. For many years he provided professional guidance and encouragement to his clients, serving local businesses and the then fledgling dairy industry in the area. He played a major role in the development of the dairy industry in the Kouga.
  5. Dries du Preez – Fountains DevelopmentIn 2002 when the property market had started booming, Oswald Buchner and Dries du Preez recognized the trend in Jeffreys Bay and decided to develop a ‘new business and shopping node’ for Jeffreys Bay and the whole Kouga region. Buchner and Du Preez planned and designed a modern mixed-use development, comprising retail, commercial, industrial, residential and retirement components. A transaction was concluded and construction of Fountains Mall commenced in August 2007. The rest, as they say, is history.
  6. Frans van Eeden – Eeden GlenFrans van Eeden started the development of the Eeden Glen Retirement Village in 1999. This popular project consists of 210 free hold houses, 90 sectional title units, 30 bachelor units and a frail care clinic. Frans continues to develop secure housing in line with his big vision.
  1. Lex Gutsche – Woodlands Dairy – Accepting on his behalf is Tinus Pretorius – General Manager Sales & Marketing at Woodland Dairy.Woodlands Dairy began in 1995 as a packaging plant for the milk produced on Woodlands Farm, owned by the Gutsche family. Under the leadership of Lex Gutsche, Woodlands Dairy in Humansdorp is now one of the largest manufacturers of UHT milk in South Africa and other dairy products, marketed under their own brand FIRST CHOICE®, as well as for leading retailers such as Spar and Woolworths. They are now one of the leading employers in the Kouga region.
  2. The Co-op – Henk Agenbach CEO on behalf of membersThe Humansdorp Cooperative was established in 1944. The farmers realised that they should stand together to be sustainable as farmers. With this in mind The Co-op has grown from a business with an annual turnover of R300 million to one of over R2 Billion. Their main objective is to serve the members’ needs and they operate as one big family.
  3. Johan Lottering – Value Added LifeJohan arrived in Jeffreys Bay in 1992 with his wife Susan and developed the super-antioxidant, Procydin, which at one stage was ranked third in South Africa for medicine units sold. Today, under the banner of the company, Value Added Life, they are ranked under the top ten complimentary medicine manufacturers in Southern Africa, and still growing.
  4. Blake Family – Langkloof Bricks – Nico BlakeLangkloof Bricks was founded by the late Mr George Blake and Mrs Una Blake in 1969 and is an established ClayBrick manufacturer, situated between Jeffrey’s Bay and Humansdorp. Under the leadership of son, Nico Blake the business has grown from manufacturing 30 000 bricks per month to a capacity of over 4 million bricks per month. In addition to pioneering the first energy efficient Vertical Shaft Brick Kiln in Africa, Langkloof Bricks has also recently set up the Brick Centre in Fountains Estate.
  5. Duncan Lethbridge – St Francis MarineIn 1988, Duncan Lethbridge, a successful real estate developer, builder & sailing champion, decided to take his family cruising. The launch of his first St Francis 43 Catamaran led to an unprecedented demand from friends and the local yachting fraternity. A small factory was built to meet these needs. This has grown to become a modern 4000m2 manufacturing facility situated in St Francis Bay. Through a program of continuous product development they have refined their Catamaran in which they have won the Cape to Rio Race, convincingly beating all other catamarans. Over the past 29 years the company has manufactured more than 72 boats.

 

Awards / Toekennings:

Outstanding Service to the community / Merkwaardige diens aan die gemeenskap

VICTORY 4 ALL – ACCEPTED BY JOHAN VOS

 

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Entrepreneur of the year / Entrepreneur van die jaar

JAYNE DAVIES – INFOOD

 

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Business of the year / Besigheid van die jaar

THE BALOBI GROUP – ACCEPTED BY ONE OF THE SHAREHOLDERS WILLIAM GQEKE / CHANTELLE HARRIS

 

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Business Leader of the Year / Sakeleier van die jaar

TREVOR ELLIOTT – GRASSLANDS AGRICULTURE

 

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