Die week op Landbouweekliks | Lungelo Mathenjwa se missie is om boere te help

Lungelo Mathenjwa was ’n leerder aan die Landbouskool Vryheid in KwaZulu-Natal en hy wou nog altyd graag boer. Ná skool het hy opleiding ontvang by die Future Farmers-stigting en onder meer op ’n plaas van 700 000 ha in Australië gewerk. Hy was ook ’n plaasbestuurder by Glen Read Farms, ’n onderneming met 12 plase in KwaZulu-Natal en die Oos-Kaap, waar hy verantwoordelik was vir meer as 9 300 stuks vee. As direkteur van Zondle Asset Management, sy eie maatskappy, tree Lungelo deesdae as raadgewer vir opkomende boere op.

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Poultry Production
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Mixed Farming Systems
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Mixed Farming Systems
Farm Planning
Farm Business Management for New Era Farmers
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Crop Production
Poultry Layer Production Course

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Vodacom Bulls Botha and Nyakane return to action

Springboks Arno Botha and Trevor Nyakane have been drafted into the matchday team that will host the Cell C Sharks in their Rainbow Cup SA clash at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday, 15 May 2021.

The duo’s inclusion at blindside flank and replacement prop sets the stage for an expected battle of epic proportions amongst the forwards.

A nod to Springbok flank Marco van Staden whose 22 tackles against the DHL Stormers disrupted proceedings to such an extent that their attack was stifled on several occasions.

The only other change sees flank Elrigh Louw shifting to the bench.

The top of the table clash between the current frontrunners is a tantalising thought with both teams enjoying victories over each other, and this weekend’s meeting shall be no different according to Vodacom Bulls: Director of Rugby, Jake White.

“We’ve had a few epic battles thus far and the Sharks will be keen to get one over us at Loftus as it is something they’ve yet to do,” said White.

“The forward tussle is going to set the tone while both backlines are brimming with relentless talent so it should make for an exciting but hard encounter,” he added.

Kick-off is scheduled for 18h15 with the match being broadcast live on SuperSport Grandstand and Rugby channels.

Vodacom Bulls:

  1. David Kriel (Centurion)
  2. Madosh Tambwe (Pretoria)
  3. Marco Janse van Vuren (Pretoria)
  4. Cornal Hendricks (Northam)
  5. Stravino Jacobs (Harlequins)
  6. Morné Steyn (Tuine)
  7. Embrose Papier (Tukkies)
  8. Duane Vermeulen (Harlequins, C)
  9. Arno Botha (Naka Bulle)
  10. Marco van Staden (Pretoria)
  11. Ruan Nortje (Naka Bulle)
  12. Walt Steenkamp (Centurion)
  13. Mornay Smith (Centurion)
  14. Johan Grobbelaar (Tukkies)
  15. Gerhard Steenekamp (Nake Bulle)

Replacements:

  1. Schalk Erasmus (Tuine)
  2. Lizo Gqoboka (Naka Bulle)
  3. Trevor Nyakane (Harlequins)
  4. Janko Swanepoel (Pretoria)
  5. Elrigh Louw (Tukkies)
  6. Zak Burger (Tuine)
  7. Chris Smith (Harlequins)
  8. James Verity-Amm (Pretoria)
  9. Jacques van Rooyen (Tuine)
  10. Reinhardt Ludwig (U20)
  11. Nizaam Carr (Centurion)
  12. Keagan Johannes (Tukkies)

Match officials:

  • Referee: Jaco Peyper
  • AR1: Griffon Colby
  • AR2: Paul Mente
  • TMO: Marius van der Westhuizen

Confirmation of final four rounds of PRO14 Rainbow Cup SA

The big PRO14 Rainbow Cup SA clash between the leaders on the log, the Vodacom Bulls and Cell C Sharks, kicks off at 18h15 on Saturday, while the Emirates Lions host the DHL Stormers earlier in the day.

The match at Emirates Airline Park will kick-off at 13h30 on Saturday and is part of a list of confirmed fixtures released by the organisers on Tuesday.

The kick-off times and venues for the final three rounds of the PRO14 Rainbow Cup SA were also confirmed, with the competition headed for a thrilling final round on Saturday, 12 June, when the two coastal sides welcome their two inland opponents to Cape Town and Durban.

After two strong performances in the opening rounds, the Cell C Sharks lead the standings with a full-house of 10 log points, followed by the Vodacom Bulls on eight.

The DHL Stormers, who were edged by four and three points respectively in their first two matches by the teams at the top of the log, are third on two points, while the Emirates Lions are on one – a four-try bonus-point they got for fighting until the end in their clash in Durban last weekend.

PRO14 RAINBOW CUP SA FIXTURES – ROUNDS 3-6

 Saturday 15 May

13h30: Emirates Lions v DHL Stormers (Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg)

18h15: Vodacom Bulls v Cell C Sharks (Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria)

Saturday 22 May

13h00: Cell C Sharks v DHL Stormers (Jonsson Kings Park, Durban)

15h30: Emirates Lions v Vodacom Bulls (Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg)

Friday 4 June

19h00: Vodacom Bulls v DHL Stormers (Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria)

 Saturday 5 June

16h00: Emirates Lions v Cell C Sharks (Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg)

Saturday 12 June

16h00: DHL Stormers v Emirates Lions (Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town)

18h15: Cell C Sharks v Vodacom Bulls (Jonsson Kings Park, Durban)

 

Note: All fixtures are subject to change.

Die week op Landbouweekliks | ‘Om te boer, daag jou altyd uit’

William Rorich boer met Simmentaler-tipe beeste, Dohne-Merino-skape en mielies in die omgewing van Underberg en die Swartberg in KwaZulu-Natal. William sê tegnologie is hier om te bly. Dus het hy in 2012 ’n aanlyn veilingsplatform, GoLivestock, gestig. Alle kopers kan gelyktydig bie, die proses is deursigtig en boere kry ’n geleentheid om hul diere onafhanklik te bemark. Naas ’n foto of video is omvattende inligting oor die diere beskikbaar, soos die gewig, geslag, ouderdom, doserings wat die diere al gekry het en besonderhede oor siektes.

Vermeulen returns for North-South derby

Vodacom Bulls Director of Rugby Jake White has adjusted his match-day squad slightly as they prepare to travel to the Cape where they will face the DHL Stormers at the Cape Town Stadium on Saturday, 8 May 2021.

Headlining the changes is the return of Springbok no.8 and #TrueToTheBlue captain Duane Vermeulen. He will resume the captaincy from fellow Springbok Nizaam Carr with Carr dropping to the bench, from where he will be looking to undoubtedly provide a crucial impact when called upon.

The backs have been adjusted slightly with a direct exchange as James Verity-Amm and Chris Smith switching out for David Kriel and Morné Steyn respectively.

The heavy men up front will only see one other change, outside of the return of Vermeulen, with Walt Steenkamp starting in the number 4 jumper as Janko Swanepoel shifts to the bench.

The Vodacom Bulls boasts a bench packed oozing with talent and like last weekend, will provide fresh legs and more energy.

“Last week certainly proved how vital it is that we continue getting as much competitive rugby under our belts,” said White. “The players need little motivation for another brutal North-South derby and we are definitely up for the challenge against a solid DHL Stormers outfit.”

Kick-off is scheduled for 18:15 with the match being broadcast live on SuperSport Grandstand and Rugby channels.

Vodacom Bulls (with clubs):

  1. David Kriel (Centurion)
  2. Madosh Tambwe (Pretoria)
  3. Marco Jansen van Vuren (Pretoria)
  4. Cornal Hendricks (Northam)
  5. Stravino Jacobs (Harlequins)
  6. Morné Steyn (Tuine)
  7. Embrose Papier (Tukkies)
  8. Duane Vermeulen (Harlequins, Captain)
  9. Elrigh Louw (Tukkies)
  10. Marco van Staden (Pretoria)
  11. Ruan Nortje (Naka Bulle)
  12. Walt Steenkamp (Centurion)
  13. Mornay Smith (Centurion)
  14. Johan Grobbelaar (Tukkies)
  15. Gerhard Steenekamp (Naka Bulle)

Replacements:

  1. Schalk Erasmus (Tuine)
  2. Lizo Gqoboka (Naka Bulle)
  3. Jacques van Rooyen (Tuine)
  4. Janko Swanepoel (Pretoria)
  5. Nizaam Carr (Centurion)
  6. Zak Burger (Tuine)
  7. Chris Smith (Harlequins)
  8. James Verity-Amm (Pretoria)

 

  1. Jan-Hendrik Wessels (Under 20)
  2. Reinhardt Ludwig (Under 20)
  3. Arno Botha (Naka Bulle)
  4. Keagan Johannes (Tukkies)
  5. Janco Uys (Tuine)

Voster becomes #TrueToTheBlue

The Blue Bulls Company is delighted to announce the signing of centre Harold Voster, who returns to South Africa from Japan. Voster enjoyed a stellar career across the Jukskei where he represented the Xerox Golden Lions and Emirates Lions accumulating 70 caps in the Vodacom Super Rugby and 17 more in the Currie Cup.

In 2018, the hard-running centre made the move to Japan where he turned out for the Panasonic Wild Knights. Voster has established himself as a no-nonsense centre who wields blistering pace and explosive strength which was rewarded in 2017 as he donned the South Africa A jersey against the French Barbarians.

“Attracting the type of talent Harold possesses is exactly what we are looking for at Loftus Versfeld. His signing adds immense depth to our backs and we are keen to see what he brings to the table,” said Vodacom Bulls Director of Rugby, Jake White.

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VODACOM BULLS STARS JOIN THEIR CLUBS!

In a bold and exciting move to help synergise and foster better relationships with the rugby clubs in Pretoria, Vodacom Bulls contracted players were allocated to the Carlton League clubs via a draft system, similar to the one used in the NFL.  No less than 11 players will make their Carlton league debut on Saturday, 8 May 2021, when the 2021 Carlton League season kicks off. For the first time in more than a decade, professional players from the Vodacom Bulls will be in action at club level.

  • ABE Midas Naka Bulls: Werner Gouws, Diego Appollis, Jay-Cee Nel
  • Harlequins Rugby Club: Henco Beukes, Mhleli Dlamini (Giraffe)
  • Centurion Rugby Club: Bernard van der Linde
  • Tuine Rugby Club: WJ Steenkamp, Janco Uys, Richard Kriel, Schalk Erasmus
  • Pretoria Rugby Club: Dawid Kellerman

According to Willem Strauss, President of the Blue Bulls Rugby Union, making club rugby relevant and growing the game at the community level is as important as winning trophies.

“In the last three years we have implemented several strategies and initiatives to make club rugby relevant again. We have aligned our professional and amateur structures to create pathways for club players to our professional under-20 and under-21 teams. No less than seven club players form part of the current professional under-20 squad. We also revived our iconic Loftus 200 team and expanded the Carlton League to include two more clubs. We also initiated an extremely successful Volcano under-20 league, which acted as a feeder source to numerous under 20 provincial teams in the country.”

“This initiative will connect local community rugby with the professional structures of the union again. I would like to thank our shareholders for their contribution towards the commercial requirements of the players. Without their support, this initiative would not have been possible.”

Jake White, Director of Rugby at the BBCo, said that to strengthen club structures, most of the players will be serving their clubs when not being selected for the week’s squad. Although they will not necessarily participate in club matches, players such as Duane Vermeulen, Trevor Nyakane, and Morné Steyn will be attending at least two social events at the relevant club.

White confirmed that he was part of a similar programme while at the Brumbies, “It is important that players associate with their local clubs. They must understand club structures and being part of club rugby. According to SARU’s Constitution, a player must be affiliated to a club to play provincial rugby.”

See below the complete list of affiliations:

CENTURION RUGBY CLUB: Gio Aplon, Bernard van der Linde, Mornay Smith, Travis Ismaiel, Nizaam Carr, David Kriel, Walt Steenkamp, Kurt-Lee Arendse

HARLEQUINS RUGBY CLUB: Duane Vermeulen, Mhleli Dlamini, Henco Beukes, Sintu Manjezi, Trevor Nyakane, Chris Smith, Stravino Jacobs, Joe van Zyl

NAKA BULLE: Werner Gouws, Diego Appollis, Simphiwe Matanzima, Arno Botha, Ruan Nortje, Lizo Gqoboka, Jay-Cee Nel, Gerhard Steenkamp

PRETORIA RUGBY CLUB: Janko Swanepoel, James Verity-Amm, Jan Uys, Jaco Labuschagne, Dawid Kellerman, Marco van Staden, Madosh Tambwe, Marco Jansen van Vuren

TUINE RUGBY CLUB: WJ Steenkamp, Richard Kriel, Janco Uys, Jacques van Rooyen, Morné Steyn, Schalk Erasmus, Ivan van Zyl, Zak Burger

TUKKIES: Clinton Swart, Marnus Potgieter, Muller Uys, Keagan Johannes, Embrose Papier, Elrigh Louw, Johan Grobbelaar, Tim Agaba

NORTHAM RUGBY CLUB: Cornal Hendriks, Stedman Gans

The following fixtures will be played on Saturday, 8 May 2021 at 16:00:

  • Naka Bulls vs Harlequin
  • Centurion vs Northam
  • Tuine vs Pretoria

Die week op Landbouweekliks | Lofdal Fourie-boerdery: ‘Mense is ons hoofvertakking’

Landbouweekliks besoek die Lofdal Fourie-boerdery buite Groblershoop in die Noord-Kaap. Johannes Fourie en sy vrou, Marietjie, boer saam met hul een seun en dogter en hul onderskeie eggenotes met rosyntjies, pekanneute, wyndruiwe en vee op aangeplante weiding. Nog ’n seun en skoondogter behartig die verwerking van hul eie pekanneute en dié van omliggende plase by hul fabriek, Yon International. Die neute word hoofsaaklik na China uitgevoer. Die boerdery het sowat 80 mense in diens en verskaf ook werk aan sowat 250 seisoenswerkers.