oa CSIR Science Scope - A tale of four men, an alien plant and a liquorice factory : socio-economic growth
|Article Title||A tale of four men, an alien plant and a liquorice factory : socio-economic growth|
|© Publisher:||Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)|
|Journal||CSIR Science Scope|
|Publication Date||Jan 2007|
|Pages||6 - 7|
Desperation drove the impoverished community of Dysselsdorp - a dusty hamlet about 25 km east of Oudtshoorn in the Little Karoo - to willingly surrender their precious natural resource for a pittance to an external market. The ingenuity and intervention of two foreign men helped them develop it into a gem beyond their belief.
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