oa CSIR Science Scope - A tale of four men, an alien plant and a liquorice factory : socio-economic growth

Volume 2, Issue 3
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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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