n SA Irrigation = SA Besproeiing - Hydroponics helps the community - : organics / hydroponics

Volume 30, Issue 6
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Beaufort West, a Karoo town situated on the north-south transport link between Johannesburg and Cape Town, is home to a hydroponics company that is doing its bit to alleviate the town's widespread poverty. Fifty-one per cent of the town's citizens are unemployed and 13 000 of its 34 000 inhabitants get by on social grants. Considerable efforts from both inside and outside the town have been expended in an effort to stimulate socioeconomic growth and job creation.

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