The Van der Merwe brothers: Lieben, Alwyn and Gerrit, after whom ALG Estates is named. Photo: John Ross McGregor
Sean Walsh (CEO: Cape Agri), Prof Mohammed Karaan (Dean of the Faculty AgriSciences at Stellenbosch University), Tiekie September (Cedar Citrus director), David Cuff (Chief buyer at Woolworths South Africa), Gerrit van der Merwe Sr (ALG Estates). Photo: John Ross McGregor
Dirk Dirks (Cedar Citrus director), Jannie Meyer (Cederberg Municipality councillor), Laurika Brink (ALG), Tiekie September (Cedar Citrus director) and in front Willem Steenkamp (ALG).
Gerrit van der Merwe Sr in centre with two sons, Alwyn left and on the right Gerrit van der Merwe Jr
Dirk Vorster (Klawer Boerdery), Alwyn van der Merwe (ALG), Lieben van der Merwe (ALG), Gerhard Kamp (Kempena Agri) and George Grib (Jansekraal Boerdery)
Gcobani Tsako (Department Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries), Jerry Joye (Wonderful Citrus, Los Angeles), Lonwabo Magadule (Department Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries), Suhanra Conradie (CEO: Summer Citrus South Africa)
JB Steenkamp (general manager of operations at Mpact), Johan Stumpf (managing director at MPact Corrugated) and Niel Hugo (regional sales manager, Mpact)
Wynand Marais (ALG), Niel Bartie (ALG) and Pieter Burger (ALG)
Kees Kooijman (owner of VerDi Import BV) and Conrad Rijnhout (import manager at VerDi Import BV).
"Charl Senekal of Mkuze Sugarcane Estates, in his tribute to the Van der Merwe family: "Tonight we're crowning you for your perseverance over the years. It's difficult to be a farmer in South Africa. You have to persevere."
David Cuff (chief buyer of Woolworths South Africa) thanked by Gerrit van der Merwe Jr. Woolworths's relationship with ALG goes back 18 years.
Jaguar, the Fresh Company, has maintained a business relationship with ALG for 18 years. Ed Heijnen of Jaguar receives an award from Gerrit van der Merwe Jr of ALG.
Theana Kotze, Hilsa van den Heever (owner of Melkboomsdrift Wines), Esther Marnich and Henri Marnich, wheat farmers from Moorreesburg
Tossie Beukes (journalist at Ons Kontrei) and Renier Jonas
The juicing plant, capable of processing 21 000t of fruit yearly, to produce juice concentrate, citrus oil and ground citrus peel.
The original homestead built in 1767 by die Verenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie's local agent in the Citrusdal area, today the home of Gerrit van der Merwe Jr and his family.