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The Joburg Market has received a clean audit report for the 2011/12 financial year. A clean audit is an unqualified audit with no significant findings on compliance and/or predetermined objectives.
The Joburg Market participated in the Rand Show which took place at Johannesburg Expo Centre, Nasrec from 6 - 16 April 2012.
The Joburg Market hosted a high level delegation from uThungulu District Municipality who visited the Market on 17 November 2011 for a guided tour of the facilities and to forge strategic alliances for the agribusiness sector.
The Joburg Market was the fruit zone sponsor for the Momentum 94.7 Cycle Challenge for the second year running.
Joburg Market CEO, Ms Patronella Telela (second from left) receives the Public Sector Innovation Prize from the Deputy Minister for Public Service and Administration Ms Ayanda Dlodlo. She's flanked by Francisca Mokgoro, James Phaahla and Thomas Mawasha
The Joburg Market retained its fourth (4th) position as South Africa’s Best Employers in the 2011/12.
As part of commitment to provide world-class facilities and build positive image of the Joburg Market brand, the organisation has completed the project of wrapping the Main Building and the branding of the main entrances and new exit.
Members of public are hereby notified that the AGM of the City of Johannesburg Municipality Owned Entities that had been scheduled for 25 January 2011, has been postponed to a later date. The new date will be communicated once it has been confirmed.
The Joburg Market will be sponsoring the Joburg Open golf championship with a variety of nutritious fruits to help the golfers keep concentration.
Joburg Market picture has been selected as one of the 13 winning photographs in the World Union of Wholesale Markets (WUWM) 2010 Market Photo Competition.
In line with company policy to reduce the Carbon Footprint and Energy Use, the Joburg Market has installed ECUBE devices throughout its cold storage facilities.
The Joburg Market received an impressive accolade as it was named the Best Municipal Entity Employers for 2010/11.
Joburg Market to formalise Masonja business - a multi-million rand industry in Limpopo Province, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Namibia
The Joburg Market is working with SA´s Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and the Department of Economic Development, Environment and Tourism in Limpopo on a project to formalise Mopane worm business to empower rural women as part of job creation. Mopane worms or otherwise popularly known as Masonja – is the basis of a multi-million rand industry in Limpopo Province, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Namibia.
New rules governing the marking requirements with respect to fresh vegetables sold on the local market
The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) has observed a general culture of non-compliance by both the producers, packers, sellers and retailers with respect to the regulations relating to the grading, packing & marking of fresh vegetables intended for sale in the Republic of South Africa throughout the national fresh produce markets and some retailers.
Announcing the launch of the online shopping system, the Joburg Market´s CEO Kgosientso Ramokgopa said "Joburg Market has been highly successful and a leading player in the local fresh produce sector, but to compete on a global platform, the company has had to explore new ways of trading to enhance its global reach".
Food safety is an increasingly important issue in the fresh produce industry with markets all over the world intensifying their efforts to guarantee the consumer that "quality meets safety" where food is concerned.
Did you know that the informal trader/hawker sector accounts for 28% of produce sold at the Joburg Market? This makes the sector a formidable force in SA’s economy.
The Food Safety Initiative of the Consumer Goods Council of South Africa in cooperation with the Directorate: Food Control of the Department of Health and the World Health Organization would like to send this gentle but important reminder to all businesses in the food production sector to be on their best food safety behaviour during the FIFA 2010 Soccer World Cup.
Joburg Market was the next stop for the Unite Mzansi Unite (UMU) event campaign. UMU is an adidas initiative aimed at giving all South Africans an opportunity to unite behind the country for the hosting of 2010 FIFA World Cup™ by signing a giant Bafana Bafana 2010 FIFA World Cup™ jersey carried on a truck.
The Joburg Market is pleased to afford customers the opportunity to pre-view its new corporate outdoor advertisements.
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It's official: the world´s largest fruit and vegetable establishment, the Johannesburg Fresh Produce Market, is now known as the Joburg Market.
The Joburg Market scooped two new awards at the 53rd Annual Institute of People Management (IPM) Convention held on Tuesday the 3rd November 2009 at Sun City, Pilanesburg in North West Province.
The South African Litchi Growers ’ Association (SALGA) has re-launched the campaign to improve the quality of early season litchis offered for sale on National Fresh Produce. First launched in 2008, the program will be continued in 2009 to discourage the sale of early season litchis picked immaturely.
The 16th of October was World Food Day. World Food Day is an international event that is celebrated annually to mark the anniversary of Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO).
The Joburg Market CEO, Kgosientso Ramokgopa, winner of Boss of the Year® 2008 passed the baton to Ian Heyns, the newly crowned Boss of the Year® 2009 at a banquet lunch held on Friday, 16 October - National Bosses Day – in Montecasino, Fourways in Johannesburg. Ian Heyns is the AngloGold Ashanti General Manager for the Great Noligwa mine in the Free State.
Joburg Market returned victorious from the World Union of Wholesale Market (WUWM) Conference held recently in Paris, France.
A picture taken at the Joburg Market was chosen as one of the 12 winning photos that will be published in the annual WUWM Calendar for 2010.
The Joburg Market received an impressive accolade - it was named Best Employer by an international research company.
Africa´s largest fresh produce market, the Joburg Market, has entered into an agreement with a Lusaka-based fresh produce company, IIamfya Agricultural Products, to provide technical and operational skills towards the running of the facility.