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Industry news: SANA convention 2018

The SANA/SAGIC convention 2018 was hosted at the beautiful Mount Grace Hotel, Magaliseburg this year and Mike Carter, Rick Carter, Angie Carter and Sandiso Xinindlu attended.

We were motivated by an excellent line up of speakers Bruce Whitfield: Financial Journalist, Zelda la Grange: experiences from serving Nelson Mandela and Nicky Weimar: Nedbank Senior Economist. All left us not only inspired to be better at what we do and how we do it but also motivated us with a positive outlook to readily tackle the constantly changing South African economy.

We were so proud of Sandiso’s achievement at being nominated as young grower of the year 2018, so well deserved Sandiso your hard work and dedication does not go unnoticed!

Awards and nominations went too many well deserved garden centres and home stores for their excellent efforts in keeping the SA green industry at such a high standard, congratulations to all. The award for Top Independent Garden Centre of the year 2018 went to Greenside Kwekery based in Bloemfontein and Top Home Store of the year 2018 went to Builders Warehouse Port Elizabeth.

Elands Nursery was proud to walk away with the top supplier awards for the Central and the Eastern Cape region. Thank you to our clients who voted for us and to our sales teams and staff who keep the Elands flag flying high.

Peter Runkel from Atlantic fertilisers was inaugurated as the new SANA president by outgoing president Tanya Visser. Thank you Tanya for the exceptional work and dedication you have given the green industry and good luck Peter.

And lastly special thanks must go out to the SANA team who year in and year out put conferences together that are absolutely 5 star. The event enables us to meet with so many new faces and touch base with old ones , let our hair down (just a little J ) and be motivated to tackle the next season. Thank you to all who makes this possible.

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