Magalies’ resident Occupational Health Nurse, Sister Petro de Beer, has recently received a prestigious award from SASOHN for publishing the best article in the Journal of Occupational Health Southern Africa for 2016. Sister De Beer was presented with a beautiful trophy and certificate at their recent annual gala dinner held on the 3rd of November 2016 at the Boardwalk Convention Centre in Port Elizabeth.

“I” is for Indian Fig!

So if you were wondering what an Indian Fig is, it is a species of cactus, also known as a prickly pear! Prickly pear isn’t often thought of as a super food, but that mindset is changing as word is getting out about some of its amazing proven benefits. Prickly pear is known by a few names such as nopal cactus, barbary fig cactus, opuntia, Indian fig, prickly pear cactus, tuna cardona and westwood pear.

Magalies attended the annual Juice Summit hosted in Antwerp, Belgium as well as the international trade show Sial in Paris between 11 and 20 October 2016. From both a trading and a procurement perspective, these two events rate amongst the highest in the world with tremendous networking opportunities for any company involved in the food industry.

Two teams of Magalies were privileged to complete their third FNB Wines2Whales mountain bike stage races recently, that took place the first week of November 2016. Riders covered a spectacular, but tough and technical, 200km over these three days, from the beautiful Lourensford Wine Estate in Somerset-West (Western Cape), to Hermanus on the coast. It is referred to by many mountain biking enthusiasts as one of South Africa’s most scenic, enjoyable and well-organised three day mountain bike stage races.