Join us for the Cape Town launch of For the Love of the Land, written by Food For Mzansi’s Kobus Louwrens and Ivor Price.
Louwrens and Price will be in conversation with Martelize Brink to introduce us to South Africans who are the heroes of agriculture – a diverse crop of farmers from across the country share complex stories about heritage and land.
The book will be available for purchase at the launch event for R240. Louwrens and Price will be available to sign your copy as well.
Guests will also receive a complimentary gin tasting to enjoy.
You are more than welcome to bring a friend, but please RSVP so that we know how many people to expect.
RSVP: email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 021 406 3477
About the book:
Away from the heated political debates, For the Love of the
Land introduces South Africans to the unsung heroes of the agricultural industry. A diverse crop of farmers from across the country share heartwarming stories, at times surviving generational tragedies that plague our past. From the farms and agribusinesses who feed South Africa, the book focuses on the power of land to promote nation building and social cohesion by telling stories that are often overlooked by broader society.
A much-needed account of our farmers’ commitment to the earth and South Africa, truly saluting the unsung heroes of agriculture – Nick Serfontein, Free State Farmer of the Year, wrote an open letter to President Cyril Ramaphosa, asking him to include commercial farmers in plans for effective land reform.
About the authors:
Ivor Price is well-loved name in Afrikaans media. He is a TV and Radio Presenter, Columnist and Co-founder of FoodForMzansi.co.za. The former SABC2 News Anchor also presented the first four seasons of Landbouweekliks, a DStv show, in which he criss-crossed the country to interview the movers and shakers of Mzansi’s agricultural industry. Other career highlights include a stint in London as a Foreign Correspondent and publishing leading community newspapers in Stellenbosch.
Kobus Louwrens is an award-winning journalist who has published leading magazines and community newspapers in both South Africa and East Africa. As Strategy Director for a Cape Town-based digital marketing agency, Kobus has developed breakthrough digital marketing strategies for numerous agricultural, wine and tourism brands. As the Co-founder of FoodForMzansi.co.za he believes in the power of agriculture as a bedrock industry that can enhance social cohesion.