When a group of Letsitele citrus farmers could no longer afford packaging material, they started making it themselves. Today, their business is a major industry supplier. By Alita van der Walt.
With the amount of power outages plaguing the Tzaneen and surrounding areas, large corporations, farmers and industrial business particularly in the Letsitele area have started looking for alternative solutions to ease the incredible burden they face daily. With power supply to some areas interrupted for periods extending up to three days at a time, and with the municipality unable to cope, it has become paramount for the end user to seek solutions that would not only relinquish some of the strain on the aged infrastructure, but also ensure that production can continue uninterrupted.