Category Archive: Community Projects

Mar 13

Our First Harvest

[Article and photos by Dr Abner Tlakula, owner of Ribola aquaponics facility in Limpopo, South Africa] Deep Blue Aquatic Systems (Pty) Ltd installed the “Ribola RAS” in mid 2015. The people of Elim, a village in the Vhembe District of Limpopo, were very sceptical when they learnt that the whole thing was to grow fish …

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Dec 11

Freestate Province Community Catfish Farm

We have had a busy year up in the Freestate doing some upgrading of catfish facilities built for the Department of Agriculture some years back. There are six different projects situated in an arc that runs from Pertrusburg through Koffiefontein, Fauresmith, Springfontein, Bethuli and Zastron. We started with our work about a year ago. Its …

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Apr 11

Wasted!

I used to play underwater hockey (crazy sport – Google it) for the University of Stellenbosch under a coach by the name of Jimmy Herbert. Jimmy was a great guy with a wealth of experience in life. He had a catch phrase used on us on a regular basis. You would hear him shout it …

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