Tag Archive: social development

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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Sep 27

Container Fish Farm one of 23 finalists in Siemens Foundation “empowering people. Award”

There is a nice article on the News 24 website on Alan Flemings entry to the Siemens Stiftung’s “empowering people. Award” last week 19th September. This is a fish farm in a container which built for Alan who is targeting healthy protein production in the townships and rural areas. Alan is one of 23 finalists …

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Jul 31

Container fish farm gets recognition from Siemens Foundation’s “empowering people. Awards”

Container fish farm

Nearly two years ago now, we built a fish farm in a shipping container for one of our clients based in Philippi Township in Cape Town. Alan Fleming of The Business Place has been operating The Fish Farm for the past 20 months or so. It’s an idea that he came up with to help …

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