South Africa

Bonsai Masters: The Art of Olive Bonsai

In South Africa, members of a local bonsai society are taking the ancient Japanese art form and applying it to some of the country's native miniature olive trees.

Olive Farm Helps Save Rhinos

South African olive oil producer Rio Largo Olive Estate has designed two labels to fund endangered rhinos.
Special Report

Cape Town on Verge of Running Out of Water

Residents have been restricted to 50 liters of water a day before city taps are projected to be turned off in April.

South African Olive Farmers Feel the Heat as Wildfires Take Their Toll

South Africa's olive industry is set to take a blow from recent wildfires that have plagued the Western Cape region, an area home to most of the country's olive farms.
Olive Oil Times Special

Future Looms Large for South Africa’s Rio Largo

After taking home the Best in Class award for their robust Premium Blend in the 2016 New York International Olive Oil Competition, South Africa's Rio Largo is ready for a promising 2017.

Seal Factory Looks to Olives in the Off-Season

A seal processing plant plans to provide new employment by producing olive oil in Henties Bay, Namibia.
Special Report

Olive Oil, Rice Center Stage at Third Southern Hemisphere Championship

Producers and enthusiasts from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa will compete in a competition recognizing award-winning olive oils and innovative dishes.

South African Olive Oil Producers Seek Reforms

A new chapter for South African olive oil is taking shape with several major developments promising reform for the local industry.