Archive for the tag: ‘development’

A hive of activity!

ABAGOLD Newsletter November 2012 Since our last newsletter, Abagold has been a hive of activity! Below are glimpses of the progress made since July 2011. The first two of 15 planned units on Sulamanzi have been completed, and already houses 14 tons of abalone. The farms are managed by Jackie Stewart. The third unit’s construction is underway, and ahead of schedule. The first tanks installed […]

The Story of an African (Abalone) Farm

When Dr Pierre Hugo started his research on spawning abalone in captivity almost 30 years ago, little did he know that his research would lead to the establishment of the largest abalone farming company in South Africa.  25 Years later, Abagold Limited had been formed. The company consisted of three farms, namely Sea View, Bergsig […]

R52 M for expansion (Hermanus Times)

Article as appeared on 24 March 2011 in A R52.5 million financial injection from a SA new energy fund will double both Abagold’s current workforce of 270 employees and its annual production over 220 tons, of which 207 tons is exported. Abagold is SA’s largest exporter and international competitor in hatching, rearing, processing and exporting […]

Tractor cake for loyal employee (Hermanus Times)

Article as appeared in the on 10 March 2011 Article by: Kerry van Rensburg Tractor cake for loyal employee A man who loves tractors recently received a long service award from the company he has been part of for the past 10 years. Denis Usher, Abagold’s development manager, was honoured for his service to the […]

Article as appeared on IOL 11 March 2011

Article as appeared on March 7 2011 at 08:18pm By MELANIE PETERS Cape Town – In the 1980s vet Pierre Hugo tried to breed and rear abalone in a spare room of his home. His sons fetched buckets of sea water from the ocean every day to refill the tanks. They even experimented with the […]