CEO Newsletter 2012

CEO Newsletter 2012


pdf CGA - CEO Newsletter 50/2012 (21/12/12)  Published Popular

CGA - CEO Newsletter 50/2012 (21/12/12)

"Truth, it is a beautiful and terrible thing and should therefore be treated with caution." 
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

  • 2012 season review - soft citrus

pdf CGA - CEO Newsletter 49/2012 (14/12/12)  Published Popular

CGA - CEO Newsletter 49/2012 (14/12/12)

"It is a far, far better thing to have a firm anchor in nonsense than to put out on the troubled sea of thought."  J.K. Galbraith

  • Minister approves citrus levy
  • Exports to United States of America
  • Global Citrus World
  • Orchard inspections

pdf CGA - CEO Newsletter 48/2012 (07/12/12)  Published Popular

CGA - CEO Newsletter 48/2012 (07/12/12)

"Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again."  Franklin P. Jones

  • Special export market registrations
  • Tree census
  • Citrus Marketing Forum (CMF)

pdf CGA - CEO Newsletter 47/2012 (30/11/12)  Published Popular

CGA - CEO Newsletter 47/2012 (30/11/12)

"Never tell your problems to anyone...20% don't care and the other 80% are glad you have them."  Lou Holtz

  • Chrystal ball gazing

pdf CGA - CEO Newsletter 46/2012 (23/11/12)  Published Popular

CGA - CEO Newsletter 46/2012 (23/11/12)

"It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them."  Mark Twain

  • CGA elections
  • Labour unrest

pdf CGA - CEO Newsletter 45/2012 (16/11/12)  Published Popular

CGA - CEO Newsletter 45/2012 (16/11/12)

"A good lawyer knows the law; a clever one takes the judge to lunch."  Anon

  • Orchard inspections
  • Limpopo Sitrus Boeredag

pdf CGA - CEO Newsletter 44/2012 (09/11/12)  Published Popular

CGA - CEO Newsletter 44/2012 (09/11/12)

"Action expresses priorities."  Mahatma Gandhi

  • Bactrocera Invadens (BI) trapping
  • CRI and CGA Board meetings
  • Market prioritisation
  • Limpop Sitrus Boeredag

pdf CGA - CEO Newsletter 43/2012 (02/11/12)  Published Popular

CGA - CEO Newsletter 43/2012 (02/11/12)

"Hurricane Sandy gives American Airlines a great excuse for running as late as they normally do."  Anon

  • Huge interest in the Asia Pacific Ocean
  • Citrus Marketing Forum (CMF)

pdf CGA - CEO Newsletter 42/2012 (26/10/12)  Published Popular

CGA - CEO Newsletter 42/2012 (26/10/12)

"More people vote in American Idol than in any US election."  Anon

  • American elections
  • Global Citrus Teleconference

pdf CGA - CEO Newsletter 41/2012 (19/10/12)  Published Popular

CGA - CEO Newsletter 41/2012 (19/10/12)

"I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand."  Confucius

  • Labour unrest
  • Report on China

pdf CGA - CEO Newsletter 40/2012 (12/10/12)  Published Popular

CGA - CEO Newsletter 40/2012 (12/10/12)

"Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go." Oscar Wilde

  • Global Citrus Teleconference
  • FCM control

pdf CGA - CEO Newsletter 39/2012 (05/10/12)  Published Popular

CGA - CEO Newsletter 39/2012 (05/10/12)

"Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right thing."  Porter

  • AllFresh
  • Market Access workshop and CMF


pdf CGA - CEO Newsletter 38/2012 (28/09/12)  Published Popular

CGA - CEO Newsletter 38/2012 (28/09/12)

"Let your desires be ruled by reason."  Cicero

  • Maersk announces a US$1,500 increase in reefer container rates

pdf CGA - CEO Newsletter 37/2012 (21/09/12)  Published Popular

CGA - CEO Newsletter 37/2012 (21/09/12)

"Wisdom is ofttimes nearer when we stoop than when we soar."  William Wordsworth

  • Sustainability of Southern Hemisphere citrus into the EU
  • Investing in the youth

pdf CGA - CEO Newsletter 36/2012 (14/09/12)  Published Popular

CGA - CEO Newsletter 36/2012 (14/09/12)

"Better to bend in the wind than to break."  Chinese Proverb

  • Asia Fruit
  • Orchard inspections
  • SOPP

pdf CGA - CEO Newsletter 35/2012 (07/09/12)  Published Popular

CGA - CEO Newsletter 35/2012 (07/09/12)

"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt." Abraham Lincoln

  • Penny wise, pound foolish
  • Orchard sanitation

pdf CGA - CEO Newsletter 34/2012 (31/08/12)  Published Popular

CGA - CEO Newsletter 34/2012 (31/08/12)

“Often times when you face such an overwhelming challenge as global climate change, it can be somewhat daunting - it's kind of like trying to lose weight, which I know something about.”
Hillary Clinton

  • Citrus specific climate change
  • CRI workshops

pdf CGA - CEO Newsletter 33/2012 (24/08/12)  Published Popular

CGA - CEO Newsletter 33/2012 (24/08/12)

"I could dance with you until the cows come home. On second thought, I’d rather dance with the cows ’til you come home."  Groucho Marx

  • CRI Research Symposium

pdf CGA - CEO Newsletter 32/2012 (17/08/12)  Published Popular

CGA - CEO Newsletter 32/2012 (17/08/12)

"When you are arguing with a fool, make sure he isn’t doing the same." Anonymous

  • Estimates revisited
  • CGDC

pdf CGA - CEO Newsletter 31/2012 (10/08/12)  Published Popular

CGA - CEO Newsletter 31/2012 (10/08/12)

"Americans who travel abroad for the first time are often shocked to discover that, despite all the progress that has been made in the last 30 years, many foreign people still speak in foreign languages."  Dave Barry

  • USA heavy weights in South Africa
  • CGA Board and AGM meeting
  • Annual Coordinating Meeting

pdf CGA - CEO Newsletter 30/2012 (03/08/12)  Published Popular

CGA - CEO Newsletter 30/2012 (03/08/12)

"You can't put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the further you get."  Michael Phelps

  • Estimating the crop

pdf CGA - CEO Newsletter 29/2012 (27/07/12)  Published Popular

CGA - CEO Newsletter 29/2012 (27/07/12)

"Please all, and you will please none."  Aesop

  • Global Citrus Teleconference
  • Last vessel leaves for Japan
  • AFS and AGM
  • Tribute to Mr B.M. "Mo" Davies

pdf CGA - CEO Newsletter 28/2012 (20/07/12)  Published Popular

CGA - CEO Newsletter 28/2012 (20/07/12)

"A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination."  Nelson Mandela 

  • International Plant Protection (IPPC) secretariat
  • Indonesion import permits
  • NAMC calls for comments
  • Update on the Quaternary Ammonium Compound (QAC) situation in the EU

pdf CGA - CEO Newsletter 27/2012 (13/07/12)  Published Popular

CGA - CEO Newsletter 27/2012 (13/07/12)

"The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money." 
Margaret Thatcher

  • Bursary Fund vacation work
  • Fruit destined for EU
  • South Korea

pdf CGA - CEO Newsletter 26/2012 (06/07/12)  Published Popular

CGA - CEO Newsletter 26/2012 (06/07/12)

"Denial ain’t just a river in Egypt."  Mark Twain

  • Egypt

pdf CGA - CEO Newsletter 25/2012 (29/06/12)  Published Popular

CGA - CEO Newsletter 25/2012 (29/06/12)

"I notice increasing reluctance on the part of marketing executives to use judgment; they are coming to rely too much on research, and they use it as a drunkard uses a lamp post; for support rather than for illumination."  David Ogilvy

  • Citrus levy application lodged
  • Citrus Marketing Forum
  • CRI - call for director nominations

pdf CGA - CEO Newsletter 24/2012 (22/06/12)  Published Popular

CGA - CEO Newsletter 24/2012 (22/06/12)

"The Dalai Lama, when asked what surprised him most about humanity, answered "Man."" 

  • ClemenGold launch
  • Citrus Logistics Forum (CLF) meeting
  • Morocco

pdf CGA - CEO Newsletter 23/2012 (15/06/12)  Published Popular

CGA - CEO Newsletter 23/2012 (15/06/12)

"Never explain – your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway." Elbert Hubbard

  • Per capita consumption of citrus

pdf CGA - CEO Newsletter 22/2012 (08/06/12)  Published Popular

CGA - CEO Newsletter 22/2012 (08/06/12)

"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."  Albert Einstein

  • Oilwatch
  • Turkey shares second spot

pdf CGA - CEO Newsletter 21/12 (01/06/12)  Published Popular

CGA - CEO Newsletter 21/12 (01/06/12)

"When I read about the evils of drinking, I give up reading."  Henny Youngman

  • Acces to Thailand
  • Grapefuit and lemons gain access to South Korea
  • Grapefuit focus

pdf CGA - CEO Newsletter 20/2012 (25/05/12)  Published Popular

CGA - CEO Newsletter 20/2012 (25/05/12)

"We are not retreating - we are advancing in another direction."  Douglas MacArthur

  • Randwatch

pdf CGA - CEO Newsletter 19/2012 (18/05/12)  Published Popular

CGA - CEO Newsletter 19/2012 (18/05/12)

"Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies."  Nelson Mandela

  • Citrus Greening
  • Risks

pdf CGA - CEO Newsletter 18/2012 (11/05/12)  Published Popular

CGA - CEO Newsletter 18/2012 (11/05/12)

"A leader is a dealer in hope."  Napoleon Bonaparte

  • Support your leadership
  • Cost of Citrus Greening in Florida
  • Send Russian fruit to the right terminal

pdf CGA - CEO Newsletter 17/2012 (04/05/12)  Published Popular

CGA - CEO Newsletter 17/2012 (04/05/12)

"I’m living so far beyond my income that we may almost be said to be living apart." 
E.E. Cummings

  • Grapefruit growers decide on future of market development campaign
  • Important notice to exporters to Russia
  • Levy referendum

pdf CGA - CEO Newsletter 16/2012 (26/04/12)  Published Popular

CGA - CEO Newsletter 16/2012 (26/04/12)

"Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught."  Oscar Wilde

  • Growers to vote on future finding
  • Cool Logistics Africa

pdf CGA - CEO Newsletter 15/2012 (20/04/12)  Published Popular

CGA - CEO Newsletter 15/2012 (20/04/12)

"Computers make it easier to do a lot of things, but most of the things they make it easier to do don’t need to be done." Andy Rooney

  • TNPA R1 billion rebate on port cargo dues
  • Orchard sanitation

pdf CGA - CEO Newsletter 14/2012 (13/04/12)  Published Popular

CGA - CEO Newsletter 14/2012 (13/04/12)

"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."  Albert Einstein

  • Little brother
  • 2012 estimate of Southern Hemisphere citrus for export
  • Clean up your act

pdf CGA - CEO Newsletter 13/2012 (05/04/12)  Published Popular

CGA - CEO Newsletter 13/2012 (05/04/12)

"Experience is a hard teacher because it gives the test first, and the lesson afterwards."  Anon

  • CGA representatives visit India
  • 2012 estimate of Southern Hemisphere citrus for export
  • Cool Logistics Africa

pdf CGA - CEO Newsletter 12/2012 (30/03/12)  Published Popular

CGA - CEO Newsletter 12/2012 (30/03/12)

"Why, if love is blind, is lingerie so popular?"

  • Changing habits
  • Variety Focus Groups 2012


pdf CGA - CEO Newsletter 11/2012 (23/03/12)  Published Popular

CGA - CEO Newsletter 11/2012 (23/03/12)

"You can observe a lot by just watching."  Yogi Berra

  • Export volume estomate 2012
  • South Korea

pdf CGA - CEO Newsletter 10/2012 (16/03/12)  Published Popular

CGA - CEO Newsletter 10/2012 (16/03/12)

"Tell a person that there are 400 billion stars and he’ll believe you. Tell him a bench has wet paint on it and he has to touch it."

  • Citrus Marketing Forum (CMF)
  • Durban port

pdf CGA - CEO Newsletter 09/2012 (09/03/12)  Published Popular

CGA - CEO Newsletter 09/2012 (09/03/12)

"If vegetarians eat vegetables, what do humanitarians eat?"

  • Citrus comsumption in the EU27
  • Vietnam
  • CGA Cultivar Company (CGACC)

pdf CGA - CEO Newsletter 08/2012 (02/03/12)  Published Popular

CGA - CEO Newsletter 08/2012 (02/03/12)

"Why do people who know the least know it the loudest?"

  • Further feedback from roadshows and workshops

pdf CGA - CEO Newsletter 07/2012 (24/02/12)  Published Popular

CGA - CEO Newsletter 07/2012 (24/02/12)

"I was thrown out of college for cheating on the metaphysics exam; I looked into the soul of the boy sitting next to me." Woody Allen

  • Feedback from roadshows

pdf CGA - CEO Newsletter 06/2012 (17/02/12)  Published Popular

CGA - CEO Newsletter 06/2012 (17/02/12)

"When two airplanes almost collide why do they call it a near miss?? It sounds like a near hit to me."

  • Requested 18%; granted 2.67%
  • Russia
  • Roadshows

pdf CGA - CEO Newsletter 05/2012 (10/02/12)  Published Popular

CGA - CEO Newsletter 05/2012 (10/02/12)

"Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?"  George Carlin

  • Greetings from Berlin

pdf CGA - CEO Newsletter 04/2012 (03/02/12)  Published Popular

CGA - CEO Newsletter 04/2012 (03/02/12)

"If people from Poland are called Poles, are people from Holland called Holes?"

  • Make sure your cartons protect their precious cargo
  • Launch of "Fruits of Success"
  • New CEO and chairman take the helm at FPEF

pdf CGA - CEO Newsletter 03/2012 (12/01/27)  Published Popular

CGA - CEO Newsletter 03/2012 (12/01/27)

"Whose cruel idea was it for the word "lisp" to have an "s" in it?"

  • CRI advice for growers with waterlogged orchards
  • 15% deduction on research and development portion of CGA levy
  • Cool Logistics Africa Conference

pdf CGA - CEO Newsletter 02/2012 (20/01/12)  Published Popular

CGA - CEO Newsletter 02/2012 (20/01/12)

"Punctuality is the virtue of the bored."  Evelyn Waugh

  • Cyclone Dando
  • Citrus levy administered by CGA
  • DAFF

pdf CGA - CEO Newsletter 01/2012 (13/01/12)  Published Popular

CGA - CEO Newsletter 01/2012 (13/01/12)

"Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things." George Carlin

  • 2012 - what does it hold in store