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Become our 500th Facebook friend…

We are about to reach a Facebook milestone – we have 499 Facebook friends. If you are viewing this, you are probably one of them, so talk to your friends who also love Swazi Secrets and get them to become our Facebook friends as well.

With greetings from the Swazi Secrets team.

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If your name begins with El….

We’re wondering if there’s something about switched on ladies whose names begin with El… that leads them to distribute Swazi Secrets. While Elaine is pushing our products in Canada, Elena is getting them moving in Greece. Elzbieta is promoting them in Poland and Eliza is really getting things moving in the Netherlands. Elizabeth is now our distributor in Sweden, while Eileen (almost El) is advancing Swazi Secrets in UK. So we’re looking for an Eleanor in Brazil, Eloise in Spain………. 🙂

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Swazi Secrets in Elle Beauty Awards 2010

The secret is out! Our pure marula oil has been featured in Elle Magazine’s December issue as one of the ’70 best buys that will change your life.

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New Swazi Secrets factory video

While Sandrine Delaprade from our French distributor, Marula Secrets, was visiting the Swazi Secrets factory recently, her fiancee Sebastien was busy shooting a video. The result is an excellent short insight into the pressing and of the marula oil and other processes at the factory. You can view it at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8eBFmvz1ZU

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New website goes live

Spare a moment to take a look at the new Swazi Secrets website – http://www.swazisecrets.com. There’s lots of new content, including sections on standards, Fair Trade, wild harvesting and our approach to packaging. Another new feature is a virtual tour, Tree to Bottle,  showing all the steps of havesting and production that go into Swazi Secrets.

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Rural suppliers now own the company

Representatives adopt the new constitution

Representatives adopt the new constitution

June 11 saw the first AGM of Swazi Indigenous Products and was also the occasion for the handover of 100% of the company’s share certificates to its rural suppliers. 38 of the 43 founder Member Groups attended the event at SIP’s Mpaka factory.

After adopting their new constitution, the Member Group representatives received their share certificates from acting Chairperson, Futhi Mdluli. After the ceremony, Executive Director John Pearce explained that the shares could not be bought or sold and if a Member Group ceased to function, its share would revert to the company. As new Member Groups were formed, they would also be receiving shares.
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Kellogg Foundation visit

SIP was delighted to receive a visit in May from the Senior Vice President of the WK Kellogg Foundation, Jim McHale. Mr McHale’s programme started with a homestead visit to see the realities of rural poverty in the Low Veld, before going on to talk with 200 of our suppliers at KaBen.
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