Our Team

Meet Our Team

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DAVID AND SUE SONNENBERG

FOUNDING MEMBERS
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DENISE STUBBS

MANAGING DIRECTOR
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AKHONA NDEVU

RECEPTIONIST
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TAMERIN CROTZ

HOSPITALITY MANAGER
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CHANTAL ORANSIE

LOGISTICS CLERK
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HILLARY BRINKHUIS

EXPORT / SALES MANAGER

Thokozani means “a celebration”

The first vineyards were planted by David’s father in the 1970s and in 2000, David built his own cellar and started producing award-winning estate wines of which Diemersfontein’s trademark, the Original coffee and chocolate Pinotage has become one of SA’s most popular.In 2007, Diemersfontein launched its empowerment company, Thokozani, with 65 staff shareholders, including its white managers so as not to artificially split the workforce. We’re hoping that if people put their own money in they’ll learn to be more careful with the assets of the business and feel an obligation towards it,” says Mr. Sonnenberg, “It comes with strings attached because the whole transformation exercise is about instilling mutual obligation and commitment.” “I don’t believe in grand gestures – in saying: “Here, have this farm you guys” – and I haven’t been in a position to buy farms. We have to work with a model we can afford.

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