What an incredible coincidence that the title of your Rooibos article in The Village NEWS has the word “pharmacy” in it!

The reason is that I am the pharmacist in the family and my grandfather was the medical doctor, botanist & farmer Dr Pieter LeFras Nortier and I’m proud to say, the father of the Rooibos industry!

Your article relates the rooibos history so well and concisely that I’m sure many Hermanus folk will find it very interesting.

The descendants of Olof Bergh as well as my cousin still farm Rooibos in and around Clanwilliam to this day and so the Berghs and Nortiers have been friends and Rooibos tea producers for three generations!!

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