Child Welfare hosts annual business breakfast

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Partners and Associates who attended the breakfast, pictured from the left are Ivor Price, Philip Jansen, Marietha le Roux, Gerhardt Beukes and Cobus Visser. PHOTO: Heidre Malgas

Ivor Price, the speaker at Child Welfare Bloemfontein’s annual business breakfast, which was held on 13 March 2020, started writing for a newspaper when he was only 14 years old.

Price spoke about his journalistic career and how he never thought that reporting agriculture would become his niche.
The breakfast was attended by many local business and influential people. Kim Lawrence, regional manager of Nedbank, the main sponsor, expressed what an honour it was for Nedbank to be involved with Child Welfare Bloemfontein and Childline Free State. She also expressed the hope that they can continue the relationship in the future.

Price also addressed the Covid-19 pandemic and spoke about how he as a journalist spends a lot of time studying news all around the world and listening to experts surrounding Covid-19.
“I know it is not easy and we have to take very hard decisions, but changes have to be made among ourselves.”

On a more positive note he spoke about his book which was recently launched called “For the love of the land”, where he speaks about his love for reporting on agriculture and how it gave him a whole different perspective on life. The book will be available at this year’s Vrystaat Arts Festival.

Price also has a website called Food for Mzansi where he tells his agricultural stories and the stories of all the farmers he has met on his journey. Together with Child Welfare Bloemfontein and Childline Free State, Prince wants to make a difference in so many children’s lives.

Marietha Le Roux, the Director of Child Welfare Bloemfontein thanked everyone who was present on the day and expressed how grateful the organisation was to have everyone present on the day.

Heidre Malgas

heidre@mahareng.co.za