Local rooibos tycoon dies

Annetjie Theron
Annetjie Theron, founder of the Annique range of skin- and healthcare products which contain South African rooibos extract, passed away this morning at the age of 86.
She would have turned 87 in April this year.

According to Annique CEO Ernest du Toit, Theron passed away peacefully at her Pretoria home due to natural causes. In 1968 Theron stumbled across the natural healing powers of Rooibos when she gave it to her infant daughter Lorinda, who suffered from colic.

Theron’s son Henk told Bloemfontein Courant that his mother leaves behind a great legacy and that she will be dearly missed by himself, her three other children and seven grandchildren. – Dane Beisheim