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Kanhym Estates September / October 09 www. bus- ex. com 117 one of the hallmarks of the Kanhym Deli concept. Prinsloo believes that shoppers in the 21st century are weary of anonymous shopping malls and that they crave intimacy and personal contact. " Each of our delicatessen stores will be fronted by a chef who is a product advisor in a position to build up a personal relationship with customers. We believe we will have great appeal to young, affluent women wanting to entertain well, but lacking the confidence and skill to do it alone." However, Prinsloo is keen to stress that economic success is not the company's only concern. " We want to be in touch with the social and economic realities of the new South Africa. Social responsibility is a guiding principle at Kanhym," he states. The company has led many improvements in local living and educational standards and is a big supporter of the ABET literacy programme. Prinsloo is proud of the fact that a quarter of the equity of the business is owned by a black consortium, which also acts as a conduit for ordinary workers to hold shares- they currently own five per cent of Kanhym's equity. The company has recently established Kanhym Life to pay tribute to the local black heritage that Kanhym wants to see endure into the 21st century. Cattle play a fundamental role in African culture, particularly in death rites. Working in association with insurers, the company has recently launched a highly innovative scheme to support traditional funeral ceremonies following the death of a family member. The ritual slaughter and provision of cattle can now be financed by way of an insurance contract. " Zulu and other groups' culture and ritual is very rich and we are delighted that we can support it in a way which also makes economic sense for the company," Prinsloo says. The evolution of Kanhym is ongoing. Looking to the future, Prinsloo believes there is still much to be done as the estate continues to re- position and re- invent itself. Adapting new and emerging technologies will continue to be of key importance- at present, activity is embryonic, but in the future he anticipates that Kanhym will also play a role in green energy production through methane harvesting and its subsequent transformation into an energy source. " We hope that methane harvesting will become operational in the next six months. Then we will need to run for a year to determine methane yields before we can move into power generation. Energy production is still something very much in the future but we believe we are uniquely well placed to add it to our portfolio if all goes well in trials," he concludes. - Editorial research by Don Campbell

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