The Port Elizabeth Businesswomens Association recently recognised outstanding local businesswomen with awards in the corporate, professional, social entrepreneur, emerging entrepreneur and entrepreneur categories. These were awarded on 5 June 2012.
The winner in the Entrpreneur Category was Madele Ferreira who is the owner of Madele Ferreira Mooihoek Boerdery in Backhouse Hoek, Hankey. Employing 60 permanent staff the farm started as a dream for Madele who always dreamed of starting her own business and to create job opportunities that would better the lives of the farming labour force.
Madele has a BHome Economics degree from the University of Stellenbosch and co-owns the farm with her husband Johan who holds a 40% share.