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Sources of information
The following individuals are hereby acknowledged for their invaluable contribution to this documentation of the story of honeybush:
Dr Hannes de Lange – for his information, documented storytelling and photos on the history of honeybush, the beginning of the formal honeybush industry and his view on its future.
Dr Cecilia Bester and Prof Lizette Joubert – for their contributions, including interviews, information, photos, and editing of this document.
Joyene Isaacs – for the interview on her vision for the honeybush industry.
Marlise Joubert – for her information.
In addition to notes and interviews with key role players, the following academic texts were used as key sources of information:
Joubert, E., De Beer, D., Malherbe, C.J., Muller, M., Louw, A. & Gelderblom, W.C.A. 2019. Formal honeybush tea industry reaches 20-year milestone - progress of product research targeting phenolic composition, quality and bioactivity. South African Journal of Botany, 127: 58–79. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sajb.2019.08.027.
Joubert, E., Gelderblom, W.C.A., Louw, A. & De Beer, D. 2008. South African herbal teas: Aspalathus linearis, Cyclopia spp. and Athrixia phylicoides - A review. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 119: 376-412. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jep.2008.06.014.
Joubert, E., Joubert, M.E., Bester, C., De Beer, D. & De Lange, J.H. 2011. Honeybush (Cyclopia spp.): From local cottage industry to global markets - The catalytic and supporting role of research. South African Journal of Botany, 77: 887–907. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sajb.2011.05.014.
A lasting honeybush legacy *
What is in a name?
From crop to cup *
First records of a local cottage industry
Dr Hannes de Lange: A reflection on the pioneering days
Commercialisation of Cyclopia genistoides – a story that originated at the foot of Table Mountain
Advancing role of research in growing the honeybush industry
Honeybush cultivation *
Historical tea processing
Local growth and the start of an international footprint
Looking into the future *
A vision for the honeybush industry
Honeybush timeline * Acknowledgements * Honeybush Homepage