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PUBLISHER: Fruitnet.com (www.fruitnet.com)

It is a tale of two countries for Namibian and South African grape growers along the Orange River.

It seems that grapes from Namibia had much better fortunes this season than those produced by growers on the South African side of the Orange River.

With the harvest just about complete, Namibia is set to achieve its pre-season forecast of around 8.5m cartons. On the other side of the river, however, things went the wrong way for South African growers.

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