Rain Cloud News

Wild harvesting Aloe – the proverbial camel of the plant kingdom

A harsh environment is where the Aloe Ferox plant feels perfectly at home. Rocky stony ground, negligible rainfall, hot baking sun.

It is the proverbial camel of the plant kingdom, fully prepared for the grueling summer heat – storing up copious amounts of liquid in its fleshy leaves. It is these leaves which hold the precious aloe juice and sap that ancient bushmen used for wound healing.

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Ready…. set…. Ireland!

Last year Rain embarked on a huge project to make sure our products meet international standards, specifically for the European Union. To this end we employed a cosmetic chemist, Dr Sansha Coetzee, to do all the formulations and create some wonderful new products for Rain.  In order to export to the EU, we called in the assistance of renowned scientist, Elsabé Cloete, to test all our products for EU compliance.

Dr Elsabé CloeteDr Elsabé Cloete is an interdisciplinary scientist and practicing chemist who holds several academic degrees and international qualifications, including …

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uplifting Rain staff

On 22 February members of the Rain factory staff had the opportunity to attend a community outreach programme arranged by Rain and the Railton Foundation. The morning started off with an Educational Talk by Igshaan Adams from the I.E.C. Igshaan presented a talk on Civic and Democracy Education, followed by a Questions and Answers Session. The afternoon session involved members of the Heavenly Promise Safe House in Bredasdorp. Lana O’Neill, the Manager of Heavenly Promise, Chrisna Prins, the Operations Manager of Heavenly Promise, and Carmenitte Johnson, a survivor of drug abuse all came through to Swellendam, to present an Educational and Motivational Talk for our …

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