Fransche Hoek Estate (FHE) notes the recent protest action and the sentiments expressed on certain websites, and wishes to clarify the matter. The persons in question were not employees of FHE, but were employed by an outside company that provided landscaping services to FHE, which was one of its customers. That company recently approached FHE requesting that its service contract be terminated. Following this, it retrenched certain employees. The FHE is not and has never been a shareholder in that company and has never had any control over its affairs, including any retrenchment measures taken by that company – FHE was a customer. FHE is considering its future requirements for landscaping services, and possible structures for such arrangements, and will of course be mindful of social responsibility in this matter.
Fransche Hoek Estate