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  • Beyond Commerce locks fresh produce on to cyberspace grid, Ngobese, Z., Business Report, May 2003, http://www.busrep.co.za.
    CBI, EU Market Survey: Cut Flowers & Foliage, 2004.
  • CBI, Summer Flowers: EU market survey, 2005.
  • CITES, Convention on international trade in endangered species, at  http://www.cites.org/eng/disc/species.shtml.
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  • Kwa-Zulu Natal adds its scent to the flower export bouquet, Enslin, S., Business Report, July 2003, http://www.busrep.co.za.
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  • SA cut flower exports facing difficult times, Vlok, J., Report in the SAFGA website, http://www.saflower.co.za.
  • South African floriculture cluster study, 2001, Kaiser Associates, as commissioned by NEDLAC.
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