JIM AND SUE VISSER : OWNERS OF NATURE FRESH HEALTH PRODUCTS CC SOUTH AFRICA
Manufacturers of natural,non-toxic alternative health products: Fluoride -Free Toothpaste, Mineral and food supplements,body-care preparations, intimate personal hygiene products and herbal tinctures. Developers of low cost health alternatives for Health Practitioners.
We are always available to listen to the public and respond to any problems or complaints they have with their existing products. We use local ingredients and promote the use of South African indigenous medicinal plants wherever possible.
IMAGEDESIGN AND MARKETING: 1978 –1992.
Products:greeting cards, printer’s tray miniatures, herbal bath products and gift items,porcelain dolls.
WACKYWANIMALS: 1992 - 1996
Products:ceramic novelties for gift shops like Cardies,etc.
NATUREFRESHPRODUCTS CC: 1996 - till present,,,and beyond....
Sue Visser - Health Researcher
BIRTHDATE: 18th October 1953. Born in Vereeniging Hospital. Early childhood in Kwazulu and Mpumalanga
EDUCATION:Matric at Capricorn High in Pietersburg. Won the scholarship award in 1971 & many subject prizes.
Studied for a diploma in industrial design at: Johannesburg College of Art. Won the Good Hope Textile award.
MARITALSTATUS: Married Jim Visser in 1975, in Zimbabwe.
EARLY CAREERS: Layout designer for Perskor in Johannesburg, working on Rooi Rose magazine.
Freelance illustrator for magazines and newspapers in Gauteng: ( Dec 1974 – 1975)
Textile designer for Puma Textiles in Athlone, Cape: 1975 for six months.
1976:Free lance illustrator for Magazines: Fair Lady, newspapers and graphic design for small businesses.
HOBBIES: Anything to do with health and medicine. Crafts: sewing, sculpting,growing and using medicinal plants. I collect and evaluate toothpaste and ora lhygiene products from around the world as well as rocks from different places.
SPORTS: Regular training: Karate, kick boxing, weight training, beach jogging, yoga, Tai Chi and belly dancing
TRAVEL: Taiwan, Thailand, Hong Kong, Mauritius, Egypt, Greece, Europe: Germany, Austria,Hungary, Croatia, Slovakia, Italy, India, Israel, Jordan, Norway, UK, Australia, Zealand, South America, South Africa. My interest in peopleand their way of life and how it affects their health takes me to many places.These studies form part of the research work that I do.
Afterthe birth of my first child, I decided to work from home to be with my family.Together with my husband we ran our own craft studio and made products for the local and overseas gift trade. We employed 4 to 6 workers and expanded to 12 when we had a small factory. Since then we have worked from home and our children grew up in the business and have also worked with us.
Jim Visser - MD Nature Fresh
BIRTHDATE : 23rdOctober,1947. Bornin Haarlem, The Netherlands. Family emigrated to South Africa in 1953and later to Rhodesia (Zimbabwe).
EDUCATION: Junior and Senior schooling in Bulawayo. Obtained G.C.E. O and A Levels and was awarded a Beit Scholarship to study Architecture at University of Cape Town. Graduated in 1972 with B.Arch. Degree.
CAREERS: Architectural Practice in Zimbabwe 1973-1974and in Cape Town 1975-1977.
1978 Started a home-based craft business, Image Design and Marketing with my wife Sue. We manufactured Printer’s Tray miniatures, greeting cards and stationery,ceramics and porcelain dolls and clowns for the gift’s trade.
1992-1996.Began a new family business, Wacky Wanimals, together with Sue, our daughter Vivienne and later our son Anton, making ceramic novelties for the gift’s trade.
1997.The start of Nature Fresh Health Products. Research and development. Manufacturing and marketing.
HOBBIESAND INTERESTS: Travelling- countries visited include Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, U.S.A., U.K., Jersey, most of Western and Eastern Europe and Mauritius.
Financial and economic- Stock Markets, current affairs. Life Sciences and metaphysics.Health and Welfare.
SPORTS:Bowls, gym- training, martial arts, hiking. Tai Chi, yoga
CHILDREN:Vivienne, born in July,1976 and Anton, born in October, 1978