Obituary: Annekie Theron, founder of global rooibos company who built R80m business

06 March 2016 - 02:00 By The Daily Telegraph, London

Anna Theron, who has died in Pretoria at the age of 86, was a housewife and mother who built a multimillion-rand business after accidentally discovering one sleepless night in 1968 that rooibos tea had a soothing effect on her colicky baby. Theron, who had always dreamt of being a medical doctor but could not afford the university fees, decided she was onto something.

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