Dynamics in agriculture

Discussing critically important issues with which agriculture was confronted this year

The themes will focus on the future of land reform, the creation of a safe rural environment and natural resources – analysing existing legislation aimed at the protection and development of agricultural land

Congress Programme

07:30 REGISTRATION
08:30 OPENING SESSION Johannes Möller – President, Agri SA

Scripture reading and prayer: Stephan Joubert

Constitution of congress

Word of welcome

09:00 GUEST SPEAKER Jacques Celliers, CEO, FNB

Theme: Future organisations and innovation: what is needed to achieve success?

09:30 Presidential address Johannes Möller, President: Agri SA
09:55 Message Mr Mike Mlengana, Director General: Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
10:15 Teabreak

THEME 1 THE FUTURE OF LAND REFORM: HARD BARGAINING AND COMPROMISE, OR CHAOS?

The session will focus on possible future scenarios for land reform and what needs to be done to ensure a positive outcome.
10:45 Programme director: Brian Whittaker, retired CEO of Vumelana Development Fund and initiator of the Land Reform Futures Scenarios

Rapporteur: Annelize Crosby, Agri SA’s Legal and Policy Advisor

Panellists:
Masiphula Mbongwa, ministerial advisor, Rural Development and Land Reform Ministry
Henk Smith, Attorney, Legal Resource Centre
Preline Swart, Vice Chairperson, Grain SA
Ernest Pringle, Chairperson of Agri SA’s Agriculture Development Policy Committee
12:15 Minister’s address and signing of a memorandum of understanding with the Department of Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba, Ministry: Home Affairs
12:40 Results of community survey Dr Pali Lehohla, Statistician-general: Statistics SA
12.50 Message Land Bank
13:00 Lunch To be served in the Salonica-room

THEME 2 RURAL SAFETY

Discussions will focus on policy, procedure and co-operation which will contribute to a safe rural environment.
14:00 Programme director: Dr Johan Burger, Senior Researcher: Institute for Security Studies (ISS)

Rapporteur: Kobus Breytenbach, Chairperson: Agri SA Rural Safety Policy Committee

Panellists:

Willie Clack, Chairperson: RPO Stock Theft Prevention Committee

Rudolph Zinn, Professor in Policing: Unisa

Uys van der Westhuizen, Chairperson: Agri Western Cape Rural Safety Committee

15:30 Tea break

THEME 3: INVESTMENT IN AGRICULTURE

Discussions will focus on financing opportunities in the sector and enabling commercial models.
16:00 Programme Director: André Schreuder, CEO: Land O’Lakes/Villa Crop Protection

Rapporteur: Harry Prinsloo, Chairperson: Agri SA Commercial Policy Committee

Panellists:

Jean Craven, CEO: Barak Fund

Pieter de Jager, CEO: Afrilogic

Jaco Minaar, Chairperson: Grain SA

Willie Jacobs, Executive Manager: Corporate Banking, Land Bank

17:15 Message from visiting agricultural unions
17:30 Adjournment
Asteria Room, St George Hotel & Conference Centre

Program director: Minki van der Westhuizen

Guest artist: Klipwerf Orkes

18:15 Welcome drinks
18:30 Guests take their seats
18:35 Word of welcome
Phenias Gumede – Deputy president: Agri SA
18:45 Starter
19:15 Presentation of cheques Agri Securitas Trust Fund
19:20 Message from Santam
20:15 Buffet
21:00 Music and dancing
08:00 Congress attendees take their seats
08:05 Scripture reading and prayer: Preline Swart
08:15 Procedural arrangements
Omri van Zyl, Executive Director: Agri SA
Election of Agri SA’s office bearers
– President
– Deputy President(s)
– Chairperson and Management of Agri SA General Affairs Chamber
– Chairperson and Management of Agri SA Commodity Chamber

THEME 4: COMPETING DEMANDS ON AGRICULTURAL LAND

Congress will interrogate existing legislation available, especially to DAFF, aimed at the development and protection of agricultural land. A policy framework and legal dispensation are required to ensure a balanced approach when competing utilisation of land amongst sectors in the economy becomes imminent or rehabilitation of land is required.
08:25 Programme director: Hein Lindeman, Scientific Manager: Natural Resources, Directorate: Land Use and Soil Management, DAFF

Rapporteur: Wayman Kritzinger, chairperson: Agri SA Natural Resources Policy Committee

Panellists:

– Gerhard Verdoorn, Director: Griffon Poison Information Centre (panel facilitator)

– Koos Pretorius, Chairman: Federation for a Sustainable Environment

– Dr Victor Munnik, Research Associate: Wits University

– Ellen Davies, Researcher: World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)

– Derek Light, Attorney, Derek Light Attorneys

Gerhard van der Burgh, Coordinator: Resource and Production Analysis, BFAP

10:00 GUEST SPEAKER Dr Morné du Plessis, CEO: World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)
10:30 Tea break
11:00 Member acknowledgement ceremony
11:20 Welcoming of new member – Aquaculture
11:30 Awards to advertisers in the Agri magazine

THEME 5: ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

11:45 Introduction

Decisions and outcomes of the 2015 Congress

Motions

Submission of:

– Financial statements

– Annual report

Omri van Zyl, Executive Director: Agri SA
12:00 Agri SA’s socio-economic strategy Christo van der Rheede, Deputy Executive Director: Agri SA
12:30 Agri SA’s organisational strategy Omri van Zyl, Executive Director: Agri SA
13:00 Discussion
13:15 Congress resolutions / Communiqué
13:30 Awards
14:00 Closure

Important Details

THURSDAY:

Johannes Möller, President: Agri SA, Presidential Address:

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Mr Mike Mlengana, Director General: Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

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Dr Johan Burger, Senior Researcher: Institute for Security Studies (ISS)

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Rudolph Zinn, Professor in Policing: Unisa

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Willie Clack, Chairperson: RPO Stock Theft Prevention Committee

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Uys van der Westhuizen, Chairperson: Agri Western Cape Rural Safety Committee

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Lt Gen J Phahlane, Acting national commissioner of Police

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Jaco Minaar, Chairperson: Grain SA

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Dr Pali Lehohla, Statistics South Africa

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FRIDAY:

Victor Munnik – Research Associate, Wits

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Derek Light, Lawyer, Derek Light Lawyers

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Roger Krohn – Aquaculture

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Conclusion

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Spartan Room, St George Hotel & Conference Centre, Old Pretoria – Kempton Park Roads, Rietvleidam.GPS coordinates: 25”53’19”S 28”15’12”E

Registration will take place as from 07:30 on Thursday, 13 October 2016, on the front veranda of the Spartan Room. Changes in the composition of a delegation must be communicated in writing before or during registration. Delegates will receive and sign for their ballots during registration. Lost ballots will not be replaced. For interactive participation in the conference delegates will receive and sign for their handsets at registration.

Thursday, 13 October 2016 from 08:30 to 17:00
Friday, 14 October 2016 from 08:15 to 14:00

• The sequence of discussions will be determined by the chair.
• Participants in discussions are limited to a speaking opportunity of five minutes.
• Speakers are requested to submit their speeches in writing to the administration office, preferably before or directly after presentation thereof. For media and reporting purposes, we would appreciate it if you could provide Agri SA with such speeches per email before the congress, or during the congress on a memory stick.

Persons who make themselves available for any of the following positions should sign the prescribed nomination form, together with the proposer and seconder.

• President
• Deputy presidents
• Chairman and management of Agri SA’s General Affairs Chamber
• Chairman and management of Agri SA’s Commodity Chamber

An interpretation service from Afrikaans to English will be available. Persons who wish to make use of this service can collect and sign for earphones at the interpretation cubicle at the front of the Spartan Room.

Guests and delegates are invited to a lunch on 13 October 2016 in the Salonica Room.
A cash bar will be available.

Delegates, guests and partners are invited to a function sponsored by Santam Agriculture on 13 October 2016 at 18:15 in the Asteria Room, St George Hotel & Conference Centre.
A cash bar will be available.

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