Structure - Agri SAAgri SA

Structure

Agri SA’s highest authority is vested in its Congress. According to its Constitution, a member-representative congress must be hosted annually which also deals with the election of leaders. Congress resolutions serve as guidance for determining Agri SA’s work programme and priorities for the upcoming year.

Dan Kriek, President

Dan is a cattle farmer from the Free State.  He is the former president of Free State Agriculture and deputy president of Agri SA.

Pierre Vercueil, Deputy president

Pierre is a grain and livestock farmer from the North West province. He is president of Agri North West.

Phenias Gumede, Deputy president

Phenias is a cotton farmer from KwaZulu-Natal.  He is a vice president of Kwanalu and represents producers on the board of Cotton SA.

Jaco Minnaar, Commodity chamber representative

Jaco is maize farmer from the Free State.  He is chairman of Grain SA

Ni+½l Joubert

Niël Joubert, Commodity chamber representative

Niël is a wine producer from the Klein-Karoo. He is a board member at Vinpro.

SK Makinana, Commodity chamber representative

SK is a sheep farmer and Nat. Vice Chairman (Communal) of the NWGA.

Cornie Swart, General Affairs Chamber representative

Cornie is a fruit and cattle farmer in the Western Cape.  He is president of Agri Western Cape and chairman of Agri SA’s General Affair.

Henk van Wyk, General Affairs Chamber representative

Henk is a sheep farmer and breeder of Dorper sheep in the Northen Cape.  He is president of Agri Northern Cape and vice chair of Agri SA’s General Affairs Chamber.

Douglas Stern, General Affairs Chamber representative

Doug is a sheep and cattle farmer in the Graaff-Reinet area.  He is president of Agri Eastern Cape.

Gerhard Diedericks, Corporate Chamber Representative 

Gerhard is head of Santam Agriculture.  He has farming intrerests that includes game.

Charl Senekal, Corporate Chamber representative

Charl is a mega farmer in the sugar cane industry.  He is chairman of the Pro-Agri Group.

Nic Bronkhorst, Corporate Chamber Representative

Nic is managing director of the Obaro group.

Omri van Zyl, Executive Director

Administration:
Directorate
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Omri van Zyl
Executive Director
BA Law | LLB ( Academic honours) | MBA | Admitted Attorney
Christo-van-der-Rheede
Christo van der Rheede
Deputy Executive Director
HDE | BA | Hons BPA | MPA
Kobus-Visser
Kobus Visser
Director Corporate Liaison
BAgric | MBA
Willie Jacobs
Willie Jacobs

Director: Finance

Annelize-Crosby
Annelize Crosby
Head: Agricultural Development
BLC LLB LLM (Constitutional practice) Admitted attorney
Janse-Rabie
Janse Rabie
Head: Natural Resources
BComm | LLB | LLM (Marine and Environmental Law)
Jahni-de-Villiers
Jahni de Villiers
Head: Labour & Traning
LLB
Dr Requier Wait2
Dr Requier Wait
Head: Trade & Commerce
PHD |MCom (Economics) | BCom Honours (Economics) |BCom (Economics & Accounting)
Yolisa Mfaise
Yolisa Mfaise
Legal Advisor
LLB
Hamlet-Hlomendlini
Hamlet Hlomendlini
Chief Economist
BSc Agric Economics| BSc Agric Economics (Academic Honours) | MSc Agric Economics (Cum Laude)
Annemi_Colour
Annemi Mennen
Marketing Manager
BCom Marketing Management | Honours BCom Business Management (Academic Honours)
Pietman Roos
Pietman Roos
Head:  Value Chain Development
B.Com Law | B.Com (Hons.) Econometrics | LLB | Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
Other Personnel
Jana-Robinson
Jana Robinson

Executive Assistant

Martina-Benade
Martina Benadé

Economist

Thea-Liebenberg
Thea Liebenberg

Media Liaison Officer

Anneke Roux
Anneke Roux

Personal Assistant Directors: Corporate Liasion & Natural Resources

Phyllis-Strydom
Phyllis Strydom

Accountant

Ingrid-Smith
Ingrid Smith

Assistant Accountant

Corrie-Botes
Corrie Botes

Assistant Accountant

Cynthia-Mmela
Cynthia Mmela

Office Assistant & Receptionist

Elize-Schoeman
Elize Schoeman

Assistant Accountant

Ellen-van-Niekerk
Ellen van Niekerk

Personal Assistant

Meisie-Masola
Meisie Masola

Office Support

Samson-Mokhethwa
Samson Mokgwetha

Office Support

Jurita-Tree
Jurita Tree

Personal Assistant

Phumi-Masola
Pumi Seopa
Office Support
Gregory-Smith
Gregory Smith
Research assistant
BSc Environmental and Water Science | Honours |
Jolanda Andrag
Intern
BA Political Studies and Humanities (Academic honours) | BA Hons Political Studies (Academic honours)
Pusho Makgolane
Intern
BSc Agricultural Economics | Honours |

Agri SA, a federation of agricultural organisations, was established in 1904 as the South African Agricultural Union and consists of nine provincial and 24 commodity organisations. Essentially Agri SA, through its affiliated membership, represents a diverse grouping of individual farmers regardless of gender, colour or creed.

Agri SA’s six policy committees deal with aspects relating to the implementation of policy within the respective focus areas. Each committee has a chairperson, with nominated representation from the General Affairs Chamber and Commodity Chamber. Agri SA offers the necessary functional and administrative support.

Commodity Chamber
Piet Prinsloo
Dr Piet Prinsloo

Chairperson

Dr Kathy Hurly
Dr Kathy Hurly

Vice-chairperson

Ni+½l Joubert
Niël Joubert

Additional member

Agri SA, a federation of agricultural organisations, was established in 1904 as the South African Agricultural Union and consists of nine provincial and 24 commodity organisations. Essentially Agri SA, through its affiliated membership, represents a diverse grouping of individual farmers regardless of gender, colour or creed.

Agri SA’s six policy committees deal with aspects relating to the implementation of policy within the respective focus areas. Each committee has a chairperson, with nominated representation from the General Affairs Chamber and Commodity Chamber. Agri SA offers the necessary functional and administrative support.

General Affairs Chamber
Cornie Swart
Cornie Swart

Chairperson

Henk-van-Wyk
Henk van Wyk

Vice-chairperson

Doug Stern
Douglas Stern

Additional member

Finances and IT

  • Finance is responsible for the effective functioning of the financial, IT and administrative systems in Agri SA.

Human Resources

  • Recruitment of people
  • Implementing of Performance Management System
  • Identifying of potential through Psychometric assessments
  • Implementation of HR policies
  • Legislative compliance – Skills plans; EE plans etc.

Legal Advice

  • Opinions and advice to affiliations regarding legal matters that are related to the activities of the various centres of excellence.

Marketing and Communication

  • Agri SA’s strategy aims to establish the organisation as an organisation of choice, as a credit worthy source of agricultural information to promote the brand and in consultation with policy committees identify projects for funding and to create positive perceptions of agriculture on the part of the general public as well as policy makers.

Transformation Hub

Parliamentary link

  • Monitoring of, and reporting on processes in Parliament that may impact on the sector.

Risk Management Desk

  • “The Smart Agri Risk Management Desk, which will initially run for a period of two years under the auspices of Agri SA, will conduct research and serve as a platform to identify and address the entire risk profile of agriculture in South Africa. The project will entail dedicated, in-depth, relevant and immediately applicable research that will lead to tangible assistance in ensuring that risk can be identified and measures can be taken well in advance of any risk alert. Research emanating from this project will therefore aim to:
    • ensure permanent protection or reduction of the intensity of any risk events;
    • minimize the severity of consequences of risks;
    • prepare the agricultural community, government and other stakeholders and role-players to react appropriately during and after a risk event; and
    • alleviate hardship and meet basic needs.
  • The project will also assist in informing any strategies that may be required to assist the agricultural community, government and other stakeholders and role-players following a risk event to fully restore to pre-risk event level of functioning.  To this end, the project will entail a holistic approach with collaboration between the agricultural community, government and other stakeholders and roleplayers.”

Gerhard Diedericks

Chairman

Charl Senekal

Vice-Chairman

Nic Bronkhorst

Additional Member

This section of the webpage offers an access portal only to Agri SA members, namely its affiliated provincial and commodity organisations, and is protected by a unique password. To gain access to the portal, affiliates must be registered and log on.

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