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.

President, Dan Kriek

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

Deputy president, Pierre Vercueil,

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

Deputy president, Phenias Gumede,

Phenias is a cotton farmer in KwaZulu-Natal.  He is vice president of Kwanalu and represent producer on the board of Cotton SA.

Jaco Minnaar, Commodity chamber representative

Jaco is maize farmer in the Free State.  He is president of Grain SA

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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.

Executive Director, Omri van Zyl

Administration:
Directorate
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Executive Director
Omri van Zyl
BA Law | LLB ( Academic honours) | MBA | Admitted Attorney
Christo-van-der-Rheede
Deputy Executive Director
Christo van der Rheede
HDE | BA | Hons BPA | MPA
Kobus-Visser
Director Corporate Liaison
Kobus Visser
BAgric | MBA
Willie Jacobs
Director: Finance
Willie Jacobs
Annelize-Crosby
Head: Agricultural Development
Annelize Crosby
BLC LLB LLM (Constitutional practice) Admitted attorney
Janse-Rabie
Head: Natural Resources
Janse Rabie
BComm | LLB | LLM (Marine and Environmental Law)
Jahni-de-Villiers
Head: Labour & Traning
Jahni de Villiers
LLB
Dr Requier Wait2
Head: Trade & Commerce
Dr Requier Wait
PHD |MCom (Economics) | BCom Honours (Economics) |BCom (Economics & Accounting)
Yolisa
Legal Advisor
Yolisa Mfaise

LLB

Hamlet-Hlomendlini
Chief Economist
Hamlet Hlomendlini
BSc Agric Economics| BSc Agric Economics (Academic Honours) | MSc Agric Economics (Cum Laude)
Annemi_Colour
Marketing Manager
Annemi Mennen
BCom Marketing Management | Honours BCom Business Management (Academic Honours)
Manager Communication
Leanne George
BA (General) | BA Hons (Archaeology) (Cum laude) | MSc (Archaeology) | Senior Journalist
Pietman Roos
Head:  Value Chain Development
Pietman Roos
B.Com Law | B.Com (Hons.) Econometrics | LLB | Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
Other Personnel
Jana-Robinson
Executive Assistant
Jana Robinson
Martina-Benade
Economist
Martina Benadé
Thea-Liebenberg
Media Liaison Officer
Thea Liebenberg
Anneke Roux
Personal Assistant Directors: Corporate Liasion & Natural Resources
Anneke Roux
Phyllis-Strydom
Accountant
Phyllis Strydom
Ingrid-Smith
Assistant Accountant
Ingrid Smith
Corrie-Botes
Assistant Accountant
Corrie Botes
Cynthia-Mmela
Office Assistant & Receptionist
Cynthia Mmela
Elize-Schoeman
Assistant Accountant
Elize Schoeman
Ellen-van-Niekerk
Personal Assistant
Ellen van Niekerk
Jacob Letwaba
Maintanance Support
Jacob Letwaba
Meisie-Masola
Office Support
Meisie Masola
Samson-Mokhethwa
Office Support
Samson Mokgwetha
Jurita-Tree
Personal Assistant
Jurita Tree
Phumi-Masola

Office Support

Pumi Seopa

Gregory-Smith

Research assistant

Gregory Smith
BSc Environmental and Water Science | Honours |

Intern
Jolanda Andrag

BA Political Studies and Humanities (Academic honours) | BA Hons Political Studies (Academic honours)

Intern
Pusho Makgolane
BSc Agricultural Economics | Honours |

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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
Chairperson
Dr Piet Prinsloo
Vice-chairperson
Karhy Hurly
Niel Joubert
Additional member:
Niël Joubert

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
Chairperson
Cornie Swart
Henk-van-Wyk
Vice-chairperson
Henk van Wyk
Doug Stern
Additional member:
Douglas Stern

Chairman

Gerhard Diedericks

Vice-Chairman

Charl Senekal

Additional Member

Nic Bronhkhorst

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.”