Johan Geel appointed GWK's new group financial director

Johan Geel has been appointed as GWK's new group financial director. 20 Oct 2017

Hollard names new agriculture insurance head

Hollard's short-term insurance division, Hollard Broker Markets, has appointed Andries Wiese as the new head of its agri-team. Wiese is responsible for all aspects of Hollard Broker Markets' agricultural insurance products in his new role. 28 Sep 2017

Agbiz names new head of trade, investment intelligence

Agbiz has appointed Sifiso Ntombela as its new head of trade and investment intelligence. 11 Sep 2017

Theo de Jager elected as World Farmer's Organisation president

Past deputy president of Agri SA, Theo de Jager, has been elected as president of the World Farmer's Organisation, in Helsinki, Finland. 14 Jun 2017

SACAU welcomes new board members at AGM

At its annual general meeting on 26 May 2017, the Southern African Confederation of Agriculture Unions announced its appointment of Alfred Kapichira Banda from the Farmers Union of Malawi as one of its new board members. 31 May 2017

NAMC appoints Zama Xalisa as acting CEO

Zama Xalisa has been appointed as acting CEO for the National Agricultural Marketing Council, after Ronald Ramabulana's tenure as CEO drew to a close on 28 April 2017. Xalisa joined the NAMC in 2009 as an agricultural trust senior manager where he represented the minister of agriculture, forestry and fisheries in 11 agricultural industry trusts, which included the Maize Trust, Mohair Trust, Citrus Trust, and played a crucial role in the establishment of the Grain Farmers Development Trust, which advocates for the development of grain black farmers. 5 May 2017

AEL appoints Koos Theron as its campus principal

The Academy for Environmental Leading SA has appointed Koos Theron as the campus principal for its Uizip in Uppington. 30 Mar 2017

Llewellyn Brooks to replace Pieter Spies as GWK Group MD

GWK Trading MD, Llewellyn Brooks has been appointed as GWK Group MD. 20 Mar 2017

Agbiz appoints new manager: legal intelligence

Agricultural business chamber, Agbiz, has appointed Theo Boshoff as its new manager: legal intelligence. 2 Mar 2017

World Farmers' Organisations Audit Board announces Omri van Zyl as president

The World Farmers' Organisation's Audit Board has appointed Agri SA's executive director, Omri van Zyl, as its president at a meeting the organisation held on 23 January 2017, in Rome. WFO is an organisation of agricultural producers that aims to strengthen farmers' positions within value chains, with a focus on smallholder farmers. 26 Jan 2017

Leopoldt van Huyssteen appointed as academic head of AEL

The current chief operating offer at Stellenbosh University, Professor Leopoldt van Huyssteen, has been appointed as the new head of academics for the Academy for Environmental Leadership SA (AEL). 23 Jan 2017

VinPro elects new chairperson and vice chairperson

Following a special board in Paarl, the Vinpro board has elected Anton Smuts of the Lucerne farm in Robertson as its new chairperson, while Phillip Retief, chief executive officer of Van Loveren Family Vineyards, has been named the vice chairperson. 17 Nov 2016

VinPro appoints Johan de Jager

Soil scientist, Johan de Jager has been appointed to wine industry organisation, VinPro's consultation team. 9 Sep 2016

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