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Maize Trust

Objectives of the Trust


  • The sole and principal objective of the trust is to provide funding for the benefit of the maize industry in the Republic of South Africa and more specifically to financially support: Market- and production-related scientific and/or technical research in respect of maize and the acquisition, assimilation and dissemination of market information for maize and in respect of the maize industry (the ARC – Summer Grain Centre, the Maize Research Division of the Grain Producers' Organisation, or any other organisation can apply for such funds), and
  • Market access in respect of South African maize (inter alia by providing marketing infrastructure, training and assistance in rural areas where the need therefore exists).

The board is comprised of six (6) trustees:

Trustee Representing
Mr Sandile Ndlungwane (Chairperson) White maize processors 
Dr Toto Hewu Yellow maize producers
Ms Nokukhanya Mahlati Maize processors
Mr J.F. de Villiers White Maize Producers
Mr B.C. Schoonwinkel Yellow Maize Producers
Dr J.L. Purchase (Vice-Chairperson) Maize Processors