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Winter Cereal Trust

The Winter Cereal Trust was established in terms of the new Marketing of Agricultural Products Act, mainly to administer the assets of the control boards concerned and to utilise the funds to benefit the different industries. Two separate trusts were established, namely the Winter Cereal General Trust and the Winter Cereal Research Trust which were later combined to form the Winter Cereal Trust, incorporating the objectives of both Trusts.
Winter cereal is defined as wheat, barley, oats, rye, durum wheat and triticale.

The Winter cereal industry requested the Minister of Agriculture to impose statutory levies on wheat, barley, oats and durum wheat to finance the functions of acquiring and disseminating market information and research.

The board is comprised of twelve (12) trustees:

Trustee Representing
Mr Neo Masithela (Chairperson)  Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries 
Mr V. Mongoato  Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries  
Mr A. Bartlett Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Ms M.E. Mabe Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries 
Mr B.B. Make Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Ms M. Maphanga Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries  
Mr J.F. de Villiers Producers of Barley
Mr A.P. Theron Producers of Wheat  
Ms M. Purnell Grain Handlers
Mr B. Mokgatle Processors of Winter Cereal; 
Mr G.F. Penny Bakers
Ms S.E. Moolman Concumers;