CITRUS INDUSTRY

Ms Hlamalani Ngwenya

Ms Hlamalani Ngwenya

Ministerial Trustee

Ms Ngwenya is currently a representative of the Minister of DAFF on the Citrus Industry Trust, a coordinator of Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services (GFRAS) Consortium & Extension Education and Training, Policy dialogues and evaluation of extension programmes initiatives (including development of self-directed learning material for the new extensionist learning kit). She also works for International Crops Research for the Semi-Aric Tropics (ICRISAT) where her key role includes stakeholder liaison for the Agricultural Modelling Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP). She is also a part time lecturer in rural development sociology at the University of Free State. She is the former Manager for communications and knowledge at Food, Agriculture, Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) and for AgriSETA as skills planning manager.

Mr Alex Sithole

Mr Alex Sithole

Ministerial Trustee

Mr Sithole is currently the Parlimentary Constituency Office Co-ordinator at the Johannesburg South Constituency Office and was previously employed at the Chief Albert Luthuli House,ANC HQ. Mr Alex holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from UNISA, Diploma in Accounting and Financial Management from Wits Business School amognst others. he is currently a board member at Bertha Gxowa Branch and a Ministerial represantive for the Citrus Industry Trust.

Ministerial Trustee

Ministerial Trustee

Ministerial Trustee

Ms Patricia Motlogeloa is currently a member of the external appeals advisory panel at the office of the MEC for economics, environment, agriculture and rural development in the Gauteng Province. Her role includes identifying and mitigating the risks for decisions made regards to both internal disputes and appeals referred to the MEC. She also possesses excellent entrepreneur skills and consultancy/ advisory skills. She is the former agricultural economist specialist for the United States embassy with experience in international trade and market development, trade policy analysis and research on trade in specific commodity.

DECIDUOUS FRUIT INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT TRUST

Mr Ismael Motala

Mr Ismael Motala

Chairperson

Mr Motala is currently Ministerial Trustee and the chairperson of the Deciduous Fruit Industry Development Trust. Mr Motala holds a BA Law Degree from the University of Durban Westville. He has extensive knowledge in accounting and agriculture. Since 2003, Mr Motala has been farming in Wolseley specializing in peaches, pears, plums and vegetables. Mr Motala has been very active in the western cape agricultural sector, in the areas of agricultural transformation and enhancing black farmers in the agri-economy through dialogue, discussion with white commercial farmers, commodity groups to address economic transformation of the sector. Mr Motala also a member of the agricultural research council as a Board member, Deciduous Fruit Development Chamber-SA (DFDC-SA), South African Stone Producers Association (SASPA) and a Chairperson of the African Farmers Association of South Africa (AFASA) in the Western Cape Province.

Mr John Peter Jeffery Sauls

Mr John Peter Jeffery Sauls

Founder and Director

Mr Sauls is the founder and director of John PJ Sauls Attorneys, he is an attorney by profession. His responsibilities entails the management of the firm as well as providing legal services and advice to the clients. He also provide research on various legal issues. He is also a trustee of the Witzenburg Deelnemings Trust which is involved in farming in the Ceres district. Witzenburg Deelnemings Trust is a 57ha farm and has its existence through LRAD programmes of the Department of Agriculture. Through his role as a trustee, this enabled him to gain experience in the agricultural sector.

Ms Mamsey Rangaka

Ms Mamsey Rangaka

CEO

Ms Rangaka is currently the CEO of Mhudi Wines since 2005 and a current ministerial trustee in the Deciduous Fruit Industry Development Trust. She has a diploma in General Nursing, BA ed, BA hons (Psych) (University of North West), she has Msc. (Clinical Psych) MEDUNSA, management development programme (US/UNW), She holds a certificate in Hydroponic Production (US), Permaculture, Book keeping etc. Ms Rangaka worked as a Director of EAP from 2000-2003 at the Northwest Provincial Government. In 1998-2000 she was a clinical psychologist-Private Practice. She became an administrator from 1995-1998 at the University of Northwest.

Mr Elton Jeftas

Mr Elton Jeftas

Managing Director

Mr Jeftas is the managing director of Agribusiness in Sustainable African Plant Products (ASNAPP) and a Farmer. He holds an M.Phil degree in Agricultural Management System from the University of Stellenbosch. His portfolio at ASNAPP includes international research and development, quality assurance of products through the value chain, policy dialogue and environment management of wild harvested products. Mr Jeftas has over 20-year experience in the agricultural sector lobbying and management of grant funding. He sourced a USAID grant for horticulture capacity building in Zambia of $4.5 million over 3 years. Under his leadership, Mr Jeftas, have partnership agreements with Rutgers University of new Jersey for sustainable development of horticulture crops in Zambia for food security income generation and tourism. Mr Jeftas is a director and co-founder of the Defynne wholesale nursery that produces blue berries, apples, and ornamental plants for the agriculture and landscaping industry. Defynne also farms 17 hectares of plums that are exported to EU through a local export. Mr Jeftas is also a member of AFASA in the Western Cape Province. He is the former Project Manager at the Fynbos Division of the ARC-Roodeplaat at Elsenburg in the Western Cape Province.

THE MAIZE TRUST

Mr Sandile Ndlungwane

Mr Sandile Ndlungwane

Chairman

Mr Ndlungwane is currently Ministerial Trustee and vice chairman of the Maize Trust. He is also the director of Grain Farmer Development Association (GFADA) and also serves as the non-Executive Director of The City of Johannesburg Market. Over and above being a farmer, he is pursuing opportunities in the broad red meat value chain as the Executive Chairman of Agri-Inyama. Mr Ndlungwane is the co-founder of Cida City Campus (university). He is the co-founder of the African Institute of Social and Economic Transformation (AFRISET) and served as its CEO until he was appointed as the Special Advisor to the Minister of Basic Education. He holds a position as the President of the Peace Government Southern Africa. Mr Ndlungwane served on several municipalities as a manager, including city of Johannesburg and Eastern Cape Metropolitan Local Council.

Ms Mmaphefo Mabe

Ms Mmaphefo Mabe

Director

Ms Mabe currently serves as a Ministerial representative in the Maize Trust and Winter cereal Trust and also a director of Grain Farmer Development Association (GFADA). She is also appointed as a portfolio manager at Small Enterprise Finance Agency (SEFA). Her duties include, amongst others; ensuring conditions precedent are compiled with prior to disbursement; ensure consistency between business plan and cash flow forecast, and client monitoring in all aspects in particular ensuring adherence to the loan agreement and making recommendations for appropriate action where necessary. Ms Mabe holds a diploma in Business Management from the University of Johannesburg and Diploma in Business studies from the university of Botswana and Swaziland.

Mr Zovuyo Mgejane

Mr Zovuyo Mgejane

Managing Director

Mr Zovuyo Mgejane is currently a managing director and a partner of Dimacorp (PTY) LTD (Lucknow Farms) in the East Griqualand. The farm is currently producing 8000 tons of first grade yellow maize and 700 tons of wheat per season, with a capacity to store 5000 tons of maize in the silos. The farm enterprise collaborated with PSP Investments in Kokstad, which have a capacity to store 25 000 tons of maize. At PSP Investments, the company is able to process 1 500 tons of animal feed per month. Mr Mgejane is also the founder and director of Mbali Rural Developers CC, which is an agricultural contracting business.

MEAT INDUSTRY TRUST

Ms Brenda Saskia Tlhabane

Ms Brenda Saskia Tlhabane

Founder

Ms Tlhabane is currently the founder of Temo Ya Tlhabane Holdings (Pty) Ltd. She is a livestock breeder and a farmer in the Red Meat Industry. She is also the Co-Founder of South African Women in Agribusiness in Sub Sahara Alliance, focusing on rural women and youth upliftment. In June 2016, she joined AFASA/NERPO as a national executive member. Ms Tlhabane also possess extensive skills in vegetable seedling production. She is currently studying a Bachelor’s degree in Business administration (UNISA) and participating in the leadership development programme (UFS)

Ms Ntuthu Mbiko-Motshegoa

Ms Ntuthu Mbiko-Motshegoa

Nominee

Ms Mbiko-Motshegoa is a full-time Agripreneur with passion and drive to achieve the "farm to fork” ideology. She introduced and developed the management supply of rough offal in Tembisa township, Gauteng Province. Furthermore, she moved into a value add initiative by being the first Agriprenuer to offer it as “ready to cook” to retail market. She is commonly known as the “offal queen”. As a black female emerging beef farmer that can relate to the challenges of entering and transform this sector. She is currently serving on the various industry structures including AFASA as NEC member, Women’s Desk National Office, Gauteng Provincial Secretary general, Transformation and Value Chain Committee, Beef Ambassador program; NERPO as NEC member. Furthermore, her understanding of the value of solid business networks and collaboration partnerships has made her to invest her time wisely, obtained various certificates in Agri-Tourism, contributed and participated in various private and government initiatives that seeks to enhance participation of women in the Agribusiness thus transforming the sector

Dr Thamsanqa Hewu

Maize Farmer

Dr Hewu was a maize farmer in Groenfontein farm in Delmas area, Mpumalanga. He started his farming career as a self-trained farmer in 2004 when he leased a 50-hectare piece of land owning one tractor at a time. Although he was formerly trained as a medical practitioner, his passion for maize has been growing from strength to strength. During his farming career, he planted 175 hectares’ dry land of which 100ha was maize and 75 was sunflower. In 2005, he received an award from Grain SA for developing farmer of the year.

NATIONAL LUCERNE TRUST

OIL AND PROTEIN SEEDS DEVELOPMENT TRUST

MOHAIR TRUST

Ms Mina Magdaleen Gill

Ms Mina Magdaleen Gill

Ministerial Trustee

Since 2013 Ms Gill continued to serve as the ministerial trustee for the National Lucerne Trust, she is also a former NAMC Council member. Ms Gill has been a vegetable farmer since 2006 and later expanded to farming with ostriches where she supplies directly to the ostrich abattoir. Ms Gill has a comprehensive knowledge of the lucerne industry, in particular the lucerne hay industry, as well as the production and marketing of lucerne products by small-holder and previously disadvantage farmers. She played a noticeable role in the transformation project of the NLT, the Taung project, which supports 40 smallholder lucerne farmers of 400 hectares in total. She is expert in her field and clearly understands Government policies, more specifically relating to transformation within the lucerne industry.

Mr Godfrey Rathogwa

Mr Godfrey Rathogwa

Ministerial Trustee

Mr Rathogwa has more than 25 years working in the agricultural sector. He has spent 15 years dealing with resource poor farmers facilitating market access at local and international levels. Some of the farmers are now international exporters. Mr Rathogwa is currently a ministerial trustee in the Oil and Protein Seed Development Trust. He has done a tremendous work during his two (2) term as a ministerial trustee. After the workshop that was held between the NAMC, industry Trusts and Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries held on the 23 March 2016 – a consensus was reached to include an additional ministerial representative. Currently, he is a director of Agrisatart, a company focusing on assisting emerging farmers to access fund and securing markets. He is also a director at Milk SA where his role is the facilitation of new entrants into the dairy industry. At the same time organising small scale farmers in the Vhembe district in Limpopo to produce vegetables and granadillas for secured markets.

Mr. Thukela Mashologu

Mr. Thukela Mashologu

CEO

Mr Mashologu is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the Chris Hani Development Agency (CHDA), his job entails driving organizational strategy and business plan, managing day to day operations of the agency; and internal and external stakeholder management. Thukela also worked as Senior Regional Officer at IDC a job that entails project development and packaging through participation in feasibility studies, marketing the regional office and driving new business development within the region, through identifying new business opportunities focusing on corporate/IPAP objectives.
He was previously the Acting Chief Operating Officer of the Eastern Cape Rural Finance Cooperation, a job that entails the management of project implementation, using resource leverage from the private and public sector in the development of the Agricultural sector. He is actively involved in the agricultural development markets in the Eastern Cape working closely with developmental parastatals, private sector businesses, trade organisations, NGO’s and government departments. He also worked as a Manager of the agriculture and agro-processing at Asgisa in Eastern Cape. His main duties entailed formulation of appropriate business plans and budgets for the agricultural division, to ensure that projects implemented are sustainable and in line with governmental policies. Thukela has extensive experience in the agricultural value chain from ground level to management. He has been part of many provincial government delegations travelling internationally within the agricultural learning exchanges with other countries.

POTATO INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT TRUST

SORGHUM TRUST

Mr Mtfuketsenjwa S. Mabuza

Mr Mtfuketsenjwa S. Mabuza

Enterprise Development Farmer

Mr Mabuza is an enterprise development farmer in Emseni Farm and Regional Potatoes SA transformation chairperson in Kwa-Zulu Natal. He studied bachelor of science in agricultural education. He is currently planting potatoes on a 257ha land. He is a potato farmer consultant for Africabio in Tshwane biotechnology; Endla in Petermaritzburg, Intsika Yethu and Amadlelo Aluhlaza in Cofimvaba area with special focus on potato production, vegetable production, production inputs and technical advice and support. He is also held a production manager position under smallholder business at Monsanto SA (Pty) Ltd. The units of practice were on seed, herbicide and biotechnology.

Mr Happy Mohane

Mr Happy Mohane

Enterprise Development Farmer

Mr Mohabe servers in various boards amongst the other is the NAMC Council, Member of Orange River Cellars (ORC); Orange River Tankers (ORT); South African Grain Information Service (SAGIS); and Grain Farmer Development Association (GFADA). Mr Mohane is a founder and Managing Director of Trade Afrika Investment; which is a South African based company that invest in various economic sectors. Prior to establishing his own company, he was employed as a Senior Manager for Agribusiness Development at the National Agricultural Marketing Council. While at the NAMC, Mr Mohane was instrumental in facilitating development schemes such as the Vineyard Development Scheme, Red Meat Development Scheme (now operating as the National Red Meat Development Programme) and business linkages like the Supply Chain Logistics Programme which was funded by the Flemish government. Mr Mohane educational background includes Masters in Commerce Economics from University of Natal, Masters Science Agricultural Economics from University of Pretoria amongst others. Prior to joining the NAMC, he was employed as a Research Specialist at ECI Africa, and was responsible for coordinating the operations of two Joint Regional Trade projects in Angola and Namibia. He brings along vast knowledge in enterprise development; economic development, agriculture, economic analysis, economic infrastructure, business linkages, monitoring and evaluation and development finance. Mr Mohane is also a full-time farmer in the Gauteng Province.

WINTER CEREAL TRUST

Ms. Neo Mary Maphanga

Ms. Neo Mary Maphanga

Center Manager

Ms. Neo Mary Maphanga is currently center manager at Region 9 Development Center. Region 9 Development Center is a non-profit organisation (NPO) that was formally started in 2003 with the objectives of community development and poverty alleviation interventions. This is done through activities that are aimed at the appropriate provision of psychological, development and support services to its beneficiaries through intervention services that render social relief programmes within this regions community where state social relief programmes cannot support people. An advice services on skills development, social support programmes, and business entrepreneurial are provided to vulnerable youth, children and their families and the unemployed persons in the area. Ms. Neo Mary Maphanga also worked for Madineo Trading Enterprises as a manager/marketer, where she performed activities of broker, marketing jobs for people with trucks. She also worked at shell oil company, she also has skills in leadership, facilitating, etc. she was awarded for most improved admin in 1994, admin of the year 1995 and 1997, award for administrator of the year; and award for good admin and going extra mile in property management.

Mr Butana Bhadi Make

Mr Butana Bhadi Make

Business Counselors

Mr Make has held various occupational positions such as being a Guarantee Manager Thembani at International Guarantee Fund, Account Executive at National Housing Finance Corporation, Area Manager in Emerging Markets at Nedbank and many more. In addition, he has received an award for being one of top ten business counselors in the Corporation, in recognition of performance. Mr Make holds a diploma in Business Studies from Harare Polytechnic in Zimbabwe, a postgraduate certificate in Management Studies and many other certificates.

Mr Victor Mongoato

Mr Victor Mongoato

Grain Farmer

Mr Mongoato is currently a grain farmer since 2000 in Matatiele. He is leasing land and have been farming ever since and also started a construction business. He expanded his business to animal feed and veterinary medicine. He is also on Board of Grain SA and Committee Member of Agri Eastern Cape, and Matatiele Grain Company. He is the Chairperson of District Land Reform Committee, Farmer Development Working Group Committee (Grain SA). He is the Vice-Chairperson of Matatiele Grain Company PTY LTD, Grain SA and AgriSA Transformation Committee.

Ms Mmaphefo Mabe

Ms Mmaphefo Mabe

Ministerial Representative

Ms Mabe currently serves as a Ministerial representative in the Winter cereal trust and a director of Grain Farmer Development Association (GFADA) as a representative from the winter cereal Trust. She is also appointed as a portfolio manager at Small Enterprise Finance Agency (SEFA). Her duties include, amongst others; ensuring conditions precedent are compiled with prior to disbursement; ensure consistency between business plan and cash flow forecast, and client monitoring in all aspects in particular ensuring adherence to the loan agreement and making recommendations for appropriate action where necessary. Ms Mabe holds a diploma in Business Management from the University of Johannesburg and Diploma in Business studies from the university of Botswana and Swaziland.

Mr Andrew Bartlett

Mr Andrew Bartlett

Director

Mr Bartlett is currently the Director for the ICT continuity and Sustainability at the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and fisheries (DAFF). His job purpose includes providing strategic, administrative, efficient leadership and support in the development, testing, implementation, maintenance and review of the Department’s Business Continuity Policy and Plan (BCP). He previously served as chief of staff at DAFF where his job was to Manage, delegate, monitor and evaluate, follow-up and assess that decisions that are implemented in the office of and render effective and efficient support services to the Executive Authority. He is the former director at the National Department of higher education and training.

 Mr Neo Harrison Masithela

Mr Neo Harrison Masithela

Chairperson

Currently Mr Masithela is the chairperson of the Winter Cereal Trust and works at MPS Consulting Engineers and Town Planners as Executive director. Previously Mr Masithela has served in various positions in the Parliament of the Republic of South Africa, Free State Provincial Government and many more. Mr Masithela serves in three boards namely the Bokoena Family Trust, Khora Investment and Epidex Pty.Ltd. Lastly, he holds Masters in Development Studies, Post graduate Diploma in Land and Agrarian Studies, Bachelor of Arts in Management leadership and etc.

WOOL TRUST

Ms Dlula

Ms Dlula

Manager

Ms Dlula has more than 20 years of accounting work experience and she held a number of managerial positions in the field of accounting and finance. She is currently the manager of accounting operations dealing with the compilation of financial statements, management accounting reporting, project accounting and project proposal.

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