Kwanalu, and its Board operates, solely on clear mandates from you, our members, decided on at our annual Congress held in September each year. This membership base includes farmers, farmer and land-owner associations, commodity groups and KZN agri-businesses whose voices, opinions and experiences are crucial to Kwanalu’s role as a leader in organised agriculture in South Africa.
To this end, and with the importance of the role of the farmer at “grass roots level” in mind, theleadership of Kwanalu, together with six leaders from Agri SA, including Dan Kriek (Agri SA President) are embarking on a three-day roadshow across the province, meeting with farmers, members and their families next week (June 3, 4 and 5).
This is an excellent opportunity for farmers to engage directly with the top leadership in agriculture in SA, as well as the chance to discuss concerns and hear first-hand the industry’s strategy in moving agriculture forward.
Speakers at each event include:
- Dan Kriek– Agri SA President
- Christo van der Rheede– Deputy Executive Director at Agri SA
- Annelize Crosby– Legal and Policy Advisor at Agri SA and Head of Land Centre of Excellence.
- Janse Rabie– Head of Natural Resources at Agri SA
- Jahni de Villiers– Head of Labour and Development at Agri SA
- Requier Wait– Head of Economics and Trade at Agri SA
- Andy Buchan– Kwanalu President
- Sandy La Marque– Kwanalu CEO
Never before have farmers in KZN had such an opportunity to be presented to by this calibre of leadership of agriculture; it is a unique occasion and we would like to ask all farmers and their families to prioritise these dates today. We encourage all farmers and their families to attend as the future of industry lies in organised agriculture and the voices of farmers being heard.
Monday, 3 June
8am at Pongola Golf Club, corner of Klasie Havenga and Hans Strydom roads.
2pm at the Dundee Sales Yard Hall
Tuesday, 4 June
8am at Zululand Planters Association, 61/62 Commercial Road (Opposite Build It & Coastal Farmers)
2pm at Pietermaritzburg Golf Club, New England Road
Wednesday, 5 June
7:30am at Zwartburg Farmer’s Association
1pm at Paddock Farmer’s Club.
From N2 turn into Paddock (opposite Shell Garage. Follow the road as you cross the railway lines the Farmers Club is on the left side)
Diarise the date now to listen to and engage directly with SA’s top agricultural leaders on the future of the industry and for the opportunity to ask your questions and provide your inputs. We encourage all farmers and their families to attend as the future of industry lies in organised agriculture and the voices of farmers being heard. We also ask farmers to encourage neighbours or members of their community, who are not members of Kwanalu, to also attend – the strength of the future of agriculture lies with farmers as a collective voice in organised agriculture.