Meet the Kwanalu Team
Kwanalu Resources Overview
With the Board and Advisory Council now in its second year the focus on issue management, governance, administration etc. has intensified. In addition, the demands being placed on members and the organisation continues to grow.
Kwanalu’s Board and administration is constantly looking at ways to improve its service to members. With the demands being placed on members “at home/farm/business” the role of Kwanalu which unites all members under a holistic umbrella on cross cutting issues is essential.
The Kwanalu Board:
President: Peter-John Hassard
Vice Presidents: Phenias Gumede & Angus Williamson
Additional members: Dr. Kathy Hurly, Bobby Hoole, Dreyer Senekal, Craig Petersen
CEO – Sandy La Marque
The Board of Governors delegates responsibility for management and day-to-day operations to the CEO, who has the authority to carry out these responsibilities, in accordance with the direction and policies established by the Congress, Board of Governors and Advisory Council. The purpose of the post is the effective strategic and implementation of management at Kwanalu.
The incumbent is also responsible for the efficient organizational, control and promotion of organized agriculture in KwaZulu-Natal. Furthermore, the stabilization of the financial and social position of the KwaZulu-Natal producers and to promote their image and helping to create an economically sustainable developing rural sector, the development of networks of government and non-governmental levels as well as the marketing of the organization to members and other stakeholders.
Accounts and Administration – Rita Kali
The Financial responsibility of writing up of the books of the Union and the NAUT to balance sheet level, financial responsibility for projects and general administration of Kwanalu. All Membership and affiliate administration and accounts matters, working with secretaries and administers to ensure member and affiliate accounts are correct.
Personal Assistant to the CEO and member administration – Delyse Botha
Functions related to personal assistant to the CEO. Functions related to the Board and Advisory Council. Functions related to associations and affiliates, database management. Administration of annual Kwanalu congress, events and meetings.
Reception and Small-scale member administration – Minenhle Mshengu
Receptionist and related duties. Small scale and emergent farmers; assisting with the administration of the small-scale subscriptions, database and information of membership status. Secretarial and administrative functions for the desks (development, land and security).
Land Desk – John Flanagan
You will be required to provide support to Kwanalu’s Board of Governors and its broader membership with regard to land issues which may include, inter-alia, protection of property and land rights, property and land reform law, facilitation and assistance to members in respect of identifying and formulating solutions relating to land reform issues, relevant policy and legislation pertaining thereto, as well, with programmes relating to rural economic development and land projects within the agricultural sector.
Development Desk – Lindelwa Ndaba
You will be required to provide support to Kwanalu’s Board of Governors and its broader membership with regard to Rural Development which may include, inter-alia, facilitation and assistance to members in respect of identifying and formulating solutions relating to agrarian reform and rural economic development, relevant policy and legislation pertaining thereto, as well, with programmes relating to agrarian reform and rural economic development and projects within the agricultural sector.
Security Desk – Freddie van Tonder
Represent Kwanalu on the Provincial structures and the National Safety Committee
- (Farm attacks murders, stock theft, etc)
- Gather details and statistics of crime
- Submissions for proactive action and operational planning
- Advise members on safety and security matters
- Assist members with queries, complaints etc. on matters
- Assist members with basic advice on criminal matters, legal procedures and steps to be taken
- Continuation of service and follow up
- Liaison with stakeholders etc.
- Kwanalu Guideline Documents
- Provide expert evidence in court cases
- Analysis of Farm Attacks and Murders
Public Relations Desk – Cindy Kidger
REINFORCE THE TANGIBLE VALUE OF KWANALU:
- Remind members the important role of Kwanalu
- Value of membership fees
REMIND MEMBERS WHAT KWANALU DOES:
- How to “reach” members with communication plan
- Get buy-in from members on Kwanalu communication
RECRUIT NEW MEMBERS:
- In media communication to drive the message of the value of organised agriculture
- Drive the message that Kwanalu is vital to the future of KZN agriculture