Governance


Our people are the heart of our success

SANSOR is a registered non-profit company in terms of the Companies Act, 2008 (Act No. 71 of 2008).

We believe in transparently, ethically and strategically balancing the interests of the organisation’s many stakeholders, including our members, government and the South African and international communities.

Management


Board of Directors

  • Riaan Roselt (C)

    - DLF Seeds

  • Pieter Smit (VC)

    - Bayer Crop Science

  • Max Hildebrand

    - Syngenta SA

  • Brian Lever

    - AGT Foods Africa

  • Nick Goble

    - PANNAR Seeds

  • David Malan

    - Klein Karoo Seed Production

  • Lukeshni Chetty

    - SANSOR

  • John Odendaal

    - (Ex Officio) – PANNAR Seeds

Secretariat

  • Lukeshni Chetty

    - General Manager

  • Zulna Vlok

    - Personal Assistant of General Manager

  • Janti Oelofsen

    - Accountant

  • Eddie Goldschagg

    - Technical Manager

  • Kobus van Huyssteen

    - Certification Manager

  • Felicia van Niekerk

    - Technical Administrator

  • Isabel Bezuidenhout

    - Phytosanitary Officer

  • Magdeleen Cilliers

    - Policy and Research Officer

  • Emmah Matshika

    - Receptionist

Divisional Committees


Agronomy Division


  • Pieter Smit (C)

    - Bayer Crop Science

  • Nick Goble (VC)

    - PANNAR Seeds

  • Patrick Graham

    - Sensako

  • Riaan van Zuydam

    - Link Seed

  • Jaco Snyman

    - Pioneer Hi-Bred

  • Whitey Van Pletsen

    - Agricol

Horticulture Division


  • David Malan (C)

    - Klein Karoo Seed Production

  • Max Hildebrand (VC)

    - Syngenta SA

  • Elize Durand

    - Starke Ayres

  • Louis Stoffberg

    - Bayer Crop Science

  • Sean Goldfain

    - Ball Straathof

  • Matome Ramokgopa

    - Enza Zaden SA

Forage Division


  • Riaan Roselt (C)

    - DLF Seeds

  • Brian Lever (VC)

    - AGT Foods Africa

  • Gert Els

    - Klein Karoo Seed Marketing

  • Johann Olivier

    - Selected Seeds SA

  • Douw Steyn

    - Barenbrug

  • Pieter van Zyl

    - PANNAR Seeds

Standing Committees


Seed Certification Committee


  • Whitey van Pletsen (C)

    - Agricol

  • Bertus Herholdt (VC)

    - PANNAR Seeds

  • Weston du Plessis

    - SAKATA

  • Hennie Bezuidenhout

    - ZAR Seed Productions

  • Christo Strauss

    - ZAR Seed Productions

  • Marcus Botha

    - Mahyco Grow SA

  • Ampie Rautenbach

    - Bayer Crop Science

  • Alwyn Prinsloo

    - AGT Foods Africa

  • Braam van Straten

    - Sensako

  • Loureine Muller

    - Triotrade Gauteng

  • Morné Bezuidenhout

    - Bayer Crop Science

  • Attie Venter

    - Starke Ayres

  • Chris Kleingeld

    - Dry Bean Seed

Seed Applied Technology Standing Committee


  • Jaco van Zyl (C)

    - Bayer Crop Science

  • Pieter Craven (VC)

    - Sensako

  • Wayne jv Rensburg

    - Syngenta SA

  • Aneen Schoeman

    - Pioneer Hi-Bred

  • Simon Lowe

    - Arysta LifeScience

  • Stefano Martinuzzi

    - Incotec South Africa

  • Wikus Berg

    - Sensako

  • Pieter Fourie

    - Avima

  • Lourens Ras

    - Arysta LifeScience

  • Louis Raath

    - Bayer Crop Science

  • Izelle Marais

    - InteliSeed

  • Whitey van Pletsen

    - Agricol

  • Heinrich Jacobs

    - Avima

  • Johan Pretorius

    - Hazera

  • Narika Delport

    - VKB Landbou

  • Marcus Botha

    - Mahyco Grow SA

Seed Analyst Committee


  • Lucele Pretorius (C)

    - Starke Ayres

  • Irma Scholtz (VC)

    - Klein Karoo Seed Production

  • Dinah Pietersen

    - SciCorp Laboratories

  • Anel Espach

    - Plantovita

  • Marcus Botha

    - Mahyco Grow SA

  • Lyniarie Erwee

    - Klein Karoo Seed Marketing

  • Viwe Ratiba

    - Pioneer Hi-Bred

  • Daleen Erwee

    - SciCorp Laboratories

  • Sarah Shulze

    - SAKATA

  • Lelanie Matthee

    - Bayer Crop Science

  • Johan Liversage

    - Bayer Crop Science

  • Narika Delport

    - VKB Landbou

  • Gerida de Groot

    - Sensako

  • Ursula Bothma

    - Sensako

  • Katie Smith

    - AGT Foods Africa

  • Margot Adrieu

    - Link Seed

  • Annika Luke

    - Pioneer Hi-Bred

  • Elmarie Claasen

    - Pioneer Hi-Bred

Phytosanitary Committee


  • Nico Mienie (C)

    - Klein Karoo Seed Production

  • Alwyn Prinsloo (VC)

    - AGT Food Africa

  • Marlaen Straathof

    - Ball Straathof Africa

  • Schalk van Heerden

    - SAKATA

  • Chris Kleingeld

    - Dry Bean Seed

  • Hennie Korf

    - Bayer Crop Science

  • Rikus Kloppers

    - PANNAR Seed

  • Susan Allen

    - SAKATA

  • Nereshnee Ramdayal

    - Starke Ayres

  • Pierre Steyn

    - PANNAR Seed

  • Louis Raath

    - Bayer Crop Science

  • Rose Govender

    - Starke Ayres

  • Chantelle Kassier

    - Link Seed

  • Louise Jacobs

    - Klein Karoo Seed Marketing

  • Yolanda Müller

    - PANNAR Seed

  • Michelle Hayward

    - SAKATA

Industry Promotion and Capacity Development Committee


  • Madelein Du Plessis (C)

    - Bayer Crop Science

  • Lorraine Coetzee

    - SAKATA

  • Ronell Razak

    - Syngenta SA

  • Matome Ramokgopa

    - Enza Zaden SA

  • Marlean Straathof

    - Ball Straathof

  • Anne Marie Cawood

    - Pioneer Hi-Bred

  • Trudy Pretorius

    - Dry Bean Seed

  • Dean Miller

    - AGT Foods Africa

Biotech and Innovation Committee


  • Kobie de Ronde (C)

    - Syngenta SA

  • Jacques Magson (VC)

    - Bayer Crop Science

  • Lynelle van Emmenes

    - Syngenta SA

  • Margot Andrieu

    - Link Seed

  • Annemie Erasmus

    - Agricultural Research Council

  • Kulani Machaba

    - Pioneer Hi-Bred

  • Marizanne Horn

    - Sensako

  • Louisa Nkgadime

    - Pioneer Hi-Bred

  • Fanie Friis

    - Bayer Crop Science

  • Louise Jacobs

    - Klein Karoo Seed Production

  • Driaan Bresler

    - Pioneer Hi-Bred

  • Roean Wessels

    - Sensako

Intellectual Property Committee


  • Patrick Graham (C)

    - Sensako

  • Susan Allen (VC)

    - SAKATA

  • Whitey van Pletsen

    - Agricol

  • Alwyn Prinsloo

    - AGT Foods Africa

  • Chris Kleingeld

    - Dry Bean Seed

  • Loureine Muller

    - Triotrade Gauteng

  • Kobie de Ronde

    - Syngenta SA

  • Kulani Machaba

    - Pioneer Hi-Bred

  • Trudy Pretorius

    - Dry Bean Seed

  • Derick van Staden

    - Agri-Seed & Technology

  • Kruger van Wyk

    - Bayer Crop Science

  • Reghardt van Zyl

    - Agricol

  • Gert van Vuuren

    - Link Seed

  • Felix Middleton

    - Link Seed

  • Jan-Louis Bezuidenhout

    - SAKATA

  • Pieter Craven

    - Sensako

  • Narika Delport

    - VKB Landbou