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Willem De Chavonnes Vrugt

Policy Head
Annelize Crosby

BLC | LLB | LLM (Constitutional practice) | Admitted attorney

Without tenure security, farming is not possible. The land issue has become highly politicized. The Land Centre of Excellence focuses on the protection of the property rights of members and sustainable land reform. The centre monitors and discusses policy and legislation regarding all the different aspects of land reform, including restitution, redistribution, tenure reform, communal tenure, expropriation, valuation and farmer development. The centre mandates responses to policy and legislation and seeks expert advice to elucidate and manage all the different aspects of land reform.


#1 Voorleggings | Presentations
#1 11 November 2019: Amending section 25 of the Cons
#2 11 November 2019: Impilications of Lamosa Judgeme
#3 11 November 2019: SAADA presentation
#4 Agriculture Policy Action Plan: Operation Phakisa
#5 Land Bank: BPCP BF
#6 Org. Agric 5 year plan for economy
#2 Agri SA comments on Restitution Amendment Bill
#3 Agri SA Land Audit
#4 Agri SA New Land Strategy
#5 Agri SA submission on EWC
#6 Compensation: Market value
#7 Jaarverslag | Annual Report
#1 Grond 2017/2018
#2 Grond 2018/2019
#3 Land 2017/2018
#4 Land 2018/2019
#8 Feiteblad | Fact sheet
#1 Grond | Land
#2 SvU Feitebelad | CoE Fact sheet
#9 Vergoeding: Markwaarde

Nicol Jansen

Policy Head
Dr Requier Wait

PhD | MCom (Economics) | BCom Honours (Economics) | BCom (Economics and Accounting)

The centre’s activities focus on economic and trade matters that have an impact on the development, profitability, stability and sustainability of agriculture. Regarding economic affairs, the centre provides inputs and/or commentary on economic policy, the diesel refund for agricultural purposes, taxation, risk management, agricultural research, water and electricity tariffs as well as the review of agricultural legislation. The centre also oversees aspects relating to road infrastructure, telecommunication, and technology development and transfer. In terms of trade, attention is given to various policies, for example trade and tariff policy, agricultural marketing policy and strategy, as well as sundry agreements which include bilateral agreements, memorandums of understanding or partnership agreements between countries or national organisations.

This Centre of Excellence functions under the chairmanship of Nicol Jansen, with Jannie de Villiers as vice chair and Dr Requier Wait as head. He is assisted by Martina Benadé and Nel Coetzee.


#1 Voorleggings | Presentations
#1 12 November 2019: Economic Review
#2 Land Bank: BPCP BF
#2 Agri SA Economics & Trade Strategy
#3 ESKOM aangeleenthede | matters
#1 Agri SA MYPD4 & RCA 4 Feb 2019
#2 Eskom tariff increase for 2019
#3 Status update SSEGs
#4 Property rates
#1 Annex 1 IDP Process Timelines
#2 Annex 10 Municipal Structures Act 117 of 1998
#3 Annex 11 Municipal Finance Management Act 56 of 20
#4 Annex 12 Ratios-residential-non-resident
#5 Annex 13 Valuation Roll Implementation Status (EXA
#6 Annex 14 MPRA Project Plan for 1 July 2019 (EXAMPL
#7 Annex 2 IDP Process Timelines Legislation
#8 Annex 3 Farmtax Case Study
#9 Annex 3a Farmtax Case Study
#10 Annex 4 Mohokare Farmtax Scenario
#11 Annex 4a Mohokare Farmtax Scenario
#12 Annex 5 Circular- No. 07
#13 Annex 6 MFMA Circular No. 98
#14 Annex 7a Case 648 of 2011-1
#15 Annex 7b Case 648 of 2011-2
#16 Annex 7c Case 648 of 2011-3
#17 Annex 7d Case 648 of 2011-4
#18 Annex 7e Case 648 of 2011-5
#19 Annex 8 Property Rates Act 6 of 2004
#20 Annex 9 Systems Act 32 of 2000
#5 Diesel refund survey September 2018
#6 Economic review 2018
#7 Jaarverslag | Annual Report
#1 Economics and Trade 2017/2018
#2 Economics and Trade 2018/2019
#3 Ekonomie en Handel 2017/2018
#4 Ekonomie en Handel 2018/2019
#8 Feiteblad | Fact sheet
#1 Ekonomie & Handel | Economics & Trade
#2 SvU Feitebald | CoE Fact Sheet
#9 Stats SA Sensus | Census (CoCA)
#1 Promosie artikel in Landbouweekblad
#2 Stats SA advertensie
#3 Stats SA advertensie 2
#4 Stats SA promotion article

Neil Hamman

Policy Head
Jahni de Villiers

LLB | LLM (Labour Law)

The Committee’s focus areas include the following:

• Labour legislation;
• Sectoral determinations, as well as the national minimum wage;
• Curbing child labour;
• Occupational health and safety on farms;
• Co-operation with other agricultural organisations, trade unions and role players in the interest of organised agriculture;
• Liaison with government through participation in the relevant task groups at Nedlac, and liaison with the departments of Labour, Economic Development, Home Affairs, Rural Development and Agriculture;
• Migration policy development;
• Social security for farm workers, including training and development; and
• Policy development for transformation in agriculture.


#1 Voorleggings | Presentations
#1 11 November 2019: ASPF
#2 11 November 2019: ICBLM
#3 AgriSA - B-BBEE
#2 Feiteblad | Fact sheet
#1 Arbeid & Ontwikkeling | Labour & Development
#2 SvU Feiteblad | CoE Fact sheet
#3 Jaarverslag | Annual Report
#1 Arbeid en Ontwikkeling 2017/2018
#2 Arbeid en Ontwikkeling 2018/2019
#3 Labour and Development 2017/2018
#4 Labour and Development 2018/2019
#4 Nuusbrief | Newsletter
#1 DoH White Paper on Home Affairs
#2 Labour & Development Newsletter September 2019
#3 Nedlac Road-to-rail Research Reference Group
#4 Nedlac White Paper on Home Affairs
#5 SocPol 2019 workplan
#5 Labour and Development Strategy
#6 National Minimum Wage
#7 Quarterly Labour Force survey Q3 2018
#8 SAHRC: Equality Report
#9 Sosiale Eenheidsriglyn | Social Unity Compact
#1 Social Unity Guideline for the agricultural sector
#2 Social Unity Guideline for the agricultural sector

Wayman Kritzinger

Policy Head
Janse Rabie

BComm | LLB | LLM (Marine and Environmental Law)

The Natural Resources Centre of Excellence deals with all water-related matters including policy and legislative developments as well as negotiations on annual Raw Water Price Increases by the Department of Water and Sanitation; Mining and Agriculture (including shale gas development in South Africa); the Agri Risk Desk which considers measures to identify and respond to risk in the agricultural sector (including Climate Change adaptation and mitigation); the Square Kilometre Array Project in the Northern Cape Province; and commenting on legislative and policy reform in respect of natural resources and mining legislation in South Africa.


#1 Voorleggings | Presentations
#1 11 November 2019: Work for Water
#2 SA Weather Service: Benefit from information
#3 SA Weather Service: Introduction to AgriCloud
#2 Agricultural pests and diseases
#1 African Swine Fever Z-folder
#2 Anthrax infogram
#3 Brucellosis infogram
#4 FAW infogram
#5 FMD infogram
#6 Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (H5N8)
#7 Oriental Fruit Fly inforgram
#8 Port of entry measures (DAFF)
#9 Shot Hole Borer Inforgram
#3 Agri SA Drawing a line in the sand - Shale Gas
#4 Agri SA Natural Resources Strategy
#5 Agri SA Water Desk Strategy
#6 EIA Process Flowchart
#7 EIA Process Flowchart for Amendments
#8 Inforgram: Bankrupt Bush
#9 Water Symposium
#1 Invitation
#2 Presentation: Dr Ivan Meyer
#3 Presentation: Prof Andries Jordaan
#4 Presentation: Prof Mike Muller
#5 Programme
#10 Jaarverslag | Annual Report
#1 Natural Resources 2017/2018
#2 Natural Resources 2018/2019
#3 Natuurlike Hulpbronne 2017/2018
#4 Natuurlike Hulpbronne 2018/2019
#11 Feiteblad | Fact sheet
#1 Natuurlike Hulpbronne | Natural Resources
#2 SvU Feiteblad | CoE Fact sheet

Tommie Esterhuyse

Policy Head
Kobus Visser

BAgric | MBA

The Committee focuses on all policy areas that have an influence on the safety of the farming community and the effective implementation of the Rural Protection Strategy. Specific attention is given to the following policy areas: Rural crime and crime trends; sector policing and reservists; trade in scrap material; the South African Policy Service (SAPS); Correctional Services and the criminal justice system. The Committee is also involved in the development of information and procedures relating to aspects such as the protocol for farm access, procedural arrangements for dealing with land invasions, the rights of victims of crime, integrity of national borders, and other relevant police matters.


#1 Crime statistics on farms confirm worrying extent
#2 Farm attacks: One of agriculture's challenges
#3 Farm Security: A view from the ground
#4 Jaarverslag | Annual Report
#1 Landelike Veiligheid 2017/2018
#2 Landelike Veiligheid 2018/2019
#3 Rural Safety 2017/2018
#4 Rural Safety 2018/2019
#5 Landelike Veiligheid Stategie
#6 Feiteblad | Fact Sheet
#1 Landelike Veiligheid | Rural Safety
#2 SvU Feiteblad | CoE Fact Sheet
#7 Misdaadstatistieke op plase bevestig ernstige komm
#8 Plaasaanvalle: Een van landbou se uitdagings
#9 Plaasveiligheid: Grondvlakfeite
#10 Submission to the Portfolio Committee of Police -