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In remembrance: Schalk Pienaar

It is with great sadness that Agri SA takes note of the demise of Schalk Pienaar. Schalk was a leading figure within agriculture and played a large role to expand and strengthen organised agriculture. Schalk served in various leadership roles within the agriculture value chain, including Suidwes Investments, Premier Foods and the Grains Trust. Schalk served as Chairman of Agbiz at the time of his death.

“I got to know Schalk with Free State Agriculture. He was active for four years at the Free State Agriculture executive committee in spite of various other responsibilities. I also co-opted Schalk to the day-management of Free State Agriculture and his contribution was priceless throughout. I will remember him as a true gentleman and also an impressive orator. He had exceptional finesse and could handle any matter calmly and so doing find consensus," said Dan Kriek, President of Agri SA. “He was a man of true integrity and I will truly miss him. South Africa’s agricultural producers owes a debt of gratitude to Schalk"

The Agri SA management and personnel extends their best wishes to Schalk’s family in these difficult times.

Thea Liebenberg
Agri SA: Media Liaison Officer
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