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THE LAND SOLUTION

Landbouweekblad-PALS Land Symposium – Ceres
LAND REFORM IN PRACTICE

Kaleo Guest Farm, Koue Bokkeveld
THURSDAY 14 NOVEMBER 2019

07:00
Arrival, registration and coffee

07:45
Take seats

08:00
Welcoming – Chris Burgess, editor of Landbouweekblad

08:05
Devotion – Wimpie Paulse, WP van der Merwe (5 minutes)

08:15
Welcoming – Pieter du Toit, PALS vice-chairman (10 minutes)

08:25
Inaugural address – Ivan Meyer, Western Cape minister of agriculture (10 minutes)

08:35
A perspective – co-operation in South African agriculture – Chris Burgess, editor of Landbouweekblad (15 minutes)

08:55
The PALS initiative and PALS centre – land reform per district and the people that make it possible – Gerrit van Vuuren (15 minutes)

09:15 THE BEGINNING OF LAND REFORM

09:15
Eyethu Intaba – Inus Oosthuizen, Johnny Karolus

09:25
TSR Boerdery – Theo van Rooyen, Raymond Gibson

09:35
Expert – Planning and phases – Reinette van Staden (Joubert van Vuuren)

09:45
Expert – The selection of beneficiaries – Lennox Plaatjies

10:00 SUBDIVISION

10:00
Bambisane Farming – Gielie Geldenhuys, Tommy Mona

10:10
Kaja Farming – Daniel Goosen, Adriaan Matthys

10:20
Expert – Tips for subdivision – Claus Riding (Riding & Watt Surveyors)

10:30
Tea / Coffee / Refreshments

11:00
Take seats

11:15 WATER LICENSES

11:15
Dasberg – Schalk Viljoen, Gerswin Louw

11:25
Expert – Charl Bester (Sarel Bester Consulting Engineers)

11:40 ELECTRICITY SOLUTIONS

11:40
Boplaas 1743 Estate – Fanie van der Merwe

11:50
Morceaux Farm – Rossouw Cillie, Anna van Rooi

12:00
Expert – African Technical Innovations – Kobus Engelbrecht

12:15 FINANCING

12:15
Eastern Cape PALS – Pieter Prinsloo, Gcina Madasa

12:25
La Vouere – Peter Wolfaardt, Raymond Koopstad

12:35
Expert – Options for financing – Gert Breet (FNB)

12:45
Expert – SADAA – Roelf Meyer (ITI/SADAA)

14:00 SELECTION OF BENEFICIARIES AND TRAINING

14:00
Bestwill Farming – Gawie Viljoen, Jurie Muller

14:10
Dwarsberg Farming – Larry Whitfield, Liza Ambraal

14:20
Lien Visagie

14:30
Joseph Ndaba

14:40
Expert – Training – Joy van Biljon (Koue Bokkeveld Training Centre)

14:55 RECOGNITION

14:55
Thembelitsha Farming – Langman Jeke, Stefan du Plessis

15:05
Expert – Prof. Nick Vink

15:15
Nick Serfontein

15:30 BEE STATUS

15:30
Harmony Trust/Môrester – Hein Juries, Naas van der Merwe

15:40
Expert – Elsa Frylinck

15:55 TAX

15:55
Schalk Viljoen

16:05
Expert – Chemus Taljaard – Grayston Elliot

17:00 VALUE CHAIN AND VALUE PROPOSITION

17:00
Skoonpak – Jacobus van der Merwe & beneficiary

17:10
De Wet Fruit – the story of Patrick de Wet – Chris Burgess

17:20
Expert – ZZ2 – Tommie van Zyl

17:35 SOCIAL HARMONY AND THE YOUTH

17:35
Jakes Gerwel School, Bonnievale – Phillip Jonker

17:45
Guest speaker

17:55
Future Farmers – Judy Stuart, Ntsikelelo Baleni

18:05
Mayor of Witzenberg – Barnito Klaasen

18:20 PROJECTS IN OTHER PROVINCES

18:20
Eden Citrus – Shaun Brown, Eric Nohamba

18:30
Sernick Group – Patrick Sekwatlakwatla

18:40
Freshgrow Investments – Marius Malherbe, Charl Cronjé

18:55 CONCLUSION
Chris Venter – Afgri
Minister Thoko Didiza
PALS – chairman /vice-chairman

19:30
DINNER

THURSDAY 14 NOVEMBER 2019
Farm Visits

08:00
Meet at Kaleo Guest Farm

08:15
Depart to Eyethu Intaba (transport will be provided)

09:00 to 12:30
Eyethu Intaba; La Vouere; Dwarsberg

13:00
Lunch at Loxtonia

14:00
Depart to Kaleo Guest Farm

Success starts with our way of thinking – Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela.

The Witzenberg PALS initiative is a private land reform initiative that was established by the commercial farmers in the Witzenberg district, in partnership with local communities and all three spheres of Government. The key objective is to help create an enabling environment to implement innovative land reform and economic empowering projects/businesses that is in line with Chapter 6 of the National Development Plan (NDP).

The PALS framework represents a radical departure from past land reform initiatives and is based on sound business principals, mentorship and training of emerging black farmers to become successful commercial farmers. All PALS projects are implemented in accordance with the unique PALS framework and registered at the PALS Centre, which is based in Ceres.

The PALS Centre is governed as a non-profit company (Witzenberg PALS NPC) by a board of directors, selected by the PALS Members. The Centre coordinates, facilitates, implement and monitor all projects/businesses at a centralised office. The centre provides a physical location to centralise all its projects/businesses and act as a “one stop shop” for all the project related functions.

We invite all agricultural role players to engage with us and become part of the solution in the South African land reform space.

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