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Our Team

IN THE OFFICE:
The PALS Centre provides a unique physical location for land reform.

Lennox Plaatjies

Lennox Plaatjies

CEO

Lennox joined Witzenberg PALS (Partners in Agri Land Solutions) as Chief Operating Officer (COO) on 1 September 2015. He matriculated at Wolseley Secondary School in 1993. In 2003 he obtained his Diploma in Human Resources Management with the Southern Business School, whereafter he completed the Advanced Management Development Programme (AMDP) at the University of Free State in 2014. He is currently doing the Postgraduate Diploma in Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) with the University of the Western Cape. Lennox joined Witzenberg PALS (Partners in Agri Land Solutions) on 1 September 2015 as Chief Operating Officer (COO). Previously he was also employed at the Department Correctional Services, as Head of Operations and Training Facilitator, as well as the South African Head of a UK based NGO, Emerging Leaders doing Leadership development programmes in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Reinette Van Staden

Reinette Van Staden

Legal Advisor

Reinette was born in Ladismith (Western Cape) where she matriculated in 2003. She studied law at the University of Stellenbosch where she obtained a BComm Law (2006) and LLB (2008) degree and obtained a post-graduate diploma in Tax Law (2012) from the University of Stellenbosch. Reinette practice Law at Joubert Van Vuuren Inc in the fields of Commercial Law; Deceased Estates and Security Tenure Applications.

Gerrit van Vuuren

Gerrit van Vuuren

Legal Advisor

Gerrit van Vuuren was born in Cape Town and matriculated at Jan van Riebeeck High in 1983. His two years of National Service were highlighted by parachute jumping, iron man competitions and leadership training. He studied law at the University of Stellenbosch where he obtained the degrees BA Law (1989) and LLB (1991). During his time at University, he participated in various sports, debating championships and served as Primarius of Dagbreek Residence/Hostel (1989) and vice-chairman of the Student’s Representative Council (1990).

After he completed his articles and practised for two years at Marais Muller Yekiso in Cape Town, he moved to Ceres in 1996 where he joined Johan Rauch. The firm was known as Rauch Van Vuuren from 1999, but changed its name to Joubert Van Vuuren Inc in 2008.

Gerrit specializes in the fields of Negotiating property transactions; Contracts; Mediation; Commercial Law; Land Reform and Agricultural Projects and General Litigation.

Fezeka Majiki

Fezeka Majiki

Project and Admin Assistant

Fezeka was born in Mount Frere, Eastern Cape and matriculated in Indwe High School in 2005. In 2013, she obtained her Diploma in Agricultural Management, thereafter in 2014 obtained her B-Tech in Agricultural Management, then proceeded with her Masters in Agricultural Management with Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, which she obtained 2016. Fezeka joined the PALS team on 1 December 2016 and acts as a Project and Admin assistant.

THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

A Board of Directors meets regularly to provide strategic direction and good corporate governance. Witzenberg PALS NPC is registered as a non-profit company and a public benefit organisation, in terms of the Companies Act 71 of 2008.

  • Raymond Koopstad (Chairman)
  • Pieter du Toit
  • Francois Malan
  • Nicholas Dicey
  • Tommy Mona
  • Jafta Galant
  • Peter Wolfaardt
  • Inus Oosthuizen
  • Danell du Toit
  • Christelline du Toit
  • Olivia Poonah
  • Gary Conway