Kaap Agri had its origins when a few farmers in the Swartland decided to jointly buy guano (bird manure) to use as fertilizer. This led to formally establishing De Westelike Graanboeren Koörporatiewe Vereniging in 1912. Over the years the company expanded with a branch and silo network in the Swartland and the Boland. From 1930 to 1950 various other cooperatives were established in neighboring towns and areas. They all basically delivered the same functions as Wesgraan. In 1981 the first large amalgamation took place when Western Province Fruitgrowers and Wesgraan joined forces to form WP (Koörperatief) Beperk. Since then further amalgamations have taken place with Drakenstein Vrugtekwekers and Wynland Koöperasie.

In 1995 WP (Koörporatief) was converted to a public company, WPK Landbou Beperk. This was the first of the former cooperatives that converted from a cooperative to a company. In the meantime, Porterville Landboukoöperasie and Noord-Boland Koörporasie amalgamated to form Boland Agri. The current Kaap Agri had its origins when WPK and Boland Agri amalgamated in 2005.

Today the Kaap Agri area of operation includes the Swartland, Boland, Wynland, Overberg, Langkloof, Namaqualand, Orange River, Sundays River Valley, Namibia, and the areas in between, as well as Limpopo, Mpumalanga and Gauteng. Therefore Kaap Agri’s area of operation is Southern Africa.


Name Position Overview
GM (George) Steyn Chairman
Member of Human Resources Committee and Nomination Committee
Born 1959
Farmer (Stellenbosch)
SW (Sean) Walsh Managing Director
(Executive – Managing)
Member of Human Resources Committee
Born 1966
B.Econ (Hons)(1988)
Held senior positions at several companies inter alia SAB and Derek Brink Holdings. Since 2005 in the employment of GWK Limited as General Manager: Products and General Manager, Marketing respective. Appointed as Director at Kaap Agri Limited during 2009.
BS (Bernhardt) du Toit Director
Member of Audit Committee
Born 1957
Farmer (Koue Bokkeveld)
J (Johann) le Roux GR (SA) Director
Member of Audit Committee
Born 1975
Businessman (Stellenbosch)
CA (Chris) Otto Director
Member of Human Resources Committee and Nomination Committee
Born 1947
Businessman (Stellenbosch)
HM (Helgard) Smit Director
Member of Finance Committee
Born 1963
Farmer (Eendekuil)
JH (Kosie) van Niekerk Director
Member of Human Resources, Finance and Nomination Committee
Born 1956
Farmer (Porterville)
GW (Graeme) Sim Financial Director
(Executive – Financial)
Member of Finance Committee
Born 1970
B.Com (Accounting) (Honours) – University of Pretoria (1991)
CA (SA) (1993)
Held various managing positions at Executive and Board level at inter alia Brainware Ltd, Sherwood International (Pty) Ltd and Massbuild (Pty) Ltd, mainly within the procurement, logistics and supply chain sectors, as well as the retail environment. Financial Director at Kaap Agri since August 2015.
Mrs D (Danell) du Toit Director and member of Audit committee Born 1976
Businesswoman (Ceres)
Dr EA (Ernest) Messina Director and Member of the Social and Ethics Committee Born 1957
Businessman (Paarl)
Name Position
DC (David) Gempies Human Resources Director
AJ Griesel Commercial Director
GW (Graeme) Sim Finance Director
HJ (Hennie) Smit Supply Chain & Logistics Director
SW (Sean) Walsh Managing Director
Name Position
Wian Beukes General Manager: Agri Trade
Johan de Lange General Manager : Direct Sales & Services
Johann Engelbrecht Executive Manager : Communications
David Gempies Director : Human Resources
Charl Graham Group Manager : Information Technology
AJ Griesel Director : Commercial
Leopold Human Group Manager : Financing Services
Reinhard Köstens Company Secretary
Ian Schooling General Manager : Agriplas
Graeme Sim Director : Finance
Hennie Smit Director : Supply Chain & Logistics
Werner van Zyl General Manager : Fuel and Convenience Channel
Gerhard Victor Group Manager : Finance
Sean Walsh Managing Director



Kaap Agri’s financing services consist of two divisions, namely an Operational division and an Administrative division to ensure a focused service to external as well as internal clients.

A wide range of financing products is available to fulfil the diverse needs of our clients.The Operational division is the contact between the client and the financing services department for all credit needs, e.g. application for new accounts, credit limit increases, account queries, etc.

To ensure fast access to Kaap Agri’s Financing services there are currently 12 regional financing services offices, namely; Ceres, Clanwilliam, Malmesbury, Marble Hall, Paarl, Patensie, Porterville, Springbok, Upington, Worcester and in Namibia, Mariental and Otjiwarongo.

Language Policy: Documentation as prescribed by the New National Credit Act and in use by Kaap Agri, is presently available in both Afrikaans and English.

NCR documentation which falls within this scope is:

  • Application forms for a credit facility agreement
  • Standard Terms and Conditions
  • Quotations and Terms
  • Credit Terms
  • Requests for payment and section 129 enforcement notices
  • Monthly Statements!

Interest Rates

The prime bank rate of Kaap Agri’s bankers forms the basis for the determining of interest rates. Differentiated interest rates are applied. Factors such as asset/liability ratios, solvency, payment history, operational risks will be considered. However, Kaap Agri reserves the right to adjust interest rates according to individual circumstances.

We trust that we can be of service to you.




Disclaimer: All complaints and problems experienced relating to Kaap Agri shares must be brought to the attention of the company secretary at Kaap Agri Limited, PO Box 22, Malmesbury, 7299 (Telephone Number 022 482 8002)

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