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OUR HISTORY

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.

BOARD & MANAGEMENT

Sean Walsh

Chief Executive Officer

B.Econ (Hons)

Appointed: 22.11.2011

Nationality: South African

Board sub-committee: Remuneration Committee

Expertise and experience:
Mr Walsh holds a B.Econ degree and an Honours degree in Transport Economics. He has experience in the distribution services, logistics, milling, feed milling, meat processing, retailing and agriculture sectors, having held senior positions at several companies inter alia SAB, Sefalana SA Botswana, Derek Brink Holdings, SBV Services Ltd., GWK Ltd and Kaap Agri. Mr Walsh joined Kaap Agri as Operations Director in 2008 and was appointed Managing Director in 2011.

He currently serves as an executive committee member of AGBIZ, appointed by the members.

Graeme Wayne Sim

Financial Director

BComm (Acc)
BComm (Acc)(Hons)
CA (SA)

Appointed: 01.08.2015

Nationality: South African

Board sub-committee: Finance Committee
Social & Ethics Committee

Expertise and experience:
Mr Sim is the Financial Director of Kaap Agri and joined the Group in 2015. He is a chartered accountant (SA) having completed his articles at EY.

He has previously held various managing positions at executive and Board level at, inter alia, Brainwave Ltd, Sherwood International (Pty) Ltd and Massbuild (Pty) Ltd, mainly within the procurement, logistic and supply chain, as well as the retail environment.

George Murray Steyn

Independent Non-executive Chairman

BA (Law)
LLB

Appointed: 01.06.2012

Nationality: South African

Board sub-committee: Remuneration Committee
Nomination Committee

Expertise and experience:
Mr Steyn holds BA (Law) and LLB degrees. He has been the Chairman of Kaap Agri since February 2012. He has extensive experience in the retail sector, having joined the Pepkor Group in 1986 and has served as an executive director of Pep Retail Limited and Pepkor Retail Limited from 1991 to 2005 and as a Managing Director from 2005 to 2011.

He currently serves as a non-executive director of Pepkor Holdings Limited, Pepkor Limited and RCL Foods Limited. He also farms in the Karoo and is actively involved in the broader community and serves as Chairman of the Stellenbosch University Council.

Chris Adriaan Otto

Independent Non-executive Director

BComm
LLB

Appointed: 22.11.2011

Nationality: South African

Board sub-committee: Audit Committee
Remuneration Committee
Nominations Committee

Expertise and experience:
Mr Otto holds B.Comm and LLB degrees from the University of Stellenbosch. He is a founding director of PSG Group Limited, Capitec Bank Holdings Limited and Zeder Investments Limited. He served at PSG Group for 14 years and is now retired, but remains on the board as a non-executive director. He currently also serves as a non-executive director to various other companies, including, Distell Group Limited and is the chairman of Capevin Holdings Limited.

Jakobus Hendrik van Niekerk

Independent Non-executive Director

Pilot

Appointed: 22.11.2011

Nationality: South African

Board sub-committee: Audit Committee
Remuneration Committee
Nominations Committee
Finance Committee

Expertise and experience:
Mr van Niekerk served as a director on the board of Boland Agri Limited, one of Kaap Agri Limited’s predecessors, since 1987.

Previously he was a pilot in the SA Air Force, after which he started farming in the Saron area. He is an export fruit farmer and also has farming interests in Australia.

Mr van Niekerk serves as a member of the nomination and audit committees, as well as the human resources committee. He is the leading independent non-executive director.

Bernhardt Seyfferdt du Toit

Independent Non-executive Director

BAgric (Management)

Appointed: 22.11.2011

Nationality: South African

Board sub-committee: Audit Committee

Expertise and experience:
Mr du Toit served as a director on the board of Boland Agri Limited, one of Kaap Agri’s predecessors, since 2001.

Mr Du Toit farms in the Koue Bokkeveld region near Ceres and is an export farmer involved in the production of, inter alia, fruit and vegetables, wheat and potatoes, exporting to Canada, various European countries, Russia and the Far East. He was named National Farmer of the Year in 2009.

His farming enterprise was involved in one of the largest empowerment transactions in the Western Cape in 2008, amounting to more than R50 million.

Mr Du Toit has served on the audit committee of Kaap Agri Limited for many years and also serves as a director on the boards of various other companies in the agricultural sector.

Helgard Muller Smit

Independent Non-executive Director

BEcon
MA – Town and Regional Planning

Appointed: 22.11.2011

Nationality: South African

Board sub-committee: Finance Committee

Expertise and experience:
Mr Smit served as a director on the board of Boland Agri Limited, one of Kaap Agri’s predecessors, since 1987.

Mr Smit is a grain farmer from Eendekuil near Piketberg and also farms near Porterville. His other farming interest is cattle and sheep farming in Australia.

He has served on the finance committee of Kaap Agri since 2011.

Johannes Hendrik le Roux

Non-executive Director

BAcc
(CTA)
HDip (Tax)
CA (SA)

Appointed: 30.04.2014

Nationality: South African

Board sub-committee: Social and Ethics Committee

Expertise and experience:
Mr Le Roux is currently the Financial Director of Zeder Investments Limited.

He is a chartered accountant (SA) and holds a HDip (Tax). He has 17 years experience in financial services, of which the last 10 years have been within the broader PSG group.

Since 2014, he has worked as an investment manager with Zeder and currently serves as a non-executive director of various Zeder investees, including Capespan Group Limited and Zaad Holdings Limited.

Danell du Toit

Independent Non-executive Director

BComm (Hons)

Appointed: 01.03.2017

Nationality: South African

Board sub-committee: N/A

Expertise and experience:
Mrs du Toit holds a BComm (Hons) degree from the University of Stellenbosch. Mrs du Toit is currently the managing director of the De Keur Group.

She serves on a number of boards including, De Keur Agri (Pty) Ltd, De Keur Landgoed (Pty) Ltd, Tipmar (Pty) Ltd and De Keur Marketing (Pty) Ltd.

Mrs du Toit is also involved with the Breyton Paulse Foundation.

Dr Ernest Allen Messina

Independent Non-executive Director

BA (Hons)
MA – South Africa Studies
PG Dip D Phil

Appointed: 01.03.2017

Nationality: South African

Board sub-committee: Social and Ethics Committee

Expertise and experience:
Dr Messina holds a BA (Hons) degree. He also holds two master degrees, a doctors’ degree and a Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education.

Dr Messina is currently the chief executive officer of the AHI (Afrikaans Handelsinstituut) and also serves as the chairman of the Groot Constantia Trust and is a director of, inter alia, Isipani Construction, the Du Toit Group and Cape Town Radio.

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

FINANCE

FINANCING

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.

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