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RSA Group CEO joins Agricultural Produce Agents Council


Johannesburg, 30 October 2018 – Jaco Oosthuizen, the RSA Group CEO was recently appointed by the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Senzeni Zokwana, to serve as member of the Agricultural Produce Agents Council (APAC) as from October 2018 to March 2021. This, however, is not Oosthuizen’s first APAC appointment as he successfully served on the council before from 2012 – 2015.

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Mandela Day 2018


Mandela Day 2018 marked 100 years since Nelson Mandela was born and the centenary was an opportunity to reflect on his life and legacy and follow his call to "make the world a better place. The RSA Group celebrated Mandela Day 2018 yesterday in various ways.

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South Africa's unique fresh produce market system


The South African fresh produce market system is unique in the world because it functions on a commission basis, as Attie Horn, president of the Institute of Market Agents of South Africa (IMASA) and Michael Cordes, general manager of IMASA, explain to FreshPlaza. This system is governed by legislation that protects the seller (the farmer) and the Agricultural Produce Agents Council (APAC) which trains, licenses and, if need be, disciplines market agents. It enables a farmer to be more of a “price maker” than a “price taker”.

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