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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Being in the fresh produce market agency business is not for the faint-hearted. It is a business that requires long hours, hard work and patience but most importantly trust, for without being trustworthy and reliable, you cannot be an effective market agent.
Original source: Farmer's Weekly, May 2017
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”.
Die varsprodukte-bemarkingstelsel is ʼn belangrike bate en moet gehandhaaf word / The fresh produce market system is an important asset that must be upheld
By: Lindie Stroebel- General Manager of the Produce Marketing Association Southern Africa and Tommie van Zyl - Chief Executive Officer of ZZ2 and Country Council Chairperson of the Produce Marketing Association Southern Africa
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