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.
APAC is a body that regulates the fresh produce industry in regard to market agencies, individual market agents, export agents as well as livestock agents. The Council's mission is to fulfill its mandate under the Act, uphold its responsibility to maintain and enhance the occupations of fresh produce, export agents and livestock agents. Furthermore, the Council’s directive is to effectively contribute in the development and transformation of the agricultural sector.