ABOUT SAPPO

The South African Pork Producers’ Organisation

The South African Pork Producers’ Organisation (SAPPO) is the mouthpiece of pork producers in South Africa. The organisation serves the South African pork producer by co-operating within the organised agricultural fraternity and by liaising with various sectoral organisations, role-players within the supply chain of the meat industry, the government and international interest groups.

SAPPO is a broad-based and dynamic service provider and facilitator, representing and supporting all South Africa’s pig farmers in their quest for profitability and sustainability. Also see SAPPO’s objectives and functions in the menu left.

The organistaion is recognised by the government and other agricultural role-players as the mouthpiece and representative organisation for pork producers. It provides a one-stop service (see functions) which aims at presenting the South African pork producer’s point of view from various platforms.

SAPPO’s membership is calculated in terms of the number of commercial sows in the country.

WHY SHOULD I JOIN?

Join SAPPO to reap the following benefits:

  • As a member of this organisation you share in policy-making within the pork industry which takes place on a democratic basis. SAPPO continuously negotiates for the best possible dispensation regarding imports and exports, tariffs, EU and other negotiations and reduction in input and marketing costs. Your involvement as a member can strengthen our collective bargaining power.

  • SAPPO is registered with the National Agricultural Marketing Council (NAMC) as a directly affected group in the maize, sorghum and meat industries and is consulted by the NAMC on all matters pertaining to pork production.

  • SAPPO members share in the benefits of projects such as the National Pig Health Monitoring Scheme, generic pork promotions, videos on and training in pork production, MH testing, research, inputs, etc.

  • Regular visits by overseas speakers and other experts addressing farmers’ days, study groups and symposia keep our members up to date with the latest developments in the industry.
  • SAPPO was the driving force in creating a planning committee for the pork industry and has great say in identifying, initiating and funding of industry applicable research. SAPPO has for instance obtained the license to conduct MH tests to identify and manage this important stress and quality gene.

  • SAPPO was instrumental, in conjunction with other role-players, in compiling a Pig Welfare Code. SAPPO members care for their animals and strive towards handling them in the most humane way possible.

  • SAPPO liaises on a continuous, often daily basis, with role-players in the meat, feed and food industries, national and provincial government departments, animal welfare groups, international pig and pork related organisations and the media.

OUR TEAM

LEADERSHIP

Johan van der Walt

Johan van der Walt

Chairman

SAPPO Management

Stephen Butt

Vice-Chairman

SAPPO Management

Johann Kotzé

CEO

supportive staff

Executive Assistant, CEO

Sally Bosman

Executive Assistant, CEO

SAPPO Team - Expert Services

Mpho Ramela

Assistant Administrator / Receptionist

expert services

SAPPO Team - Expert Services

Isabel Bröker

Manager, Business Intelligence

SAPPO Team - Expert Services

Monique Groenewald

Brand Marketing and Communication

SAPPO Team - Expert Services

Anné Calitz

Strategic Projects

SAPPO Team - Expert Services

Kgadi Senyatsi

Business Development

SAPPO Team - Expert Services

Daniel Letsoalo

Business Development
Manager

SAPPO Team - Expert Services

Thembelihle Ngiba

Business Development
Manager

SAPPO Team - Expert Services

Jack Mothapo

Assistant Business
Development Manager

SAPPO Team - Expert Services

Rolivhuwa Mavheta

Assistant Business
Development Manager

SAPPO Team - Expert Services

Boyki Mogase

Assistant Business
Development Manager

SAPPO Team - Expert Services

Thato Seerane

Assistant Business
Development Manager

SAPPO Team - Expert Services

Dr Peter Evans

Consumer Assurance

SAPPO Team - Expert Services

Nico Scheltema

Manager, Business Intelligence

SAPPO Team - Expert Services

Dr Francois Siebrits

Research

SAPPO Team - Expert Services

Marieta Human

Consumer Education and Communication

SAPPO Team - Expert Services

Derick van der Walt

Communication Specialist

SAPPO Team - Expert Services

LEAGO THEKO

Intern

SAPPO Team - Expert Services

NOKUTHULA MOKWENA

Intern

SAPPO Team - Expert Services

Danie du Plessis

SAPPO Audit & Risk
Committee Chairperson

Willie Miller

Non-Executive Board Member

AFFILIATES