Agri Western Cape awarded Niël Joubert, wine grape producer and Vinpro board member for the Klein Karoo region, honorary vice-presidency at its annual conference recently.
He served on various Agri Western Cape structures from 2003 to 2015, the last four years of which he served as vice president of the provincial agricultural organisation. Niël has also been involved with Agri SA at national level, and has served on the management team of the commodity chamber, remuneration committee and board for the past two years.
“In his term as vice-president of Agri Western Cape, Niël was dedicated to serving his fellow farmers in an exceptional way. As an agricultural leader, he continues to play an important role in organised agriculture through his involvement with Agri SA, where he adds just as much value as in his term to Agri Western Cape, ”said Cornie Swart, President of Agri Western Cape at the conference.
As the representative organisation for more than 2 500 South African wine grape producers, cellars and wine-related businesses, Vinpro continuously liaises with agricultural organisations on issues of common interest through its membership of Agri Western Cape, Agri SA and Agbiz.