Land Reform is a key policy directive from the South African Government with most in agreement that it is an important outcome for future political stability. The balance between political expectations on the one hand and the expectation of food security and sustainable land reform on the other hand is dependent on the successful development and wealth creation of new land reform beneficiaries. Mentorship is a key element of success for any new farmer. Most successful commercial farmers today were mentored by a parent, a neighbor or an experienced extension officer.
With more than 40 years practical experience of commercial farming and understanding of the developing agricultural sector, the Resilience Globale team provides professional mentorship to new farmers that allow farmers to become recognized and successful commercial farmers.
Lyle Kew was a full-time commercial livestock farmer from 1980 until 1991 and then a part time farmer from 1996. He was part of a team advising Government on policies of post transfer support of land and the policy of Mentorship for the National Department of Agriculture. He started Mngcunube Development in 1988 which started operating autonomously in 1995 and still operates to this day.
Rev. Otto Mbangula
Rev. Otto Mbangula is the CEO of South Africa’s largest and oldest African Union with over 50000 membership spread across South Africa. Mbangula studied theology at Federal Theological Seminary Alice. With over 20 years as a black commercial farmer a Trainer & a mentor par excellence. Rev. Otto sits in advisory board of the minister Thoko Didiza focusing on the development of Agri BEE policy.
Having grown up on a farm and, as the son of a farmer, Piet had a lifelong ambition and interest in farming. He studied at the University of the Free State and then joined the Diplomatic Corps, where he worked for 25 years before taking over the family farms in 2000. Piet has now retired but is keen to get involved in agricultural mentorship programmes, where he could share his knowledge and experience to ensure that South Africa’s future farmers are similarly knowledgeable and successful.
Prof. Andries J Jordaan
Having grown up on a farm and, as the son of a farmer, agricultural school, BSc degree in Agriculture, Honours degree in agricultural extension work, extension officer in the Department of Agriculture, commercial farmer and later an academic at UFS with PhD in agriculture economics, agriculture is in the blood of Andries Jordaan. As a result of his involvement in agricultural development programs and the support to farmers in Qwa Qwa, he was offered the opportunity in 2000 to work and further his studies at UFS. During his time at University he was also contracted to develop development plans and disaster risk reduction plans for farming communities and governments in several African countries as far as Sudan, Uganda, Congo Brazzaville and others and is currently the project leader to develop the national drought management plan for South Africa.