CENTRAL BRANCH SYMPOSIUM 5 TO 6 SEPTEMBER 2018

CENTRAL BRANCH SYMPOSIUM 5 TO 6 SEPTEMBER 2018

Central Branch hosted its annual symposium in Polokwane at St Marco Hall on the 5th and 6th of September 2018.

Total number of delegates: 124

  • Limpopo : 51
  • Mpumalanga : 24
  • Gauteng : 26
  • North West : 23


Symposium delegates


Symposium delegates

The theme of the symposium was: “Sustainability of Agricultural Sector through Extension and Advisory Services: A case for Agricultural Innovation System”.

During the 2017 symposium hosted in Mbombela, Mpumalanga at the University of Mpumalanga, a resolution was taken at the AGM to expand the duration of the symposium from one day to two days. The committee then initiated this resolution in the 2018 symposium.

SPEAKERS DURING THE SYMPOSIUM

  • Central Branch Chairperson: Mr JJ Mokoena
  • Keynote address: Ms Melidha Makwaana Director Extension Services
  • Ms Hlamalani Ngwenya: “Agricultural Innovation System: Shaping the New Extension Cadre, the GFRAS Perspective”

  • Ms Thembi Ngotho: Realising the Agricultural Innovation System Ideal through Curricula Reforms.

 

AGM

A new Branch Management Committee was elected during the AGM at the symposium.

  • Chairperson: Dr. Mona Matiwane
  • Vice Chairperson: Mr. Sydney Nengudza
  • Secretary: Mrs. Thembi Ngotho
  • Additional member: Mrs. Tshegofatso Mosadi
  • Treasurer: Mr. Ben Stevens

The newly elected CB branch committee. From left to right: Ms Tshegofatso Mosadi (North West), Mr Sydney Nengudza (Mpumalanga), Ms Thembi Ngotho (Gauteng), and Dr Ben Matiwane (North West)

Co-opted:

  • Ms. Rendani Tshiololi
  • Mr. Nkotsana Maakamedi
  • Mr. Timothy Mabuza
  • Mr. JJ Mokoena (outgoing Chairperson)