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NERPO Consulting and Training Services (NCTS)

The primary objective of NCTS is to provide a specialized consulting services in the following areas:

  • Research
  • Project development, planning and management
  • Farmer training (offers agricultural technical, business, professional and life skills)

NCTS has been commissioned by a number of National and International organizations such as FAO, Umsobomvu Youth Fund, National Department of Agriculture, National Development Agency, etc to conduct research, provide training and manage agricultural related Programmes.

NERPO Investments Limited (NIL)

NIL is an investment holding company proudly owned by NERPO and its members. It was established in 1998 to address economic imbalance of the South Africans, especially that of the black livestock farmers through creating a platform to participate in the main stream of the economy. The investment philosophy of NIL is to:

  • Identify and acquire significant ownership in profitable ownership enterprises operating in the Meat, Tourism and related industry.
  • Explore the acquisition of appropriate and profitable privatization and unbundling opportunities
  • Seek joint venture partnerships with local and foreign investors
  • Ensure the widest partnership by the members of the association in acquired companies
  • Actively support the training of staff, the grading of skills and capacity building of the workforce
  • Use pull assets or capital funds to purchase equity on the existing lucrative businesses and
  • Setup own business.

The investment focus of NIL has always been in, but not limited to agricultural sector. Pulling together resources as black livestock farmers could as well be seen as the better strategy of addressing the shortfall in the South African economy.

NERPO Financial Services (Pty) Ltd

Access to finance in South Africa especially by black livestock farmers has never been easy or possible. The establishment of NFS was in essence to minimize the transaction costs and remove the unnecessary barriers to credit facilities. NFS offers financial solutions (financial planning and advice; and loan facilities) to needy individuals or companies at best possible rates.

Loan products:

  • Small Business loans
  • Farm production loans
  • Personal loans

 

NERPO Key Staff:

Mr Aggrey Mahanjana

Group Managing Director

Mr. Mahanjana has a Bachelors Degree from the University of Fort Hare majoring in Land Use planning, Agricultural Extension and Rural Development; a Masters Degree in Animal Production from University of Pretoria and a Post Graduate Diploma in Economics and Public Finance from UNISA. His work experience stretching over 20 years includes being a project manager at Zibityolo Irrigation Scheme in Transkei; Agricultural Extension specialist in the former Ciskei government; a Lecturer and a Principal at Fort Cox College of agriculture and forestry. Currently he is a consultant and Executive Director. His area of speciality is agricultural and rural development with emphasis in human aspects of development. He is a writer, a researcher, agricultural skills trainer and well known in the red meat industry.  

Ms. Langelihle Simela

Programme Manager: Farmer Support and Youth Development

Dr. Simela holds a PhD degree in Meat Science obtained from the University of Pretoria and an MSc in Animal Science from the University of Zimbabwe. She has been working with NERPO since 2004 in farmer support and development programmes. Prior to her PhD studies, Dr Simela worked as a Research Fellow of the University of Zimbabwe on smallholder small ruminant production and marketing development projects. She also worked for two years as an Agricultural Consultant with Linds Agricultural Services (Zimbabwe). During her PhD studies, she was contracted by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) headquarters in Rome to compile a Manual on good agricultural practices for the meat and livestock sector. Dr. Simela’s major interest is the application of Animal Sciences to the development of commercially-oriented livestock producers. 

Ms Angel Nyathela

Manager: Administration and Finance

Ms. Nyathela has a B.Com Accounting degree which she obtained from the University of the North. She worked for ABSA Bank for two years under the Management Development Programme, where she obtained a National Certificate in Banking from the Institute of Bankers. In 2002 she joined NERPO as a Manager: Administration and Finance. She has just rejoined the organization after doing her articles with Beyers Muller (CA) SA. Her vast experience includes consulting work and project management for the SETA’s skills development programme. She also holds several certificates in financial management and taxation. 

 

Ms Elizabeth Moller

Skills Development & Training

Ms Moller has extensive experience in the management, design, development and training of programmes that are compliant with various SETA requirements (such as AgriSETA, Services SETA and W&R SETA). She has assisted a number of companies to develop and register accredited training programmes with the relevant SETAs. Her recent achievement has been the registration of NERPO’s Young Agribusiness Entrepreneurial Development Programme (YAEDP) with the Services SETA and she is currently working on the registration of a number of NERPO’s programmes, including that of training extension officers. Ms Moller is an astute education and training quality assurance manager. She does most of NERPO Youth training in business skills. She has also extensive experience in training customer service skills. She has obtained a masters degree from Pretoria University, an Honours degree in Training Management as well as a National Diploma in Occupationally Directed Education Training and Development Practices. She is also an accredited Assessor and Moderator

 

Mr Mhlobo Mbane

Assistant Manager Farmer Mentorship & training

 Mr. Mbane obtained an Agricultural Management National Diploma with the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in 2001. In 2002, he started his own training company and was involved in the training of emerging farmers in plant production. In 2009, he obtained the Young Agribusiness Entrepreneurial Development Programme (YAEDP) certificate from NERPO. He then joined NERPO as an external assessor in 2009 assessing the learners who completed the Learnership in Animal Production on Level 4. In 2011 he joined NERPO and was appointed as an Assistant Manager in the Eastern Cape for Farmer Mentorship and Training. He is also a qualified and registered assessor with AgriSeta (AGRI/ASS/0597/08). He recently achieved a moderator certificate (2012) and has been registered with AgriSeta as a moderator.

 

Mr Manish Nicha

Group Accountant: CA (SA)

 Mr. Nicha obtained a B.Com Accounting from University of Pretoria and a B.Com Accounting (Honours) from University of KZN in 2004. He completed his Articles with Horwath Lubbes in 2008. He joined NERPO Financial Services (Pty) Ltd in 2009 as the Group Accountant and has been involved with all NFS projects ever since. He obtained his CA qualification in 2010.

Contact NERPO

Physical Address:
42 Ilkey road, Glennwood
Pretoria, 0188

Postal Address:
PO Box 36461,
Menlopark, 0102

Tel: 012 361 9127
       012 472 0005
       0861 000 362
Fax: 012 365 1647

Email: info@nerpo.org.za

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Events

  1. Training: HMS HACCP/ISO22000

    August 28 - August 31
  2. LITS SA Committee Meeting

    September 4 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
  3. LAFIF Meeting

    September 6
  4. FSI Compliance Committee Meeting

    September 12 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  5. 21st NERPO Congress

    September 16 - September 18