SAPPO Newsletter December 2018


In this months SAPPO Newsletter read more about….

New SAPPO Consultant profiles

Nico van Aardt

Nico van Aardt manages SAPPO’s Monyetla Enterprise Development Fund. He has been involved in development finance for more than 16 years, gaining experience about various industries, especially forestry, manufacturing and agriculture. He is regarded as a skilled dealmaker and is proficient in performing due diligence investigations.
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Dr Cilliers Louw

Dr Cilliers Louw is SAPPO’s veterinary liaison officer for the Western Cape. He will in future also assist with business intelligence data capturing and national risk and health monitoring for the export market and the trade on SAPPO’s behalf.  He lives in Durbanville and is the son of the late Cilliers Louw, who served the pork industry for 34 years. Louw senior was a member of SAPPO’s Board and he was chairman of Western Cape Pork producers for many years … read more

Christian Zimelka

Christian Zimelka’s primary function at SAPPO is to strategically steer the SAPPO brand successfully through 2019 and into the future. He heads up the strategic division at UPPE Marketing. He is responsible for building client relationships and overseeing major brand development engagements.
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Nico Scheltema

Nico Scheltema will join SAPPO in January as the new business intelligence manager. He will develop and maintain the organisation’s business intelligence system and provide insight to influence the organisation’s objectives, strategies and future direction. He has extensive experience in conducting analytical research at the Integrated Value Information System (IVIS) … read more


Building the SAPPO team

The SAPPO team’s year-end function in November included a team building exercise, facilitated by Louis Gerke of The Ripple Effect. In the spotlight were subjects such as lifting the ceiling, setting each other up for success, thrive or survive and thinking win/win.


Visit our new website.

SAPPO’s new website/infohub is now live. Visit and let us know what you think. Please send feedback to or

In your next Porcus

The November/December 2018 issue of Porcus will be available on SAPPO’s website next week. Visit Highlights Include: Study trip to establish the latest on carcass evaluation, highlights of CS Vet’s farmers’ day, Lionel’s Hog Day and SAPPO’s information day at Baynesfield.

Farmers’ Day

Spotlight on the environment.

SAPPO presented an information day at Baynesfield in November. The environment and the implications of environmental laws and regulations pertaining to pig farmers were placed in this spotlight … read more


PIC onthaal SAPPO – personeel

PIC het die SAPPO-personeel genooi om op Middelburg (Gauteng) te kom kuier. Die PIC-span het van hulle hoogtepunte die afgelope jaar vertel en die sluier effens gelig oor hulle planne vir die nuwe jaar. Kyk wie was almal daar.
Kyk wie was almal daar.


Hard work rewarded

Thobile Mpontshane, a pig producer from Jozini in northern KwaZulu-Natal, was named KZN Department of Agriculture’s commercial female farmer of the year for 2018. Thobile also received the MEC special award in the youth category and was the overall winner in KwaZulu-Natal. The competition is presented annually.
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Varkvleis is Ina se witbroodjie die Kersfees

Gewilde koskenner Ina Paarman se Kersfeesspyskaart is elke jaar baie gewild. Haar gereelde e-nuusbrief gaan na duisende lesers. Vanjaar het sy gammon gekies as haar hoofgereg. Dis voorwaar ‘n pluimpie vir varkvleis,  sê Marieta Human, SAPPO se bemarkingsbestuurder. Marieta sê ook Ina se rooi appelsous wat sy saam met die gammon bedien, is die moeite werd om te beproef. Kyk self! … read more


The good story from SAPPO at Stokvels

The savings club model of Stokvels have been around in African culture since the earliest times. It is an ingenious formula where members contribute to a collective savings mechanism, and where individual members can either draw benefits from their Stokvel scheme in times of need or when it is their “turn” to get the bonus of a full pay-out.
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Internationale kontak

Bestuur van EPP besoek SAPPO

Sven Häuser, die European Pork Producers (EPP) se kantoorbestuurder in Frankfurt, Duitsland het in Desember by SAPPO besoek afgelê. Johann Kotzé en Isabel Bröcker van SAPPO het hom vroeër vanjaar by die EPP-kongres in Switserland ontmoet. Häuser het ook ‘n Suid-Afrikaanse varkplaas en abattoir besoek … read more


Save the date

Topigs Norsvin’s 2019 Africa Pork Event
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SAPPO’s information date 30 January, Elsenburg
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PIC Road Shows 2019
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