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The Project Committee

The RMRD Project Committee (PC) meets bi-annually.

The dates of these meetings are published on the HOME page of this website in the right hand side panel.

This committee considers priorities allocated by the sub-committees and approve projects selected for funding.

Funding is first allocated to current projects which are in progress, before funds are allocated to new proposals.


The RMRD PC has the following members:

Dr A Jooste (Chairman) Potatoes South Africa
Mr W de Jager SAMPA
Prof D Holm  HESA-Natural Science
Dr TM Laas SAFLA
Mr K Louw SHALC 
Mr N Maiwashe  ARC-API
Mr J Mamabolo DAFF
Mr FV Nherera-Chokuda NERPO
Mr A Magadlela  ARC-OVI
Dr G Neethling  RMAA
Mr D Olivier SAFA
Mr G M Schutte RPO Large Stock
Prof MM Scholtz ARC-API
Prof F Siebrits SAPPO
Mrs B Tlhabane (observer) RMRDT
Mrs M van der Merwe SANCU - Consumer Specialist
Dr M van Kleef ARC-OVI
Mr S van Zyl RPO Small Stock
Vacant Federation of SA Meat Trader
Prof HC Schönfeldt Research Manager RMRD SA
Ms HC Goosen Scribe (Secretary RMRD SA)



The management and administration is the responsibility of Prof HC Schönfeldt. She is the RMRD administrator and as such she reports to the RMRD Project Committee.

Updated May18


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