Committees

Members’ Meetings

The Members’ Meetings represents all the ordinary and affiliate members who nominate their representatives at the Annual General Meeting. The Members’ Meetings has the authority to approve inter alia the Memorandum of Incorporation, financial budget, membership fees, financial statements and auditor fees. Operating Committees are appointed by the members and such committees report to the Chief Executive Officer.
Chairperson: Dr Nicole Hart

Technical Committee

Each member has the right to be represented on the Technical Committee. The Technical Committee develops policies and guidelines for fertilizer use in order to ensure responsible and sustainable soil fertility and plant nutrition in southern Africa.

Chairperson: Martin Botha

Regulatory Committee

The Regulations Committee is responsible for the development and interpretation of regulations pertaining to fertiliser products. The Committee liaises with the Registrar of Act 36 of 1947 to enhance and protect the interests of its members.

Chairperson: Dr Arrie Janse van Vuuren

Educational Committee

Comprises of:
  • Publications Committee
  • Training Committee
Chairperson: Mark Hawksworth

Publications Management

Chairperson: Prof Robin Barnard

The Publications Committee is responsible for all the publications of Fertasa, including the Journal, Fertiliser Handbook, pamphlets and brochures.

Training Management

Chairperson: Frans Joubert

The Training Committee is responsible for the development and implementation of training courses such as the “Fertiliser Advisors, Certification and Training Scheme (FACTS)”. The members of the Committee serve as examiners for FACTS.