The annual general meeting approved a new constitution for SAPPO. The decision for a new SAPPO structure was not taken overnight and the decision to change was not taken lightly, says James Jenkinson, chairman. “It took intensive discussions with various role players, especially with our provincial organisations. They have done extraordinary work at ground level the past years to keep the SA pork flag flying. We tried to involve as much opinion as possible.

This also included work sessions with an independent consultant who looked at SAPPO and its affiliates with objective eyes.   “Agriculture is changing, pork production is changing, and we have to do what we believe is in the best interests of our producers. I believe that the new SAPPO will be more streamlined and that we will eliminate duplication to render a better service to members,” Jenkinson says.

You must now become a member of SAPPO. Membership applications forms are available from Sally Bosman at our office. Please call (012) 361 3920 or e-mail her at info@sapork.com. There is no membership fee applicable for the first membership year.

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