Virtual farmer’s day
The South African wine industry is currently experiencing unprecedented challenges, but a low often also provides opportunities for growth. This is the theme of Agri-Expo’s first SIYABONGA Day for 2021, which follows on the success of their first three SIYABONGA Days presented in 2020.
The Wellington SIYABONGA Day takes place on 31 March at Thokozani Conferencing at Diemersfontein Wine and Country Estate in Wellington, Western Cape.
Four experts will share advice and insights on empowerment in the industry, as well as on opportunities for women and young people:
- Denise Stubbs, managing director of Thokozani Wines, will talk about transformation in the industry;
- Wendy Petersen, operations manager of the SA Wine Industry Transformation Unit (Sawitu), will share a vision for the future of an inclusive industry;
- Inspiration comes from 24-year-old Kelsey Shungking, who has been a protégé of the Cape Winemakers Guild for the past three years; and
- Brenton Maarman, lecturer in microbiology and viticulture at Elsenburg Agricultural Training Institute, will focus on training and career opportunities for young people.
Only a limited number of people can attend the event on the day due to Covid-19 regulations, but those interested can join online for free from 10:00 to 13:00, ask questions and be part of the conversation by registering at www.siyabongadays.co.za.