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Our Team
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Dr Daan Louw
Chairman of the Board
  • B.Sc Agric
  • B.Sc Agric Honours (Agricultural Economics)
  • M.Sc Agric (Agricultural Economics)
  • Ph.D (Agricultural Economics)

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Dr Hamman Oosthuizen
Managing Director, Office manager (George)
  • B.Com (Agricultural Economics)
  • B.Com Honours (Agricultural Economics)
  • M.Com (Agricultural Economics)
  • Ph.D (Agricultural Economics)
  • CAIB (Certified Associate of the Institute of Bankers)
  • Advanced Credit Diploma Institute of Bankers
  • Treasury Management and Trade Finance Diploma Institute of Bankers

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Prof André Louw
OABS Associate, Senior Researcher (Pretoria)
  • B.Sc Agric (Agricultural Economics)
  • M.Sc Agric (Agricultural Economics)
  • Ph.D (Agricultural Economics)

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Dr Fanie Terblanche
OABS Associate, Senior Researcher
  • B Sc Agric (Animal Science)
  • B Inst Agrar Hons (Agricultural Extension)
  • M Inst Agrar (Agricultural Extension)
  • PhD (Extension)

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Dr Jan Olivier
OABS Associate, Senior Researcher - Evaluation expert
  • Bachelor of Arts (Geography Honours), University of Free State
  • Master of Arts (Urban- Rural Interface), University of Natal (Durban)
  • PhD (Urban Geography/Third World Urbanisation), University of Pretoria

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Dr Kobus Laubscher
OABS Associate, Senior Researcher
  • B Com (Agricultural Economics, Economics & Statistics – University of the Free State
  • B Com Hons (Agricultural Economics) – University of the Free State
  • MS (Agricultural Economics) – University of Illinois, USA
  • PhD (Agricultural Economics) – University of the Free State
  • Advanced Executive Program – University of South Africa

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Mr Nico van Aardt
OABS Associate, Senior Researcher
  • B.Com (Accounting)
  • B.Com Hons (Accounting)
  • Certificate in the Theory of Accountancy (CTA)
  • Qualify as Chartered Accountant, CA (SA)
  • Master of Business Leadership (MBL)
  • First Level Regulatory Examination: Representatives First Level Regulatory Examination: FSPs (sole proprietors) and Key Individuals in Categories I, II, IIA, III and IV
  • MPhill Development Finance

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Dr Nico Meyer
OABS Associate, Senior Researcher (Pretoria)
  • PhD (Agricultural Economics) – University of Pretoria
  • MSc (Agricultural Economics) – University of Pretoria
  • BSc Hons (Agricultural Economics) – University of Pretoria
  • BSc Agric (Agricultural Economics) – University of Stellenbosch

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Dr Worship Mugido
OABS Associate, Senior Researcher
  • B.Sc Agric (Agricultural Economics)
  • B.Sc Agric Honours (Agricultural Economics)
  • M.Sc Agric (Agricultural Economics)
  • Ph.D (Environmental Science)

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Mr Rihan Saayman
Director (Paarl)
  • ND (Agricultural Management)
  • B.Tech (Agricultural Management)
  • National Diploma Real Estate (Valuations)
  • SACPVP Registered Candidate Valuer: Registration Nr 7691

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Ms Suzelna Louw
Director & Finance (Paarl)
  • B.Sc Agric

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Mr Ken Bern
OABS Associate, Senior Researcher
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Mr Ariel Hugo
OABS Associate, Senior Researcher
  • Diploma in Agriculture (Stock farming, Soil Science)
  • Diploma in Livestock Breeding
  • B. Com Honours (Business Economics, Economy)
  • Certificate in Credit Management

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Mr Pine Pienaar
OABS Associate, Senior Researcher - Professional Valuer (Reg. 6451)
  • B. Com
  • MBL
  • National Diploma Real Estate (Valuations)
  • SACPVP Examination Registered Professional Valuer: Registration Nr 6451

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Mr Ryan Newborn
OABS Associate, Senior Researcher - Forestry and Biomass
  • National Diploma Wood Technology
  • B Tech Forestry
  • MBA

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Mr Michael Oosthuizen
OABS Associate, Senior Researcher
  • National Diploma in Horticulture

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Ms Helen Heyns
Project Proposal Coordinator (Heidelberg)
  • BA.Ed
  • B.Ed

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Mr Enoch Ntala Ralehoko
OABS Associate, Senior Researcher
  • B Agric (Economics)
  • B Agric Hons (Economics)
  • M Agric (Administration)

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Mr Martin Noel Heunis
OABS Associate: Chartered Accountant (CA)
  • BCompt (Accounting Science)
  • B.Com Hons (Accounting)
  • Certificate in the Theory of Accountancy (CTA)
  • Qualify as Chartered Accountant, CA (SA)

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Ms Diteboho Lebeko
OABS Associate, Researcher
  • Bachelor of Agriculture
  • Labour Relations short course
  • Public Finance Management Act short course
  • Leadership Programme short course
  • Advanced Management Development Programme short course
  • Environmental Law for Environmental Managers short course

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Mr Andries Louw
Drone and Geo Reference Specialist, Drone Data Analyst (Hermanus)
  • Certificate in Business Management and Marketing
  • Remote Pilot License (RPL)
  • Two Way Radio Technician Level 5

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Ms Roberta Kalo
OABS Associate, Researcher
  • Certificate in Business Management

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Ms Danél Van der Merwe
Junior Researcher (Paarl)
  • BCom (Agricultural Economics)
  • BCom Hons (Agricultural Economics)

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Ms Mariaan van der Burgh
Admin & Marketing (Paarl)
  • Secretarial Diploma
  • National Diploma: Marketing

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Ms Marsha Cawood
Senior Researcher, Admin, IT (George)
  • Administration & IT

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Ms Erica Heunis
OABS Associate: Accountant
  • CIMA Diploma in Management Accounting
  • Certificate of Competence in Assessor Skills, People Development Africa
  • Registered Constituent Assessor Services SETA Constituent Registration number:8110290004083
  • CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting
  • Retail Admin and Finance Management Trainee Programme Woolworths (Pty) Ltd
  • Bachelor of Commerce – Majoring in Economics, Investment and Industrial Science

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Ms Juanita Vermeulen
OABS Associate: Accountant
  • Advanced Certificate in Taxation
  • Audit Training: Generic Audit Course
  • National Diploma –Management: Financial Accounting
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Tax Law (PgDTL)

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