Breede Valley Regional Prestige Agri Awards Evening

Breede Valley Regional Winner Named in the Prestige Agri Awards

The  Department of Agriculture has partnered with supermarket giant Shoprite to sponsor the awards. The competition aims to celebrate excellence among those working in the Provence’s agricultural industry, across 11 categories and in 16 districts.

The awards were originally started in 2002 by the Hex River Valley Association. Since then, over 10 000 people have participated.

The winners for the Breede Valley Distict is as follows:

General Worker - Petros Baliwe

Tractor Driver - Andries Saron

Irrigation Specialist - Pierter Jaarts

Technical Operator - Salmon Pienaar

Social Development - Ronitha Visagie

Foreman/Forewoman - Sanna Joseph

Junior Management - Jan Maritz

Middle Management - Hans Titus

Best Performing Farm - Bellevue

Best Potential - Ronitha Visagie

Agri Worker of the Year (Breede Valley) - Jan Maritz

Our regional winners, now move onto the provincial awards which is held in November, where the overall Agri worker of the year will be selected. We wishing all our finalist all the best for the finals!

The overall winner walks away with a R25 000 cash prize, an overseas trip valued at R60 000, an iPad, Shoprite vouchers, data and a place on the prestige Agri- worker board which meets with Minister Winde each quarter to discuss issues in the sector.

A huge congratulations to all our winners!

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