Elected Council Members

A council of elected members manages the business affairs of SASTA. The council provides leadership with regards to the strategic direction and financial stability of the association. Council also provides oversight of all matters relating to governance, regulatory policies, procedures and obligations of SASTA.

Dr Muhammad Kadwa

President

(Industrial Affairs Manager, SA Canegrowers)

Council portfolios: Chair of Council, Finance Sub-Committee, Congress Organising Committee.

Dr Sandy Snyman

Vice-President

(Programme Manager: Variety Improvement, SASRI)

Council portfolios: Vice-Chair of Council, Finance Sub-Committee, , Agriculture Industry Liaison

Nkosinathi Vincent Ndinisa

Treasurer

(Strategic Research Group Leader SMRI)

Council portfolios: Chair of Finance Sub-Committee

Dr Sumita Ramgareeb

COC Chair

(Resource Manager: Breeding and Field Services Resource Unit, SASRI)

Council portfolios: Congress Organising Committee Chair, Finance Sub-Committee.

Shaun Madho

SASTA

(Group Process Support Specialist, )

Council portfolios: Factory Industry Liaison, Special Projects Fund.

Gavin Smith

SASTA

(Sugar Processing consultant, G Smith Consulting)

Council portfolios: Factory Industry Liaison, Special Projects Fund.

Dr Carolyn Baker

SASTA

(Former Director: SASRI)

Council portfolios: Finance Sub-Committee, Agriculture Industry Liaison, Special Projects Fund.

Dr Deborah Sweby

SASTA

(Resource Manager: Crop Biology Resource Centre, SASRI)

Council portfolios:  Congress Organising Committee, Publicity.

Warren Lawlor

SASTA

(Senior Manager: Projects, RCL Foods)

Council Portfolios: Finance Sub-Committee, Factory Industry Liaison, Special Projects Fund, Congress Organising Committee – Exhibition and Sponsorship portfolio and Head of Finance portfolio.

Steve Davis

SASTA

(Research & Development Manager, SMRI)

Council Portfolios: Congress Organising Committee,  Editorial Committee: Factory Programme

Gonaseelan Naidoo

SASTA

(Industry Affairs Director, SASA)

Council portfolios: Factory Industry Liaison, Lab Manual.

Malesedi Moletsane-Mbuyazi

SASTA

(Sugar Process Consultant, SMRI)

Council portfolios: Congress Organising Committee,  Editorial Committee: Factory Programme

Dr Shailesh Joshi

SASTA

(Senior Plant Breeder, SASRI)

Council portfolios: Congress Organising Committee –  Chair: Scientific Portfolio, Editorial Committee

Sharon McFarlane

SASTA

(Plant Pathologist, SASRI)

Council portfolio: Editorial Committee

Dr Ruth Rhodes

SASTA

(Extension Specialist, SASRI)

Council Portfolios: Publicity and Field Days

Poovie Govender

SASTA

(Knowledge Products Specialist, SASRI)

Council portfolios: Chair: Publicity Committee