NWGA Leadership


Guillau Du Toit

National Chairman

Farms on Witfontein in the Fraserburg district, situated 25km out of Fraserburg on the road to Williston.  Third generation on farm.  Farms with Merino's and small quantity of "Boerbokke".  Wife Lorraine manages a B&B on farm.



National Vice Chairman (Commercial)

Billy is the 3rd generation on the farm Montague in the Cradock district.  It is a mixed farming enterprise with Merino sheep being the largest part of the farming.  He is married to Elmien and has a son Bernard and a daugther Mine’.


Sipiwo (SK) Makinana

NATIONAL Vice Chairman (Communal)


Bought the farm "Glen Cole" in 2001 in the Ugie / Maclear Districts and farms with woolled sheep, potatoes and maize.  He is married to Thobeka and has 4 children.  SK was elected as Nat. Vice Chairman (communal) in 2011 and is the first black producer to serve in this position.


Lawrence Maduna

Vice Chairman EC (Communal)

Farm on Elsieskraal in Lady Grey, Aliwal North district since 2008. Farming with Merinos and Bonsmaras. Married to Claribal and has five children. 



Chairman Mpumalanga

Since 1990, Japie Jr. has been farming in a partnership with his father, Japie Sr. on Roodewal farm in the Ermelo district, where they follow a holistic approach with a strong component of agronomy (akkerbou) and where the ewes lamb on irrigated pastures which has been measured in 1 and 2 hectare camps. He is married to Minisa and has 3 children Mirinka (24), Jacob (22) and Daniel (20).


Cobus Uys

Chairman Western Cape

Cobus and Heidi joined the family busniess in 2001 and farms on Patryskraal outside Bredasdorp. They run a mixed farming enterprise comprising of a merino stud, crop farming and dryland lucerne.


Othard Klingenberg

Chairman KwaZulu-Natal

Othard started farming in 1988 with his father and ventured on his own in 2007 in the Wakkerstroom area bordering KZN on the farm Chance.  Eldest son Jens joined the farming enterprise which comprises of Merino sheep, Bonsmara cattle, Maize, Soja beans and Timer.  He is married to Elsmarie and have 2 sons and 2 daughters. They are blessed living in an area with average rainfall of 950mm!  


HB van der Walt

Chairman Eastern Cape

HB farms with his brother on the farm Driehoek in the Burgersdorp district. Farms with Dohne Merinos and includes a beef divarication with the cattle breed Beefmaster. HB is married to Grania and they have a son Henri and daughter Kyla.


Cobus de Jager

Chairman Free State

Farms on Elm-villa in the Harrismith district.  Manages a mixed farming enterprise, consisting of Dohne-Merino's, Bovelder cattle as well as a sowing component of maize and soya beans.  Sheep farming compromise 25% of his farming income.  He is married to Mary and they have 3 daughters Riana, Alita and Karli.

fanie dippenaar 

Chairman northern cape 


Farms on Rooivlei in the Carnarvon District with Dohne Merino's and Merino's.  Started farming in 1997 with Dorpers, but switched over to woolled sheep about 7 years ago.  He is married to Elmien and have a son Dennis and daughter Salomi. 


The wool industry comprise of the following stakeholders:

Wool Forum ; Wool Trust ; Cape Wools SA ; NWGA ; Wool Buyers ; Early Processors ; Wool Testing Group ; Wool Brokers & Traders and Labour 


Organigram of the above stakeholders 





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