The Team


Mike Joubert

GROUP C.E.O

In 2012 Mike identified the serious lack of PDI's in the Wildlife Industry of South Africa. After launching a Feasibility study report Mike determined that there were even more underlying problems that kept the participation of indigenous people and indeed rural communities suppressed. Mike was determined to change the inequality, relief poverty and develop the economy for all. The long road developed a project that embraces not only one sector or individual but the total economy and its responsibility to develop its citizens and the environment all are dependant on.

Wikus Van Der Merwe

C.E.O. Financial

Wicus has intensive experience in financial forensic auditing within the agriculture and processing sector. Experience in Project financing while employed at the IDC and started his career at PWC adds extensive and comprehensive Corporate Governance to the Rekopane Group.

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Joe Williams

International Trade Specialist

Joe is a dynamic, accomplished, innovative and proactive business leader with extensive experience in the planning and delivery of new revenue streams, programs, operational improvements that support both needs of an organization and goals of the business community. Skilled in leading organizations through change, growth and profitability by applying diverse qualifications in strategic planning, corporate solicitation, marketing and community relations, business development, administration, business unit planning and quality improvement.

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Suzette Smalberger

C.E.O. Agriculture Managment Services

Suzette has extensive experience in mentoring emerging farmers. As a qualified agriculturalist Suzette heads up the business and supported by her team of expertise that are able to mentor guide and coach emerging farmers into sustainable small scale and commercial farmers of the future.

Bruce Weyers

Managing Member USA LLC

Bruce Weyers has built a career around individual and corporate development and transformation in both the formal and informal sectors of South African society and business. Bruce has a strong history in social architecture and social impact development projects in communities like the informal settlements of South Africa and post-war communities of the Balkan States in Eastern Europe.

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Kobus Marais

C.O.O. Agriculture

Kobus has experience of more than 30 years, which include dairy farming, layer units, broiler and Feedlot units, pig units, beef cattle, horses, irrigation, sheep farming and about all cash crops, and has experience and worked at Land- and Agricultural Bank, as field officer, combined with training experience, Kobus sees it as a challenge to help upcoming emerging farmers to be successful. Due to Kobus's experience as mentor, working with Department of Rural Development and financial background and training experience Kobus will contribute a lot to any project. Extensive know about most of the problems that occurred in the past can help in solving problems by preventing it. Human relations are but the cornerstone of success

Siebren Woudstra

C.O.D. Agriculture

Siebren as the Chief Operations Director, has been in the agricultural industry for 23 years. Siebren has extensive experience working with tunnel and open field farmers assisting them with chemical fertilizers, biological fertilizers, agrochemicals and the balance between all of them, beginning with the soil all the way to the top of the plant and it's produce.

Reinecke Van Der Linde

Project Manager USA LLC

Reinecke has built a career around pioneering and managing new enterprises. With relational, functional and technical skills he has developed the entrepreneurial capability to initiate township energy projects. He is an astute project manager with the accompany formal qualifications and experience in Property development, construction and ownership and therefore acutely aligned to the infrastructure development associated with building off grid micro utilities.

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Werner Boing

C.E.O. Wildlife Management

Werner has extensive experience in Nature and Biodiversity conservation. Werner is supported by a team of highly qualified Directors, mentors and educators to deliver as first class solution that enables participants as sustainable contributors to conservation of our planet.

Leon Muller

C.O.D. Wildlife Management

Leon as the Chief Operations Director Wildlife Management Conservation with an Advance Diploma in Public Administration and 30+ years experience in the related areas of environmental law, wildlife crime Law enforcement and biodiversity management assist and complements the C.E.O. to deliver a sound business to our Emerging Wildlife Farmers across South Africa Environment and Nature Conservation.

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