About Us

About Us

Our People

Social Development

At Dutoit Agri we are immensely passionate about and committed to the recruitment, training and development of our people and their communities. During peak season we employ close to 7 500 workers in our production areas. As a leading farming, packing and marketing enterprise, we recognise our social responsibility to the people in the communities we operate in.

Development

Dutoit Agri implements a wide range of social and developmental projects aimed at benefiting our people and their communities by focusing on: 

  • Community inclusiveness and integration
  • Social and economic growth
  • Training and skills improvement
  • Black economic empowerment

Training

Dutoit Agri believes in the personal growth of our people. Our employees underpin the core of the business and by standing together, growing together and working together we ensure that our employees gain the necessary skills and qualifications.

The following projects need special mention:

  • Dutoit Agri Study Scheme
    The study scheme is a self-sustainable scheme that was launched in 1993 with an initial capital investment by the company. More than 20 children of employees receive tertiary education through this scheme on an annual basis.

    Loans for further studies are awarded to the employees’ children based on predetermined repayment terms.
     

  • Training Centres
    Dutoit Agri Western Cape is a member of the Koue Bokkeveld Training Centre, while Dutoit Agri Eastern Cape is a member of the Langkloof Training Centre. Employees attend various courses at these and other institutions according to relevant developmental and employer needs, and in terms of the Skills Development Act and the Employment Equity Act. The company also uses AgriSeta funding for certain training courses. Free transportation is provided to these centres.

    For more information on the Koue Bokkeveld Training Centre and its activities, visit its website www.kbos.co.za.
     

  • Health Plan
    In the Western Cape, Dutoit Agri has implemented a Health Plan that is financed by the company. It entails the appointment of qualified nurses, trained healthcare workers and fully equipped clinics that provide services on a weekly basis at the various farms and pack houses in the Ceres area. The other divisions in the group are currently serviced by the Department of Health. In future a similar plan will be rolled out in the Eastern Cape.
     
  • Dutoit Agri Values Project
    This project supports the wellbeing of employees and their families. Dutoit Agri is continually seeking opportunities to develop its people and equip them to address problems in their communities.
     
  • ​Pre-School and Aftercare Centres
    Dutoit Agri currently has six registered crèches on various Koue Bokkeveld estates. Five of these estates also have after-school care centres where learners receive food and are helped with their homework. The crèches are well-equipped with toys for indoor and outdoor stimulation on an intellectual, social and physical level. The aftercare centres are equipped with computers to assist the children in carrying out their school tasks.

    The staff at the crèches and aftercare centres are fully trained in early childhood development (level 4) in order to provide quality support to the children.
     

  • Schools
    There are three primary schools on our estates in the Western Cape that are run by the Western Cape Education Department. These buildings belong to and are maintained by Dutoit Agri. The company meets annually with the School Forum to discuss common matters at the schools.
     
  • Sport
    In the Western Cape, most of the estates have sport facilities provided by the employer. Dutoit Agri provides subsidised transport for employees to sporting events and sport apparel is sponsored from time to time.
     
  • ​Empowerment
    Dutoit Agri strives to act as mentor regarding production practices for its empowerment initiatives (Misgund Klein Boere Trust and Crispy Farming), and provides financial, human resource and technical services.

    View our 2016 BEE certificate

MANAGEMENT

Dutoit Agri Directors

Pieter du Toit
Managing Director: Dutoit Group
+27 (0)23 312 3136
+27 (0)83 700 5754
Gys du Toit
Managing Director: Dutoit Agri
+27 (0)23 312 3139
+27 (0)82 491 7214
Johan Kotze
Director: Eastern Cape
+27 (0)42 273 2053
+27 (0)83 281 8939
Daniel Havenga
Director: Western Cape Production
+27 (0)23 313 3182
+27 (0)82 788 1804
Rudi du Toit
Director: Fruit Packaging
+27 (0)23 312 1071
+27 (0)82 805 1768
Pieter du Toit (Jr)
Director: Vegetable Packing
+27 (0)23 313 3118
+27 (0)72 200 5549
Daléne Conradie
Director: Human Resources
+27 (0)23 312 3136
+27 (0)82 872 6597
Mike Kleinsmit
Director: Finance
+27 (0)23 312 3136
+27 (0)82 875 5043
Gysbert du Toit
Director: Marketing
+27 (0)23 312 1071
+27 (0)83 414 7776
Linde du Toit
Director: Technical Services
+27 (0)23 312 1071
+27 (0)82 787 0731

Senior Management - Western Cape

Vincent Hewitt
Marketer: Vegetables
+27 (0)23 313 3118
+27 (0)82 222 2251
Emile Marais
Marketing Manager: Local Market and Special Clients
+27 (0)23 312 1071
+27 (0)73 339 5377
Louis du Toit
Marketing Manager: Special Clients
+27 (0)23 312 1071
+27 (0)83 267 2879
Conrad du Toit
Manager: Transport
+27 (0)23 313 4500
+27 (0)82 566 1323
Tanith Freeman
Manager: Product Development
+27 (0)23 312 3136
+27 (0)82 853 1848

Estate Managers - Western Cape

Freddie Eksteen
Estate Manager : Sneeuwkop
+27 (0)23 004 0171
+27 (0)82 921 4582
Izak Smit
Estate Manager: Tandfontein
+27 (0)23 317 1893
+27 (0)82 337 6198
Jan Rossouw
Estate Manager: Lindeshof
+27 (0)23 317 0646
+27 (0)82 890 7090
Gys du Toit V
Estate Manager: Kromfontein
+27 (0)23 312 3136
+27 (0)83 444 9738
Arno Marais
Estate Manager: Nooitgedacht
+27 (0)23 313 3112
+27 (0)78 681 1776
Herbert Honiball
Estate Manager: Vastrap
+27 (0)23 313 3379
+27 (0)72 584 6591
Carel Cronje
Estate Manager: Paardekloof
+27 (0)23 313 3182
+27 (0)72 621 8056
Frikkie Bothma
Estate Manager: Skaapkraal
+27 (0)22 485 7044
+27 (0)83 283 3092
Piet Bosman
Estate Manager: Excelsior
+27 (0)23 347 8680
+27 (0)82 838 7992

Senior Management - Eastern Cape

Gert Mostert
Workshop Manager
+27 (0)42 272 1182
+27 (0)83 576 3677
Pieter de Kock
Product Manager
+27 (0)42 273 2053
+27 (0)82 829 5400
Ferdis Maritz
Section Manager
+27 (0)42 275 1602
+27 (0)72 836 8126