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With over 30 years’ experience in agricultural training and project development,
we continue to have a positive impact on the lives of students, farmers and farm-workers in Africa.

Our Leadership Team

Johann Stassen

Johann is an Agricultural Economist and commercial farmer with more than 30 years’ experience in agricultural training and development. Johann spearheaded i3A’s Online Campus.

Antonie Geyer
Director: Academics

Dr Antonie is a senior and well-known agricultural economist with almost 40-years of experience in the commercial agricultural academic and industry environment. Besides Curriculum Development towards industry-based qualifications, he also specialises in agrarian data warehousing, analysing production data and economic advisory services.

Andre Van Wyk
HOD: Research & Development
B.Sc.; B.Sc. Hons. (Zoology); HED (Higher Education Diploma); B.Ed.; M.Ed.; Ph.D.

Dr André holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum Development in Life Sciences and specialised in the instructional design of learning programmes in an outcomes-based context. He has extensive experience in Life Sciences teaching at secondary and tertial level, both locally and internationally. He is a registered Assessor and Moderator under the ETDP SETA. Currently, he is the director of a training and a consulting institution, operating in the South African skills-development arena. Andre is responsible for research, developing new qualifications, content development of academic literature, power points and videos, designing assessment criteria, specific outcomes and memorandums, curriculum fulfilment, training products/material, facilitating/evaluating and initiating videos, and content developers.

Hans Heinze
B Mil (Ret. Brig Gen)

Hans is an experienced retired military leader with a strong and proven track record in Leadership Development, training, planning and logistical support. In 2011 Hans established Garcias for Africa, a personal development company specialising in practical and effective leadership programmes for youth and for people working in the agricultural sector.

Michané Van Der Walt
HOD: Training

Born and raised in Bloemfontein, Michané is a cum-laude graduate in B.Sc. Genetics and Physiology. As a dynamic and driven young departmental manager, she is specialising in the development of electronic Learner Management Systems and e-learn platforms. She will manage skills training which involves operational planning, warning orders in advance, logistics (regarding venues, transport, accommodation, and meals), admin and preparation, assessments, report compiling, QMS for facilitator submissions, and feedback to facilitators. Michané is also responsible for student administrations, student finance, student liaison, moderation, close out reports to Agri SETA, and Agri SETA admin.

Samery Ruiters
MANAGER: Training Administration

Sam has more than ten years’ experience in co-ordination and administration of training programmes. She has completed a National Diploma in Human Resource Management. She is responsible for administrative support to all the sections within the Training Department.

Moseki Molebatsi
MANAGER: QMS & Assessment

National Certificate in Media Consultancy, B Agric in Animal Production, enrolled B Agric (Hons), with experience in Training Administration. Moseki is responsible for the Quality Management System (QMS) which involves assessments, moderation, qualification conformation, certification, close-out reports to E-Learning Department, training reports, POE archives, student feedback and managing academic support.

Elsa Kotzé
HOD: Business Development
ND graphic art

Elsa is a Professional Graphic Designer, Photographer and Editor with more than 20 years’ experience in Business Development, Marketing and Sales.

Kgomotso Kgoshe
HOD: Agripedia Productions

Kgomotso is a young dynamic manager with experience in research and development in e-learn modules. She also manages and coordinate i3A’s Schools Programme. As the new HOD for Agripedia Productions, Kgomotso plans to take agriculture beyond the farming fields by creating visual content, actively visualizing agricultural careers, innovations, learning spaces as well as represent a community of agriculture in Africa”. She is responsible for Agri-Pedia productions which involve content, videos, and digital content. She also provides support to research and development.

John Ntlhokoa
TRAINING CO-ORDINATOR | Senior Practitioner

John is an experienced Practitioner with 18 years post-graduate experience in the Facilitation and Assessment of various Agricultural Learnerships and Skills Programmes. John is responsible for training support by coordinating facilitators and venues.

Israel Khoantle
MANAGER: Learner Management System
B Sc Information Technology

An information technology entry-level experienced candidate with a B.Sc. in Information Technology and a Higher Certificate in Information Technology. She maintains network and website accessibility for all users, she develops and maintains student databases, she registers and gives access to new students (student support), she develops Learner Management System (LMS) and E-Learn system, she uploads and hosts content, she maintains and develops the platforms, and she is involved in software development.

Theda Shawe
MANAGER: digital marketing

She has partially completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication. She has approximately 14 years’ experience in admin, communications, marketing, sales, advertising, and managing staff. She is responsible for reception, office admin, office procurement, and office hospitality. She is also involved in human resources (HR) and Occupational Health and Safety (OHS).