WCBA Management Committee

The WCBA Management Committee (MC) may comprise of 6-8 members as stipulated in the Constitution and the committee is elected at the Annual General Meeting. All members of the MC serve a 2-year term and are eligible for re-election should they be available once their term has lapsed.

Requirements for members to be elected to the MC are specific skills to fulfil the duties of the position and a personal commitment to do so. All members of the MC exercise their functions in an honorary capacity, therefore, no remuneration is granted. At times, compensation and payment of travel costs may be considered depending on funding availability. The MC holds meeting frequently (once a month), and every MC is expected not to miss 2 consecutive meetings without prior notice of his/her reasonable.

Some duties of the Management Committee include, but not limited to the following:

  • Carrying out, as far as possible, the resolutions of the General Assembly;
  • Making decisions on all general matters and issues of interest for the local Apicultural Sector;
  • Fulfilling respective portfolio duties in serving the WCBA;
  • Critical portfolios included that of the Chairperson, Vice-chairperson, Treasurer and Secretary.
NAME PORTFOLIO EMAIL CONTACT
Riette van Zyl Chairman [email protected]wcba.co.za 0826611499
Finances
Recruitment
Bee Removals ( assisted by Gerhard Olivier)
DALRRD registrations
Brendan Ashley-Cooper Vice Chairman [email protected]wcba.co.za 082 484 0030
Pollination
Assist with finances
Recruitment
Kobus Vos Pollination [email protected]wcba.co.za 082 904 2337
Recruitment
Phirdy Motala Hobby Beekeepers [email protected]wcba.co.za 076 804 2363
Events
Minutes
Recruitment
Nick Hitge BIS [email protected]wcba.co.za 082 463 3296
Bee Forage projects
Minutes
Recruitment
James White-Phillips Bee Health, Theft & Vandalism [email protected]wcba.co.za 082 746 1458
Urban Beekeeping (assisted by Kevin Simpson &
Gerhard Olivier)
Sabio Representative
Recruitment
Chris Nicklin Media & PR [email protected]wcba.co.za 083 564 0870
Recruitment
Francois Schippers Honey [email protected]wcba.co.za 073 488 3543
Recruitment
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