“It is with sadness that Agbiz announces the sudden passing of its chairman, Mr Schalk Pienaar, on Sunday, the 6th of May 2018. Mr Pienaar had been the Chairman of Agbiz since 2010, a role that he fulfilled with true leadership and distinction. He will be sorely missed, not only by Agbiz and its members, but by the whole agriculture and agribusiness fraternity for his wise counsel and constructive contributions over decades of service in various leadership positions in agribusiness”, said Dr John Purchase, CEO of Agbiz, today.

“Agbiz extends its sincerest condolences to his wife and family, and trusts that they will find consolation and strength in the meaningful and very special life he lived”, Dr Purchase added. At this stage no funeral arrangements have been announced.  – Press release