New SAWITU board member adds value to wine industry

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Khumbuzile Mosoma has recently been appointed as the National Agricultural Marketing Council’s (NAMC) representative board member for the South African Wine Industry Transformation Unit (SAWITU). 

Mosoma, who previously occupied various positions in both the public and private sectors, is currently the senior manager for agribusiness development at the NAMC. She brings a wealth of expertise in the fields of agribusiness development, market access, transformation, economics, research and finance, which will greatly contribute to the advancement of the transformation strategies and programmes for the wine industry.

Mosoma holds a master’s degree in agricultural economics and is currently studying towards her PhD in economics. She serves on various committees within the NAMC structure and is also a board member of the Mohair Empowerment Trust since 2014. 

“With my key skills and knowledge, my contribution to SAWITU will include the design of transformation projects that create a positive impact in terms of job creation, food security and sustainable rural economies while ensuring compliance to agricultural transformation guidelines,” says Mosoma.

“Khumbuzile has an exemplary track record in identifying opportunities that inspire strategic business growth. Her high energy levels and innovative nature will give new momentum to our transformation objectives,” says Ronald Ramabulana, chairperson of SAWITU.

“We welcome her to the board of SAWITU and thank the outgoing board member, Prof Diale Rangaka, for his service over the past five years and his valuable contribution to the transformation of the wine industry.” – Press release, SA Wine Industry Transformation Unit