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FR Tomlinson 2021



You are invited to the F.R. Tomlinson lecture to be presented as follows;

Speaker:   Prof Duncan Steward


Date:         04 November 2021 

Time:        18:30 for 19:30

Venue:      Shongweni market, Hillcrest, KwaZulu-Natal and Online via Zoom

Bookings/enquiries: Christine Cué +27 33 260 6557

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Duncan Steward, MD and founder of Lima Rural Development, has worked towards the vision of a more just and equal society through dynamic community engagement and innovative rural development initiatives for 40 years. His education as an agricultural economist, work experience and postgraduate research gave him a good understanding of livelihood strategies and resources utilisation in rural families, and created a platform for young graduates to develop fulfilling careers as community development professionals.

He has promoted food security through his visionary leadership and made significant contributions to agricultural economics in South Africa as a rural development practitioner.



Free State

You are invited to the F.R. Tomlinson lecture to be presented as follows;

Speaker:   Prof Herman van Schalkwyk

Theme:     “Success of agribusinesses in South Africa”,   

Date:         03 September 2021 Time:        15:00 

Venue:      Memorial 4 ever, 

                 21 Storm Avenue, 

                 Bloemfontein (From R64, do not use gravel road)

RSVP by 24 August 2021; Contact Ina on 051 401 9518 / 

Recording will be made available after the lecture 

Strict Covid 19 protocols will be adhered to.

 The Free State branch of the Agricultural Economics Association of South Africa wishes to introduce Prof Herman van Schalkwyk to deliver the FR Tomlinson Commemorative Lecture in 2021. Prof. Herman van Schalkwyk was born and raised in the Free State and holds a PhD in Agricultural Economics. He is a well-known and prominent agricultural economist who has distinguished himself academically and in terms of leadership within the agricultural sector. Currently, he is the Managing Director of Hinterland, Klerksdorp. He played an instrumental role in developing the turnaround strategy of the Landbank when he was the acting Chairperson of the Landbank Board. Furthermore, he was central to the introduction of Agricultural Economics as a field of study at the North-West University. With his thorough knowledge of the dynamics of the agricultural sector and the factors that influence the agricultural sector and its sustainability, we are looking forward to listening to his talk on the “Success of agribusinesses in South Africa”.


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