The LWCC is a voluntary non-government organisation funded entirely by various livestock industries and arrives at its conclusions by an inclusive process of gathering information, thorough debate and then formulation of a consensus position statement. The LWCC currently has the following membership:


Organisation Representative (s)
Chairman Gareth Bath
Vice Chairman Gerhard Schutte
DALRRD (The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development) Anndrea Yelliah
Kevasha Govender
FSA (Food Safety Agency) Hein Nel
Dave Midgley
GDARD (Gauteng Department: Agriculture and Rural Development) Faculty Baloyi
HSI (Humane Society International) Tony Gerrans
IMQAS (International Meat Quality Assurance Services) Gerrie Oberholzer
LAWA (Livestock Animal Welfare Association) Freek Tomlinson
Renier van Dyk
Milk SA (Milk South Africa) Mark Chimes
MPO (Milk Producers’ Organisation) Fanie Ferreira
NAHF (National Animal Health Forum) Marzanne Roets
NERPO (National Emergent Red Meat Producers’ Organisation) Florence V Nherera-Chokuda
Matselane Namane
NWGA (National Wool Growers Association Dan Kriek
RMAA (Red Meat Abattoir Association) Gerhard Neethling
Shayna Louw
RMIS (Red Meat Industry Services) Dewald Olivier
RPO (Red Meat Producers Organization) Frikkie Maré
Corine Steyn
Kgabo Rammutla
RuVASA (Ruminant Veterinary Association of South Africa) Faffa Malan
SA Studbook Helena Theron
Jason Reding
SABS (South African Bureau of Standards) Nthuseng Lefa
Phollen Murivhula
SACIA (South African Crocodile Industry Association) Stefan van As
Paul Bredenkamp
SAFLA (South African Federation for Livestock Auctioneers) Johan Minnaar
SAMGA (South African Mohair Growers’ Association) Mackie Hobson
SAOBC (South African Ostrich Business Chamber) Piet Kleyn
Adriaan Olivier
SAPPO (South African Pork Producers’ Organisation) Peter Evans
Thandi Chiappero
SAPS (South African Police Service) Lt Col M Bogoshi
Lt Col OJ van der Walt
SASAS (South African Society for Animal Science) Klaas-Jan Leeuw
SAVA (South African Veterinary Association) Vacant
SAVC (South African Veterinary Council) Nandipha Ndudane
University of Pretoria – Department of Animal Science Este van Marle-Köster
University of Pretoria – Faculty of Veterinary Science Rhoda Leask
Alfred Kgasi
WEBSITE Maryna Brits
SECRETARY Sandra Wilkinson