Dear Esteemed Members and Supporters of SAOSO

I hope this message finds you in good health and high spirits. It is with great pleasure that we extend this formal invitation to you for the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the 2023 Participatory Guarantee Systems in South Africa (PGS SA) and South African Organic Sector Organisation (SAOSO). Your presence and participation at this event are highly valued, as together, we reflect on our accomplishments and plan for a promising future in regenerative agriculture.

A call for nominations will follow  (before the Annual General Meeting taking place on the 24th of November 2023) with clarified information regarding nominations process, and nomination ballot. For further information kindly click to review the proposed terms of reference for the Organic Sector Management Committee (OMC)

Event Details:

Date: 24 November 2023

Time: 09:00 am to 12:30 pm SAST

Venue: Online Meeting 

Agenda Highlights:

  • Review of the achievements and milestones of the past year
  • Discussion on upcoming initiatives and projects
  • Election of key representatives (For eligible voters)
  • Q&A session and open forum for valuable insights from our members

Please see below the detailed agenda for more details.

Who Can Attend and Vote:

Anyone in the network is invited to attend this AGM. Eligible members of SAOSO and PGS SA are encouraged to exercise their voting rights, contributing to the democratic process within our esteemed organisations.

Registration Details:

To ensure your participation, kindly register for the event using the following link: [Registration Link] upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email containing the access link to the virtual meeting.

Detailed Draft Agenda:

Time Item for Discussion Facilitated by
09:00-09:10 Welcome and apologies Secretariat
09:10-09:15 Agenda Secretariat
09:15-09:25 Minutes of the previous AGM & matters arising Secretariat
09:25-09:45 Chairman’s report (PGS SA 1st) KHSA success

Constitution & MoI


09:45-10:00 Constitution of the merged VAs Chairperson
10:00-10:15 Secretariat/Treasurer’s report + PGS SA Report Secretariat
10:15-10:25 Working group reports Sasha Mentz
10:25-10:35 Short interval
10:35-10:50 Q&A Session Nthatise Maphasa








1.     SAOSO Foundation & the Strategic plan links to VA

2.     UnPoison: Campaigns and workplans

3.     NOARA/TIPI; DALRRD Agroecology Technical Committee

4.     INOFO


Matthew Purkis

Anna Shevel

Raymond Auerbach

Busisiwe Mgangxela

11:45-12:15 Q&A Session Nthatise Maphasa
12:15-12:20 Announcement of election results Nthatise Maphasa
12:20-12:30 Closure Alan Rosenberg

The voting process is scheduled to take place during the AGM. For further information kindly click to review the proposed terms of reference for the Organic Sector Management Committee (OMC). You can also explore the opportunity to become a SAOSO member.

Your active involvement is vital to the success of our collective efforts in promoting organic farming practices and sustainable agriculture in South Africa. We look forward to your presence, valuable contributions, and meaningful discussions during the AGM.

If you have any inquiries or require further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact our organising team at

Thank you for your attention and we eagerly anticipate your participation in this significant event.

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