AfriNat is a national research and development, technical advisory and manufacturer of agricultural products, specializing in the marketing and distribution of innovative, “next generation” crop protection, crop health and plant life scientific brands.
With more than 20 years’ experience in complexed bioflavonoids and fruit acid extracts as active ingredients, AfriNat presents a well-integrated biological portfolio to Farmers, Packers and Food Manufacturing in an ever-changing environment.
Consumer awareness of the health hazards posed by synthetic fungicides/pesticides, have created a demand for healthier food options which have resulted in higher restrictions placed for “residue-free” food. This has set the stage for more natural alternatives in our food production systems.
The natural preharvest range comprises of bio-stimulant products formulated from bioflavonoids and other fruit acids, which promotes vigorous growth and regeneration of healthy plants, subsequently leading to greater food safety and security; and less food wastage. These products are used in spray programmes for maximum yield and better quality of fruits and vegetables.
These remedies have been extensively tested under a A large variety of conditions, the registration holder does not guarantee that it will be effective under all conditions. The activity and effect thereof may be affected by factors such as abnormal soil, climatic and storage conditions, quality of dilution water, compatibility with other substances not indicated on the label and the occurrence of resistance of the pests or pathogen against the remedy, as well as by the method, time and accuracy of the application. The registration holder furthermore does not accept responsibility for damage to crops, vegetation, the environment, or harm to man or animal, or for lack of performance of the remedy concerned due to failure by the user to follow the label instructions, or to the occurrence of conditions that could not have been foreseen in terms of the registration. Consult the supplier in the event of any uncertainty.
Chief Executive Officer
National Sales Manager
Head Food Scientist & Lab Manager
Medical Doctor with a diverse background in health care business management, development, and strategic project implementation. Dr. Sidar completed his master’s thesis in Biotechnology business development and has co-authored a book on developing the biotech industry in Africa. With over 13 years’ experience in senior management, he has dealt with the state sector in developing and introducing new product solutions and is well acquainted with the national health system.
BSc. Agric; BSc. Biochemistry
Gary commenced his agricultural career in South Africa with the introduction of computerized irrigation systems imported from Israel in 1981, and is proud to state that the same irrigation products are being manufactured locally to date, under the umbrella of Netafim Inc. After a decade of observing agricultural practices, with harsh synthetic chemicals, changed career course, to seek alternate natural chemicals that could provide solutions and remedies to the human food chain, from agricultural practices – soil and crop health, hygiene and sanitation solutions as well as remedies for the health care sector, food and beverage manufacturing and processing Industries. Commenced his association with Prof. D. Lax and Mr. I. Ripley in 1995 who were focused on “phenolic compounds” with multiple functions, applications and usage for both crop protection and hygiene and sanitation. After 15 years of research and development, with commercialization in the United Kingdom, Gary brought the knowledge and know-how to AfriNat® in 2010.
André van Schalkwyk
National Sales Manager
André started his career in the agriculture chemical industry and is well experienced, self-driven, motivated and goal driven Sales Manager with 13 years’ experience in the Agriculture Chemical Industry at Bayer Crop Science. With further 7 years of experience in R&D and 6 years in sales as Regional anager & Interim Territory sales Manager. Leading and mentoring a team of technicians & area sales Managers. André proven track record of growing business sales through networking, collaborating with distribution channels, agents, and farmers, and in creating informed smart business partnerships.
A young dynamic individual with a diverse 12 years’ experience in retail, wholesale, FMCG & food manufacturing sector. Specializing in marketing & brand management.
Regional Sales: Vibacsan
An Agronomist with a BSc. Agriculture qualification from University of Stellenbosch. Gerhard started his career in the pharmaceutical industry and was Head of Sales in a multinational company where 31 years were spent in various capacities of management in the health care sector. His ability to enter markets established and still grow market share is evident in the growth of sales figures.
Makaita Ann Chikwavira
A qualified, diligent and professional Chartered Accountant.
An agricultural scientist from Stellenbosch University with a strong business acumen. He specializes in crop production and soil management and has thus proven to add value to any farming operation.
Head Food Scientist & Lab Manager
Food Technologist, 10 years’ experience in the Food and Beverage sector, with background in both Quality Assurance and Research & Development of new products.
An experienced individual that comes with over 21 years’ experience in Pharmaceutical, Chemical & Biotechnology Industries. Focussed in laboratory equipment & machinery.
Specializing in Procurement, Logistics & Stock Control & Bookkeeping with over 6 years’ experience in finance field.
An awesome team player dealing with all administrative work within the group.
A hardworking individual focusing on dispatch and receiving managing warehousing and stock control.
An excellent team leader who handles management of accounts and team of bookkeepers.