SA Graan/Grain is a specialist publication and official mouthpiece of Grain SA and is regarded as one of the leading agricultural publications in agriculture. This monthly magazine is available in print and online and has become a compass for the sustainable production of grain and oilseeds in South Africa.

Backed by Grain SA as a prominent grain producers organisation, our articles are written by prominent scientists, agricultural economists, experts from the industry and professional journalists.


Grain SA
Block C, Alenti Office Park
457 Witherite Street
The Willows
Tel: 086 004 7246

PO Box 74087, Lynnwood Ridge, 0040
Tel: 086 004 7246

Meet the editorial team

The editorial committee is a working group of Grain SA which meets on a monthly basis to ensure that the magazine carries the latest agricultural information based on relevant research, technology, production techniques and expertise. Several other working groups are represented within the committee.


Jaco Breytenbach
Chairperson: SA Graan/Grain Editorial Committee


Danie Minnaar
Vice Chairperson: SA Graan/Grain Editorial Committee


Richard Krige
Vice Chairperson: Grain SA

Theo Ferreira
Producer and member of Grain SA


Dr Tobias Doyer
CEO, Grain SA


Dr Dirk Strydom
Head: Marketing, NAMPO & Research Coordination


Corné Louw
Head: Applied Economics & Member Services


Nico Vermaak
Company Secretary,
Grain SA


Alzena Gomes
Public Relations Officer


Dr Jeanetta Saayman-du Toit
ARC-Grain Crops, Potchefstroom
ARC-Small Grain, Bethlehem


Prof Gert Ceronio
Faculty: Natural and Agricultural Sciences,
University of the Free State


Prof Willem Boshoff
Faculty: Natural and Agricultural Sciences,
University of the Free State


Dr Hendrik Smith
Conservation agriculture facilitator, ASSET Research


Pietman Botha
Agricultural consultant


Heleen Viljoen,
Agricultural Economist,
Grain SA


Christiaan Vercueil,
Agricultural Economist,
Grain SA


Marguerite Pienaar
Argicultural Economist


Johan Teessen
Agricultural Economist Intern


MJ Swart
Regional Manager (Farmer Development)
& Marketer: Western Cape


Lerato Ramafoko
Agricultural Economist Intern

Publishing partner: Infoworks Media Publishing


Valerie Cilliers
Tel: 018 468 2716
Cell: 060 991 1606
Email: valerie@infoworks.biz


Johan Smit
Managing editor
Tel: 018 468 2716
Cell: 082 553 7806
Email: johan@infoworks.biz