The Citrus Academy is a non-profit company established in 2005 by the Citrus Growers’ Association of Southern Africa to enable human resource development in the Southern African citrus industry. Tasked with addressing specific challenges faced by the industry—low production skills levels, employment equity, scarce and critical skills, black economic empowerment, and the quality of skills delivery—the Academy was registered as a separate Section 21 company in March 2007. The Citrus Academy has Section 18(a) tax exemption and has 100% beneficiary recognition for the purposes of B-BBEE.
Jacomien is responsible for the overall management of the Citrus Academy.
Candice manages all aspects of the Bursary Fund, including applications, pay-outs, funding, and vocational learning programmes.
Sam manages the implementation of the skills development component of the CGA’s Economic Transformation of Black Citrus Growers Programme (ETBCG).
Desiree coordinates the development and implementation of all learning programmes and events, as well as being responsible for special projects.
Sive assists with the output of the audio-visual series and handles various Citrus Academy projects.
Nonhle assists the Project coordinator with the output of the audio-visual series and various Citrus Academy projects.
Londiwe assists the Skills development facilitator with all administrative duties pertaining to the ETBCG project.
Angela is responsible for social media, and web development, as well as database management.
Keshena is responsible for the management of the accounts.
Bets oversees the office administration for both the Citrus Growers’ Association and the Citrus Academy.