Nov 7, 2017
The winner of the 2017 Western Cape Prestige Agri Awards, Hermanus Bienas, wants to improve the lives of residents working in the agriculture sector.
Bienas, an Assistant Manager at the Kys Nursery in Vredendal, was announced as the winner of the competition at a ceremony at the Nederburg Wine Estate in Paarl on Saturday, 4 November 2017.
Bienas said his win had motivated him to uplift others in his community.
- Hermanus Bienas, the 2017 winner of the Western Cape Prestige Agri Awards
- Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities
The competition is co-sponsored by the Western Cape Department of Agriculture and Shoprite.
- Dr Johan van Deventer, General Manager at Freshmark (Shoprite’s fruit and vegetable procurement and distribution arm)
Since 2002, 9369 agricultural employees have entered the competition.
Read more about last year's winner, Anton Alexander, here.