Nov 5, 2018
This year’s winner of the Prestige Agri Award is Isaac Ntoto, from Garden of Eden Berries in Brandwag, Mossel Bay.
The announcement was made at a gala event held at the Nederburg Wine Estate on Saturday, 3 November 2018.
Ntoto oversees all the technical aspects of the farm, ranging from soil sampling to fertilisation and integrated pest management. In addition, he plays a role in new employee recruitment and induction.
- Isaac Ntoto, Winner of the 2018 Prestige Agri Award
Owner of the farm, Gavin Lensley-Noakes said Ntoto won because he possessed “the three P’s.”
- Gavin Lensley-Noakes, owner of Garden of Eden Berries
As overall winner, he has won prizes in excess of R100 000 and a place on the Prestige Agri Worker Forum which meets with the Minister each quarter to discuss agri worker as well as sector related issues.
The competition, which has been sponsored by Shoprite since 2012, seeks to recognise the hard work and dedication of the province’s agricultural workforce.
- Beverley Schäfer, new Western Cape MEC for Economic Development
- Outgoing minister Alan Winde
A total of 1318 agricultural employees entered the competition this year from 16 regions across the province. Regional winners were chosen in Piket Bo Berg, Durbanville, Stellenbosch, Central Karoo, Berg River, Franschhoek, Breede River, Swartland, Overberg, Langeberg, the Garden Route, Olifantsrivier, Hex Valley, the Elgin, Grabouw, Vyeboom and Villiersdorp region and Witzenberg.