Gerhard Heyneke | WRSA Chairman

Gerhard was born and raised in Potgietersrus and is married to Riana. They have three children and three grandchildren. Gerhard studied in Potchefstroom and Pretoria and completed a HOD with botany and zoology as majors. They moved to the Eastern Cape in 2005. In 2008 he started game ranching near the town of Alexandria.

1989-1992 – Secondary Education
1993-2008 – Retail Garden Center Management
2008 – Game Rancher

He belongs to the following organizations:

  • Alexandria Farmers’ Association Management
  • Assegaai Conservancy
  • WRSA

He previously and/or is currently serving on the following committees:

  • Chairman of Assegaai Conservancy: 2013 – 2018
  • Chairperson of WRSA Eastern Cape Provincial Committee: 2016 – 2018
  • General advice of AGRI-OK
  • Chairman of WRSA’s Bontebok Advisory Committee: 2016 – 2018
  • President of Bontebok Breeders Association: 2016
  • Director of WRSA: 2018 – 2020
  • Acting Deputy President WRSA 2020
  • WRSA Chairperson since 16 October 2020

Gerhard Heyneke | WRSA Chairman