Our expert team

Sandra Kruger Partner

Sandra has over 15 years’ experience in the development of sustainability standards and certification strategies for many sectors and businesses.  She is passionate about innovative and outcome focused solutions for development and the creation of vibrant sectors and businesses that respond well to change. She is skilled in network creation, value chain analysis and development, workshop facilitation and research.  Sandra holds a MPhil in Land and Agrarian Reform from the University of the Western Cape.

Marthane Swart Partner

Marthane has over 10 years’ experience in the research and development of sustainable management practices for agribusinesses and related industries. She is skilled in systematic analysis of complex projects with multiple stakeholders and participatory planning to address specific development needs and challenges. Marthane is an expert facilitator and trainer and can enable human resource development in line with business goals on all levels, from general workers to top management. She also does certification support, conducts research studies and develops businesses for market access.  Marthane holds a Master’s Degree in Political Science from University of Stellenbosch.

Suzanne Herbst Consultant

Suzanne has over 20 years’ experience working throughout rural South Africa and has a keen understanding of the challenges faced by rural communities and small-scale businesses. Suzanne is an expert in training needs analysis and the development of training programs and capacity building strategies to enable sustainable development in businesses.  She is an enthusiastic supporter of entrepreneurs and community development initiatives.  Suzanne holds a Master’s Degree in Economic Management Sciences from the University of the Free State.

Margot Slabbert Consultant

Margot has 5 years’ experience in assisting businesses and beneficiaries to understand and integrate socio-economic human rights, and environmental principles and practices in their approach to sustainable business and human development. She is an exceptional communicator and has a good rapport with all levels of supply chain actors.   Margot holds a LL.M in Human Rights Law, a Honours in Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, and is currently completing her LL.M in Environmental Law.