Managing personal data is never an easy task. SIZA, along with its members and registered consultants, must ensure a legal and ethically responsible method for the access and sharing of data at all times. To combat possible challenges and unlawful behaviour, the expectation rests with members to manage their own profiles and to not share their login details with others. It is often an expectation that external consultants manage these accounts on the member’s behalf, and then access was given to their profile. In accordance with the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA), personal information cannot be shared without the necessary written consent from all parties involved. Consultants must please remember that the requirements of the POPI act is a requirement that should be implemented throughout all levels in the value chain, i.e., between the worker and the producer as well. Contracts of employment must also be updated accordingly.
SIZA implemented the level 8 profile option at the end of 2020 for registered and recognised consultants whereby consultants are granted access to their clients’ profiles separately, by being added to the members’ profiles as a secondary contact. The level 8 profile provides an overall list view of all their clients and makes information management on a particular profile, much easier. This registration also allows the consultant to become a Remedy Programme whereby their details will be visible to all members who need additional assistance in correcting certain non-compliances after a third-party audit.
One of the 29 registered consultants, Cornel Lourens from Compufarm CC t/a Microfarm, noted that being able to see the list of all their clients’ SAQs start en end-dates is very useful. This allows for a more structured focus and planning approach for both member and consultant. “The feedback received after the SAQ is completed is easily accessible and comprehensive enough to understand exactly what is further required”. The level 8 profile will allow consultants to complete the necessary information on the SAQ as they receive it from the member.
Another registered consultant, Elna Meissner from HESQ Solution, explained that it is important that the client remains involved in the process. “The platform provides the unique opportunity for consultants to guide and assist clients, without spoon-feeding them. The responsibility still remains with each client to implement the systems within their business throughout the year”. Meissner further noted that a great benefit of the SIZA programme is ensuring continuous improvement by allowing the completion and update of information annually. Lourens and Meissner commented on how easy the MySIZA platform navigates and found that it definitely contributes value to the overall process and managing business operational requirements.
SIZA would like to thank each and every consultant who has already registered and continuously drives improvement amongst agri-businesses in South Africa and neighbouring countries. The consultants and business who are currently registered are listed below:
|Anita Smit Agri Consult||Anita Smitemail@example.com|
|Barvallei Personeel Dienste||Reynette Joubertfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Basic Agri Solutions||Eben de Flaminghemail@example.com|
|Chill Agricultural Consultant||Christa Hillfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Compufarm CC t/a Microfarm||Cornel Lourensemail@example.com|
|CT HR Services||Candice Terinkfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ethical Compliance A-Z||Carol Munroemail@example.com|
|Ethical Solutions (Pty) Ltd||Leon Diederichsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|EZ Agri (Pty) Ltd||Melinda Viljoen Dolbyemail@example.com|
|Farmkonsult (Pty) Ltd||Laurean Youngfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Fira Consultancy||Minet Schmidtemail@example.com|
|Fire Engineering Solutions||Markus Swartfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|G Lombard Consulting||Gwen Lombardemail@example.com|
|GikaGAP Konsultasie||Anneke van Dykfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Heleen Rossouw||Heleen Rossouwemail@example.com|
|HESQ SOLUTION||Elna Meissnerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|HopkinsCoetzee Assosiate PTY (Ltd)||Johan Hopkinsemail@example.com|
|Jani Gaybba||Jani Gaybbafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kaap Agri Werkgewers Organisasie||Johan Hopkinsemail@example.com|
|Lynda Schwulst||Lynda Schwulstfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|M Pretorius Consultant||Marisa Pretoriusemail@example.com|
|Masunel CC t/a Procare Western Cape||Petra Nelfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Patricia Hanekom||Patricia Hanekomemail@example.com|
|Skyvines cc||Francois Brinkfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Stinga Consulting and Trading||Tom Mabesaemail@example.com|
|Stronger Together South Africa||Abraham Danielsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Tag Consulting||Anna De Kockemail@example.com|
|Total Solution Partners (Pty) Ltd||Marjorie Smithfirstname.lastname@example.org|
If you are a consultant working with SIZA members, please contact Lynn Taute at (021) 852 email@example.com to register as a level 8 member on MySIZA.