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 Smitfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Barvallei Personeel Dienste||Reynette Joubertemail@example.com|
|Basic Agri Solutions||Eben de Flaminghfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Chill Agricultural Consultant||Christa Hillemail@example.com|
|Compufarm CC t/a Microfarm||Cornel Lourensfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|CT HR Services||Candice Terinkemail@example.com|
|Ethical Compliance A-Z||Carol Munrofirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ethical Solutions (Pty) Ltd||Leon Diederichsemail@example.com|
|EZ Agri (Pty) Ltd||Melinda Viljoen Dolbyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Farmkonsult (Pty) Ltd||Laurean Youngemail@example.com|
|Fira Consultancy||Minet Schmidtfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Fire Engineering Solutions||Markus Swartemail@example.com|
|G Lombard Consulting||Gwen Lombardfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|GikaGAP Konsultasie||Anneke van Dykemail@example.com|
|Heleen Rossouw||Heleen Rossouwfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|HESQ SOLUTION||Elna Meissneremail@example.com|
|HopkinsCoetzee Assosiate PTY (Ltd)||Johan Hopkinsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jani Gaybba||Jani Gaybbaemail@example.com|
|Kaap Agri Werkgewers Organisasie||Johan Hopkinsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Lynda Schwulst||Lynda Schwulstemail@example.com|
|M Pretorius Consultant||Marisa Pretoriusfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Masunel CC t/a Procare Western Cape||Petra Nelemail@example.com|
|Patricia Hanekom||Patricia Hanekomfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Skyvines cc||Francois Brinkemail@example.com|
|Stinga Consulting and Trading||Tom Mabesafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Stronger Together South Africa||Abraham Danielsemail@example.com|
|Tag Consulting||Anna De Kockfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Total Solution Partners (Pty) Ltd||Marjorie Smithemail@example.com|
If you are a consultant working with SIZA members, please contact Lynn Taute at (021) 852 firstname.lastname@example.org to register as a level 8 member on MySIZA.