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Grow from the ground with us

The CGA Grower Development Company is a non-profit company that was established in 2016 with the primary objective of making a significant impact on the transformation of the citrus industry. The operations of the CGA-GDC are funded by the Citrus Growers’ Association of Southern Africa from a levy received from citrus growers.

The CGA-GDC interacts with and cooperates with all appropriate stakeholders to achieve mutually agreed goals.

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Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in Partnership with National Treasury Jobs Fund
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Farmers/Producers Support Towards Commercialisation
Closing date: 15th January 2020 by 16h00. NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED!

Download advert here.
Download application form here.


The CGA-GDC Annual Report 2017/2018 can be viewed and downloaded here.


Join the CGA-GDC in welcoming Mathapelo Portia Mello as the newly appointed Financial Manager. 

Mathapelo is an experienced finance manager with over ten years experience working in the financial services industry. She worked for the Office of the Auditor General in external auditing for seven years, with exposure, amongst others, to the audit of compliance, risk, as well as entities performance measurements against its strategic objectives. Thereafter she spent three years working for the Standard Bank of South Africa.

Mathapelo is skilled in financial accounting, financial management, external auditing, International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and is a strong accounting professional with a B Comm Financial Accounting degree from University of Pretoria together with a Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting Science from the University of South Africa.

Mathapelo can be reached at

mathapelo mello

Meet the Team


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Mr Lukhanyo Nkombisa
General Manager

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Mr Andrew Mbedzi
Production and Technical Support Manager

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Ms Yolanda Ntlakaza
Business Support Manager

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Mr Melton Mulaudzi
Extension Officer

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Ms Camille Khoza
Office Administrator

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Ms Mathapelo Mello
Financial Manager

Board of Directors

Dr Mono Mashaba
Dr Mono Mashaba
Independent Non-Executive Director: Chairperson

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Mr Andries Muller
Independent Non-Executive Director: Vice-Chairperson

Mr Tshililo Ramabulana
Mr Tshililo Ramabulana
Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr Mankhili Thompson
Mr Tompson Mankhili
Non-Executive Director from the Chamber: North Region

Mr Zukile Lawrence Mgadle
Mr Zukile Lawrence Mgadle
Non-Executive Director from the Chamber: South Region