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PROKON


Tel: 012 325 4579

Fax: 012 325 4585

 pta@prokonsa.co.za


www.prokonsa.co.za

WELCOME TO PROKON!

Product Control for Agriculture (Prokon) is a non-profit company in terms of the Companies Act 2006 that renders a comprehensive quality assurance, product management and grading service to the South African fresh produce industry.


Vision


To establish standards for and exercise control over the quality of agricultural produce to enhance local and foreign marketing

 

Mission


The delivery of a comprehensive cost-effective service to the agricultural industry in South Africa through:

• A quality assurance service on fresh produce

• A quality and advisory service for the trade

• Maintaining a grading, counselling and training program

• Promoting food safety and hygiene

• A statistical information system with relevant information to producers and other stakeholders

• Solving the problems of producers, buyers, consumers, processors, and packers

• Spreading a positive image of the fresh produce industry

 

Values


• Impartiality

• Integrity: Internal (colleagues) and external (clients)

• Professional conduct and expertise


INFRASTRUCTURE


Board of Directors


The current Prokon board of directors comprise of:


Garnet Leonard  (Chairperson) - Farmer

Stanley de Lange (Vice-chairperson) - Market agent

Rudi Heinlein - Farmer

Johannes Tsotetsi - Market management representative


Personnel


Prokon is active on all fresh produce markets and currently has 21 quality controllers in its employ to provide the services offer by the company. To assist the inspectors in the execution of the duties the company employs 24 assistants. To ensure that the administration of the company and the maintenance of the data base receive the necessary attention the duties have been assigned to a designated administrative officer.


The minimum qualification for Prokon quality controllers must at least have a National Diploma in Agriculture. They also receive regular in-service training and are subjected to appropriate technical examinations. This ensures a proper understanding of all fresh produce, the effects of different physiological defects, insects and other pests on the quality of produce, and other critical factors such as transport, packaging and time delays. The training of Prokon staff not only provides for the evaluation, classification and product management of potatoes, but also for other products sold on the market.


Offices


Prokon has offices on all the major fresh produce markets in South Africa.


PRETORIA

Posbus 24026, Gezina, 0031

Tel: 012 325 4579  |  Fax: 012 325 4585


DURBAN

PO Box 151, Watertower, 4073

Tel: 031 465 3831  |  Fax: 031 465 3831


JOHANNESBURG

Posbus 86023, City Deep, 2049

Tel: 011 613 3938  |  Fax: 011 613 3939


KAAPSTAD

Posbus 1001, Eppingdust, 7475

Tel: 021 531 7311  |  Fax: 021 531 7611


KIMBERLEY

PO Box 1250, Kimberley, 8300

Tel: 083 422 2318  |  Fax: 053 832 3505


KLERKSDORP

Posbus 10838, Klerksdorp, 2570

Tel: 018 469 2616  |  Fax: 018 469 2616


NELSPRUIT

Posbus 10076, Nelspruit, 1200

Tel: 013 744 3690  |  Fax: 013 744 3690


OOS-LONDEN

Posbus 12070, Amalinda, 5252

Tel: 043 745 2181  |  Fax: 043 745 2181


PIETERMARITZBURG

24A O'Brienstraat, Prestbury, 3201

Tel: 033 386 2461  |  Fax: 033 386 2461


PORT ELIZABETH

Mosselweg 9, Uitenhage, 6232

Tel: 041 461 1274  |  Fax: 041 461 1274


SPRINGS

Posbus 230, Pietersfield, 1566

Tel: 011 815 6202  |  Fax: 011 815 6202


WELKOM

Posbus 731, Welkom, 9460

Tel: 057 396 3107  |  Fax: 057 396 3107


BLOEMFONTEIN

Posbus 11845, Universitas, Bloemf, 9321

Tel: 051 433 1379  |  Fax: 051 433 1379


VEREENIGING

Coneroll Place 10, Palmstraat,  Drie Riviere, Poskantoor, 1929

Tel: 016 451 3824  |  Fax: 016 451 3824




Prokon organisational structure