Our history

They say... " never waste a crisis"! Well, 2020 has brought about many a crisis and even more change as a result! Despite so many challenges faced by so many people, communities, and companies globally, something new, innovative, clean and accessible was needed to make a difference to ordinary people’s lives in a profound way. With the help of a fifth, four friends came together with one vision... to introduce good people, to drive change which they believe in, to create opportunities for more good people. The main goal was “together everyone achieves more” (TEAM). We decided to jump into uncharted territory of sharing rather than withholding, to discover a world with new solutions that have never been looked at before. This was the birth of the company Wistek. Wistek CC started trading in 2006 until 2020, and in 2021 we moved over to Wistek Pty Ltd.

Our experience

Together the TEAM has more than 100 years of experience on the African continent with well-established local and regional networks and operational experience spanning from academic institutions, primary producers, value chain role players, financing, government and franchising. Our core competencies include, amongst others, but not limited to operational management, business development, processing retailing, agricultural finance, research and development, Financial/ERP Business Management Solutions.

 

Management Team and Advisors



Tertius
Pienaar

Chief Executive Officer
  • 25 years commercial experience
  • 12 years experience as Agriculturist
  • MBA, Hons Industrial Psychology
  • Executive Leadership USB
  • COO for Noise Clipper
  • International Marketer (B2B and B2C)
  • Strategic Advisor City of Tshwane

Marcia
Neveling

Advisor Legal and Commercial
  • 23 years post qualification experience, including senior positions in private legal practice
  • B .Proc (Law) Admitted Attorney
  • MBA
  • Corporate Governance Expert
  • Admitted to the High Court/Supreme High Court
  • Legal advisor locally and abroad

Izak
Smith

Director
  • Izak Smith CA(SA)
  • 30 years experience in audit, advisory, tax and accounting
  • CEO of audit practice with over 12,000 clients and 52 staff
  • Registered in Namibia as CA (Nam)
  • Specialist in business structures in SA and abroad.

Dr. Ezanne
Swanepoel

Strategic Alliance Advisor
  • 20 years experience working in Africa
  • African Rainmaker/Canada
  • African Investment opportunities expert
  • Money and empowerment expert

Prof. Andre
Jooste

Alliance Advisor
  • 24 years experience
  • Prof Dept Ag-Econ Stellenbosch
  • Industry Strategist and Analyst
  • Agriculturist of the year (Northern region) 2013
  • Associate Prof and Chairperson Agri OFS
  • Various Int. Publications
  • CEO Potatoes SA
  • Serves on Agri Councils and Advisory to Government Committees
  • International Speaker and Author

Dr. Deon
De Wet Roos

Research and Development
  • 22 years experience in the Polymer Industry
  • PhD in Polymer Chemistry
  • MBA
  • R&D Manager at AECI
  • Consultant for SAPPI
  • Industrial Chemistry Consulting
  • Scientific Programming and financial Modeling
  • Chief Scientist SASOL
  • Research Engineer in Austria