About RAS

The Royal Agricultural Society of Natal is an organisation ‘not for gain’ committed to serving the interests of;
Agriculture, Commerce and Industry in the Province of KwaZulu-Natal in particular and South Africa as a whole.

Accordingly we aspire to facilitate interaction, education and trade through the medium of exhibitions and shows.In furthering this objective and fully appreciating that financial viability and the optimal utilisation of resources cannot be compromised, we are ever mindful of:

  • our partnership with the city and region of Pietermaritzburg-Msunduzi and the province of KwaZulu-Natal;
  • our social responsibility to the wider community; and
  • our heritage and traditions.

In fulfilling this mission we subscribe to the principles of ‘fair play’, transparency and openness in all our dealings.

The Royal Agricultural Society of Natal was awarded a Level 2 BEE certificate in 2012.

Cyril Ramaposa

Cyril Ramaposa
President of the Republic of South Africa
and Patron of the
Royal Agricultural Society of Natal

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HRH The Duke of Edinburgh KG KT 
Patron of the Royal
Agricultural Society of the
Commonwealth

Sihle Zikalala

Sihle Zikalala
Premier of the Province of KwaZulu Natal
and Vice-Patron of the
Royal Agricultural Society of Natal

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HRH The Princess Royal
President of the Royal
Agricultural Society of the
Commonwealth

Royal Agricultural Society of Natal Executive Committee 2011 – 2012

Back Row, Standing, Left to Right:  Alan Shaw, Steve Colenbrander, Bobby Hex, Mike Frickel, CA Froneman

Middle Row, Left to Right: Andrew Line, Phillida Ellis, Di Fitzsimons, Henrietta Whelan, Marlize du Preez, Tim Nixon, Garth Ellis

Bront Row, Seated, Left to Right: Dereck Spencer, Ron Glaister, Mike Moncur (Vice President), Dr Iona Stewart (President), Terry Strachan (CEO), David Wing, Ron McDonald.

Absent: John Fowler

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Kay Makan
Vice President

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Grant Kobus

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Piet Prinsloo

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Neville Thomas

The Royal Agricultural Society of Natal Staff 2012

Back Row, Left to Right: Dix Reddy, Jenny Fraser, Terry Strachan (CEO)

Front Row, Left to Right: Roy Motilal, Barbara Shaw, Irene Peters, Carmen Nanni, Priscilla Pandither, Kay Naidoo