Oscars of the Legal fraternity

AFGRI Legal Team - Robyn van Heerden and Pieter Badenhorst

Robyn van Heerden and Pieter Badenhorst

The team won Legal Department of the Year (for the second consecutive year) and the Innovation Award at the 2014 African Legal Awards. This is the first time an in-house legal team has won the Innovation award.

The team was also a finalist in the CSR category resulting in the team being the most nominated and awarded in-house legal team at the prestigious award ceremony. The African Legal Awards is an international competition which recognises exceptional achievement, excellence and innovation within the African legal profession. The judging panel is made up of 25 Africa-based general counsel and other senior members of the African legal community. More than 80 nominations were received by the judging panel this year.

African Legal Awards 2013: Legal Department of the Year Small Team     African Legal Awards 2014: Legal Department of the Year Small Team     African Legal Awards 2014: Winner Innovation Award

Read more on the Innovation Award on Legal Week: Innovation Award: AFGRI

AFGRI sponsors Blue Bulls rugby

Vodacom Blue Bulls - AFGRI Jersey Handover

AFGRI, the leading South African agricultural services and diversified foods group, announced on 29 January 2014 their active participation in the sponsorship of Blue Bulls rugby in South Africa.

Chris Venter, CEO of AFGRI, said at an official Blue Bulls Company (Pty) Ltd press conference today that AFGRI is pleased to be associated with a winning culture.

Blue Bulls CEO Barend van Graan is pleased to welcome AFGRI on board

“I would like to take this opportunity to welcome the AFGRI team to the Vodacom Bulls family. We look forward to working with you both on the field and off as we strive to grow and improve the game on a professional level as well as community development level by creating opportunities for young rugby players.”

AFGRI draws its history in South Africa back 90 years and so too the Blue Bulls are no strangers to transformation, tenacity and a fighting spirit. The Blue Bulls hold no less than 23 ABSA Currie Cup titles in South Africa and three titles in the Super Rugby competition which has been in place since 1996. This approach to winning appeals to AFGRI since the sponsorship will also contribute towards sport, player and community development some of AFGRI’s areas of operation.