WIETA board members

Chairperson - Mzukisi Mooi

Mzukisi is a development, education and training practitioner with experience in adult education, community development and conflict management. He is the Operations Manager for the Centre for Rural Legal Studies.

"As a social justice and human rights activist I strive to challenge existing social and economic inequalities, and involvement with ethical trade through WIETA will promote systemic change to ensure access to rights and justice for all in the agriculture sector.”

Vice Chair - Donald Mouton

Donald represents wine producers/growers on the WIETA Board and is the farm manager for Fairview.

"Transformation is not a feeling, it's an act of your will.”

Treasurer - Rico Basson

Rico is the CEO of VinPro, the service organisation for 3 600 South African wine cellars and producers. He represents them on all relevant forums and in dealings with government. He also serves on various other wine Industry boards.

"Sustainable wine production depends interalia on a sound working relationship between producers and their labour force. The WIETA code provides both a local and a global framework to ensure that this relationship is maintained and strengthened."

Henriette Abrahams

Henriette is a Human Resource Management Practitioner and General Secretary of Sikhula Sonke Farm Workers Trade Union.

"I view WIETA as a critical vehicle to bring about change and transformation in the wine industry and broader agricultural sector. Our multi-stakeholder approach will not only foster better employee/employer relations but will also assist in creating decent work and decent lives for farm worker communities, thereby creating a win-win situation for both producers, workers and their communities."


Rita Andreas

Rita Andreas is a founder member of the National Farm Workers Forum and also the spokesperson for the organisation.

"We support WIETA's code of conduct, and attempts made that farm workers be treated with respect, dignity and as human beings with high value. The National Farm Workers Forum plays a major role with regard to farm workers socio-economic development, and the empowering of skills and knowledge. Furthermore, the organisation enhances and promotes a positive relationship between farm owners and employees. We thank the CEO and the WIETA producer members for allowing us to be part of WIETA, and for what they have done thus far."

Christo Conradie

An agricultural economist by profession with over 20 years experience across a number of industries including the wine industry, banking and private companies, Christo is the Manager: Wine Cellars at VinPro.

"I'm committed to furthering the objectives of WIETA by acting fairly, co-operatively and in the best interest of the association and its members."

Llewellyn Cupido

Llewellyn is the Food and Allied Workers' Union (FAWU) representative.

"I serve on WIETA's board because ethical trade should ensure that fair labour standards as well as terms and conditions of employment are improved for workers. This would create an enabling environment for workers to highlight important issues to their employers, retailers and the consumers. Consumers would be able to purchase these products that have been produced by workers that have taken ownership of their sector and to ensure its sustainability."


Kurt Moore

Kurt, an attorney by profession with over 17 years experience in the wine industry, is the Deputy Director of the South African Liquor Brand Owners Association (SALBA).

"We believe that WIETA has a key role to play in improving working conditions on farms and empowering workers. In so doing we believe our industry will become more competitive and we will strengthen our position in the global arena."


Siobhan Thompson

Siobhan, a global marketing specialist with over 12 years experience in the liquor industry, is the CEO of Wines of South Africa (WOSA).

"South Africa is leading the way with WIETA in terms of an industry embracing ethical farming. This is an initiative which not only improves the lives of wine farm workers but also gives our brands an advantage on the global market."

Hilton Witbooi

Hilton is the Secretary General for the BAWSI Agricultural Workers Union of South Africa (BAWUSA).

"We as BAWUSA are committed to engaging with WIETA in a constructive way to ensure that the workers' voices are being heard and that we play an important role in WIETA being seen as a credible institution that lives up to its standards and principles."

Information on WIETA AGM & Board Meetings

Code of Conduct for WIETA board members and their member organisations