In Good Care!


SWASA is the leading source of innovative industry driven Information in the field of Mutton & Wool Sheep Production.

Supported by BKB as South Africa’s leading authority on agriculture for the past 100 years, our vision is to drive SWASA as internationally recognised Sheep & Wool Academy.


Our objectives are to:

1. Promote the holistic sheep industry of southern Africa
2. Provide an interactive and integrated academic e-platform to enable an academy of excellence driven by the sheep & wool industry
3. Promote international responsible production standards of wool and meat
4. Link southern African farmers and students to the local and international sheep and wool industry
5. Provide online technical- and economical advisory services and information to the sheep and wool industry

Management Team

Johann Stassen
Director Academics

B Sc Agric

Johann is an Agricultural Economist and commercial farmer with more than 30 years’ experience in agricultural training and development. Johann spearheaded i3A’s Online Campus.

Hans Heinze
Social Development

B Mil (Ret. Brig Gen)

Hans is an experienced retired military leader with a strong and proven track record in leadership development, training, planning and logistical support.

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Dr Antonie Geyer
Agricultural Economist

B Sc Agric (Hons), M Sc Agric, Ph D Economics

Antonie is a senior and well know agricultural economist with more than 35 years’ experience in the commercial agricultural Industry and Academic Institutions.

Christopher Menezes
Academic Curriculums

B Sc Agric (Hons), M Sc Agric

Born and raised on a commercial farm, Christopher matriculated at Landboudal Agricultural School as Agri-dux student. Being a Golden Key Certified B Sc graduate, he is enrolled for a M Sc in Animal Nutrition.

Giepie Caldo
Technical Training

ND Agric

Giepie began his career as a sheep and wool technician in 1975 and as a Wool Board / NWKV Production Advisor over the past 45 years made his mark in the industry.

Prof Erhard Du Toit
Animal Sciences

B Sc Agric (Hons), M Sc Agric, Ph D Animal Production

Erhard is one of the most senior Professors and experienced animal scientists in the world today. His scientific career started in 1963 at the University of the Free State. He is fluent in several European and African languages and is also the author and co-author of more than 100 scientific articles.

Ezelle Pohlmann
Training Services

B Sc Agric

Ezelle is an Animal Scientist and lecturer with 5 years experience in livestock production, training facilitation and assessment as qualified assessor.