- A young black woman has been appointed chair of AFASA Youth
- She will be responsible for facilitating the link between young farmers and stakeholders
- The 24-year-old was surprised but honoured by the appointment
A 24-year-old was recently elected as the new chairperson for the youth wing of the African Farmers’ Association of South Africa (AFASA). The livestock farmer will be heading the link between young farmers and market stakeholders.
Keatlegile Mnguni said that the appointment came as a huge shock to her. She said she was honoured to have people believe in her.
She completed her studies three years ago at Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT). The young woman had studied food and beverage management. She also owns a catering business called Nouri catering and décor.
Mnguni wants to endorse support and promotion of the development of South African youth participation in the agricultural sector.
President of AFASA, Dr Vuyo Mahlati, welcomed the appointment. He said he was looking forward to having a fresh and young mind working in the organisation.
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