Agricultural Research Council (ARC)

Contact Details

Physical: 1134 Park Street, Hatfield, Pretoria
Postal: PO Box 8783, Pretoria, 0001
Tel: 012 427 9700 / 012 340 5814
Fax: 012 342 2231 / 012 342 3948 / 012 340 5814


The mission of the Agricultural Research Council (ARC) is to be a premier science institution that conducts research with partners, develops human capital and fosters innovation to support and develop the agricultural sector.

The ARC's main functions are to: undertake and promote research, technology development and technology transfer; utilise the technological expertise in its possession and make it generally available; publish information concerning its objectives and functions, and establish facilities for the collection and dissemination of information in connection with research and development; publish the results of research; establish and control facilities in the fields of research, technology development and technology transfer that the Council may determine from time to time; cooperate with departments of state, institutions, persons and other authorities for the promotion and conduct of research, technology development and technology transfer; promote the training of research workers by means of bursaries or grants-in-aid for research, technology development and technology transfer, and contribute financially; offer research, development and technology transfer programmes; hire or let facilities; and cooperate with persons and authorities in other countries conducting or promoting research, technology development and technology transfer in agriculture.

Office Bearers/Management

Prof S Vil-Nkomo
Chief Executive Officer
Dr S Moephuli

Prof Sibusiso Vil-Nkomo
Deputy Chairperson:
Council Members:
Mr Michael Brinkhuis
Dr Joyce Chitja
Ms Bongiwe Kali
Mr Mlulami Aggrey Mahanjana
Mr Andrew Makenete
Dr Moraka Nakedi Makhura
Prof PW Mashela
Ms Joyce Mashiteng
Adv Edwin Matane Mphahlele
Mr Sipho Mthombeni
Dr Mnqobi Edwin Ngidi
Dr Mokgadi Ngoepe-Ntsoane
Dr Aldo Stroebel
Dr Saskia Van Oosterhout
Chief Executive Officer:
Dr Shadrack Moephuli (President and CEO)
Chief Financial Officer:
Mr Gabriel Maluleke
Senior Management:
Dr Andrew Magadlela (Group Executive: Animal Sciences)
Dr Litha Magingxa (Group Executive: Agricultural Economics and Capacity Development)
Mr Frans Monkwe (Group Executive: ICT and Infrastructure)
Dr Nthabiseng Motete (Group Executive: Crop Sciences)
Mr Ayanda Ndamase (Acting Company Secretary)
Dr Jasper Rees (Group Executive: Research and Innovation Systems)
Ms Makgomo Umlaw (Group Executive: Human Resources and Legal Services)
Communications Officers:
Dr Yolisa Pakela-Jezile (Acting Senior Manager: Marketing)

Financial Information

All Financial Values: R'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
AUDIT OUTCOMEFinancially UnqualifiedFinancially UnqualifiedFinancially UnqualifiedFinancially Unqualified
Current Assets522 740642 088621 324584 180
Non-Current Assets1 011 394949 538884 451787 676
Total Assets1 534 1341 591 6261 505 7751 372 341
Current Liabilities413 692394 157328 934327 142
Non-Current Liabilities209 238212 827209 238213 279
Total Liabilities622 930606 984538 172540 421
Total Net Assets911 204984 642967 603831 920
Total Revenue1 243 7131 358 3551 362 6061 103 910
Revenue from Exchange Transactions461 452439 095496 851356 526
Revenue from Non-Exchange Transactions782 261919 261865 755747 384
Total Expenditure(1 317 152)(1 343 972)(1 206 251)(1 015 332)
Employee Costs(768 053)(779 286)(685 235)(611 756)
Surplus/(Deficit) for Year(73 439)14 384135 68388 578
Net Cash Flows from Operating Activities(103 371)137 902130 384149 815
Net Cash Flows from Investing Activities(103 339)(109 879)(146 895)(110 450)
Cash & Cash Equivalents at End of Year301 526508 236480 212496 724
Unauthorised Expenditure----
Irregular Expenditure-6481 4491 123
Fruitless & Wasteful Expenditure265155-
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Posts Filledn/an/an/an/a
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