Founder Members

SUCo-SA will seek to include other like-minded organisations in our coalition within the Southern African landscape whether your cause is wildlife, marine resources, plants/bioprospecting or community based and traditional use interests.

The combined membership numbers of the founders exceed 70 000 people. The proud founding members of SUCo-SA, with elected SUCo-SA Exco members names and positions reflected next to the organisation they hail from, are:

 SUCo-SA Exco:

  • Executive Committee: Chair; Pieter Swart (SATTA).
  • Vice-Chair; Mr. Stephen Palos (CHASA),
  • Sec-General; Mr. Trevor Oertel (SAFA),
  • Treasurer; Mr. Richard York (WRSA),
  • Additional Members;
  • Ron Thomson (TGA),
  • Dr Herman Els (Natshoot)

SUCo-SA Founder Member associations and their representatives

Confederation of Hunting Associations of South Africa (CHASA):

Stephen Palos, CEO

National Hunting and Shooting Association (Natshoot)

Herman Els, Executive Chair

Parrot Breeders of South Africa  (PVSA/PASA)

Gert van Zyl, Exco member

Professional Hunters Association of South Africa (PHASA)

Pieter Potgieter, President

South African Falconry Association (SAFA)

Trevor Oertel, Ex Officio Member, SAFA Exco

South African Predators Association (SAPA)

André Mentz, Chair

South African Taxidermy and Tannery Association (SATTA)

Pieter Swart, President

South African Wingshooters Association

André van der Westhuizen, Chair

The True Green Alliance (TGA)

Ron Thomson, CEO

Wildlife Ranching South Africa (WRSA)

Richard York, CEO