ABOUT US

TerraSan is a South African investment group which holds investments in the pelagic fishing, mariculture, agriculture and property industries.

The TerraSan Group provides its subsidiaries with centralised secretarial, management, HR, IT and accounting services from an office located in Plattekloof, Cape Town. Furthermore, it also provides treasury and property services to the Group.

TerraSan was incorporated in 1963 with the main objective to create wealth for all its stakeholders. Since its inception, the original underlying founding aim has been in adding value to Southern Africa’s southwest coast marine resources as well as participating in sustainable development projects in the area by investing in productive assets.

TerraSan subscribes to the vision that a sustainable business manages its activities and products responsibly to ensure a positive impact on society, the economy and a sustainable future.

With a philosophy of sound investments, high standards and morals, and good business practices, the company has set a solid foundation for further expansion. This has been the cornerstone of TerraSan’s business and not only underlines growth for the entire group, but also equity and fairness for everyone involved.

Our Primary Focus:

  • Long-term strategic investments.
  • Partnerships and participation of minority concerns including empowerment.
  • To constantly enhance our value and returns.
  • Fair and beneficial business practices towards our employees and the areas where we conduct our businesses.
  • Minimising the environmental impact of our activities.

OUR VISION

To build world-class businesses.

OUR MISSION

  • Maintain a healthy balance between value for money and profitability for all stakeholders.
  • Source and retain passionate, competent people who are committed to service excellence through teamwork.
  • Respect the environment and the broader community as key aspects to long-term sustainable success.

OUR VALUES

  • Responsibility
  • Integrity
  • Competence
  • Initiative
  • Teamwork

GROUP STRUCTURE

The Board is collectively responsible and accountable for the vision, strategic direction, risk management, control and governance of the TerraSan Group.

Each company in the group has its own board of directors who is responsible for the risk management and control of that company.

TerraSan-Group-Structure

Leadership

Led by an experienced Board of Directors and Executive team, TerraSan has managed to overcome many challenges over the years – continuing to grow from strength to strength.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

ASM-Karaan

Prof ASM Karaan

Executive Chairman,
Member of the Social Ethics and Human Resources Committee

BF-Burger

Mr BF Burger

Chairman of the Social Ethics and Human Resources Committee,
Member of the Audit and Risk Committee

C-de-Wit

Mr C de Wit

AP-du-Preez

Mr AP du Preez

E-Links

Prof E Links

Member of the Audit and Risk Committee

GJ-Nel

Mr GJ Nel

Member of the Social Ethics and Human Resources Committee

S-Subramoney

Mr S Subramoney

Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee

EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT

JA-du-Plessis

Jacques du Plessis

Managing Director: Abalone and Mussels

NZ-Adams

Neil Adams

General Manager: Pelagic Fishery

JVDV-de-Wet

Jannie de Wet

Group Financial Manager