Our People/Members of Parliament
Dr Lourie Bosman
Shadow Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training
Lourie Bosman practised as a pharmacist (B.Sc. (Pharm). MPS) in Lichtenburg from 1965 - 1978. He began farming cattle and maize in 1968 and ran a Brahman Stud on his farms in the Warmbath district.
He was a director of Northern Transvaal Co-op from 1990 - 1994, Chairperson of Waterberg/Warmbaths DAU 1984 -1990 Transvaal Agricultural Union Northern Region Chairperson 1988 - 1993, TAU Regional Chairperson - Mpumalanga: 1994 - 1998, TAU Vice -President 1997 - 1998, TAU Agricultural Personality of the Year 1993, President of Agri Mpumalanga from 1998 - 2004, Deputy-President of Agri SA from 2000 - 2004 and President of Agri SA from 2004 - 2008.
He has been a Member of the International Federation of Agricultural Producers (IFAP) since 2002, where he served as Vice-Chairperson and then as Chairperson of the 'Meats and Feeds' (IFAP) working group from 2004 to the present day. He has also served on the IFAP Excutive Committee over the same time period, where he represents IFAP on various International Conferences and working groups like OIE- 'Animal Health and Welfare' and the 'Animal Identification and Traceability' committees. He has dedicated a significant amount of time to GHAR (Global forum for Agricultural Research) and is also one of the proponents of IMS (International Meat Conferences).
From 2000 - 2009, he was a Member of the executive Committee of SACAU (Southern African Confederation of Agricultural Producers), and he represents SACAU on various international structures and working committees.
He served his community also in various other capacities, as President of the Warmbaths Agricultural and Industrial Show from 1986 - 1989, he played provincial hockey and represented Western Transvaal as well as Griqualand West, played first league cricket and social golf.
As a longstanding member of the DA, Dr. Bosman was elected to Parliament in 2009. He currently serves as the Deputy Shadow Minister for Higher Education and Training.
He is married to and has two children, a son Adee and a daughter Anname with five grandchildren.
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