Fostering Aloe In Their Natural Habitat

Aloe Council of South Africa

Prof Ben-Erik Van Wyk

Educated at the Universities of Stellenbosch (B.Sc. in Forestry/Nature Conservation 1979; M.Sc. cum laude 1983) and Cape Town (Ph.D 1989).
Lecturing Botany at the University of Johannesburg (Professor since 1990).


Johannes Carstens

Johan is an agricultural economist specialising in farming systems research and integrated sustainable rural development. Much of his work and development planning activities are focused on the South Western and Eastern Cape regions where Aloe ferox is found.


Michael Karamanof


Chris Pattinson

Chris served in the SADF, Logistical Corps as an officer for 22 years. In 2000 he moved to Albertinia  joined the team  of the  then MAAP, now Organic Aloe. In 2001 Chris was appointed as Production Manager  and at present is the elected MD of Organic Aloe

Chris Kirschner

Chris is passionate about helping people, with 6 years experience as a chef and 16 years in sales and marketing with the latter 10 being spent running a business with his wife in the Health and Wellness Industry..

Aloe Council

Defining Professional Certification Standards

For Aloe Products