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Koos Venter is a distinguished professional with an impressive blend of military, aviation, business, and project management expertise. His approach to work is deeply rooted in discipline and order, traits honed through his extensive background in the military and aviation sectors. As a result-driven individual, Koos’s commitment to achieving tangible outcomes is evident in every project he undertakes.
His career is marked by a steadfast dedication to positive change, a principle that guides his decision-making and leadership style. Koos’s ability to navigate complex environments and his knack for meticulous planning are hallmarks of his success in both the business and project management realms.
Operating with a strategic mindset, Koos has consistently demonstrated his capacity to lead teams towards achieving their goals, ensuring operational excellence across various domains. His unique blend of skills and experience makes him an invaluable asset to any organization, particularly in roles that demand precision, strategic planning, and a results-oriented approach.
Barend Olivier is a seasoned professional with a rich background in the hospitality industry. At the age of 50, he brings over two decades of experience to his current role. Born in the quaint Free State town of Reitz, Barend completed his matriculation in Senekal before embarking on his career journey.
He began his professional path at ABSA bank, dedicating over six years to the financial institution. His passion for hospitality led him to pursue further education in this field, earning a Hospitality Management Diploma from the Free State Technicon. This academic achievement marked the start of a new chapter in his career, transitioning into the hotel industry at the prestigious Hilton Hotel in Durban.
Over the years, Barend has been a key figure at Southern Sun, where he has served for 21 years. His journey with the group has seen him take on roles at various hotels and resorts throughout South Africa, showcasing his versatility and commitment to excellence in the hospitality sector. Notably, he spent time at the iconic Beacon Island Resort in Plettenberg Bay, further honing his skills and expertise in managing high-profile hospitality establishments.
His vast experience and deep understanding of the industry have now led him to join the team at Mount Grace, where his leadership and expertise are invaluable assets.
Andre Schmidt obtained the B.Com LLB degrees at RAU in 1988.
After completion of his articles, he was admitted as an attorney on 22 September 1992.
He has been in his own private practice, AC Schmidt Inc., February 1998.
Andre has further obtained an Advanced Diploma in Labour Law, Post Graduate Diploma in Tax Law, which qualifications assisted him to specialise in Labour Law, Commercial Litigation, Contracts and Tax Law
Andre has been an active member of the Mountain Club of South Africa, Magaliesberg Section, since 1988 as a mountaineer and rock climber. He is also presently a member on the committee of the Magaliesberg Section.
He is actively involved in activities to protect the beauty and wilderness character of the mountains, especially the Magaliesberg.
1985-90. Universities of Botswana & Edinburgh. LLB
1990. Trained as an attorney in Gaborone
1996. Admitted as an Advocate of the Supreme Court
Underwent numerous training and skilling programmes in the various posts that I occupied.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE & EMPLOYMENT HIS-TORY
Department of Defence
Member of the Ministerial Legal Audit Committee – [2011 to 2013]
Department of Economic Development, Gauteng – 2006
Deputy Director General – [2006 – 2008]
Mogale City Local Municipality – 2000 Executive Mayor
Denel Aviation, 1998
Department of Sport Recreation Arts & Culture, Gauteng – 1996
Department of Provincial Affairs and Constitutional Develop-ment – 1995
Educational Opportunities Council – 1994
UNHCR – 1991-93
Segopolo Komboni & Partners – 1990
Wilgespruit fellowship Centre – 1979
The World (newspaper) – 1976
Recreation Africa Limited – non executive director (2006 to date)
Izinga Access – non executive director (2006 to 2013)
Gauteng Liquor Board – Chairperson (2013 to 2014)
Member of the Advisory Board: Wits School of Governance (2014)
Board member: Sci-Bono (2015)
Board member: South African Forestry Company Limited (2018)
Board member: Gauteng Growth & Development Agency
Member of the Reserve Forces Council
Member of Medu Arts Ensemble 1981 – 1987
Producer: Association of SA Students Choir (UK) 1988 – 1990
Advisor Sport Recreation Arts & Culture 1996 – 1998
Member: South African Musicians Alliance 1991
Founder member and 1st Vice President Musicians Union of South Africa 1994
PanSALB Commissioner (2013)
Provincial Co-ordinator (Liberation Heritage Route) National heritage Council
Peter Itumeleng Selebogi, was born 1970 July 22. He is the second born in the family of two boys and one girl (Pinky). He attended school at Magaliesburg state school and matriculated at Rustenburg.
Due to the unemployment rate in the the country he ended up going into the taxi industry in 1992 as a driver and this is where he obtained extra driving skills by completing certificates in:
In 2001 he bought himself a minibus taxi and joined the Taxi Association as an owner.
He served on the association as general secretary for 2 terms (10 yrs) and 1 term as Grievance Officer.
He has since bought another minibus taxi and is working mainly with groups like churches, burial societies, schools and social clubs, his understanding and respect for others helps him increase his customers every time.
Transporting you safely with a smile!
Nigel has an intense interest in history and a desire to see Magaliesburg prosper. He has managed to combine these two to make a difference, albeit a very tiny difference.
He, together with the help of others, has managed to resurrect the Magaliesburg Historical Society. Nigel also represents Magaliesburg’s interests on the West Rand Development Agency’s (“WRDA”)’ project to bring international and local tourists to the greater Magaliesberg area.
Nigel studied geology at UPE, but never practiced geology and went into computing instead, spending 10 years with IBM, before going out contracting, and then joining the banks and spending over 14 years with ABSA. The changing dynamics of the South Africa workplace led Nigel to become an Independent Contractor again doing project management for the large financial intuitions, specialising in IT, Banking and Regulatory projects. He also has a master’s degree from Wits University.
Currently Nigel is semi-retired and has a small farm in Koesterfontein and is busy turning it from a lifestyle farm to a working farm.
MRtC / Printed Maps / Billboards
Hannelie is a qualified pharmacist and a dynamic businesswoman with various business interests. She sees herself first and foremost as the mother of her two children – Carla and Rijn and wife of Errol with whom she shares a rustic homestead in Hekpoort, on the foothills of the Magalies Mountains.
Hannelie obtained a B.Pharm degree at the university of Potchefstroom in 1986, moved to Magaliesburg in 1989 – where she opened Country Pharmacy – first in a group of 6 pharmacies stretching over 3 provences. As employer of a contingent of 40+ people Hannelie strongly believes in helping people develop their full potential. She is running a youth development program in her pharmacies where she gives inexperienced youth the necessary skills.
Apart from her work in the medical field – MelonRouge Eatery Art Antiques was created in 2007 – a venue where food, art, books, antiques, vintage clothing and leisure meet to create an interesting space where friends and families come together. Here she hosts regular art exhibitions where she strives to push the boundaries of creativity and provoke thought. She was one of the first participants in RSA of the celebrated international SLOW ART day. This venture lead to the opening of TWAK – a quirky second hand shop at the entrance of Magaliesburg.
She owns commercial property and has dedicated space for small local entrepreneurs and create opportunity for them to set foot in the retail business with guidance and assistance.
With her passion for the Afrikaans language and the local history of Magalies – she established a Jochem van Bruggen window museum where memorabilia is being kept for future generations.
As a leader – Hannelie plays a key role in her community on different levels. She is a founding member of the Magaliesburg Business Forum in which se actively participate since 2015. She leads the organisation of the annual Magalies Rocks the Cradle weekend festival, which strive to promote the area as a tourist destination and investment opportunity for city dwellers that wants to escape the rat race. She established and sponsors the WeLoveMagalies INFO centre at the entrance of Magaliesburg where local businesses can display and advertise their ventures.
She has managed not only to realise her vision for herself and her business but continues to strive to serve her community and to inspire the people she comes into contact with.
Safety, Security and Roads
Stoney attended school at Sentraal High in Bloemfontein.
He was a member of the SA Police Service from 1975 to 2000 after which he joined the corporate world and was involved for a few years in a security company.
Thereafter he became a Safety and Security Manager for a Telecomms company specialising in Environmental Health and Safety and Event Safety.
He has completed the following courses:
Currently Stoney is an Environmental Health and Safety Consultant as well as an Event Safety Consultant.
Superspar Magalieburg operator Family business
Honeydew Cosmo City Build It Operator
Luis has been a member of several boards throughout the years:
Community Policing Forum, Strubensvalley, Honeydew
DA Strubensvalley – Vice Chairman
Rametsi Lodge eco game farm – Chairman
Jaco is the Chairperson of the Magaliesburg Community Forum: Targeting various focused objectives related to Environmental, Security, New Developments and Conservation (Mainly involved with Public Participation Process guidance)
He is director of two Non-Profit Companies (NPC): Magaliesburg West Community Initiatives (ANPR focussed) and Steel City Drone Pilot (Community aerial support focussed)
Jaco obtained his degrees at:
University of Cape Town 2003 – 2005 – Master of Science (M.Sc.), Chemical EngineeringMaster of Science (M.Sc.), Chemical Engineering
University of Pretoria/Universiteit van Pretoria 1999 – 2002 – Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.), Chemical Engineering (Grade: First Class)
Experience range the entire technical value chain set in the Process Engineering discipline from academic and commercial R&D, Plant Production, and Engineering Design.
Jaco also has experience in:
Gold refining (CIL and tailings detoxification – CN and As);
Uranium processing (Acid & Alkali Leach; Radionuclide removal for transport & trade purposes);
Silver & base metal refining;
Sulfuric Acid Production (DCDA) – Including Sulfur Melting;
Potash (SOP) Production from Sylvinite, Carnallite and Kainite ore;
Alternative energy – Biomass Anaerobic Digestion & Pyrolysis
Combined Cycle Power Generation from LNG
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