Environmental Impact

Environmental Impact of current projects around the Magalies area

Currently there are several projects ongoing in the Magalies region, these include mining, a housing development in Magaliesburg and an abattoir in Hekpoort.

The policy of Magalies Business Forum is one of information disemination only and as a group have no opinion.
However all members are encouraged to get involved in the various projects if they feel that they may be involved. Register as an affected or interested party to receive updated information as it becomes available

For further information on the current projects please visit here

Meet your new Executive Committee

Executive Committee

The new Executive committee elected at the AGM held at Askari Game Lodge  on 17th October.


Position Name
Chairman Gavin Ferreira
Vice-Chairman Michael Pienaar
Treasurer Angela de Cunha 
Secretary Marisa da Fonseca Wollheim
Ad-Hoc Legal Henk Venter
  Richard Sanderson
  Hannelie Hartman
  Anita Steenkamp
  Stoney Steenkamp
  Louis Mienie
  Michael Pienaar
  Ryan Marsden
  Nigel Naylor 
  Nuschka Botha
  Marius Ferreira
  Nomhle Ndlovu

Gavin Ferreira

Gavin Ferreira - Chairperson

Gavin Ferreira – Chairperson

PROFILE: Gavin Ferreira (35)
General Manager: De Hoek Country Hotel

Gavin Ferreira has been the General Manager at the Luxury De Hoek Country Hotel in Magaliesburg for 18 months and has gained valuable experience as a Luxury Hotelier with strong managerial skills and ample experience in excellent customer service, both in South Africa and the UK.
He recently completed a course in Hospitality leadership through the Graduate Business School in Cape Town. This NQ 8 Level course will prove valuable to his future development in the hospitality sector and assist him with his future goals and high career expectations.

Upon completion of his National Senior Certificate at York High School in George in 2000, he dove head first into his first hospitality job, starting as Commis Chef at Fairy Knowe Hotel and Resort in Wilderness – where he was promoted to Chef de Partie a mere four months later. In December 2001 he seized an opportunity to relocate to the UK, obtaining a job as Commis Chef at the famous Wentworth Golf Club in Surrey. From there he quickly worked his way up the kitchen ranks to Demi Chef de Partie and Chef de Partie.
Following a stint as part of the opening team at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Marlow in Buckinghamshire from January to September 2003, Gavin returned to South Africa to take up a position as Private Chef to the Chambers Family at Fancourt Private Residence on the Garden Route. 

He registered with the well regarded Warwick’s Chef School in Hermanus and graduated top of his class in December 2005. Gavin then decided to return to the UK once more, it was at this point, in March 2006, that he joined The Red Carnation Hotel Collection, having been offered a place on the company’s Hotel Management Training Programme, based at Summer Lodge in Dorset, one of the UK’s top luxury Country House Hotels. Here he was mentored by the legendary South African General Manager, Charles Lotter.
Gavin was transferred back to Capetown, South Africa two years later where he joined The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa as Banqueting Floor Manager, before being swiftly promoted to Banqueting Manager, overseeing a busy events department, and hosting many high profile Conferences and Banquets.
In April 2010 he was promoted again, to Food & Beverage Manager, which saw the hotels highly regarded restaurants and wedding department flourishing under his management.
In 2014, he deservedly took over as Deputy General Manager and Food and Beverage Director, taking on many additional management responsibilities. At the Twelve Apostles, he worked for 4 years under the guidance of General Manager Horst Freshe, another leading luxury Hotelier of the last twenty years within South Africa.

New Housing Complex for Magaliesburg

The plan on the table is for 1532 housing units in triple story format at the entrance of Magaliesburg, opposite the taxi rank.
To register as an Interested or Affected Party email: greenergy@telkomsa.net
To read/download the documentation click HERE.
You have a chance to give your input ASAP (Closing date 28 October 2018)
Contact Lynn Steenkamp for Greenergy Environmental Consultancy – 0824124233 or





Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site Management Authority Tourism Information Sessions


Below is the report back on the recent meetings (9th and 12th May 2018) of the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site Management Authority
The stakeholders mentioned in the presentation are all those influenced and affected by the Word Heritage site.
However broader than that – its the core area, the buffer area (some of our members fall into both ) and then the tourism feed area (that’s Magaliesburg..! ) 
This is the plan for the next 5 years and decisions will be made that might influence us in a good or bad way. 

It is essential that all stakeholders (that is YOU) need to participate – If you don’t participate you can’t complain afterwards… 



The COHWHS Management Authority wishes to express their gratitude to all stakeholders who participated in the Introductory Integrated Management Plan sessions held on the 9th and 12th May 2018.
Please find attached a copy of the presentation, for your records.
Please forward this information to all other relevant stakeholders.

Attached is a copy of the questionnaire for possible stakeholders.
Once completed, you are welcome to send it back to Michelle.Witbooi@gauteng.gov.za to be submitted it to the relevant official, Ms Lindsey

Contact details for the COHWHS MA officials can be found at the end of the presentation (slide no. 42)

Email Thulani.Mbonambi@gauteng.gov.za or phone him on 011 085 2520
Email Michelle.Witbooi@gauteng.gov.za or phone her on 011 085 2475.