Louis Mienie
Chairman
Owner of Hair by Louis and Steenkoppies Estate guest farm
Louis has owned Hair by Louis for the last 3 years and recently open their guest house called Steenkoppies Estate.
His career started as an accountant and he worked for several corporate company’s.
He later went to the UK were he worked in the hospitality industry in the Lake District.
After several years he returned and trained and qualified at Terenzo hairdressing academy and in 2016 started his own salon in Magaliesburg.
He joined the Magalies Business and Tourism Forum because of his love of helping other people and to help make a change to the village.
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Reaan Immelman
Vice-Chairman
Founder of Magalies Tourism, an initiative of the Magalies Business and Tourism Forum.
Dr Reaan Immelman obtained his PhD in Marketing Management at the University of Johannesburg. He also completed a certificate in Tourism and Travel Management through the University of Queensland and his Basics of Guiding Course through MGT Training Solutions. He is also a SA Specialist (Essentials & Experiences), accredited through South African Tourism.
Reaan is currently the Head of Education at Absa.
He is also founder and CEO of Smart Global Company a company specialising in strategic planning and skills training, with a focus in tourism and education.
Previous positions include part time lecturing, Dean of Commerce and Campus Director at the Pearson Institute of Higher Education. He also authored international conference papers and academic journals.
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Catherine Rollinson
Secretary
Catherine grew up and was schooled in the South of Johannesburg. Her career started straight after school in the banking sector (Home Loans), from there she started her own recruitment agency and for the last 11 years she have worked in the piano industry attending to sales, marketing and the bookkeeping side of the business or now businesses’. After she married she moved to Alberton and had 2 wonderful boys who are my pride and joy. Looking to give back in some way and my absolute love for animals, she joined the Alberton SPCA Committee and shortly after joining was nominated as Chairlady. Catherine had been Chairlady of the Alberton SPCA for just over a year when she parted ways and started her own NPO, Cause 4 Paws. Cause 4 Paws was her absolute passion, it grew from strength to strength and she was able to do Outreaches in numerous townships, vaccinating, sterilizing and feeding animals in need. She opened a shop selling all animal products which ended up being the backbone of Cause 4 Paws in terms of funding all the Outreaches and assisting other NPO’s in need. In 2015 Catherine moved to Hekpoort, Magaliesburg where they currently run a lodge called Imbabali Retreat and Venue; together with my husbands’ lifelong business in acoustic pianos and my sons fresh produce business which is mainly spinach and kale. Catherine unfortunately had to hand Cause 4 Paws over to someone who could run with it as the commute to Alberton was just too far and time consuming with my current responsibilities. I am currently on the Route 24 Committee and serve as Secretary and would love to be part of MBTF to give back to the Magaliesburg and surrounding community.
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Angela Da Cunha
Treasurer

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Angela Da Cunha is a business woman with three existing businesses established fifteen years ago and situated in Magaliesburg. Angela joined her late husband in creating a successful family business and has carried on his dream and legacy for four years with the support of her great team, family and the beautiful Magaliesburg community. Angela is not only a business woman but a very proud mom to her two beautiful daughters, aged eighteen and fifteen who are her whole world. Angela believes that to receive you have to give, therefore she is involved in several community projects. She is the treasurer to Magalies Business Forum and the Community Police Forum. She also assists the DA committee and the Sector Crime Forum and is involved in assisting the local community schools and charity organizations. Angela is currently renovating one of her retail stores and is very excited to offer the community and tourists a better shopping experience. Although Angela lives in the West Rand her heart will always belong to the beautiful countryside of Magaliesburg.
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Stoney Steenkamp
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: 1. Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Principles in the workplace 2. HIRA and Rootcause analisys 3. Skills development Program in Disaster Management 4. Skills development Program in Event Safety Management Currently Stoney is an Environmental Health and Safety Consultant as well as an Event Safety Consultant.
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Hannelie Hartman
A founding member of the Magaliesburg Business and Tourism Forum, of which she was the chairperson from 2015 to 2018.
Hannelie 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. As a leader - Hannelie plays a key role in the community on different levels. She is a qualified pharmacist and a dynamic business woman who owns and has successfully built up a group of four pharmacies in the Magaliesburg-moot area since 1989, Hannelie sees herself first and foremost as the mother of her two children; Carla and Rijn, and as life partner to Errol Sanders with whom she shares a rustic homestead 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. As employer of a contingent of 30 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 Hannelie created Melon Rouge 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.
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Richard Sanderson
Richard was born in Malta, raised in the United Kingdom and has been married to his wife Jenny for 46 Years. Richard trained as a radiographer in Plymouth England from 1970 to 1972 and then worked for 10 years as a radiographer at Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham. In 1982 Richard and his family emmigrated to South Africa to take up employment at Johannesburg Hospital where he was head of the trauma x-ray department for 8 years. During this period Richard was a member of the Johannesburg Hospital Major Disaster Committee. He also served for 3 years as the Johannesburg representative on the National Commitee of the Society of Radiographers of South Africa. In 1994 Richard moved to the private sector and took employment at Philips Medical Systems where he became an X-ray Application Specialist specialising in the usage and setup of cardiac and vascular interventional systems, travelling for 18 years throughout Africa and the Middle East to train staff on the systems. Over the last 15 years Richard has also taught himself database design and web design and when he retired in 2012 he and Jenny moved to Magaliesberg where he set up his web design business Appsman Web Design.
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Peter Selebogi
Peter Itumeleng Selebogi was born in 1970 and 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 our country Peter ended up going into the taxi industry in 1992 as a driver and this is where he obtained his extra driving skills by completing certificates in: Defensive Driving Skills
Operating a Rigid Vehicle
Commuter Services
Minibus-Taxi Advanced Driver Training Course
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 continually increase his customerbase.

Transporting you safely with a smile!
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Jenni Gillies
Jenni grew up in the Maanhaarrand area where her parents were weekend farmers from 1966 until they sold in 1998. Jennie retained 5 hectares of the farm and built what is now Eagles Nest. Wanting to create an alternative life to corporate, Jenni and her husband Dave bought a much larger farm in 2005 and they moved permanently to the Magalies area in 2014, with Jenni running the farm and Phefumula Country Retreat, a small luxury guest lodge. Jenni has a long history in the restaurant business. From 1994 Jenni and her family owned Giles restaurant in Parktown North, which they sold in 2018. Prior to this Jenni was the Group Head of HIV and Aids for SABMiller plc until December 2013. She was responsible for developing and guiding global policy and strategy. Jenni worked in countries such as India, Russia, several countries in Central and South America and 20 countries in Africa. She has worked as a counselor on HIV, alcohol and pos- traumatic stress, for many years. She served as a Governor on the Board of the South African Business Coalition on Health and Aids for 7 years and was a judge for the Global Business Coalition’s on HIV and Aids Annual Excellence Awards. Jenni is currently chairperson of Route 24, an organization representing 25 small and medium hospitality venues, and aimed at promoting tourism in the area. She also holds the tourism portfolio for the Magaliesburg Landowners Forum. Jenni was on the Board of Women for Peace, which subsequently became Child Welfare Magalies, until 2017.
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Nigel Naylor
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. The South African War (more commonly known as the Boer War) has been chosen as the first vehicle to achieve this. The project is now at the stage where the Business Plan has been completed, project launched officially, and government and other sources are being approached for funding. Once finding is obtained, the project will be brought to the MBF actioning of the component affecting Magaliesburg. 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.
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Leonie van Greunen
Leonie van Greunen is a widow and has been a resident of Broederstroom for the past 23 years. Her Son & Daughter and their families stay in close proximity, and she is the proud granny of 2 of the cutest and most intelligent boys. Leonie was the secretary for the management of a company from 1981-1985, when her son was born after which, for the next 17 years, she was a mum and home executive until 2002. At this time she took over a small ice-cream & sweet shop in Brits. It was just a time pass whilst her children were busy with extra mural activities in Brits and within a year she bought another ice-cream shop and became part of the Brits business industry, she also joined the chamber of business committee. In 2004 they were offered an opportunity to open a fuel station and just by managing the fuel station correctly, they were able to double their fuel liters per month. In 2008 TOTAL decided to do a knock down and rebuild, which meant that the station would be totally flattened and a new TOTAL would be built with a Steers and a Car-wash. This meant that she had to buy the Steers in town to allow the Steers to open at the station. From this point her businesses branched out to fast food industry. The Steers was revamped and got a Fishaways and then shortly after a Debonairs and then again a Steers. In 2015 she decided to scale down and sold all the Fast food businesses yet after 15 years she is still very involved in the day-to-day operations of the fuel station.
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Ian van der Vyver
Ian van der Vyver is a FGASA (Field Guide Association of South Africa) certified guide with a BTech. degree in nature conservation and twenty years experience as a game reserve manager and tour guide. Ian has worked on several reserves in South Africa and Botswana, guiding locally in the Magaliesburg area, in the Limpopo valley and in the Okavango Delta. Through his work he has been involved in environmental impact assessments, veld rehabilitation and the rehabilitation of wildlife. While working as camp manager at a camp in the Okavango Delta Ian initiated and managed a cultural project that introduced tourists from abroad to traditional and contemporary Tswana community life. This project aimed to empower a small community to become more self-sustainable by utilizing the human and natural resources at their disposal. Ian also has a special interest in wilderness survival and loves sharing his considerable knowledge of natural technologies, such as the medicinal and technical uses of plants and the environment with enthusiasts, especially children. He has completed several survival courses and runs Cashane Junior Rangers – a wildlife and survival group for young enthusiasts who want to learn more about nature and how to survive in it. More information on this initiative is available at: https://cashanerangers.com/wp/ The training of nature guides is another aspect of his work repertoire that Ian loves. He has done training of guides at privately owned reserves and also headed up a community-based ecology training project at an informal rural settlement. This community training formed part of a conservation project which aimed to create awareness about conservation and to assist members of this rural community to become self-sustainable. Ian is passionate about conservation and works to actively create awareness about conservation. He strongly believes that people need to be assisted to see the human and natural resources they have at their disposal so that they can work towards self-empowerment and sustainability.
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Luis Baptista
I am Luis Baptista one of the founders of the original SPAR in Magaliesburg. At SPAR we continuously strive to achieve the highest standards of quality in all areas, from our warm and dedicated service to all our products. With the objective of consistently meeting the individual needs of every customer in a caring and homely environment. I have big plans and ideas to improve SPAR and to be a vital part of the community. Me and my wife, Ligia have been part of the SPAR family for over 30 years. We have owned and operated several SPAR’s such as, Mulder's drift SPAR, Magaliesburg kwik SPAR, Strubensvalley SPAR Ruimsig SPAR, Radiokop SPAR, Weltevreden SPAR, Superkwik Fourways, Steers Ruimsig, Build it Honeydew Cosmo City. We wish to become allies to the community members on a personal and business level. Let us become an asset to you!
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Rickus Groenewald
I started my guiding career straight after High School where I did my FGASA Level 1 and Level 2 successfully as well as completed my Trailsguide Qualification – Theory and Practical assessments at Entabeni Safari Conservancy. After obtaining my Diploma in Nature Guiding, I started working in the lodges at Entabeni. After a couple years of guiding I became the Senior Ranger and later the Head Ranger where I oversaw Lakeside, Kingfisher (5*) and Eagles Nest Lodges with a team of 12 guides. After reaching my goals and obtaining the relevant tourism experience, it was time for me to move on into a new and more challenging environment. I then started working for Drifters Adventours as full time Overland Guide conducting overland adventure tours extensively throughout Southern and East Africa with groups of up to 18 individuals, on anything from a 5 day to a 24-day tour. Being a professional safari field guide and wildlife lover, I was also a very keen photographer. My passion for wildlife, people, solving problems and being amongst nature has led me into the tourism sector and into a career that fulfils all these requirements as well as helping me embark on my own explorations (from a career point of view but also from a personal point of view). One of my most exciting years to date was spending a year up in Uganda - a highlight I would never forget and where I was able to spend time with the wild mountain gorillas and have the opportunity to photograph them in their natural environment and habitat. I love nothing more than heading out to the African bush, pitching up a tent, taking a group of excited visitors out to find wildlife and then cooking up a feast at the end of the day. I also started photographing wildlife and the bush as a hobby after getting my first digital SLR camera in 2012. Since then the camera has never left my side and my photographs are a record of the incredible journey’s I have been on whilst guiding and travelling. Guiding for Drifters roughly 4 years, I started focusing my attention more towards the marketing side of things of which I then became full time Marketing Assistant with Drifters. Focusing my travels further abroad to Europe and Scandinavia on marketing trips and travel shows of which I soon realized the potential and opportunities to allow guests traveling to Africa, to have the most amazing experience and holidays out there. I then came to a cross road in my life whereby I needed more adventure and even more challenges – of which I subsequently officially launched my own adventure tour company called Junglers Adventure Tours in 2018. This gave me the opportunity to share my passion, knowledge, skills and adventures with others and having the chance to give back to visitors some of the experiences I’ve had in my lifetime and lead them to creating their own memories. I have never looked back on my decision in starting Junglers Adventure Tours and look forward to a long road of challenges, adventure, fun, hard work and a sense of fulfillment and success!
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