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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Angela da Cunha
Treasurer
Owner of Magalies Liquor Warehouse, Small Time Liquors and Magalies Tops.
Angela grew up in Krugersdorp and started working at our local Magaliesburg Spar, a family owned business, at the age of ten. She “married into" the liquor trade and the first “Big Time Liquors” was opened in Krugersdorp 20 years ago. Three years later, the second Big Time Liquors opened in Magaliesburg followed by Small Time Liquors in 2008 and later Magalies Liquor Warehouse After 17 years of Big Time Liquors giving the community personal and friendly service a refurbished “Magalies Tops” was launched. Angela is not only a business woman but also a very proud mom of two beautiful daughters, aged eighteen and fifteen who are her whole world. She is also involved in several community projects, as well as being treasurer to Magalies Business and Tourism Forum she also assists the Sector Crime Forum and is involved in assisting the local community schools and charity organizations.
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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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Anita Steenekamp
Anita has a BA.HOD and was a teacher for 15 years. She started her career in teaching at our very own Bekker High School. In 1999 she traded the black board for the exciting proposition of running her own boutiques. In 2006 she had enough of the fashion industry and decided to sell properties. She started in Krugersdorp and eventually founded her own brand, Farmfinders. During 2013 her husband, Kobus and herself decided to buy the RE/MAX franchise in Randfontein. They have since expanded and now have 4 branches, doing sales, rentals, valuations, sectional title management and commercial properties. Her estate agent qualifications include CEA, NQF 4, PDE, and the Privy Seal. Anita has lived in Magaliesburg for the past 27 years, and is involved with the local primary school, the church as well as the MBF. On a personal note, she has 2 grown sons, and 5 beautiful Bull Terriers. She loves gardening and making a difference in the lives of those around her.
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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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Davina van Wyk
Davina is currently the Operations Director at Youth For Christ Training Centre, Human Resources and Facilities/Maintenance Manager. She is a mother of 3 and has always been involved both full time & part in the development and empowering of young people helping them exceed and understand their purpose. Davina says, "My strength simply put is change. It’s the constant in my life. Things and people must change and this affects the community/world around us".
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