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                                 Alfred (Alf)  Hunter

Born in 1948, and have been retired for the past 6 years, and settled in Swellendam 2 years ago from Napier.

Has an active interest in Heritage and History and joined the Swellendam Heritage Association during April 2018 and currently assist on the committee.

Has an Engineering and Project Management background in the Telecommunications industry and have worked for companies such as Denel, Vodacom and Alcatel through the years.

Spent substantial time in France, Germany and Israel studying and have obtained a business degree from the University of Tel Aviv.

Philip Bromley.

Schooled at Grey College in Bloemfontein.

 Studied agriculture post matric at Grootfontein Agricultural College.

Has lived and worked in Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth, De Aar, East London, Durban. Retired to Pumula on the South Coast of Natal in 2004.

Semigrated from KwaZulu-Natal to the Western Cape to Swellendam in 2013.

Member of the service organisation Lions International’s club in Swellendam

Member of the Swellendam Heritage Association. 2014.

 Chairman of the association 2016 to present..

Hobbies are DIY and Reading South African history.

Morley Peter Thomson.

Born 2/2/44. Breech delivery, schooling Greenhill convent, CBC, St Andrew’s,

          Studied medicine UCT & Groote Schuur;  Obstetrics, PE.

Joined practice of Tolmie Weich & du Plessis 1972-2013.

Bought & renovated Malta (1972), under the guidance of Dr Mary Cook & her daughter.

 Restored & renovated Stormsvlei  – the family home.

Joined Swellendam Trust – Swellendam Heritage Association approx. 40 years ago Served as chairman of the committee for several  periods

Hendrik Johannes(Hennie) Steyn

Born 1947.Matriculated ; Paul Ross Gymnasium (1965) Army Gymnasium (1966)

  UP: BSc Agriculture, MSc Agriculture.

Farmed: Kliphoogte & Voorhuis 1974-2015.

Boards of Directors: Soill – 1996-2011

  SSK- 1984-2012


1) Swellendam Trust (8 years).

2) Swellendam Agricultural Society (Chairman 13 years).

3) Valuator for Agricultural Bank  {13 years).

4) Dutch Reformed Church.

5) Swellendam Heritage Association (2012-2019).

Retired : researching history of Swellendam over a broad spectrum.

Johan Kriek

Born 1951.Schooled at Port Natal High school, Durban 1970. Military training & border duty 1971.  

   PTA Tech – H Dip Horticulture & Landscape planning 1987 Continued            to work at Tech  1990

  Relocated to Cape Town –

Worked at :

1) Kenilworth Race Course 1995.

2)Laqunya Finishing school – Biology & Agricultural science  1999.

3)Montagu – SPCA manager Dip of Herbal Medicine: 2004.

4) Curator Joubert House Museum & Herb Garden & Aesthetics Committee .

5) Manager Caledon Museum   & Aesthetics Committee Caledon 2007.

6) Manager Swellendam Museum  & Aesthetics Swellendam 2009.

Retired: 2016 committee Swellendam Heritage Association & Aesthetics SDM.

Carol Ann Podd

Born 1946, North London.School – Sacred Heart convent, Whetstone.

Southampton University: Art. Literature  & Education

Variously taught in schools, environmental centres, museums  & brought up our children in:

Kitwe- Zambia, Bedford- UK, Cornwall-UK, Johannesburg-SA & Chicago-USA.

Moved to Swellendam in 1998.

Part of the team who created & administered ‘Swellendam Alive’2000-2004

Council member & Trustee of   Heritage Association of South Africa (formally Simon van der Stel Foundation). 2009-

Swellendam Trust / Swellendam Heritage Association 2000 –

Secretary, editor – newsletter, chairman  & vice-chairman.