Roberts (74) is also currently the president of the Probus Club in Velddrif, the Chairperson of the Port Owen Home Owners Association, chairperson of Velddrif Animal Care and a director of Port Owen Marine Association.
He is a retired human resources manager of one of the biggest platinum mines in Rustenburg and moved to
the West Coast nine years ago.
In Velddrif, Roberts and his wife continued with their retail furniture business, that specialises in beds. Anne’s Trading is still going strong after 26 years in business.
“Serving on a business chamber committee is a first for me,” Roberts told Weslander. “To be the new chairperson of the Velddrif Business Chamber is another exciting challenge. “I endeavour to continue to carry on the excellent service which Chris (the former chairperson) has delivered over the years,” Roberts said.
Lisa is a born and bred ‘Weskus Nooi’ (even though her family was one of the first English families in Vredenburg). She has lived most of her adult life in Tulbagh and then Wellington, finally settling in our lovely town of Velddrif. She has always been involved in administration/secretarial/quality assurance and management. She is also very involved in her husband’s manufacturing business and has started 2 local businesses.
Lisa is a people’s person and is always willing to meet and welcome new people into the community. Lisa is an animal lover and activist against animal cruelty. Lisa’s hobbies comprise of reading, poetry, piano (a little bit of cello) and a love for all music. She has 2 fully grown children and is happily married for almost 25 years. Her motto for life is “I choose to be happy” and ‘a smile will take you a long way’.
MONTÉ VAN DER WESTHUIZEN
Monté van der Westhuizen is a people’s person who is always ready to listen to others. His big heartedness is reflected in his strong belief in exceptional service delivery underwritten by his vast experience and wisdom also reflected in how he interacts and fits into his community. Wisdom and integrity is part of his make-up.
In his business, Moncor Electrical, he strives to be available 24/7 to resolve any challenges and is not shy to admit to any mistake accepting accountability for all his actions. His caring attitude for colleagues and workers is reflected in the recognition he provides to them. A busybody he is, believing that as long as the sun is shining, work needs to be done!
TILMAN VON ZUKOWSKI
I attended school in Cape Town and later in Germany. I successfully acquired my Financial Advisory Certificate in Germany, and thereafter worked for Deutsche Vermoegensberatung AG, a leading European financial services company for 19 years, both as a Financial Advisor as well as Branch Manager.
Upon my return to South Africa, I earned my National Wealth Management Certificate and joined a top-performing Liberty Life Entrepreneur Division, where I enjoyed a successful career for almost 9 years.
It was whilst studying towards my Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Planning that I realized that my career was more about giving advice than a one-side product sale. The relationships and advice sharing was the focal point of my client relationships.
The logical step was that I then joined VITAL CONSULT in April 2016, which is one of the largest Independent Brokerages in the Western Cape. In September 2016 there were further changes culminating in me heading my own business unit “Trilogy Wealth” within the Vital Group as Business Executive.
In my free time, I enjoy staying fit, travelling as well as hiking. I am also Charter Member and Past Treasurer of the Rotary Club Noon Gun and represent the Cape Regional Chamber of Commerce as Non-Executive Director on their board of directors.
Seize the day! Every challenge is an opportunity to succeed. Focus on what matters, and live life to the fullest. Perseverance pays off!!! I do not believe in giving up.
I am a quiet and calm person, but I can put my foot down when I am being stepped on. Prioritization and planning activities are important to me – I like to work with a “to do” list. I prefer to do things in the easiest manner – tasks should not be overly complicated as this often leads to a dead end and a lack of interest. I believe in “taking the proverbial bull by the horns”. I face my challenges full on, and plan and execute the work to be done. Procrastination is the thief … what is done is done.
My family: I am mother to two children and have been married for 20 years to my first husband. Our family is quite unique – even if I say so myself. We have defeated many a Goliath and are still standing strong. My whole life revolves around my family. It is important for me to succeed because I believe my success will determine my children’s future.
I am a person who will take on any storm in life and will come out the victor. I’m so focused that I believe that I am able to overcome any obstacle – not due to any super power, but because I strongly believe in the Living Go
Jillian was born in Namibia, she currently lives on a farm near Aurora with her husband and two beautiful healthy daughters.
She is a friendly, very reliable, honest, organized and hard working person with loads of dedication. She likes taking on new challenges and to expand her knowledge in everything what she does. In her spare time she helps doing farm activities with her husband and love messing around in the garden.
She also believes in what you put in, you will receive back double!!
JOHNNY DA SILVA
I’m your local digital marketing specialist. I take your business and duplicate it online giving you control, access and tools to ensure you reach the best possible goal conversion.
When taking you on as a client my company makes every effort possible to make our business relationship one where your services and products takes priority
What is it about Johnny Da Silva that makes him such an Online Media fast bowler? Having the knowledge as an entrepreneur and retailer combined with his digital marketing experience, he can help clients achieve marketing goals cost effectively and efficiently online.
His passion is to provide the highest service to his clients possible. Why sit on the side lines when his digital expertise can help your business score major points!
Ek is n boorling van Caledon en het gematrikuleer aan Hoërskool Swartberg in my geboorte dorp.Ek werk tans by Overberg Agri Velddrif as Takbestuurde,is al 18 jaar by die maatskappy.Was 11 jaar by Caledon Tak en bekleë onder andere posisies van Aankoper en Vloerbestuurder.Ek word in 2012 bevorder na Takbestuurder te Stanford Tak ,waarna ek in 2015 met vrou en kinders verhuis na Velddrif
Ons geniet Velddrif en is lekker om deel te wees van die Wekus gemeenskap.Vir my is dit n voorreg en lekker uitdaging om deel te wees van Velddrif Sakemer,om seker te maak die gemeenskap en besighede geniet nuwe geleenthede en ekonomiese vooruitgang.
CHRIS VAN NIEKERK
Chris van Niekerk is a husband, father of one daughter, rescue dog owner, community well-being supporter, outdoorsman, sometimes successful vegetable gardener, traveller, keen reader, mature student and jack of all trades having mastered some!
He has been involved in retail trading for 32 plus years, a couple of years in health and safety consulting and is currently developing new skills to focus on potential income generators to the benefit of the local community.
By his own admittance he enjoys spending his free time with friends and family mostly around the braai consuming good food and tasting the appropriate accompanying beverage.
Off-roading, camping and some attempts to fish successfully plus long walks with his dogs takes up spare free time.