Friends Of Stellenbosch - Individuals
Prof. Andreas van Wyk
Professor Andreas van Wyk graduated cum laude with the degrees of BA (Law) and LLB from Stellenbosch University. His postgraduate studies led to a doctorate in law cum laude from the University of Leiden in the Netherlands. Professor van Wyk’s academic career led him to become a Professor in Private and Commercial Law and, subsequently, Dean of the Law Faculty at Stellenbosch University. From 1993 – 2001 he served as the university’s Rector and Vice-Chancellor.
Professor van Wyk specialises in the legal aspects of corporate governance and corporate law. He has also served on a number of company boards, ranging from Distillers Corporation to Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.
He had a very long and close involvement with Old Mutual Life Assurance (South Africa) Limited where he served on the board for nearly 20 years. During the global financial crisis he also served as chairman of the board of Old Mutual South Africa from 2008 to 2009.
Born and bred in Stellenbosch, I have a passion to pay off my debt of honour to this wonderful town.
What a great privilege it is to live here.
It gives me such pleasure to be involved in Stellenbosch360 as a friend, as a participant, and also as a member.
By way of Stellenbosch360, we not only want all residents to experience Stellenbosch, but we also want to invite the world to come and experience our beautiful town and all it has to offer and, in the process, their financial contributions will enhance life for all of our residents.
Marlize was born and raised in Stellenbosch, worked in the hospitality industry for the past 13 years, and loves living in this beautiful corner of the Winelands. She’s excited about the new Stellenbosch brand and proud to be associated with an organization that aims to bring benefit to the whole community through its marketing and development efforts.
Joep Houba lives in Heerlen, a city in the south of The Netherlands.
Since his retirement as a landscape architect, he and his wife Helma return to Stellenbosch each year from January to April.
Joep retains a keen interested in the development of Stellenbosch, particularly in the upgrading of the Eerste Rivier.
My Stellenbosch history dates back to when I was 4 years old when my mother and I moved to Stellenbosch after my father passed away. I attended Paarl Gym, where my mother was the head of La Rochelle’s hostel. I completed my course at Wits University’s Hotel School and received a scholarship to do my 6 months practical in Amsterdam at the Grand Hotel Krasnapolski.
While I was there, at the tender age of 22 I bought the "Arcadia losieshuis" and later re-named it to d 'Ouwe Werf, a restaurant in Veere in Zeeland. I built the Coffee Garden in 1981 and the first part of the hotel in 1984. I was the chairman of the Stellenbosch Tourism Association for about 10 years. I sold d’Ouwe Werf and in 1999 I bought the Montagu Country Hotel and relocated to Montagu.
Although I live in wonderful Montagu I will always be a Stellenbosch citizen at heart. I lived there for more than 46 years and know and love many of the people I met there.
Dr. Kosie de Villiers
Dr. Kosie de Villiers is the leading consultant at Enterprise Dynamics and African Foresight Network. These enterprises specialise in business strategy, marketing management, brand alignment, customer service, customer experience, marketing metrics and partnering. Kosie is also a core faculty member at the University of Stellenbosch Graduate Business School, is a visiting Professor at Rouen Business School and Reims Management School in France, Chairperson of Bergzicht Training in Stellenbosch, Chairperson of the Klein Libertas Theatre, and an associate of the market research company MSSA.