Gunter Oellermann, Retail Manager



Gunter’s 40 years retail experience in the formal sector before joining us in February 2007 stand him in very good stead in his position with the uMngeni SPCA.  When Gunter joined us we had one charity shop.   He has expanded and developed this income earning sector of our SPCA to five retail stores.   He now applies his knowledge and expertise to bringing in an ever growing return from these outlets.

Jenny Rooken-Smith

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Jenny is the go to lady on all things books and keeps our library very well stocked and has an incredible knowledge of what books are worth and where they should all be placed in our library. A very lovely lady with a heart of gold

Philani Makhaye

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Centre Handyman

For almost 2 years, Philani has managed to fix and make our items for sale look like new again. He also maintains the buildings and other handy DIY jobs

Nelisiwe ‘Nellie” Shelembe

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Retail Cleaner

Nellie has been with us for 3 and a half years and is a huge asset to us at our Main Street Centre

Bisisiwe “Busi” Mlotshwa

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Retail Assistant

Busi has been with us for 5 and a half years and is our Retail Manager’s ‘right hand lady”, joining him at auctions and other places in order to buy stock for our shops. She is always helpful, smiling and knows exactly how our retail division works.

Tholani Vilakazi

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Centre Gardener

Tholani has only recently joined us but has already made such a difference in our Nursery Corner. His blooms are well looked after.

Vanessa Van Zuydam

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Our new Main Street Receptionist (please take Bronwen Duranty off) – Vanessa has been with us since the 18th March 2015 and is a breath of fresh air as you walk into our centre. She is willing to help wherever she can and runs the front office with efficiency and friendliness.

Anne Smith – SPCA Plant Lady

Anne SmithAnne has been the driving force behind establishing our Gardeners’ Corner, firstly at Campbell Road and later at our Fundraising Centre in Main Street Howick.   She has been with us through thick and thin, planning, executing and running our highly successful plant nursery.   Anne not only sources plants from nurseries at very special prices, she also goes to Kloof SPCA to fetch loads of plants donated from their nursery and she also pots out slips, cuttings, divisions of huge matted plants and other material that is donated by gardeners.  Whatever else she does with her magic wand to produce the huge stock of fine plants, seedlings, shrubs and trees to sell at competitive prices I wouldn’t know but the measure of her success is in the band of loyal supporters who always look for their garden requirements at the SPCA Centre before they even think of going anywhere else.

Meet the team

Njabula Hlongwane

Njabula HlongwaneNjabula is a Receptionist and a Trainee Inspector. He helps out at the front desk with general office work and assists Jean and Linda when needed. He has been with the uMngeni SPCA for 18 months and is our friendly man who always has a smile on his face when you meet him.

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