Posts tagged as obituary

Obituary: Chris Strydom

Chris Strydom as a person was differentiated by his loyalty and his frankness of speech, although never judgemental. He was a proud man and often spoke fondly of his family. He was also a keen and strong sportsman, abilities he displayed several times during recreational activities during visits to various De Beers mines for chief […]

Obituary: Willie Opperman

Willie Opperman of BEKA Schréder passed away on 1 December 2018 at the age of 60 following several operations after being involved in a motorcycle accident. Willie had been part of the company for 25 years and was a truly amazing individual, leaving a definite impression everywhere he went. He was loved and respected by […]

Obituary: Prof. Philip Lloyd

Prof. Philip Lloyd of the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) has passed away in Cape Town at the age of 81. At the time of his death, Prof. Lloyd was a professor of energy at the university and a member of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which shared the Nobel […]

Obituary: Brian Seligmann

Brian Seligmann, experienced telecoms professional and industry veteran, recently passed away in a domestic accident at his home on 11 March. Seligmann graduated with a BSc in electronic engineering from the University of KwaZulu-Natal in 1980, and received his Master’s in applied robotics from Canterbury University in 1999. He was an early member of the Transvaal Amateur […]

Obituary: Jos Lurie 1929 – 2015

  Jos Lurie, an honorary life Fellow of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy  passed away on  27 April 2015 at the age of 86 after his fight with cancer. From his early childhood  in Maclear in East Griqualand he challenged the world and showed his leadership qualities in the Scouts and through independent […]

Tribute to John Frederick Kennedy Kretzen (1970-2015)

  On 10 January this year, the Geomatics profession was saddened by the passing away of John Kretzen after a long struggle with cancer. John worked at Optron for ±15 years and technology was his passion. He was well-respected and admired for his enduring commitment to his profession. He loved the company of people and enjoyed his […]

Obituary for John Kretzen

  They say that first impressions last, and John Kretzen certainly made a powerful and confident first impression wherever he went. John was well known in the survey industry as an excellent sales person who thrived on offering the best possible solution at the most cost effective pricing to his clients. He was attracted to CSS as […]