Fanus Henning

Chief Executive Director

Started his career at Caritas in August 2017. He was Reverend of the Dutch Reformed Church Hobhouse 1986 – 1995 and Hopetown 1995 – 2017.

He holds BA Admission, BA Honours (Philosophy), B Th (Theology), M Th (Theology), D Th (Theology) degrees. He studied at the University of Free State.

Christelle du Plooy

Program Manager : Social Services

Started her career at Caritas in July 2011.

She is responsible for the quality assurance of all social actions relating to service points. Christelle holds a BA(SW) IV (University Port Elizabeth) degree and is responsible for the quality assurance of all social actions performed by the various service points and branches in the Northern Cape and North West. This includes 2 social services offices (Kimberley and Vryburg), 5 Homes for the elderly and a Child and Youth Care Centre in Barkly West.

Esté van der Merwe

Marketing Manager

Started her career at Caritas on July 1, 2015. She is responsible for the marketing and brand management of Caritas Community Focus.

She holds a BA in Communication Science (Unisa) and a BA in Public Administration (Unisa).

Judith de Villiers

Program Manager: Community Development

Started her career at Caritas on January 1, 2012.

Responsible for community development with the aim of establishing and maintaining of the Early Childhood Development Centres within the Synod area of the Dutch Reformed Church in the Northern Cape and North West Province. She is also responsible for parental guidance of the parents of the children in the ECD Centres. The MAMAS project where the main aim aftercare services are also her responsibility.

She holds a BA (MW)IV University of Pretoria.

Estie Botha

Manager: Caritas Therapy Centre

Estie started her career at Caritas on December 1, 1992.

She holds a B Soc SC (SW) degree as well as a M.Soc.Sc (Clinical Social Work) (UFS). She also holds a
M SW (Forensic Assessment) Cum Laude (UFS).

She is responsible for the Therapy Centre office. She is also a forensic social worker that do the emotional
and forensic assessment of children where there is suspected abuse or in child custody issues. Estie also
specializes in play therapy with children who experience emotional and behavioral problems.

Geoff Matthys

Accounting Officer

Geoff started his career at Caritas Community Focus on 1 September 2011.

Geoff studied B.Com at the University of the Free State. He is responsible for the financial management of Caritas Community.

Mariette van Huyssteen

Manager: Caritas Community Focus Vryburg

Mariette holds a BA (MW) from the University of North West.

She is responsible for the Social Services Office in Vryburg.

She is also a social worker and therapist specializing in the assessment of children and adults, parental guidance, marriage, and divorce counseling as well as trauma counseling.

Pat Green

Programme Manager: Caritas Child and Youth Care Centre, Jannie Roux Campus

She is a qualified social worker, with a B.Soc.Sc (SW) degree from Rhodes University, and has 29 years experience in Child and Youth Care.

She is the Programme Manager of Jannie Roux for the past 13 years and is responsible for the supervision of services rendered by the Child and Youth Care Workers as well as social workers, and the general well-being of the children in their care.