Hantie Hoogkamer

23rd August 2019

By: Martin Creamer

Creamer Media Editor


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Full Name: Johanna Alida ‘Hantie’ Hoogkamer

Position: Manager: research and innovation, North West Development Corporation, since 2012

Main Activity of the Company: Planning, financing, coordinating, promoting and carrying out economic development programmes in the North West province in industry, commerce, finance, mining, tourism-related activities and other businesses, resulting in wealth and job creation, while taking cognisance of the aims and objectives of national and provincial strategies, policies and priorities

Date and Place of Birth: April 13, 1958, Rustenburg, North West

Education: BSc Ed (home economics) and MBA, University of Pretoria

First Job: Science and mathematics teacher, Heidelberg Volkskool, 1980

Size of First Pay Packet: R160 a month

Career Path to Date: Home economist, Meat Board; home economist, Vleissentraal; technology-based distance education marketing manager and project manager; investment facilitation specialist, Invest North West

Value of Assets under Your Control: Not applicable

Number of People under Your Leadership: Three

Management Style: Lead by example and treat others as you would like to be treated

Personal Best Achievement: Contributing to the establishment of the Mining Supplier Park at Steelpoort and the Platinum Incubator at Orbit Technical and Vocational Education and Training College, in Rustenburg

Person Who Has Had the Biggest Influence on Your Life: My mother, Alaë Conradie, who encouraged me to study and build my own career and to be independent

Person Who Has Had the Biggest Influence on Your Career: Professor Danie Erasmus, who made it possible for me to study in my field of interest when I enrolled for my first degree

People You Would Most Like to Meet: Bill and Melinda Gates, Warren Buffett

Businessperson Who Has Impressed You Most: Various businesspeople, including Patrice Motsepe

Philosophy of Life: Treat people with respect; be honest and brave

Biggest Ever Opportunity: To promote platinum beneficiation in the North West

Biggest Ever Disappointment: Previous lack of coordinated support for new opportunities and developments in the North West province

Hope for the Future: Integrated development where the mutual goal is sustainable development

Favourite Reading: Behavioural science – it is not always what people do that is important but why they do it

Favourite TV Programme: Investigative programmes about contemporary issues

Favourite Food/Drink: Curry dishes and a fruity Chenin Blanc

Favourite Music: Classical music and popular songs from the 80s

Favourite Sport: Swimming, horse riding, hiking

Hobbies: Travelling, outdoor life, entertaining visitors and spending quality time with family and friends, preventive healthcare and gardening

Car: Mercedes-Benz

Pets: Geese and nyalas

Miscellaneous Dislikes: Corruption, pretentious behaviour, bad service

Married: To Constant Hoogkamer

Children: Constant, 21; Anya, 27

Clubs: Book club, culinary club, Bible study club

Edited by Martin Zhuwakinyu
Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor




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