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A Community Chest was first mooted in Pietermaritzburg by members of the Junior Chamber of Commerce (Jaycees) in 1957, and an interim Committee was set up to develop the idea in November 1958.

A Steering Committee of prospective donors was elected in September 1959, raising R3 600 prior to a public meeting held on 3 August 1960 – taken to be our founding meeting – at which a second Interim Committee was appointed to draw up a Constitution, which was adopted at the second Annual General Meeting on 14 September 1962.

From the outset, the Mayor of Pietermaritzburg serves as ex-officio President of the Chest and the Administrator / Premier of the Province of KwaZulu Natal serves as Patron.

Dr. Bernard Armitage was the Chest’s first Chairman, and Mr Glyn Thornton-Dibb the first auditor (a post he held until 1994). The list of Chairpersons is as follows:

 

Dr B A Armitage

1961 - 1983

Mr K C Anderson

1983 - 1987

Dr K E Wimble

1987 - 1989

Mr B J Moore

1989 - 1990

Mr A Uys

1990 - 1991

Mr K Makan

1991 - 2002

Mr B V Mshengu

2002 - 2004

Dr D Kambouris

2004 - 2010

Prof C Gardner

2010 - 2013

Ms D Harrison

2013 - 2014

Mr S Gushu

2014 -

 

From the early days the work of the Chest was entrusted to a paid executive officer, later renamed Executive Director in line with other Chests. The incumbents have been as follows:

 

Mrs D Botha

1964 - 1967

Commander L W B Cotching

1967 - 1977

Rev J J E Barow

1977 - 1978

Mrs A H Bennewith

1978 - 1981

Mr F I Parnell

1981 - 1985

Mr N K Turner

1986 - 1993

Mr M A G Loudon

1993 - 1997

Mr C Black

1997 - 1999

Mr J Scarrott

1999 - 2003

Mr C H Bennett

2003 - 2004

Mr A Naidoo

2004 - 2011

Mr M Deegan

2011 -

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