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Karien Hunter
Karien Hunter

Karien Hunter founded the well known KwaZulu Natal law firm, AMC HUNTER INC, in 1987.

Karien Hunter has 30 years experience in the legal profession. After completing a B Iuris Degree at Potchefstroom University, she completed an LLB degree with UNISA in 1983, during which period of time she was employed as a Public Prosecutor by the Department of Justice and as an Administrator of Estates with a large banking group.

The practice is responsible for the registration of a large number of property transactions each month in the Deeds Office, and manages and controls between R40 and R50m per month in their trust account on behalf of various clients. The practice is on the panel of selected conveyancers of First National Bank, ABSA Bank, Standard Bank and Nedbank as well as the private banks, RMB and on the referral panel of BOE and Investec Bank.

In addition to this, Karien Hunter through the law practice of AMC HUNTER INC, provides an oversight to a large number of charitable trusts and manages the funds of these trusts through the trust account of AMC HUNTER INC.

Karien Hunter was Business Woman of the Year for KwaZulu Natal, professional category in 2007, and runner-up in the Women in Property Awards of the WIPN sponsored by Nedbank.

She is married to Stephen Hunter and they have three grown up sons.

Karien Hunter now heads up the operations of the Gatekeeper Foundation Trust.

Johan Labuschagne

Johan Labuschagne pioneered Ruwach Development foundation in 1999 and co founded the Cross connections network based in Durban. He leads this network that partly serves to help alleviate poverty and assist children in distress.

He is currently the KZN representative of Tenstep International (, a World Class Global Project Management, Consulting and Training Company.

Johan specialises in the installation and customisation of PMIS (Project Management Information Systems) in corporate companies and do audits of their Project Management offices.

Johan holds a BSc, a Masters Degree in Educational Management, a MBA level Project Management qualification and a FDE in Computer science. His 30 plus years experience in teaching, project management, IT, web development and knowledge management, brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to apply to projects, training, mentoring, capacity building in NPO's and the strategic development of models and systems, to assist more effective caring for the poor and vulnerable.

Gary van Vuuren

Gary van Vuuren holds a BBA degree in Marketing, is a qualified Company Secretary having studied through the ICSA (Institute of Company Secretaries of Southern Africa). In addition Gary holds a diploma in Management Consulting from Potchefstroom University.

Gary has gained vast experience in Enterprise Development, particularly in the fields of Agri-business/proceesing, Agriculture, Manufacturing and Retail. His typical target groups are those organizations/people who are involved in the rural sector of the economy. Over the years Gary has worked with organizations such as:

  • Ford Foundation
  • Portnet
  • Mondi Paper
  • South African Breweries
  • Services Seta
  • Enterprise Ilembe

Gary's particular interest and skills lie in project management of local economic development programmes, Including infrastructure development, training and mentoring of beneficiaries and general programme management of rural-based projects.

Gary is married to Sandy and they have two adult children.



Capacity assessment and capacity building of organisations


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