The Board of Control

The Board of Control members are individuals with their own specialities who are given specific responsibilities for the monitoring of all processes with regard to the different departments e.g. Finance, Maintenance, Personnel, Health and Safety, Equity and Nursing.  The Board of Control provides leadership, guidance and support to Management who ensures the implementation and operationalisation of all its specified deliverables as stipulated in the signed Service Level Agreement.

The Board of Control is an exclusive body that deals with financial and administrative matters. La Gratitude Home for the Aged Board of Control members are all volunteers who devote their time and expertise to La Gratitude Home for the Aged with no remuneration. The Board of Control is entrusted with legislative authority and function at levels that enable management to manage operation tasks that reinforce legislation.

The Board of Control involve in strategic planning to ensure effective service delivery in conjunction with Management with regard to all the departments. Implementation is monitored and evaluated on a monthly basis through the submission of monthly progress reports. Challenges are identified and turnaround strategies discussed in order to ensure compliance

The carefully selected, nominated, dedicated Board members those currently serving and those that served in the past are true blessings, their expertise in numerous fields have ensured the ongoing success of this organisation for over 25 years.

La Gratitude Home for the Aged

57 York Street (Corner of Bird Street)

Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal

Tel:  034 315 5466

Fax: 034 315 5467

Fax: 086 218 0468 (Old Age Home)


PO Box 1418






Email addresses:

CEO: Jomari Batista

Corporate Services: Driekie Maloney 

Finance Manager: Mariska Geurtse

Human Resources: Barbara vd Linde

Social Worker: Thobeka Dube

Healthcare Services Manager: Marlize Wilson


General enquiries:


6 John Parks Drive

Pioneer Park


Tel: 034 318 4002

Email address:

Contact Form

La Gratitude Home for the Aged

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A non-profit organisation

Reg: #031-383-NPO