The Team That Makes It Happen

We devote our time and expertise to ensure exceptional living conditions for our residents.

The La Gratitude Vision

We are the committed team that provides a holistic approach to the care of frail older persons within La Gratitude Home for the Aged. We apply this motto by ensuring excellence in the provision of loving care and services within a safe and secure environment and various housing facilities (flats and cottages). Furthermore, we are dedicated to promoting and maintaining the highest standard of residential care for frail older persons through understanding the ageing process, and age-related brain diseases.

We have made it our mission to enhance the quality of life of vulnerable aged persons through education, outreach and assisted living programmes all with the assistance of our qualified team who are committed to the values of the organization.

Board

Christopher Le Roux

Christiaan le Roux

Chairman

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Abdul Hoosen

Chairperson Financial Committee – Treasurer

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Roy Harrypersadh

Chairperson Personnel Committee

Gideon Linde

Gideon Linde

Deputy Chairperson – Maintenance

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Jabu Nkosi

Deputy Chairperson

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Nikkie van der Westhuizen

Chairperson Portfolio Committee

Management Administration

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Jomari Batista

Chief Executive Officer

Thobeka Dube

Thobeka Dube

Deputy CEO

Driekie Maloney

Corporate Services Manager

Godfrey Mohlala

Godfrey Mohlala

Asset Controller

Usheema Naidoo

Human Resource Manager

Maryna Muller

Maryna Muller

Senior Admin Clerk – Flats

Meritsa Histermann

Maritsa Hiestermann

Frail Care Receptionist – Coordinator – Personal Assistant

Selenie

Selenie Rooplall

Finance Clerk

Shaun

Shaun McAlister

Transport Officer

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Mariska Geurtse

Finance Manager

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Ruan Botha

Logistics Coordinator

Nursing Team

Zanele-Kubheka

Zanele Kubheka

Wing Coordinator

Porticia Dlamini

Porticia Dlamini

Wing Coordinator

Nomvula Buthelezi

Nomvula Buthelezi

Wing Coordinator

Gugu Zondo Wing

Gugu Zondo

Wing Coordinator

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Gladys Mabaso

Wing Coordinator

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Mabel Mndebele

Wing Coordinator

Sister Mavuso

Thembi Mavuso

Professional Nurse

Samantha

Samantha Harry

Medicine Controller

Desree

Desree Green-Thomson

Medicine Controller

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Nompumelelo Khumalo

Professional Nurse

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Primrose Mbatha

Wing Coordinator

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Thandeka Mthethwa

Wing Coordinator

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Dudu Mtambo

Wing Coordinator

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Nelisiwe Vilakazi

Wing Coordinator

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Nokwenama Buthelezi

Social Worker

Princess

Princess Maseko

Social Worker

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Tersia Labuschagne

Repens Clinic Sister – Flats

Food And Beverage

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Abigail Kunene

Food & Beverage Manager

Thobile Msimango

Thobile Msimango

Food & Beverage Chef

Zandile Thusi

Zandile Thusi

Food & Beverage Assistant

Agnes Mabaso

Agnes Mabaso

Food & Beverage Supervisor

Junerose Hlongwane

Junerose Hlongwane

Food & Beverage – Chef

Njabulo Mofokeng

Njabulo Mofokeng

Food & Beverage – Assistant

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Happiness Mavundla

Food & Beverage Manager

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Chazekile Mayisela

Food & Beverage – Chef

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Albertina Nzima

Food & Beverage – Assistant

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Lindo Mavundla

Food & Beverage – Chef

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Makhosazane Buthelezi

Food & Beverage – Assistant

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Definite Muvandiri

Food & Beverage – Supervisor

Housekeeping

Percy Dlamini

Percy Dlamini

Housekeeping Supervisor

Doreen Nkabinde

Doreen Nkabinde

Housekeeping Assistant

Sindi Madela

Sindi Madela

Housekeeping Assistant

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Nomvula Vilani

Housekeeping Supervisor

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Nosipho Hlongwane

Housekeeping Assistant

Nonhlanhla_Zwane

Nonhlanhla Zwane

Housekeeping Assistant

Mary-Jane Mtshali

Mary-Jane Mtshali

Housekeeping Assistant

Nokuthula Hlatshwayo

Nokuthula Hlatshwayo

Housekeeping Assistant

Nomusa Sitimula

Nomusa Sitimula

Housekeeping Assistant

Lebu Shabalala

Lebu Shabalala

Housekeeping Assistant

Mirriam Shoba

Housekeeping Assistant

Smangele_Ntsele

Smangele Ntsele

Housekeeping Assistant

Princess Siomalane

Princess Simelane

Housekeeping Manager

Nokwazi_Dludlu

Nokwazi Dludlu

Housekeeping Assistant

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Neliswa Methule

Housekeeping Assistant

Maintenance

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Steven Mtshali

Maintenance Manager Flats

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Moses Isaacs

Maintenance and Environment Assistant

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Siphiwe Ngwenya

Maintenance and Environment Assistant

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Ephriam Kubheka

Maintenance Manager Cottages

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Wiseman Dlamini

Maintenance and Environment Assistant

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Sabelo Nxumalo

Maintenance & Environment Assistant – Flats

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Gladys Nxumalo

Hygiene Assistant – Flats

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Patrick Dlamini

Maintenance & Environment Assistant

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Zweli Nkosi

Maintenance & Environment Assistant – Flats

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Sandile Masondo

Maintenance & Environment Assistant – Cottages

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Samuel Tsotetsi

Maintenance & Environment Assistant – Cottages

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Petros Zulu

Maintenance & Environment Assistant – Frail Care

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Natwell Shabalala

Maintenance & Environment Assistant – Cottages

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Doctor Mnisi

Maintenance & Environment Assistant – Cottages

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Andreas Thwala

Maintenance & Environment Assistant – Frail Care

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Thoko Zwane

Hygiene Assistant – Flats

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Aron Zulu

Maintenance Manager Frail Care

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Johannes Mofokeng

Maintenance & Environment Assistant – Frail Care

Awards And Certificates

Social Responsibility

At La Gratitude, our social responsibility comes from a diversity of backgrounds. We are an organisation committed to being socially responsible within the community. 

We serve to this end, we are actively involved in numerous outreach and awareness programmes in both rural and urban areas throughout the Amajuba / Newcastle District.

The aim of the organisation is to provide vital services for the needy, vulnerable and frail older persons within the community and surrounding areas and to further ensure the best interest of our frail and older persons, challenged within the frail care, seniority years are met. 

We also reach out to rural, urban, creches, schools, youth, and older persons in need of assistance and care through a variety of outreach projects and assisting within the resource capability of the organisation to assist in ensuring ongoing sustainability.

Organization Structure

We are a registered non-profit organisation (NPO) registered since 1987 making us an experienced organisation with the necessary skills to boast top-class facilities at our three sites within the Newcastle district of Kwa Zulu Natal. We are dedicated to serving the needs of all our residents. 

Our priority is to uphold the rights of our residents at all times while providing a safe, affordable, easily accessible and secure living environment so that all our residents can live their senior lives in a harmonious and peaceful environment.

Senior Management

Senior management is been serving beneficiaries for over 35 years from the CEO to Corporate Services. The members of the board show true commitment, loyalty and dedication. We are honoured to have such dedicated members on our board of Control. 

The Board of Control comprises community nominated highly skilled retired business professionals who give their services to support, guide, encourage and build one of the best Older Person Businesses. 

The Team

The La Gratitude team includes more than 110 employees who are loyal, dedicated, committed, and experienced. This team manage the numerous services provided such as housekeeping (laundry and cleaning), food and beverage, maintenance, administration, medical, fundraising, activities, social services and community outreach initiatives throughout our organisation.