SEBCID Board Members

The members below were elected at the SEBCID Members Meeting held 1 December 2023. Each member has taken it upon themselves to volunteer their private time (without compensation) to promote the need for a better and improved suburb.

Jemimah Birch
Chair, Environmental Portfolio Director, Urban Management Portfolio Director & Social Responsibility Director
Jemimah moved to Scott Estate in December 2000 shortly before the birth of her daughter. A few months after her son was born in 2004 she became involved in Neighbourhood watch and managed the Scott Estate Day Patrol roster for a number of years. Jemimah is the secretary of the Friends of the Rivers of Hout Bay who work together with the Hout Bay Catchment Forum to establish partnerships with community and City structures to rehabilitate our degraded river areas. Jemimah has a 20 year history in Scott Estate and is passionate about preservation of the environment. When one understands one’s connection to nature, both community and environment benefit.
Paul Maguire
Public Safety Portfolio Director
Paul was born in the UK and moved to Johannesburg with his family in 1982, in 2001 they moved to Cape Town and haven’t looked back since! Paul had a 26 year career in the IT industry in various roles encompassing Sales, Marketing, Project management as well as Technical support. More recently in 2001 he joined his wife as a director in the “family business” which she started in 1997.
Alison Louw
Vice-Chair, Treasurer & Company Secretary
Administration of Deceased Estates, Estate Planning and Trust Administrator.
Fanie Malan
Public Safety Portfolio Director
I worked for De Beers as an engineer for most of my life, and retired in 2004. I moved to Hout Bay in 2006 and joined Hout Bay Neighbourhood Watch. I became the area leader for Scott Estate in 2008, before handing this over in 2018. I was a member of the SEBCID steering committee and assisted in drawing up the Public Safety Business plan and budget.
Shazelle Kelly
Social Responsibility Portfolio Director, Environmental & Urban Management Portfolio Director
Shazelle Kelly moved to Hout Bay in 2014 from Sea Point. The decision to move was based on the schools in the area and providing her two daughters with a safe, family orientated residential area to grow up in. The diversity of the Hout Bay valley was a large draw card and the opportunity to purchase property in Scott Estate could not be ignored. Shazelle started her career in Interior Design that quickly moved to the specialisation in medical architecture when she moved to London. On return to Cape Town she focused on motherhood until she found herself facilitating the development and maintenance of ISO compliant business systems for the engineering industry. As her client base increased through word of mouth she was able to start her own business offering development and maintenance of quality, occupational health and safety and environmental management systems to the oil and gas sector.
Alex Schwager
Public Safety Portfolio Director
Entrepreneur, and Founder at Hupla, Alex is passionate about the travel industry and has successfully created an online cruise platform that prioritises customer journey support. Previously, Alex had senior roles in Operations, last notably at MSC Cruises. Alex has been living in Hout Bay with his family since 2018. Alex joined the SEBCID board in November 2023, with a focus on Public Safety.

SEBCID Team Members

Caro Stelling
Caro comes from the international business tourism industry, where she gained extensive experience planning and executing events and conferences of varying scale and complexity. For the past five years, Caro has been providing administrative and project support to a number of clients primarily in the built environment. Caro graduated with a BA in languages from the University of Cape Town in 1991 and completed the Senior Management Development Programme at Stellenbosch University Business School in 2008. She obtained a Certificate in Project Management Foundations from the University of Cape Town in 2019.
Doreen Malan
Committee Member
Doreen is a retired IT professional. She completed a BA Hons in Mathematics at the University of Cape Town and started her working life as a Mathematics teacher. After completing a computer programming course in 1984 she changed to a career in the IT Industry, eventually taking up a position at TCM, an IBM business partner, in their software support division in Johannesburg. She moved to Cape Town in 2004. Since retiring in 2008 Doreen has been involved in Hout Bay Neighbourhood Watch, assisting with social media and website content. She assists the SEBCID Board as a former steering committee member, supporting her husband Fanie, who is a Public Safety Portfolio Director on the Board.
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