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Paul de Bruyn (Pala Forerunners)

Phase 2 Project Partner
South Africa
Pala Forerunners

Paul has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Rhodes University (1982) with majors in Business Administration, Mercantile Law and Economics of Agriculture and an AEP from UNISA (1992). He lives in White River, South Africa, and has two children. Paul has been intimately involved in rural socio-economic development initiatives for the past 30 years – from land rights, to water restoration programs, the establishment of market gardens, to the care of orphans and vulnerable children. In the mid 1980’s Paul raised R98 million for low cost housing in Mpumalanga (US$110 million in today’s currency) where he established and was CEO of the KaNgwane Housing Trust. For the next 10 to 15 years Paul is focussing on growing Pala Forerunners, its reach and impact and establishing it as a lead developmental agency in the developing world.

Paul is a project delivery partner on the Phase 2 project 'Mapping community heritage with young people in rural South Africa.'