One of Kouga’s well known residents, Danie Rautenbach lost his battle against cancer and passed away last week.
Danie was the town planner for the Kouga Municipality in a time when Jeffreys Bay, in particular, experienced massive growth.
After a stint with the Kouga Development Agency, Danie returned to the Kouga Municipality and once again was a stalwart in the Infrastructure Directorate.
Danie was an avid sportsman and was one of the pioneers of open water swimming at Marina Martinique. Every year, he would swim the Steers Marina Mile as well as the Redhouse River Mile and was a regular at the early morning training sessions.
He is survived by his wife Miemie and children Willem and Yvonne.
Danie’s funeral will take place today at 2 PM at the NG Church complex in upper Wavecrest.
RIP Danie, we going to miss you.