• Louis Volks Award jointly to Cape Town firefighters and Wildfire Volunteers
  • Louis Volks Award, posthumously, to widow of hero helicopter pilot Hendrik Marais
  • Induction of Mr Sundru Pillay as President of Kirstenbosch Lions Club for 2015/2016

“The first award will be given posthumously to helicopter pilot Mr Hendrik Willem Marais, who died tragically in the line of duty,” said incoming Kirstenbosch Lions President Sundru Pillay. “It will be accepted by his widow, Mrs Jackie Marais.” The second award will be made jointly to the Cape Town Fire and Rescue Service and Volunteer Wildfire Services. “This will be accepted by Cape Town Fire Chief Mr Ian Schnetler and, on behalf of Volunteer Wildfire Services, Mr Jon-Jon Emery,” Pillay said.

The banquet, a black-tie affair attended by 170 guests, will be held at the Table Bay Hotel.

Note: The banquet takes place at 6.30 for 7.00 pm.

For more information, contact Anthony Doman at 083 445 3049; email

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