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Richard Bendel

Q: How long have you lived in Camps Bay?

A: I’ve lived in Camps Bay since 2004.

Q: Before the CID Steering Committee, how have you been involved in local community affairs?

I’ve been on the Camps Bay & Clifton Ratepayers & Residents Association (CBCRA) Exco since 2012.  I have also been on the Ward 54 Subcouncil since 2017. 

Q: What is your career and professional background?

A: I am a qualified Chartered Accountant (SA).  I have been the Financial Director of various companies.  I have been involved with a few start-up businesses.

Q: Anything else that we should know about you? 

A: I’m married to Heidi who is a Biokineticist and Pilates instructor.  We have 2 kids.  Our family loves to travel to various places around the world.  Our favourites are places like Vietnam, Bali, Brazil and other developing countries where we get to experience places with similar hardships and challenges that we encounter.  I have personally travelled to 72 countries.