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Ockert Malan

(Paul Roos Gymnasium, Stellenbosch & Hertford 1954) (15 February 1931 - 14 May 2023)

Ockert came up to Oxford in 1954. Since he retired in September 1991, Ockert has devoted himself to genealogy and local history. He published several papers in local genealogical journals and a book Die Van Schalkwyks van die Nieuweveld, (1997, revised 2003). In 2008, he received the Margaret Cairns Award of the Western Cape branch of the Genealogical Society of South Africa. He was Vice Chairman of Die Stellenbosse Heemkring for a number of years and also published two CDs with historical documentation of the Stellenbosch Dutch Reformed Congregation (established in 1686). Ockert was elected as honorary member of the Heemkring in 2011.