“Pharos” means “lighthouse” and this is a beacon of light, life and hope for the local community! The centre is the basis of a Christian Community-based organisation that is inspired by the words of Jesus Christ: “I am the light of the world . . .You are the light of the world.” (John 8:12 en Matthew 5:14)


- We serve the community through our support services to needy people;
- We assist needy people to live independently and with dignity;
- We initiate and support sustainable developmental projects;
- We enable people to address needs in their own communities;
- We network with other community-based organisations (like churches, schools, the SAPS, safety forums and the Christian Social Council), as well as the business community to stand together and create a better future for everybody.

Pharos Staff


Annalie Taute

Annalie Taute is a Senior Social Worker and Chairperson of the Executive Committee. She takes the lead in general management of the office, policy matters and community projects. Annalie is also responsible for the mentoring of project leaders as well as liaison with the broader community.

Marlene Coetzee

As Co-ordinator of Administrative and Financial matters and Projects at Pharos, Marlene is also responsible for the general secretarial support to the Social Worker, Pharos Management, Executive Management and project leaders. She is of great value as the first contact with members of the local community and our various clients.


Annah Mine

Annah is Project leader of the Sepedi ministry. She is responsible for spiritual, emotional and practical guidance to people in different African languages. As an office administrator she also has certain responsibilities at the office.

Fanie Kerkhoff

Fanie is the Chairman of Pharos Management and represents Pharos at Lux Mundi Congregation. He is a Chartered Accountant with more than 20 years of experience in the professional and financial services industries. He was an Auditor at PWC for 15 years and is currently Manager: Investment Administration at AVBOB.


Barry Swanevelder

Barry Swanevelder is the Treasurer of Pharos Management. He has more than 35 years of experience during which he also obtained an Honours degree in Financial Management as well as an MBA qualification. His field of specialisation is taxation and he is currently the Regional Manager at PSG: Northern Wealth.