BIOGRAPHY

GEORGE KLEYN

 

I was born in Cape Town in 1948 (making me a Capetonian) and have lived, studied and worked my whole life, up to now, in the Mother City of South Africa, a city I wouldnít leave for anything.  My family origins are west European.

Leaving University with a bachelorís degree I taught Geography and Religious Education at a prestigious school for boys for 23 years before realizing I needed a change, something I suspect the boys I taught knew also, and possibly sooner than me.  While teaching I decided to extend myself scholastically and was awarded a Masterís degree in Religious Education from the University of Cape Town in 1996.

I enjoy reading thrillers and books dealing with the human condition.  I keep fit by working out at the gym and hiking and here I am privileged to be within a10 minute drive of the Table Mountain National Park, a pleasure wholly shared with me by our two Ridgeback males.  Having two married daughters outside the country, Julia, who works in the Mediterranean and Louise, who works in Auckland, provide my wife and I with a ready excuse to indulge my other interest which is to travel.  I listen mostly to classical music though a bit of blues is always enjoyed.  Pottering in the garden provides wonderful relaxation.

I have been privileged to have been married for the past 30 years to Susan, a recently retired pre-school teacher, who has joined me in the touring industry and with whom I enjoy a glass or two of wine at the end of the day.