Bishop Oswald Peter Patrick Swartz

Community Trustee

Bishop Swartz is the 12th Bishop of the Diocese of Kimberley and Kuruman in the Anglican Church of Southern Africa. Prior to his enthronement, he served as a Regional Desk Officer for the missionary society based in the United Kingdom. He was responsible for managing UK missionaries and volunteers in West Africa, the Indian Ocean and Southern Africa. The husband and father of three is a well-respected member of the community who believes that he has a gift for bringing people together as well as for motivating and listening to them.
Of becoming a Beneficiary Community Trustee, Swartz said: “I hope that I will represent the community and remind them of our responsibility to the environment. We are raising the next generation and need to instil them with respect for our planet. I would like to contribute towards the momentum to activate change by training people to shift their perspectives and equipping them with tools to make a difference to community and the environment.” He believes strongly in the power of renewable energy and feels that we should be reducing our carbon footprint.