Jacqueline is married and has three children: Monique (an Olympian diver who lives in New Zealand), Jarad (an Executive Chef at St Bart’s Caribbean) and Shane (who sadly passed away in 2006). She has four beautiful grandchildren whom she adores.
Jacqueline completed her O Levels in Zimbabwe (Rhodesia) and moved to South Africa where she worked as an assistant at an auditing firm before taking on temporary work with Brabys in 1981.
Jacqueline then went on to start the ICE business in Johannesburg (selling ice to garages) – a first for South Africa. ICE was very successful and grew too big for Jacqueline to run from home so she sold the company and moved to Amanzimtoti in 1995.
Jacqueline and her husband moved to St Michaels on the South Coast in 2007 and at the age of sixty, Jacqueline started Amarocure (Pty) Ltd, marketing water and energy saving solutions. Realising the need to raise awareness and improve education around environmental sustainability and green living, focusing on the youth, Jacqueline and her team came up with the product EcoHome Educational Journey which officially launched in March this year.
If you had a theme song, what would it be?
Anything by Jack Johnson.
What is the biggest risk you’ve ever taken?
Starting my own business at 60 years old.
If Mars was liveable, would you accept a one way ticket there?
If you were given one thousand acres of land what would you do with it?
Are you more of a hunter or a gatherer?
How many pairs of shoes do you own?
If we came to your house for dinner, what would you prepare for us?
Something simple, tasty and French.
How would people communicate in a perfect world?
Through advanced technology.
When you have 30 minutes of free time – how do you pass it?
A cup of tea or a glass of wine.
If you woke up to 300 unread emails, how would you prioritise which ones to answer?
I like to answer all my emails but 300 would be a process of elimination.
Where do you go and what do you do to find peace and recharge?
I go to my study or room and pray.
If you could know the absolute answer to one question, what question would you ask?
How many times (and which years) have the Springboks won the world cup?
If you could write one new law that everybody had to obey, what would it be?
Ban smoking in a confined space eg Car.
What, if anything, have you ever re-gifted?
What is the most interesting thing you have seen or read this week?
Eco Schools establishment.
What skill or craft would you like to master?
If you could dedicate your life to solving one problem, what would it be?
A cure for Covid-19!