Executive Committee

Executive Committee Members



Fred Benning

Fred Benning –  Chairman & Treasurer

Fred, a cochlear implant recipient, is a founding member of Hear2Day. He plays a pivotal role in leading the team, and has also been at the forefront of representing the organisation on matters relating to various government policies impacting on persons living with a hearing impairment. Fred is also on the Executive Committee of The Association for Hearing Loss Accessibility and Development (AHLAD).




Sarah Kvalsvig


Sarah Kvalsvig – Legal Matters

Sarah is an Attorney and Hear2Day is fortunate to have her on board where she gives input and guidance on all legal matters. She is a bilateral hearing aid user who has also been appointed to a Department of Justice Task Team which is developing a court services model for people with disabilities. In her spare time she enjoys reading about adventures and explorers. Read more about Sarah here.





Guy Middleton – Web Master / Social Media.

Guy Joined Hear2day in 2016. He has a Hearing aid in the left ear and a Cochlear implant in the right ear. He showed keen interest in Hear2day after He had His implant done. He also wanted to share his experience and difficult times with other people . Guy works Full Time and after hours promotes Hear2day on Social Media and keeps the webpage up to date. Guy also attends seminars and meetings arranged by The Association for Hearing Loss Accessibility and Development (AHLAD).  He also has some interesting hobbies and                 one being Amateur Radio Operator. He is also a keen Chef and loves the outdoors.

Guy Middleton





Renee Middleton – Constantiaberg Chapter Convener .

 Renee being Guy’s wife also joined Hear2day in 2016 as support for her husband and showed great interest in the organisation and the subjects that are presented. Renee  participates all the activities that Guy participates in. As Renee has more than 20 years Administrative skills. She was asked to stand as Chapter Convener. She also has great interest in the subject of hearing loss. Renee is currently a Home executive and loves cooking and baking and also enjoys the outdoors.


Renee Middleton.


  • Daryn Sutton – Member @ Large.
    • Daryn was born and adopted in the UK. Daryn has traveled / lived in East Africa , Uganda , Botswana , Namibia , Zim and Zambia and finally settling in Cape Town where He matriculated. Daryn became Profoundly deaf due to illness at the age of 18 months. At the age of 40 Daryn was diagnosed with Ushers Syndrome which affects His sight and Hearing combined. Daryn when to JHB to receive training together with his guide dog. Daryn has been involved within the hearing community for many years as well as the Deaf / Blind community. Daryn is the Ambassador for Hear2day. Daryn is involved at the shopping      Malls to promote better access for the hearing impaired and the blind community.

Daryn Sutton & Askii.

Alma Phillips – Executive Secretary.

Alma is one of our newest members. Alma is a person without Hearing Disability. She has shown keen interest in Hear2day and wants to further the footprint of Hear2day. Alma also has a wealth of experience in Admin matters. Alma comes from a Military background. Alma,s Husband Donald is currently working for the Navy in Simonstown as Captain in the HR Dept.



Alma Phillips.

Lee – Ann Hector – Treasurer  / Finances .

Lee – Ann is also one of our newest members and has a keen interest in people with Hearing disabilities. Lee – Ann currently works for TSIBA as Head of Finance and is also Secretary for TSIBA education NPC and TSIBA education trust. Lee – Ann also has interests in scrap booking and has just started Her own business in making Home made greeting cards.



Lee – Ann Hector.

Charnice Blaauw – Public Relations Officer / Fund Raiser.

Charnise has been involved in PR work as well as Fund Raising on a Professional level. Charnise has done a variety of courses in this field. Charnise runs a Full time fund raiser at the moment for Village Care Center. She also has a passion for people with disabilities. She has a Cousin who became Deaf due to a fever and this also prompted Her to join Hear2day. Her hobbies are singing and camping.


Charnice Blaauw.


Hear2Day is also fortunate to have a roving panel of Audiologists on the Executive Committee.

  • Jenny Perold
  • Gail Jacklin
  • Beth Cockcroft
  • Elbe Boshoff
  • Hanneke Rabe
  • Sarah Buitendag
  • Natalie Buttress