Mr Pretorius has a passion for engines.  This interest of his started as far back as the age of 13.  Today he can brag with a engine that he built himself that competes on the same level as that of a BMW M5 engine.  He personally competed in the West Coast Motor Racing and for three consecutive years, took first price together with the gold medals.

Work History

Work History
Aug 1997 - Present

General Manager

Carnival Funfairs

Mr Pretorius successfully manages Carnival Funfairs, taking it from a small Mobile Carnival company in 1997 that only operated in one province to currently being the leading Mobile Carnival company in South Africa that dominates and operates in all provinces of South Africa.  

He planned and managed significant refurbishing projects on the fun fair rides to enhance the ambiance of the carnival.  Maintained expenses below budget through  accurate planning, waste reduction, purchasing and cost effective operating procedures.

Currently his duties are:

Management / Administration:

*Creates new business through community involvement and active public relations programs.

*Investigates and resolves service quality and service complaints, ensuring customer satifsaction and repeat business.

*Develop marketing campaigns to increase visibility of the carnival, analyze market demographics, definethe target market and determined advertising placement.

*Accountable for budgeting, cost control and general accounting.

*Oversee the implementation and maintenance of new and existing safety rules and regulations.

Supervision / Training

*Recruits, hires and supervices, schedules and motivates a staff of up to 45 employees.

*Trains carnival staff to enhance customer services and to instill all safety rules and regulations of each fun fair ride.

*Liaison with all relevant inspectors i.e. engineering, electrical and mechanical.

*Manage and control the following key personnel:

a.Personnel Officer

b.Public Liaison Officer

c.Transport Co-ordinater

d.Field Managers

e.Technical Manager

*Oversee the erection and dismantling of amusement rides.

*Control and priticipate in all transport requirments.

Jan 1985 - Jun 1997


Funland Amusements

While with Funland Amusements one of his biggest achievements was to convert a specific Fun fair ride, The Ranger.  Taking it from a permanent fitted ride to a fully mobile ride.  This he did by designing the conversion from the start, drawing plans and using his skills in the engineering, electrical and mechanical fields, to complete the entire conversion.    

He successfully providing leadership and Managed Funland Amusements as a mobile funfair during the years he was with them.

He decided to move from Funland Amusements to Carnival Funfairs.  

Funland Amusements had made the decision to only ever operate in one province/state and is successfully trading today in the Western Cape Province of South Africa.

Mr Pretorius desired to operate a mobile funfair nationally throughout all the provinces in South Africa.

He was sad to say goodbye to Funland Amusements after twelve years of dedicated service and still maintains a good relationship with the company to this day.